Disappointed but determined

Friday, August 24, 2012

I was really pleased with myself when I hit 15 pounds lost 2 weeks ago and feeling really positive. That weekend I went out for a family birthday meal on the Friday and we had friends round for a meal on the Saturday. But I tracked everything as closely as I could and ate less during the day to stay in calorie range. So when I weighed myself a week later I was stunned to have gained about half a stone!! Not to mention absolutely gutted.

Now in the past that probably would have made me give up and think what's the point of trying so hard? But no, I am determined to keep going this time. Being in my 50's I think it may have been some fluid retention due to hormones going crazy because I have just weighed myself and the half stone has gone again! I am still 15 pounds lighter than when I started in May. Phew!

Wouldn't it be so much easier though without these body blips? The sensible adult in me knows that in the long run if I keep eating healthily and within range and try to increase my movement the weight will come off eventually. But the little girl inside me wants a reward for being good NOW - not next week or the week after. I just have to make sure I don't let her stamp her feet and refuse to play anymore!
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    Well done Fatgurl2thin for overcoming bulimia and swapping to healthy eating. That is a big achievement. I am normally quite good about not weighing myself too often but noticed I started to keep checking to see if I have lost any now that I seem to be stuck. Need to kick in on the exercise to burn some extra calories away.
    2394 days ago
    I have literally thrown my scales out as a former bulmic I used to weigh myself constantly now I am glad to report this is not the scale and its nice to see the result every month now although since I have started slimming class I have to get weighed every week which I don't mind as I can either upt my game and do better from one week to the next. Well done on the loss you are doing very well
    2394 days ago
    Yes I'm inclined to agree. I never weigh myself more than once a week - might make it less. Hope everything is going okay with you and your brother this week, been thinking of you.

    2398 days ago
    It's a very good argument for keeping off the scales. Only weigh yourself every couple of weeks, or less. That way the loss overtakes the blips. The inch tape, or trousers or skirt with a tight waistband is a better measurement.
    2398 days ago
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