Thursday, January 27, 2011

At least it's not a gain....

Down 1 lb this week.  Don't get me wrong I am glad it is a loss but after being up the past two weigh ins and working out at least 4-5 times a week I am disappointed that it's not more.  I was even floating under the illusion that since I was working out that I was gaining muscle but our last WW meeting put that myth to rest. 

I'm not giving up but I am very frustrated.  I have been playing around on the WW site, entering in my activity points, trying to find new recipes and to become inspired instead of insulted (darn you scale!)  There are a few things I can think of that may be giving me issue; I may be eating too many carbs and not enough veggies and protein, I'm having some "female" issues that may or may not be adding fuel to the fire or my body is just trying to find a balance since I am changing my routines.  It really isn't as cut and dry as they make it seem on Biggest Loser (which I stopped watching 2 years ago.)

So there you have it.  Not my peppiest post but then I am not feeling very peppy right now.


Ellie said...

This is the exact reason I recommended multiple methods of measuring your weight loss. It really isn't as cut and dry as TV shows make it look.

I may be over doing it, but along with the scale, I measure my body fat, take measurements at key spots and take a 360 image. That way if the scale says something I don't want to believe or don't understand I can look to my other measures to confirm or deny.

Maybe you could try measurements, you don't have to be as obsessive as me, but at least it will help you understand your scale a bit better. Particularly around *lady issues* time.

Congrats on the loss. Keep it up!

............. said...

Just found your blog... hang in there! I'm constantly seeing the up and down see-saw effect of weight loss.
We're slow... not stopped.

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Frieda said...

Hi :)
I am also doing ww and i had the same problem. i was working out a lot and sticked to my points but not loosing enough (at least that was my opinion) and then i started to read a lot about nutrition and healthy eating and changed my diet a bit. i am a big carbs lover and i would never cut back on them fully but i try to eat them just once a day and if i eat more than very small whole grain portions. this really helped me and i also felt more active during my work outs etc. veggies and fruits are really the way to go :)

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WhyNOTme2011 (b) said...

You're pointed in the right direction! Stay focused. I can often tell by how my clothes start to fit that I've lost more in inches than weight. I try not to get too overly obsessed with the scale because of that, but I'm a scale-junkie LOL! You're doing great!!