Dark Clouds

2 04 2010

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I’m not having the greatest day/week. On Monday I had a 1lb gain, which I blamed on being in the middle of my least favorite time of the month. It’s now Friday, and I weighed in this morning for a challenge, and  I’m only down a pound from Monday. So in almost two weeks, nothing has happened? WTF?! I’ve tracked my calories every single day, and the highest was 1650 or something, but it was generally around 1400 a day. I ran four days last week, did yoga, and the 30 day shred. This week I’ve run two days so far and did the card workout I talked about in yesterday’s post.

I know there are plenty of reasons to explain this. I still feel like I’m retaining a lot of water. I’ve been exercising a lot more and that could have something to do with it. But it’s so frustrating. Last year when I was doing this I never had weeks like this. I had bad weeks of course, but there was always a reason for them. Like… the week of my birthday I gained 2 or 3 lbs because I was drinking and went out to dinner with my family twice. Or… a week I was lazy and only exercised once and didn’t eat great. I never once had a week where I was doing everything I was supposed to and saw the scale go in the opposite direction.

I think I’m even more frustrated because last year I got down to 189.5 around the end of August, and since then I’ve been hanging out in the 190’s and briefly in the 200’s. I hate the 190’s. I wanted to be out of them by the 5th or the 12th of April, but if it keeps going like this there’s no chance. I don’t know what else to do.

If there’s any silver lining here it’s that I have my eating under control. I don’t let myself do any emotional eating. So I know that as crappy as I feel about this, it’s not going to get worse because I’m trying to stuff down my feelings with junk food.

Sorry for being such a Debbie Downer today, but it definitely feels better to get this out.

I’m going for a run soon… it seems to be like therapy for me. Oh, and I joined the Daily Mile website and it makes me happy to see how many donuts and cheeseburgers I’ve burned off.

Anyways…I hope everyone has a good Friday and a great weekend!




4 responses

5 04 2010

Well, plateaus happen sometimes. Maybe you should change it up a bit. Can you change your exercise routine a little and see what happens? Maybe TOM is playing his funny little tricks on you. You will bounce back!!

Have a great Monday. Make it a strong start to your week!


5 04 2010

It just caught me so off guard. I lost 35lbs last year and never plateaued, but this year it happens after 8lbs? Weeeird. That’s definitely good advice. I think changing up my exercise will be good for me, both physically and mentally. Thanks for the comment! 🙂

5 04 2010

Try weighing again in a few days, once all that bloating is gone. I gain 3-5 pounds when I have my period! Keep going, you will see results! You’re working so hard, keep it uppy 🙂

5 04 2010

It’s my own fault for setting unrealistic goals and then getting really upset when I don’t achieve them. I think I need to chill out and just do it for awhile. One day at a time. Thanks for the comment, it made me feel a lot better! 🙂

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