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Not Fair!

Saturday, October 05, 2013

I have decided it is not fair.

This week I did really well. I have worked out 5 days. I am going for consistently and not length so some workouts are 20 minutes long. That is what I have time for on my break. I am investigating other ways I can sneak in more time during my lunch break. I can tell my body is increasing it's endurance.

I have even been eating fruit for dessert. Actually, more fruit and veggies overall. Probably at least on three different occasions my boyfriend and I had salad. I was planning on it for just myself. Figured he wouldn't want one. He totally surprised me and said he'd have one as well. He even had one when I wasn't there, haha.

So, if I am making these strides, WHY am I NOT losing weight?

I have a pair of pants that I wear alot because they fit me alright without making me feel "fat". I have two other pairs that sometimes they can be a little snug. Today I put on the khakis and I wasn't sure if they were going to be buttoned. Guess this means I gained weight and just when I was thinking my pants that I wear alot and t-shirts were looser. It really is frustrating and depressing.

I could weight myself but the numbers on the big, bad scale really make me crabby all day so I had my boyfriend put my scale on a shelf I can't weight. A benefit of dating someone over 6' when you are 5'4", haha. I wanted to weigh myself today but I didn't. Because I couldn't reach, lol.

It was probably a good thing, too, I couldn't reach. Yesterday I could tell my pants weren't fitting me right and so I was like well, I guess it doesn't matter if I have some ice cream. I mean, I have trying to eat more fruit rather than go for ice cream. And, I have GAINED weight. This is what happens. I see no progress and I am forget this.

By the way, before you say to count calories, I am forgoing this because I get too upset if I go over. I want to focus on positive goals - like how many times I work out a week or eating fruit for dessert.

I am trying hard to not derail myself. Today is a day off for exercise but tomorrow back to it. I even brought fruit into work for my "dessert" during lunch.

Anyhow, that is my struggle right now.
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GEORGE815 10/11/2013 3:42PM

    Keep at it.

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THINFITFEMINIST 10/9/2013 8:44PM

    Girl you are SMOKIN'! I truly applaud not only your fun attitude about this whole journey, but what you have accomplished. Personally on the calorie issue I go against many on this site. I eat fruits, vegies, greens and some plant based fats. I eat at least 2200 cals a day and I'm active all day long. So, to me I'm happy you didn't concern yourself about calories.

Karen

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ONEKIDSMOM 10/9/2013 7:50PM

    Smart plan... stay on plan, stay off the scale if it makes you grumpy! Thanks for the nice words on my Spark page... and like everyone said... dust off the knees and keep on keepin' on... because you're worth it!

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PATRICIAANN46 10/5/2013 9:13PM

  Hi Savannah.......
DON'T GIVE UP!!!!! You do know the way to lose and it WILL happen!!!!!
There are so many reasons why our (women) weight fluctuates. Weight (pun intended) it out...........the numbers will start to go down on the scale and your pants will become looser. emoticon

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SHERYLDS 10/5/2013 8:03PM

    emoticon you know the secret
just kick those inches and pounds to the curb emoticon emoticon

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NATPLUMMER 10/5/2013 5:41PM

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EJOY-EVELYN 10/5/2013 2:23PM

    Continue to try to do your best to stay consistent in reaching your goals and choosing the better choice. I don't believe in denial of foods, but there can be a health compromise. Hope you choose more and more better options. Scale or no scale -- Your pants have become your new scale. Make it right, girlfriend! Your weight does not define you, but your attitude will. You can do this . . . and consistently taking small steps over the long haul to build a wardrobe of healthy habits will be what helps you win your race. Hug, hug -- Evelyn

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AUNTB63 10/5/2013 10:37AM

    Don't be too hard on your self. Your body "GPS" is probably just in a readjust mode....don't look at what should happen, but rather look at all the good things you are doing for your body....exercise, fruit for dessert etc. Set up some mini goals and reward yourself for meeting those goals. Try to stay positive...your efforts will not be in vain. emoticon

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JAZZYGF 10/5/2013 10:26AM

    yes I agree the scale is not good and very frustrating.
I am day 12 on atkins I know some people loose 7 pounds in phase one. I lost two and that was a struggle. Two more days then what??


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