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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Today I got on the scale. Today is Wednesday. I have been following the Sparkpeople suggested diet, and staying within my calorie range. I exercise for 30-60 minutes 2-5x a week. Today I got on the scale. Today is Wednesday. My weigh in day is Friday. I started my period today. I weighed myself because I thought I was doing good, and I needed the motivation to continue to stick to the diet, stick to the exercise. Well, I did not lose weight. I gained weight. This has sent me into a tailspin. All logic says I should be losing. I work from home now, and I rarely eat out, rarely eat fast food, and that was a year ago I made these changes. I gained about 10 or 15lbs over the holidays, and I just can't seem to get the weight off. I tell my mom, and she tries to be helpful by suggesting Wheat free diet and eliminating milk. I tell my husband and he suggests I go on Medifast again. I know they are trying to help. But why can't I lose the weight they old fashioned way? Calories in, calories out. I am a nurse, I know physiology, I know about health. It may be I am bloated from my period, but my logical brain doesn't care. It looks at the last year of not eating out, of all the changes I made, and says, WTH???? The weight should be falling off! But it doesn't. It is stuck on me like glue. I am doing all the hard work, so why no results? Then I start to wonder, could it be my thyroid levels (I have had a complete thyroidectomy due to goiter), so I get that checked, and per the doctor my levels are fine. Then I start to wonder, do I have something else going on, should I avoid gluten, should I go to the doctor and be checked for diabetes? But you know what, I am a nurse and I avoid the doctor at all costs, unless I am really miserable or for preventative stuff. And besides some dull abdominal pain and pain with pressure on my abdomen, I feel fine. That might just be anxiety or from working out.

Well, the plan is to weigh myself on Friday. I will TRY not to weigh myself every day, but I want to see that scale drop, that would be such wonderful motivation. But then, that can obviously backfire in a big way. Because after I weighed myself this morning, I put on my workout gear to do my 1 hour workout in the living room, I put the DVD in the player, I looked and my shoes, and I thought, why am I doing this?? And I went back to BED! If I am working so hard, eating right and exercising, which is not easy, and not getting any movement on that scale, why am I doing this? I know, it's because of my health, and I will continue, for my health. But WHY am I not losing weight??? I am doing everything right.
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SPICEMWE 2/26/2014 2:13PM

    I would bet that it's TOM water retention. Make sure you're drinking plenty of water and that should help. Seriously, H20 is a miracle liquid! If you're staying on plan, I say you should continue doing that. If you're eating what you should, staying within your calorie range, drinking plenty of water, getting in exercise you will eventually lose the weight. Being patient is the hardest part. Wait until your TOM is over and then see what the scale says. Sometimes you can be amazed and how hormones play a role in our weight fluctuation.

*hugs* I know it's frustrating, but keep pushing. You'll get there!!!

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COOP9002 2/26/2014 12:35PM

    Don't let the scales get in the way of your progress. A better measurement of your success is how your clothes fit and your energy level. Contrary to what the folks on the "Biggest Loser" say, the scales do lie.

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