II Chronicles 7:14

If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Wednesday Weigh-In

I was half-tempted to not even do this post today seeing as how what I have to say is COMPLETELY DEPRESSING...but I am commited to this and I know this is just what happens sometimes...so I am going to tell the truth. This morning when I got on the scale...it said I had GAINED a pound! ERGH! Talk about discouraging! So...this is the breakdown...started dieting and lost 5 pounds in the first week. Lost nothing/gained nothing in the 2nd week. Gained a pound in the 3rd week. So...I am at 149 right now. My only "hope" is that maybe the weight loss just hasn't "caught up" with me yet. You know how sometimes you think to yourself, "man I've been eating a lot lately and I don't even feel any fatter" and then all of a sudden a few days later it's like it all "catches up" with you and suddenly you feel like an elephant? Well, sometimes it takes a little while for all your hard work to catch up with you too...and I am hoping and praying that is what is going on with me. I have been working out HARD and a LOT lately...and counting my calories...so I know I am doing the right stuff. If you watched The Biggest Loser last night, you saw that they are also not dropping pounds very fast either. Most of them only lost 3 pounds this past week (compared with 10 pounds average on other weeks/episodes).
Anyway, I am not giving up. If I continue to have little or no weight loss..I guess I'll just have to get even stricter with my diet. I've been aiming for 1200 cal. a day for these past 3 weeks...but I've been kind of "sloppy" with it, not being exact when it comes to dishes I am making for dinner--just doing guesstimations...
Okay, so that's it for now...will update you all again next Wednesday! How are you guys all doing?


Kate said...

Just get right back on track and don't stay upset about this. Lots of times it's muscle gain that's behind the 1 pound gain. At first, we all lose water from the exercise, but then it starts to taper off b/c we are increasing our muscle mass and muscle weighs more than fat. Just don't stop. Keep at it and the pounds will come off. Like Bob was saying on BL last night, there's going to be a point where your body just takes off. Right now, you're being tested, but don't blow your hard work to this point. Listen to your body and get right back to your eating right, tracking, and working out. Better luck next week!

Jen said...

Thanks Kate! That is exactly the advice I needed to hear. If only we could see the benefits on the inside that we are getting from all this work! ya know? One thing I can say...when I see the scale not moving or going up...it just motivates me that much more to get SERIOUS! I will get this last 20 pounds off...no question about it. The only question is how quick!?! Anyway, thanks for the encouraging comment. I can see you are going to be a good influence on me! :o)

Logzie said...

I'm with you both on this...it's probably muscle that you gained. Don't get down...you've done it before and you WILL do it again!

On the other hand...I have not been able to do much due to some stuff going on right now in our family...STINK...I was all geared up to get started. I will but it just has to wait until things calm down a bit.

KC said...

Yea, I have been watching for this post ALL day! :)

Hang in there girlfriend! You WILL NOT give up. You KNOW you can do it!

I have started meeting some friends at the track at 5:15 am, 3 mornings a week. So I am getting up at 4:45am! But it is so worth it, to have someone to work out with, and have a goal you are working towards! Plus when someone is waiting on you, you HAVE to show up! :) I weighed this morning after breakfast and after drinking 2 Liters of Water...It showed that I have FINALLY lost some of those stubborn "last few pounds" 4 lbs gone to be exact!!!! Woo-Hoo!!!! I've been on cloud nine all day! :)