You have to be freakin' kiddin' me! (March results)
Sunday, April 03, 2011
Well, let me go to the bank so I can mail out a bunch of 25 cent checks. Apparently my mouth wrote a check -- but my ass couldn't deliver. I challenged myself (and the entire Spark Nation) that I'd lose 5 pounds in March. Only five. I know, I know, I should expect some plateaus, muscle weighs more than fat. Blah, blah, blah. No it doesn't. A pound. Is a pound. Is a freaking pound. PERIOD. That's what people say to make other folks feel better. I know, it's still a pound. I would NEVER say to anyone reading this, "You ONLY lost a pound? Wow, what a slacker!" But hey, I'm human, that's how I feel. I'll get over it, but seriously - I'm beyond pissed.
I have HONESTLY tracked every morsel of my food, including when I've eaten poorly, which by the way is very seldom. I weigh and measure everything despite knowing how to "eyeball" certain things. (Trust me, go check my food tracker.) On days I do have more calories than usual, I work out more to compensate. I've added jogging to my routine. I'm getting in all my water. I don't do sodas. I eat more fiber to feed a small country, prepare most of my meals and don't rely on fast food.
Less calories in, more calories out. Frankly, I believe it's BS. My body does what the hell it wants to do. And right now, it wants to say "You've tried, you've been patient, persistent, diligent, maybe this is where you're supposed to be weight-wise." Then the other part of my brain thinks. "This is why I'm in this place now. Keep pushing. Many other success stories have had their share of plateaus. Don't stop. You'll get to where you want to...eventually."
Trust me, I don't WANT easy. I just want POSSIBLE. My efforts are seriously NOT reflecting the results I want. I'm not asking for 2 or 3 pounds a week. Hell, I'd settle for 3 or 4 pounds a month. That's not that much to ask, is it?
Why on earth was I able to shed 30 pounds in a matter of months and now I can't get rid of a single pound? It just doesn't make any sense. I've adjusted my calories from 1250-1700 to 1200-1500. Should I be eating more or less? Am I working out too much? (5-6 days a week, burning a MINIMUM of 3500 calories) Please. I need advise, help, patience. Something so that all my hard work isn't in vain. What would you do?
Ticked off in Virginia
I openly welcome your constructive criticism and support. Bring it. I'm a big girl, I can take it.