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8/29/07 8:19 A

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congrats, chubbyknees!

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8/28/07 10:37 A

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Congrats!!

I'm not quite to the point where I'm ready to keep track, but I'm inching my way there. I'm hoping I'll get my period soon and then I'll start (with my post period weight because right now I'm bloated more than a Macy's Parade balloon!)

I've been trying to watch it at least.

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8/28/07 10:32 A

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A week of walking almost 4 miles a day & watching every bite I eat & keeping everything in check has rewarded me with a 2 pound weight loss. I'm just thankful the little needle is going the other way... for once. small victories make my world go round.

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8/24/07 10:50 A

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I am so sorry chubbyknees!
I imagine the frustration must be endless.

I had an experience where I put on 40 lbs in 2 months as a medication side effect. I was exercising like crazy and eating right and still gaining. I worked with a nutritionist and brought in my food journal and I think that she did not believe that I was actually writing everything down. I was the healthiest overweight person around. At least telling myself that helped.

Remember that there are a lot of "fat skinny" people out there who look thin and wear a size 4 but have no cardiovascular fitness and horrible habits. It sounds like you are taking good care of yourself and your body!

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8/23/07 12:26 P

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My doctor's appointment isn't until the second week of September - so... in the mean time, I'm tracking every. single. thing. I put into my mouth, I'm walking as much as I can, I'm getting all my water in.. That way, if I really *am* gaining weight for no reason, and not just suffering from "lets not tell anyone about that spoonful of peanut butter" syndrome, then I'll have the proof to back myself up.

It is frustrating to be gaining this much, but having this group to come to really is helpful.

Thanks buddies!

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8/23/07 8:41 A

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It totally sucks when you're putting in all that effort and then the opposite happens. Hopefully everything's okay, medically.

I tend to either stay the same or put on weight for about 3 weeks, then I have a couple of weeks of losses. Then the cycle continues. It got really expensive while I was on WW.

Hopefully once I've lost a whole lot of weight, this will feel more natural to me and I won't feel so obsessive about watching and measuring every little damn thing.



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8/22/07 12:16 P

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I've had the bizarre tumor thoughts too, because I find it absurd that weight can be put on as fast as I put it on.

I've been to the doc - I have just about EVERY "symptom" for thyroid disorder - I've had it tested twice and it's been just fine. I've had a full thing of blood work done and it's all been PERFECT.

I keep thinking "Surely something's wrong with me!" But no, not medically at least.


It sucks. Which is why I've just stopped trying (for now.) I don't want to get wrapped up and stressed out again. I'm just going to hang around and figure out what my body wants.

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8/22/07 12:08 P

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Thanks girls....

I'm actually making a doctor's appointment today to get myself checked out. I think I need some outside help.

mighty - there are for sure things I'm eating & not recording, but honestly, nothing that could be responsible for that much of a gain that quickly.

The last (and only) time I lost weight, it was with weight watchers but I became sort of compulsive about it - I went for 3 hour walks at least 2 days a week, on top of riding my bicycle everywhere & being wicked strict about my food intake. I just don't know why I can't bring myself to go back to that for a while...just until I get back down to my 252.

My boyfriend's sister casually said "maybe you have a soccer ball sized tumor in your stomach that weighs 20 pounds?" and dudes, I sort of wish that were true - but if it is a tumor, it's made up of snickers bars & malaise.

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8/21/07 4:57 P

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i hope i'm not speaking out of turn here. let me know if you want me to shut up...

oh, man, i can't even imagine your frustration, ladies. that would piss me off to no end. how has the calorie tracking been going? are you underestimating what and how much you've been eating?

a good friend of mine is struggling to lose weight right now, and she told me that she gained the first few weeks of her weight watchers plan. she said that, in part, it seemed like her body was "fighting back" against the weight loss by stubbornly hanging on to every calorie she ate. she also said, though, that she was fighting back against her dieting by eating more than she recorded and conveniently "forgetting" about some of the higher-calorie treats she was eating. once she started keeping track of everything in a paper diary (i can't even imagine... i hate paperwork to begin with) and her body switched over to burning rather than hoarding calories the weight started coming off.

good luck to you, ck and vik! let me know if and how i can help.


"That's why we call it a struggle/ You're supposed to sweat"


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8/21/07 3:15 P

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I FEEL you girl!!!

I'm up to about 232. My highest weight EVER. I too feel like weight globbed on at a crazy pace and I feel totally out of control. Last night I even thought to myself how exercise seems pointless because I feel so far long gone that I can't imagine it doing any good.


For a while I've just been trying not to think of it. I read a great book - The Fat Girl's Guide to Life - I highly recommend it - and I just felt like "Yeah! What she said!"


I don't want to "give up", but I also don't want to push myself to do something I'm not totally ready for. I'm torn.



If you want to email me sometime to vent or complain or brag, I'll give you my email address. Maybe we can set up our own little "challenges".

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8/21/07 1:17 P

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When I signed up with SP I was about 258 lbs.... it went down to 254 & then literally, I'm not even joking when I say this, it all of a sudden shot up to about 265. I've been trying to be so good. I've been walking more than ever, not snacking as much at night, eating smart lunches....and now...I weigh 272.

I'm *gaining* weight at an incredible speed! It's nuts! Someone suggested it was due to quitting smoking but I don't know - I used to be a notorious night snacker & have almost cut that out completely since I quit smoking - also, I've stopped drinking as much since when I drink I get cigarette cravings (not so much anymore, since it's been almost 8 months since I quit smoking)

Anyhow - it's hard to accept the fact that 8 months ago I chose to get healthier & here I am, almost 20 pounds heavier!

I just don't know what to do anymore - I'm actually starting to feel like this is beyond me, like I'm way way way out in deep water & I can't swim back to shore - or even grab onto a random floatation device.

I have no idea what to do...but I wanted to vent.

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