Sunday, May 8, 2011

Weigh In

This week has been frustrating since the scale hasn't moved at all- or I should say, the scale hasn't moved down at all. I gained .2 lbs this week. I hate having a gain when I have been being good. If I had cheated and/or didn't work out, I'd be totally fine with a small gain. Because it would have been justified. I am usually a believer that the scale doesn't lie. But this week, I just don't know.

What I do know is that I did have some M&Ms earlier in the week, but even so, I don't think I went over my points for the day. Also yesterday, I went out to lunch and had a roast beef manhattan without the mashed potatoes and only ate half, but it was still a "bad" meal.

I have also stopped tracking and writing down what I eat because on the whole, I typically eat well and haven't been overeating. But now that I've gained, I will go back to tracking.

I'm very conflicted on the workout front. This week, I've done the elliptical, a workout DVD, running outside, lifted weights... so you would think that is varied enough for my body not to get bored or used to it.

Goals for this week- Strict eating, tracking points. Work out every day, do C25k, but maybe make the workouts shorter and more intense.

Attitude of Gratitude: I fit into a pair of size 12 jeans that I haven't worn since college and they actually look good.


Amy @ Findingfitme said...

I understand your fustration. The gain was tiny tiny. You are coming off a big loss (over 10 pounds in April). Your body might be adjusting. 0.2 pounds is not really a gain.

Going back to tracking might be just what you need. Maybe your are not eating enough for the amount of exercise you are doing. Or you may be eating too much. Do the measuring, etc.

Your lunch yesterday wasn't bad but the sodium could be playing an effect. The amount of sodium in resturant food is astromomical.

Kelty said...

Congrats on the jeans though! Small gains happen...but they suck! I like your idea of working out less but upping the intensity. I really think that that's the key!

Ann said...

I don't even come CLOSE to understand how our bodies work. Just keep trying new stuff - different foods, different workouts, etc. Change it up - eventually things will click again!! :)

Anonymous said...

Don't let it discourage you! I like the idea of you going back to tracking what you eat, maybe that alone will be enough to turn things around. Awesome about the jeans! I am so happy whenever I can fit into a pair of jeans from my smaller days :)

Keep up the good work!

Brendalyn said...

Good job on the jeans. I know I should be less concerned with the numbers and more concerned with how I look, how my cloths fit, and most importantly what I'm doing to get and stay healthy. But it is hard sometimes. Keep up the good work, you will be in and even smaller size jeans in no time.