If you really want to be depressed, weigh yourself in grams.
Monday, September 19, 2011
Today was my weigh in day. I weighed in and nothing had changed. I didn't lose anything. At all. How did that happen?, I've been asking myself. I've completely overhauled the way I had been functioning. I worked out 5 days last week. I swam 2 days and walked 3 days. I should have lost something simply because I went from not working out at all to working out 5 days. I also have changed the way I'm eating. I'm wondering if my ratios were off, however. Would this have an effect? I don't really know.
I'm trying not to be discouraged. When I was in high school I was a fitness trainer at Curves. We would always tell the women not to give up because the scale didn't move. Most people lose inches before they lose actual pounds. Unfortunately, I did not have a tape measure last week when I weighed myself. So I didn't get to take any measurements. My wonderful friend bought me one on Saturday so now I can measure myself! It's going to be a long week wondering if I lost any inches.
My boyfriend's mother told me that she could tell I already looked thinner. The great thing is....she doesn't say anything she doesn't absolutely mean. I don't think I've ever heard her sugar coat anything. Although, she doesn't really talk that much. So I guess when you don't ever really talk you better say exactly what you mean. Also, she better not sugar coat anything. I might eat it. Speaking of sugar...I ate half of a carrot cake muffin the other night. I hadn't had any sweets in a week by this point. No soft drinks. Nothing. I just about threw up after I ate it. It was like my body didn't know what to do with all of that sugar. That makes me happy because I'm such a sugar junkie.
This week I pledge to not only eat healthy but to try and stick to my ratios of fat, carbs, and protein. I'm also going to add strength training. I read an article on SP just before I started writing this about the best ways of succeeding in weight loss. It said I needed to do strength training as well. I knew this but I thought I'd start out by just doing cardio. Apparently, that is not working by itself.
So. We'll see where I am in a week.