Sunday 30 August 2009

Nine Pound Gain?

I won't have my official weigh-in until tomorrow, but as of today I'm up NINE POUNDS! I could cry! On Friday, that number was FIFTEEN! I'm hoping some more water weight will come off by my weigh-in tomorrow and I'll give you the number, no matter how much I dread it.

I knew it was going to happen. My weight loss kept slowing down, and I'd respond by doing more exercise and eating less, until I was eating way too little and exercising for too many hours in a day. So my body was effectively in starvation mode.

This was my week to try and get my body back in a normal mode. I spent the first four days eating lots of junk. I weighed myself Friday morning and cried for a while when I saw how much my weight had gone up in just four days, and then started eating healthy again but without limiting the amount of healthy food. I've also barely exercised this week.

I'm hoping that, in the coming weeks, my body will allow me to lose weight without starving myself and killing myself with exercise. It's okay to exercise, but I really was doing way too much.

But yah, even though I knew I was going to gain this week, I had no clue how MUCH it was going to be. *sigh*

My goal is to be HEALTHY, not just to lose weight.


  1. I feel for you. While it sure isn't what you want to see, you cannot change what happened yesterday - not even a little bit. You can only change what lies ahead. Get back on plan, stay focused, and much of this will come off quickly.

  2. That's rough. I hope it levels back out for you. It does sound like your body thought it was starving and so it's hanging on to every bit. Just needs some reassurance.

  3. Hi..
    I understand what your going through. Its one of those days again. But don't feel bad about it. You did not fail. You just stumbled for awhile that's all. You'll pick back right up and be stronger than ever. Good Luck!

  4. I know how you feel. I have been off work for a month and thought it would be a perfect opportunity to get some healthy eating tweaked and some different forms of exercise to eliminate boredom. That means I haven't weighed in for 5 weeks now. My plans didn't work out. To much family visiting and trips to the city = weight gain. Tomorrow I am back to work and weighing in and I am very afraid of what the scale will say!

    Keep up with your plan and stay focused. I know you will see success soon.

  5. I agree with Steve, the best thing you can do is just move forward, and get right back on track.

    When I was in process of losing weight and experienced a gain like that, it did come off pretty quickly.

    Don't get discouraged.

  6. think healthy and post healthy affirmations on your bathroom mirror to say every day

  7. it's kinda scary that we can eat right and exercise and GAIN weight.

  8. Hugs Becky... after doing well in the spring i fell off the wagon and am now up to my post birth of Freja weight... but this will pass and i am on the journey to weightloss again..

  9. Good luck! I'm sure it will go down, and at least you realized when you were doing it unhealthily!

  10. It had to have been a lot of water weight. Was your junk salty? Did you have a lot of carbs after not having many (when carbs are stored, they store a lot of water with them - hence the giant loss at the start of low carb diets)? It will come off soon!

  11. I wonder if some of it is water weight? Don't worry too much - it will come off! Hang in there.

  12. Don't give up, just stay strong! I love the idea of trying to get healthier not just lose weight.


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