Friday, January 17, 2014
I am getting very frustrated with my weight loss right now. I weighed myself today and I was 160! On Christmas I was 155. This is frustrating because I have been eating, tracking very good lately and I also have been exercising minimally 3 times a week, sometimes more! I got a Polar Heart Rate Monitor and it says I burn approximately 500 calories per workout session.
I measure and weigh my food so I think I'm close to not over/under estimating too much. On Monday I ate 1100 calories, Tuesday was 1400, Wednesday was 1100, Thursday was 1600.
I know that it took me longer than 3 weeks to put this weight on so it is going to take longer to get gone but it's still frustrating. I feel like I've been trying to get 150 for the past YEAR. I go up and down between 155-160 and cannot break below that.
I've incorporated strength training into my workouts to try to build muscle so that could be a cause for some of the increase on the scale but the problem is my pants feel tighter not loser. If I saw a gain on the scale but my pants were loser I'd know I was building muscle and it wouldn't be so frustrating. I carry all of my weight in my stomach so if my pants are tighter that means fat not muscle.
I am at the point that I just want to give up or turn to unhealthy ways but I am trying so hard to be HEALTHY.