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Monday, October 14, 2013

UGGGGGGHHHHH!!!! So last week, I lost 2.6 pounds & now I'm right back up to 240.4 pounds.

Honestly, I ate really bad last week, so it shouldn't be a surprise that I'm up. However, maybe part of me was hoping that maybe I was just up half a pound but honestly I didn't track my foods like I was suppose to. I ate WAYYYYYYY to many CARBS!! I just ate whatever, whenever.. Hence 2.6 pounds gained.

So, I guess no need to feel sorry for myself. Part of me just wonders when will I get my head 100% wrapped around this weight loss. I am tired of the up & down, up & down.. I mean hundreds of people are successful with their weight loss goals, why can't I be one of those people??????

Why can't I stay focused & keep going every single week like I'm suppose to. Here I have a personal trainer & don't want to feel like I am just throwing my money down the drain. So, I guess I need to get on track & stay on track.

Tomorrow I'm meeting a friend for lunch & need to make sure that I look at the calories on the meal for Chilis.

Thanks for reading..
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    1582 days ago
    I usually will drop two or three #, then go backand forth in.until It finally sticks. You are doing great. And you discovered a challenge with too many carbs eaten. Keep going you are doing great
    1582 days ago
    Wynn, emoticon You're just up 2.6, but it's not more, it could have been more. I always say. Okay... That 2.6 wasn't (REAL) weight. I lost water, my load just dropped (TMI), but I'll celebrate when I lose 10. You're doing a great job. Just get focus, and remove yourself from the traps. That's all you have to do is remove yourself from the traps. emoticon
    1587 days ago
  • JUNEAU2010
    Breathe! emoticon
    1590 days ago
    You've had a lot of practice eating whatever, whenever. Give yourself time to build consistency as you reset the bar to a more moderate whatever, whenever. If the scale numbers throw you for a loop, then space out the time to view it further and use other measurements like with a measuring tape to see how you are doing unless your trainer is asking you to and even then I'd have the discussion about other measurements with the trainer. emoticon emoticon
    1590 days ago
    ARGGGGHHHH... there, a little scream in sympathy! You do know you can do this... you just have to take small steps in changing your eating habits. Don't try to do it all at once - it just makes you crave the things you 'can't' have. MODERATION!! The key to everything. I've seen you succeed, so know you can. I mean..

    YOU CAN!!!!!
    1591 days ago
    Are you hydrating? If you eating salty foods - you can expect a rise in weight even with full hydration.
    1591 days ago
    Good luck to you. I am up a bit too according to the scale this afternoon and I'm not thrilled. I am trying to take the approach (and maybe it could help you too) that the whole process of weight loss is a giant experiment...trial and error is the name of the game and every error can be looked at as a lesson to show us what doesn't work. That is still helpful because once we know that something doesn't work or isn't beneficial, in terms of helping us meet our goals, we can check that off the list and focus on something else.

    Example...I am really sensitive to sugar so I avoid it as much as possible, but I love SF or NSA desserts (ice cream, cookies, well almost anything). When I first moved out on my own I thought that I could just have those foods available in my kitchen and keep myself to 1 treat a night right before bed. I soon found out that I would eat them obsessive-compulsively just like anything else. So I stopped trying to keep them at my place and instead would buy them but keep them at my parents' place or at a friend's house so that I could have them as occasional treats (but because I was still buying them I didn't feel like a moocher).

    I try to look at every failure objectively and ask myself honestly what about the situation contributed to my failure. In other words I don't go in with the assumption that there was something crappy about ME. I try to look at it as when I "fail" it is just a matter of there being a mismatch between my coping strategy and the particular situation.
    1591 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/15/2013 3:11:04 PM
    This week someone reminded me of how hormones and weather changes dramatically affect our habits and I know when my hormones are all wack and My thoughts are running crazy ... My weight goes crazy
    1591 days ago
    I have trouble with lots of ups and downs, too. Hang in there!
    1592 days ago
    I've been there - you feel successful after a loss and not really giving thought you figure you "got this" so you just wing it! Then you pounce on the scale and your poked out chest starts to deflate and you realize "no" I don't have it yet :( But that's why this is journey of learning. You now see what it takes to drop those 2.6#s and you know just having a free for all won't cut it! Now if you're in investing in a PT I think you may want to keep that at your forefront so you don't waste money or get yelled at emoticon
    1592 days ago
    I think mot of us can relate to how you feel. I find that eating out is my downfall - too much hidden sugar, fat, and salt. I hope you can find something okay to eat at Chilis. I never was able to.
    1592 days ago
    Oh how I know what you are feeling!
    I have been on the same ride you're on for a life time. I have accepted a few things and I'll share with you so maybe it will make it easier to get back on track and for sure NOT GIVE UP! is about enjoying the good things but more important is taking care of you. So have some of the yummy things but be really honest about it. Think about how you are going to feel after you have a bite vs a whole serving or two. Example: in the lunch room at this moment there are donuts and bagels. I have noticed that processed flour and sugar gives me horrible heartburn and then I crave it like crack cocaine! I know this is the result and I really don't want to feel that so I stayed away.

    Two...we will always have weeks when we add on a few pounds. It can be for many reasons. You know why you did so just face up to it (like you are doing) and get back on track. You know what it takes to put it know what it takes to take it off. Be happy it's not 5 lbs! kind to yourself. The kindest thing you can do for yourself is not beat yourself up and just get back on track. It takes a strong person to keep going forward and picking themselves back up. You got this!

    Have an incredible strong and beautiful day!
    1592 days ago
    As Linda Spangle says: just find things you can and will be consistent in. Don't focus on results, know they will follow if day after day you follow your chosen method!
    1592 days ago
    Easier said than done, but try not to stress out about this. It would be nice if our weight loss was consistent with our efforts. But weight fluctuates. It usually is related to water. Our bodies are really, really complicated. Read YOU: On a Diet. The chemistry is explained. I bet that 2 or so lbs will be off in no time! Let us know. chris
    1592 days ago
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    1592 days ago
  • JIBBIE49
    1592 days ago
    Don't give up!! You can do this!!
    1592 days ago
    It doesn't matter how slowly you go, as long as you do not stop.

    You will get there! Even without bad food choices, as women, our weight fluctuates. Just keep going, you will get there!

    1592 days ago
    I understand where you're coming from, unfortunately when we choose not to log our nutrition the scale will give us a wake up call. At least it wasn't more than the 2.6. Chin up and keep going!
    1592 days ago
    been there and its not cool but you are doing great! emoticon emoticon
    1592 days ago
    Gaining back what you just lost is frustrating for sure, but the good news is that it is only a 2.6 lb. gain at this point. Get back on track now and it won't turn into a much larger gain! emoticon

    1592 days ago
    Hang in there it will get better DON'T GIVE UP
    1592 days ago
  • SPARKLE1908
    Make sure you are looking at NSV as well...I know that the scale can be very frustrating and can cause a lot of angst but this journey is one day at a don't have to avoid social settings (Chili's but you just need to make sure you have planned)... emoticon
    1592 days ago
  • GR8TAWK-N-2-U
    Relax, you are "human" , not perfect.
    1592 days ago
    Stay strong this will be a better week. emoticon emoticon
    1592 days ago
    Sorry but you have not been using the program as directed! emoticon You know and we all know what it takes. emoticon emoticon There will need to be some major lifestyle changes to make this happen. emoticon Eating out is probably not in your favor unless you just drink the water and eat a salad. emoticon It's all in your hands and maybe a few other location......Just kidding! emoticon I have been there and since this time last year I changed my eating, activities and my exercise and you can too! emoticon Good luck! emoticon
    1592 days ago
    And always remember who you're cheating when you cheat. Your present is stealing from your future.
    1592 days ago
    Can you look up the menu on line and have a pre-planned idea of what to eat???? Hang in there, sweetie. The scale does go up and down. **SIGH** Frustrating, but the body has a way of getting "used to" less weight as we lose it and sometimes that means fluctuations.

    Keep on the sparky path and it'll happen.
    1592 days ago
    emoticon If needed ask the lite menu or just haves salad with a little protein on the side have a light dressing on the side instead of on the salad. emoticon tracking does make a difference. True about getting your head around the fact and to get yourself going toward your goal. Good luck on your journey!!!!
    1592 days ago
    As someone who has lost a substantial amount of weight (and gained part of it back!) I can tell you that going up and down on the scales is very normal and I'd almost guarantee everyone losing weight sees the same thing. Don't get discouraged and down on yourself. Learn from your mistakes last week and get back on the proverbial horse. If you do, you'll be one of those people who have lost a lot of weight and met their goals too!!! emoticon

    1592 days ago
    Hang in there and never give up. emoticon
    1592 days ago
  • CAROL494
    I also have a hard time staying focused. I just keep trying. emoticon
    1592 days ago
    Thosw tough weeks can be discouraging...but don't let it stop you or keep you from your goals. I finally broke through an almost 3 month plateau...up 2 down 3 up 3 down 1 ---- stick to it... YOU CAN DO IT
    1592 days ago
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