Tuesday, August 20, 2013
I started August with a recent high - 151. ugh. I wasn't alone though. Some of my teammates were also struggling and created a weight loss challenge for the month - PERFECT!
So I recommitted to working the system: good food choices, working out consistently, and logging EVERYTHING. How's it going? Well, my food choices have been good. Not perfect - but where I've "treated" I have planned for it by either eating less during the rest of the day or adding some extra cardio. Fitness: I've worked out every day that I was able to - days off only for needed recovery or when my schedule absolutely did not allow it. Logging? My family makes fun of me because I log as soon as I eat and measure everything (some guesstimates on food eaten out of the house).
First week I worked hard and lost less than a pound. Frustrating. Second week I worked harder and lost a pound and a half, hooray! This week I've been dealing with some family events so nutrition hasn't been exactly on track but not bad ... UP TO 152! HOW???? How can my weight be higher than ever? Higher than when I was just loosely following a good eating and fitness plan? Seriously, if I'm going to be this hungry (thus grouchy, lethargic, etc etc) and spend this much time counting each bite and step taken and have no results, it hardly seems worth it. I'm beyond discouraged.
My food and fitness trackers are set to share. If anyone has advice, I'm listening ... my own ideas are obviously not working!
And ok, I know... it's one day. The numbers go up and down. The scale doesn't show the whole picture. I know. But still. wah!!!!