Thursday, March 22, 2012

Weight Loss - Week 11

Today was not what I expected when I stepped on the scale. 

Start Date:  Jan. 5, 2012
Starting Weight: 198

Today's Date: Mar. 22, 2012
Current Weight: 188.5

Week 10: gained 2.2 lbs
Total Loss: 9.5 (down from 11.7)
I don't know what to say. I am so disappointed, I feel discouraged and like I want give up and just accept that I'm always going to be overweight. There were times I may not have chosen the best things to eat but I didn't think it was bad enough to gain weight. I still worked out at the gym on my normal days, and on one of those days I drank 4 bottles of water. And we all know how hard it is for me to drink water. 
It's been 11 weeks now and I've been trying to stay positive and not get discouraged despite what the scale says. Today I'm not able to do that. I really want to pout, eat a bunch of candy and watch chick flicks and feel sorry for myself. But I'm not going to do that, I definitely can't lie though, this is crushing after working so hard for 11 weeks!!! 
I'm not going to give up. I'm going to continue going to the gym, I'm going to try and make the best food choices I can and more importantly...
I'm putting the scale away for awhile. Although it's great to see a loss, it's very discouraging for me when that loss is not as much as I think it should be or even worse, when it's a gain.


Bridget said...

Muscle weighs more than fat. The gym is paying off, you went down a pant size and you are eating right. Don't get discouraged!!! You are doing everything right for your body.

Trish Shurtz said...

Totally agree with your Mom - when I lost all that weight way back when, I actually gained TEN pounds when I started Spinning three times a week, but went from a size 10 to size 8 pants, and had a much nicer, ahem, look to my lower half. It takes 3500 calories in excess of what you need to make one pound of fat; so you would have had to have consumed over 7000 extra calories to have really gained 2 pounds .... pay attention to how you feel, how your clothes fit, and be patient!

Anonymous said...

You are doing amazing! Please don't get discouraged. I think you are still doing what's best for your body by working out and eating healthy! Keep it up!

Anonymous said...

Hey luva it's Amber...guess I have to create and account to comment with my name....anyway 10 pounds is awesome! And hey put that friggin scale away and go by how your clothes fit and how good you feel. The scale is I don't own one! Oh and muscle does weigh more than fat. Try swimming too! I put on my snorkle and do laps in the pool. Always makes you feel good to be in the water :)Love you and STAY AWAY FROM THAT SCALE! At least for a month!

trish said...

It's a good idea to put the scale away. Someone else suggested this on Facebook, and I'm going to reiterate it: instead of weighing yourself, what about measuring your arms, waist, and legs every week?

You're doing awesome! Keep it up!

Ashley@ said...

Muscle weighs more than fat!!! You are leaner hit added some muscle weight. You will drop soon. Don't be discouraged. I am SO proud of you!! I love you