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Can't help but feel dissapointed

Monday, August 12, 2013

The last 10 days we were away on vacation with our trailer. We drove to our friend's house on the lake, spent 1 night, and then headed up to the mountain to a cabin where we did a lot of hiking the next 3 days. One day was a 3 hour hike, the next was a 7 hour hike, and the last was a 9 hour hike. We are talking serious terrain here....not a walk in the park...with a pack on, and at 6200-8500 feet elevation. It was beautiful, but wow -- tough!!! I of course ate more than I would have if I were just counting calories because we got quite hungry from all that sweat, but I still went to bed feeling not-quite-full, focussed on protein and vegetables, and didn't drink any alcohol. The next days we went camping, and I swam across a small lake and back, again, really being careful what I ate. Then we went back to our friends' place for a funeral of my friend's dad who had passed before our trip together. There was lots of food, and it was all not 'diet food'...I did my best to only eat until I was satisfied, didn't drink except 2 beer.....After all this my pants felt a lot looser and I thought my shape had changed noticeably.

Bah-Humbug! I stepped on the scale when I reached home this morning, and found that I had only lost 0.4 lbs. Then I did my body measurements because I thought it's gotta show some other way....and well, those numbers didn't change either - if anything they increased.

So the plan now is to start counting, counting, counting again, to make that scale like me :-)

RIght now is the time that it would be very easy to throw in the towel, frustrated, and give up.

But I won't.
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    sometimes its been not to weigh yourself and not think about losing.. just keep working out like you did and be better with food.. cause if you keep weighing oyu get discouraged.... just keep positive.. cause you can do this!!!
    1502 days ago
    I am finding that some weeks I lose .2 of a pound and others I lose a couple. Seems the body holds more water at times...and then does a bigger drop. TRacking, as much as I HATE it, is making the difference. I've lost as much in the last six weeks of tracking as I lost in the previous six months, and I was doing more exercise in the first six months as spraining my ankle badly coincided with tracking my food intake.

    Keep going and you WILL see results. But they sure don't come as fast as we would like, eh?
    1502 days ago
    I have had weeks like this. Keep going - results with show, maybe slowly but surely
    1502 days ago
    Hang in there. All that work will pay off!

    1502 days ago
    You probably gained some muscle, which is heavier than fat, also lost fat but not enough to outdo the muscle gain by much . You feel better and were careful to eat healthy, that is important, you did a lot of exercise, that is awesome !!
    1502 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/12/2013 11:42:56 AM
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