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Thursday, December 06, 2012


I'm not really sure how to start this so I'll just jump in.

I joined Spark People just over a month ago. I have 50lbs to loose and I've been doing great. I lost half a stone in the 1st 3 weeks and feel so much better for it.

Then I started adding in exercise - namely a 2 mile walk most days and coach Nicole's 28 Day Bootcamp DVD and I didn't loose anything this week. That knocked my confidence even though I can feel the difference in my fitness from the exercise. I know I can't expect to loose every week and I'm probably putting on muscle from the exercise but it still got to me. I feel like those are just excuses. So I committed that cardinal sin and I weighed myself mid-week - it was horrible. Normally I make sure I weigh myself first thing after visiting the bathroom but before breakfast and only wearing my underwear - this time of course I just stepped on the scales mid-day in all my clothes after lunch and needless to say they said I'd put half of what I lost back on. I tried to laugh it off but it has upset me.

Then I splashed out and bought a fitbit one. It was almost a symbol of my commitment to my new life. I had it a week and was a bit confused as it seemed to be telling me I was burning more calories than I expected so I wasn't sure if I was eating the right amount but I felt I was getting a handle on it. And then yesterday it dropped off. It was clipped on my bra inside my clothes as usual when I left for work and then in the afternoon it was gone. I'm gutted as £80 isn't a small amount for me to loose. I've searched and searched but I can't find it. I can only hope that it dropped off on the train and some kind soul has handed it in to lost property.

I ended up having KFC for dinner and now I'm really depressed and wondering if it is all worth it.....

Desperately in need of some good news and advice x
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    Thanks guys! Have things more in perspective now and won't be throwing all that hard work away emoticon

    1991 days ago
  • ANEWME1313
    It can be super frustrating to work so hard and not see the immediate results from it. I have thought many times that I wished I could work out hard, jump on the scale, and see a couple pound loss lol :) However, it does take a while to burn the 3500 calories to lose 1 lb. Then, there is gaining due to increased exercise which is temporary as your body stores extra water after strenuous workouts to repair itself. Sodium plays a role as it also increases water gain, so a high sodium day can through weight out of whack temporarily. Hormones also play a role. Weighing at a different time of day can too. I think you had many factors come into play with what happened to you. Sometimes we just have to dig in and say ok, I know I'm doing it right and I'm committed to sticking with it for a week, or two weeks, then reevaluate. It may also mean ignoring the scale and considering how your clothes are fitting, are you feeling healthier, have more energy / stamina, feel better during workouts, etc. Many people also track their measurements to reassure them during times that the scale is not being friendly. I don't but I do pay attention to my increasingly baggier clothing lol. Stick with it, you can do this! :) emoticon
    1991 days ago
    OK GIRL, LISTEN UP !!!!!! LOL. It will be ok ! As far as KFC for dinner goes, ITS OK... Just Start A New Day The Right Way.... I am sorry you lost your fitbit, who knows maybe it will show up. Either way, hang in their. There is better days to come. emoticon
    1991 days ago
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