SERIOUSLY?!?!?? I HATE my scale!

Friday, January 09, 2009

So the goal this week was to bust through this 3 month plateau. I've picked strength training back up after several months of missing it through doing the wii fitness coach workouts and SP Bootcamp workouts (which I've been getting up 15 minutes earlier each morning to complete... not an easy thing for this night owl). I've been trying to eat a more balanced diet (more protein/fat less carbs... it's been taking a lot of time for me to plan meals differently). What has all this hard work and extra thinking about food/nutrition gotten me??? 1.5 lbs. UP on the scale!!! AAAARRRRGGGG!!!

Now I know logically this could be any number of things: more strength training = more muscle which weighs more than fat (and I have been sore so I know the training has been working). It could be just a particularly 'fat' day where I retain a bit more extra water or ate a larger lunch. I know i could be losing inches and not see the numbers on the scale move. I also know that the extra pound really just puts me at the top end of the same 2-3 lbs. I've been bouncing between for over 3 months now, so it's not THAT big of a deal and I could rebound next week like I've been doing for (again) the past 3 months. But darn it... I've really ramped it up this week and I wanted RESULTS! Hell, at this point I'll take maintenance (I didn't think I wanted that... but now...)! But a GAIN!???! WTF? Seriously??! WTF?

I'm not giving up. I'll continue with the ramped up fitness and better nutrition for at least another week or so... but let it be known to all that I'm not happy about this. Not happy at all! emoticon
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    Awww! That's terrible, but I totally relate! I was off from work from before Christmas to New Years and I really wanted to make my goal weight before 2009. I was perfect - worked out harder at the gym every other day, went hiking for miles and brought healthy snacks and lunch, ate my protein and veggies and fruit, and drank my water. I thought for sure I would make my goal....

    But of course not. I increased a couple of pounds. But I know it will come off, and my clothes are getting looser and I'm getting more definition in my muscles.

    So yes, the scale is not our friend. But Sparkpeople is!
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    3788 days ago
    I can't say I am glad this happened to you. BUT at least I am not alone! I am up 2.5 this month, after all my hard work; at the end of Nov I went backpacking. Three days on over hill over dale trails, carrying a 40 pound pack, eating only what we could carry. And I gave a lot of my trail mix away. People came back saying they couldn't believe it weight wise - one guy was a serious SPAM and trail mix consumer and he lost 8 pounds.

    I gained three.

    It took the first 2 weeks of December to lose it.

    To quote you, if you do not mind:

    WTF? Seriously??! WTF?

    3788 days ago
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