The scale has not shown my heart

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

We have a biggest loser challenge at work. It's started at the beginning of the year. THe first couple of weeks I only lost a few lb s here and there. I'm a big girl and need to lose a minimum of 75 lbs, just to get to normal fat. I expected better numbers than that. Other people have been losing 4-5 lbs every week. I've been tracking my food most days. I only have 1.5 cheat meals a week. I have a bodybugg and know I'm still eating under my calorie burn . I'm not saying that I've been perfect, but I should see some results. I'm not.

So I upped my workouts. I did a 5K at my best time, although still not that fast. I ended up gaining 4 lbs last week. Its so disappointing. I can't make the scale behave the way I want. It doesnt reflect how hard this journey is for it. It doesn't show how much time, effort and work I put into it. I'm always thinking about food/working out/healthy choices. It's like none of it matters because I have not gotten any results.

I know i need to focus on something else, but my shape/body is still not coming together the way I want. I know i"m not doing this to be a certain size or number, but it would be great validation that all of this was for something.

Right now it's hard to stay focused on why I do this.
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    Maybe your scale is defective? Sorry I just imagined a quite comical scene involving taking the scale back to the store for a full refund and an apology.

    I don't seem to be losing anything yet either. Someone at work advised me to do the body measurements as sometimes we can lose inches without losing weight.

    Try to stick it out - exercise and continue to stay in your calorie range. Maybe if you take some time to reevaluate your program, you might come up with something that might help you see results. Or you could just be in a slump and start losing weight eventually. I read a couple of Spark blogs involving people who said that they didn't lose any weight for a couple of weeks, but stuck it out, and then started losing weight again.

    The best of luck to you. emoticon

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