A frustration and a confusion

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

I have been using a heart monitor since I started taking weight loss seriously. Or maybe I started taking it seriously once I started using a heart monitor. Either way, it ran out of batteries just before my hike the other day (and it was a butt-kicker too!). So I take it and get the battery replaced. Ever since then, I've only been burning a fraction of the calories I had been burning before. For example, My usual jog is 2.5 miles. Before I changed the batteries, I would have burned close to 400 calories, and even more if I went for a cool down walk or if I stayed on my feet for a while. Tonight, with the new batteries, I burned about 150, which seems odd. The amount eventually peaked at 229 calories total. Doesn't seem right. I mean, I've got dried salt on my face, for goodness sakes. I'm not sure what to think or if I should make any changes to my routine. It's a sad day when you can't trust your heart monitor.

I'm starting to get frustrated with my lack of weight loss. I know people say to just keep going and you'll get results, but seriously, I've been in this same place for months, and I've been doing super good. I feel stronger, and I've even thinned out a little. I've been told that people gain muscle weight, and this makes sense, but after some time you'd think that you'd start burning fat weight. I burned my first 8 pounds easily enough, then I seemed to get stuck, which I got past when I got sick back in the wintertime. I feel like I could be trying a lot less to be in the very same situation. Luckily I'm still motivated, but I want to stay that way. And that can't happen if I don't lose any pounds. My sparkiversary is in a few days and I'm not even half way there.

Please, weight loss gods, just one pound. C'MON! Seriously.
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    Don't trust the machine. How you feel tells you more. Like you I have been stuck on the same weight for the last couple of months. The doctor said not to worry it is winter and most people get stuck at this time of year. All the best Doreen emoticon
    2887 days ago
    The numbers are just numbers - the important part is how you FEEL. If you're feeling stronger and healthier, that's the main thing.
    2887 days ago
    You are consistent and your body is adjusting. It will happen. emoticon
    2887 days ago
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