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Friday, January 31, 2014

I've been on track all week (since Sunday's piggy day), and the weight just isn't dropping! Tomorrow is our Biggest Loser weigh-in day, and it looks like I'll be holding steady again.

So I'm looking at my current efforts... reevaluating. Can I eat a little less? Can I work out more? Yes, I can... Here I was feeling so proud of myself for staying in my calorie range and working out pretty much every day. But it looks like it's not enough. Eat less. Move more.

I'm holding out some hope that maybe, just maybe, it's water retention. My weight jumped up a couple pounds today, and I had a Panera salad last night, which, as it turns out, was rather high in sodium.

I can do better. I just hate getting into that extreme black-and-white perfect eating. It's not sustainable. Mentally, I just can't maintain that forever. I'm doing well with my occasional little treats. They're more rare now. Shouldn't that be helping? The only little treats I had yesterday were... Natural Bliss low fat creamer in my coffee in the morning. Flavia creamer and one sugar packet in my coffee in the afternoon. And then last night as I was making a chocolate chip cheesecake for my son's birthday (his request), I had like 5 mini chocolate chips. Ugh. I just hate the thought of even attempting to go treat-free!

So... I need to trim some calories from my daily intake and amp up my calorie burn. Baby steps. And NO more piggy days!!! Maybe just one teensy widdle itty bitty TASTE of the birthday cheesecake?!?!?!?!

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    I hope it works for you!
    994 days ago
    You know that happens sometimes, to EVERYONE. And then one day, with no reason, the scale moves.
    994 days ago
    Stay focused you'll make it!

    994 days ago
    Baby steps is the way to go!!!
    994 days ago
    eat less move more is such a simple one liner to write on our mirror in the bathrooms. ( or just to remember) emoticon
    keep up your good work that you are doing.
    994 days ago
  • JAROL7
    The scale owes you. Hang in there on the hard weeks with the right decisions. DECIDING is 90% of the struggle. Now the last 10% is faithfully following your plan. I am on Day #175 of a 218 day journey to get to and stay at goal weight. Write everything down. Check the SP tracker to see if you are getting the right nutrients.
    994 days ago
    Hang in there. Frustration is absolutely normal on your weight loss journey. Sodium is a real killer-it holds your water weight. Remember all the things you are doing to be healthier, they will add up, weight WILL come off.
    994 days ago
    I understand your frustration, but one week of being good without seeing loss isn't really that long and probably was affected by the sodium content of that salad.

    I once went for 3 weeks without a drop, not even a tenth of a pound.
    I prefer moving more to eating less as a strategy since I like exercise and unfortunately also like eating.

    Hang in there! It will come.
    994 days ago
    Here's to your plan! "Eat less. Move more."
    994 days ago
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