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Monday, March 18, 2013

So I know I never finished the 28 days, but as I had said, they weren't consecutive days anyway. I got stuck on 29: my definition of beauty, so whenever I figure that one out, I'll wrap it up.

Today, I feel a bit like venting since it has been *counting* nearly 6 months since I've had any major weight loss. Major weight loss for me is 3-4lbs per month. The end of september last month, I finally made it to 140lbs which was great (30lbs total). I have bounced around that number for 6 months! That is way too long! Miraculously, Christmas eve, I weighed in at 136 and I thought I had broken my plateau then. Nope! Although I am guessing I gained somewhere between 3 and 5 lbs over the holidays and have had to lose that weight, it is still frustrating.

What is even more frustrating is for the past month or so, I have been working incredibly hard, particularly this last week. I really stepped up my exercising. I'm working out 5-6 days per week for usually an hour and have been taking classes that leave me drenched in sweat. I've also cracked down on my eating and broken out the measuring cups. I even track the sugar I add to my tea. I'm not giving up, but according to sparkpeople, I should have lost nearly 2 lbs this past week, but my bathroom scale registered...nothing. I can understand why I maybe didn't lose any weight the previous weeks because I had a graduate school visit almost every single weekend where I had little to no control over my diet. I am terrible at buffet-style eating, so this was particularly hard. But when I was at home, for 2/3rds of the week, I worked out (2000+ calories burned if Sparkpeople is accurate) and ate really well (1200-1400). I suppose I had to do this just to break even. This week, I burned somewhere around 3500 calories and ate moderately (1200-1400 again). I haven't felt particularly hungry and I make sure to eat every 3-4 hours.

So I don't know what wrong. I don't think I'm overexercising or under-eating because I tried eating more and exercising less last year and it didn't do anything. I'll give it a few more weeks, and see if something comes up. I'm thinking about stopping weighing except once a month because I don't want to get obsessed with the number on the scale. But as it's been said, the scale doesn't lie (well, I'm pretty sure mine does, but that's a rant for another day). My goal was 130 by my birthday April, 16th, but now I'll be excited with 135 which is only 2 lbs over the next month. My body is just way too attached to my body fat. It needs to understand that relationship is over. They are never getting back together.

For reference...
Height: 5'4"
Weight: 137lbs
BMI: 23.5 (upper end of healthy)
BF: 25-30% (?) When I reach 130-135, I'm going to get it accurately measured.
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    I'm in the same boat, 5 ft 4 and 138/139 trying to break through. TOM and I gained 2 lbs in a day. Nice (not). My goal is 124. I should have been there by now too... grrrrrr. I just wonder if it gets harder as we get closer or ??? I'm wearing a Bodymedia armband again so we'll see. It wasn't much help last summer. I was marathon training and remodeling a house full time, tracking all I ate, so let's get real, how did I not reach my goal????
    1879 days ago
    Yep...I can be very creative, so I'm all about the non-scale victories. Unfortunately, measuring myself isn't one of them. But, hey, I did lose some weight since I wrote this, so that is a plus. I weigh tomorrow, so we shall see if I've plateaued again or if my hard work this week will translate to fat loss.
    1886 days ago
    Have you tried to measure yourself? It could be that you are loosing inches rather than pounds right now.
    1896 days ago
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