Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Ok, I've been around here long enough to know the scale doesn't tell you everything and we shouldn't obsess. But I am really frustrated!!!
I do weigh myself every day, first thing in the morning. I find it keeps me motivated to stick to my plans. In the past I've had good success doing this.
But something is up with my body and I don't know what. Typically, I do not see huge swings in my weight. A pound to a pound and a half is my norm, and I know not to freak.
Im in week three of eating clean. I am not sure if my body is liking it this time! Or maybe its detoxing still? I feel horribly pouffy, my tummy is big, everything feels bigger instead of smaller!
I am drinking my water- at least ten cups a day. I am working out-this week has been chock full of long labouring days building a retaining wall, digging up rock hard clay, shovelling dirt, chasing kids, woodworking, wheelbarrow loads, and a kickass strength routine. Is it too much? Is my body in shock?
I know I should be patient.
But jeeeze, it takes me what seems like a long time to lose a pound but I can see a gain that doesn't disappear overnight. And that is whats happening now! Up another pound, two days in a row.
I read yesterday that most people starting an exercise and eating regimen for weight loss actually see a weight gain on average of three to four pounds in the first month. This is the reason a lot of people quit! I'm not quitting, but even knowing this,I feel discouraged anyways. And confused!
I wish I had a magic machine that could tell me -hey, you're gaining muscle, relax. Or lets go for a walk, you need to burn x off.... I have been within my limits all week.
Has anyone else been here before? I started last challenge at 218. I started this one at 222. I'm at 225 and that five percent feels a loooong way off to me right now:(
I am trying to be patient, but it ain't working, sparkfriends.