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Didn't Work This Time

Monday, July 01, 2013

Putting it "out there" didn't work this time. I started great...4 days in with solid exercise and I put on 4 pounds. FRUSTRATING to say the least. I stopped exercising and the weight came right back off. What the heck? I'm sorry but I don't accept that after working out regularly for 6 months that I am still struggling with muscle vs. fat and all that. Yes, I still have a bunch of weight to get rid of but I shouldn't see weight gains each day that I exercise and no weight loss. I have been stuck at my current low for over a month regardless of whether I exercise or not and I gain if I exercise but don't gain if I don't exercise and eat not to plan. I do understand that muscle weighs more than fat but you would think that at some point I would at least lose some weight just from the added burning from muscle and losing more fat than I'm making muscle. AAARRRGGGHHH!!!!! I know how good exercise is for you and even though I hate it I am going to continue doing it but it is really hard doing something you hate when you are seeing NO positive changes, especially on the scale. I also know that the scale isn't the only measure of success but I am who I am and need to see that needle going down at least a little to give me the motivation to keep going.

All that being said, I am starting a new challenge on this, the first day of July. I am going to work out at least 30 minutes each day of the month, try to get 10,000 steps at least 5 days a week, stay within my calorie range daily, eat more fruits and veggies, drink mostly water only, and not let the scale dictate how I feel about myself. I would like to see a 5 pound weight loss for the month but I will not be discouraged if it doesn't happen since I have been somewhat unsuccessful in the number loss so far. Everyone send good thoughts and keep your fingers and toes crossed!!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
KDRICH24 8/17/2013 6:30PM

    Keep your chin up! I hate the ups and downs too! I have been dieting for weeks and as far as i can see i have lost nothing but for some reason I just keep trying!

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2BDYNAMIC 7/7/2013 7:21PM

    I am sorry to be posting SO late!! ............ I started thinking about you and thought I had better 'pop on over' ............ Glad I did and believe me, I do understand the frustration but we will keep plugging away!!! ......... emoticon

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