Tuesday 20 January 2009

This Week's Weigh-In

Last night's weigh-in was not good. Despite putting in a lot of effort this week, I gained a pound. It is really depressing thing to have happen. To exercise and eat healthy and feel really good about how you've done during the week and then to see that you have actually gained a pound instead of losing the two pounds you were hoping to lose is a frustrating event.

I did not do my elliptical crosstraining exercise because the machine is still broken, but I made the effort to do 30 minutes to an hour of Wii Fit aerobic exercise each day and I went out in the freezing cold with my husband each night to take the dog on long walks. I ate even better (low calories and fat) than usual.

Robert did really well this week too, but he still saw a gain of one and a half pounds on the scale.

This is my biggest one week gain since I started this healthy lifestyle, and this is the first time Robert has seen a gain for two weeks in a row, as well as the first time he's seen a gain when he's actually tried for a loss.

I keep thinking, What more can we do?

I can do one of two things now. I can just say, "Screw it," and let myself feel discouraged enough to quit trying, or I can suck it up and keep trying and hope to see a loss on the scale next week. Guess which one I am going to do.


  1. Don't give up. Weight loss is something that you need to stick with in order to reach your goals. I know, seeing that scale go up a lb, 2,3 it is really discouraging. The first thing you want to do is grab the nearest comfort food because if your going to gain weight, might as well enjoy the food...but the truth is, your body is still adapting to this new life style. You may see the scale go up and down, but you need to keep in mind a) the health benefits of eating healthier and exercising, b) your overall weight loss, and c) the inches that are being burned off.

    There are so many factors to be proud of when losing weight. Its not just a number, its so much more. You will lose the weight, some times our bodies plateau for a week or two, try mixing up your work routines, the time of day you exercise, eat foods that speed of up metabolism (green tea, 6 small meals a day, largest meal is lunch etc). You should be proud in the fact that your on your way to a healthier you and you will accomplish what your goals are if you just stick with the good and the bad:)

  2. Thanks, Alex. Ido intend to keep at this. I am just going to put the gain down to water retention as the one thing I didn't do well ths week was drinking water which can cause the body to retain more of it, oddly enough.

    It is so frustrating though! I've lost a total of 1 to 1.5 pounds now since the beggining of January! I sure hope this is not how slowly things are going to continue. But no matter what, my eyes are on my goal and I'm not taking them off of it!

  3. I just read your comment of the anti jared blog and yes you can have comments go directly to your email addy so you can reply directly to them! simply go to customize and go to comments scroll down to the bottom and where it says comment notification email put your email address and you will be notified with each comment and can answer directly to them :)

  4. Thanks spunkisuzi and LOL Angie!


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