Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Dear Scale... Move. Down. Now.

Oh those kids with their instant gratification... yeah, yeah. Well, that's me baby. [This is more of a venting thing than a 100% serious thing because I know how this is going to sound.]

Anyway, I weigh myself every day and am only down 0.5 since Sunday. I know that is something, but I want to see it moving down lower, faster because I have a 3 lb goal for this week (and the same goal next week). Sunday, Monday and today, I have done the Biggest Loser bootcamp for 25 minutes (I am sooo sore!) and 60 minutes on the elliptical at a level 4, keeping a good pace. And I've been eating very well, at about 30 of my daily 33 pts. All this should add up to more than .5 lbs, right? I'm being so stupid, aren't I? I know... just writing this, I feel kind of greedy, but I'm just venting. I want to see results pronto! I know I shouldn't weigh myself everyday, but whatever :)

Do you think doing the BL bootcamp with weights and lots of strength training might be making me gain muscle which could make me not lose that much? This crossed my mind, but then how do the contestants of the real Biggest Loser lose all that weight? Well, we will see on Sunday I guess.

My parents are coming home today and I am marinating chicken to grill (a healthy curry marinade) and have asparagus to roast in the oven. My dad will probably want rice or potatoes, but I doubt I'll have any. Gunna stay on plan!

Attitude of Gratitude: I am grateful (even tho it may not seem like it) to have at least lost 0.5 and am working hard to lose the rest so I meet my goal. This goal is huge motivation... why didn't I think of it sooner?

13 comments:

Joy said...

First off, your dinner plans sound awesome. Send me the leftovers, pretty please?

Secondly, if you're anything like me, I have a few day stall, then a good loss, a few days stall, then a good loss. Knowing this doesn't make it any less frustrating but there it is...

Thirdly! In regard to what you were saying about exercise slowing your weight loss, this is something I have mentioned before. For whatever reason, even though it seems to go against all medical reasoning, when I start hitting the workouts hardcore, I slow my weight loss. It doesn't slow it enough to make me not want to work out though; it's j-u-s-t enough to annoy me ;) In the end, that added muscle is going to burn more calories for you, so while it may annoy you now, it'll help you later ;)

All the best!

HS @ Our Debt Blog said...

The more you exercise, the more your body needs fuel, so all the points you are eating are basically going to energy storage and that's probably why you don't see a rapid loss. Stick to more proteins and less sugar and fats, that way your body is forced to used stored fat for energy which equals less weight!

HS

~ Darla ~ said...

I so hear you about instant gratification. I think that's what got me into "big" trouble in the first place (lol).

Bethanny said...

I don't know how you do it! If I weigh myself daily I turn into a psychopath!

Dawn said...

I'm with Bethanny - every day weigh ins - and I've been there and done that...and weighed in naked to save the few ounces of underwear...I mean how silly was I? In the end I gave in to the scale addiction and walked away from it. Really good choices and all that exercise and whatever the scales say - it will happen. Hang in there...you will lose
Dawn

Chubby McGee said...

I'm guessing you're building muscle, but...honestly...I'd steer clear of weighing yourself every day. I can be really discouraging if you're putting the work in and not seeing results. Try doing it once a week or even every three days. Give your body a chance to regroup and such from what you're putting it through before you weigh yourself. Ya know? Hang in there. It'll go down.

But...yea...I'm with Bethanny and Dawn on this one.

Dani- danielleislosingit said...

You are definitely being greedy. Is that a bad thing? Not necessarily. I don't see a problem with getting what you want.

Ann said...

I weigh myself every day because your weight really does fluxuate day-to-day. And sometimes the hard work you've put in takes a few days to actuate on the scale. Just keep putting in the work - the scale will eventually reflect the loss, I promise!

Diandra said...

The BF explained something to me... when we start building up muscle, they initially keep some additional water. (That is why your muscles seem to bulge after just a day of training or two - the initial bulge is water and will disappear again.) That is why weight loss might slow down a little.

Diet Starts Tomorrow said...

I guess you can look at it this way - if losing the weight was super easy, you wouldn't be so proud of yourself and be a role model to others. Keep up the good work - even a .5lb loss is awesome!! Don't forget that!

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Kelly said...

Hang in there with me! We seem to be stuck in the same place. I laughed out loud at your post title.

Kelly said...

I just scaled down lower and read about your loss on Sunday!! You are doing great!!