A Dissapointing Start

Monday, June 10, 2013

Last week I set a simple goal for myself just to get started again; eat healthy with no cheats for 7 days straight. I decided not to check my weight all week in case of fluctuations. Well, yesterday was the seventh day, and I felt so proud. I weighed myself this morning expecting to have lost a few pounds.....but I have gained one pound!
I'm trying to not let it get me down, but it's difficult to still be positive. Before I had been eating pizza, burgers, ice cream and all sorts of junk mixed in with my healthy choices. For one week I tried the Paleo Diet, thinking it would help me get some of the initial weight off faster, but I felt terrible and I didn't lose any weight. So, this week I went vegan again, which I feel better eating, and is my personal choice for being healthy. I didn't count every calorie, but I came up with a meal plan that was between 1,200- 1,500 calories a day and I just ate subtle variations of that one day meal plan. An example is using mango in my smoothie instead of berries one day.
I only exercised on day this week. I know exercise is important, but for some reason I have in my mind that it won't help me much right now. The reason why is I'm in such bad shape now I can only walk one 20 minute mile, which burns less than 100 calories. So, over the course of a week that's less than 1/4 of a pound.
I'm still going to stick with eating healthy. I made an appointment with my doctor this Friday to be checked for diabetes, thyroid, or any other issues that could interfere with my weight. I just want to check all my bases in case another factor could be involved. Even though money is a little tight right now I'm even willing to hire a nutritionist. I'm not giving up, I'm just almost at a loss right of what I can do better. If anyone reads this and has any advice or ideas it would be much appreciated.
Share This Post With Others
Member Comments About This Blog Post
    Thanks for your response. It's very encouraging that you started out at my level of fitness and are now running. I'm going to be consistent with the exercise and hopefully that will be the change I need to get the weight loss ball rolling.
    2196 days ago
    However you choose to eat; you need to do it for the rest of your life.

    I started at a 21 minute mile 3 times a week. I run now 4 times a week. 100 a day times 7 days is 700 calories in your deficit. Also the more you weigh more calories you burn so there is absolutely no reason to not move your body.

    Muscle burns more fat than fat. You want to change your body lose the weight you have to change your mind and the way you think.
    2205 days ago
  • Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

    Log in to post a comment

    Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.

More Blogs by SERAPHENE