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Saturday Morning Meltdown

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Two weeks of intense workouts, tracking and eating within my calorie range has resulted in a 1 lb weight gain. I growled at the stupid scale and thought maybe it's muscle. So I tried on my favorite skinny jeans that have been a little tight for last few months but I could button them. Well, I COULD (past tense) button them. I can no longer do that. I broke down and cried.

As a feeling of helplessness overwhelmed me, I tried to put my finger on what went wrong. I've done everything right and by my calculations I should be down 2 lbs not up 1 lb. I can't imagine that my calorie calculations have been that off and I can't imagine that my sweat sessions have been ineffective. Frankly this is bull!!! So now I'm angry and angry is better than crying my eyes out. When something fails, you've got to try something else. Also, if I've learned one thing during my lifelong weight battle, it's that weight loss requires a huge amount of patience. Plus I'm as stubborn as a mule. I refuse to give up and let this beat me.

I admit I still feel like curling up in a ball and crying myself to sleep. I'm very frustrated and I have the weekend ahead of me full of dietary booby traps at every turn. A few blogs ago I wrote about being tired of trying to be thin. I guess I really was tired and I just let myself go. I know how I got here and I know what I have to do to get back to where I feel good in my skin.

Have a good weekend all!!
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    Maybe just a bit too much sodium one day caused you to put on some water weight! Do NOT beat yourself up so much! Grab the tape measurer and give the scale the finger.
    1911 days ago
    I'm sorry you're struggling, I've been there. Remember it isn't as easy as the numbers and the extra pound plus may just disappear in a few days. Sodium, hormones, bloating etc are always a struggle. I also know that as I've gotten older it just takes longer for the results of good habits to show on the scale especially if I've been going through a "bad" period. Just hang in there and believe in what you're doing. Its not just about the weight but about every aspect of good health. BIG HUGS!! emoticon
    1926 days ago
    I'm sorry Libbie -- I can relate. Do you weigh everyday?? Try only weighing once a week. I would keep at it -- you are doing all the right things. Don't get discouraged. You can come too far to turn back!

    1926 days ago
    Oh Libby!! I so understand exactly how you feel! Hang in there and remember, the scale is just crap! Maybe its water weight or inflammation from all of the WO you have been doing. Give it a couple of days and weigh in again. You can do it! HUGs!
    1926 days ago
    Hugs. I hare the scale. It is the devil. You are doing the right thing. Hang in there.
    1926 days ago
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