Monday, April 16, 2012

Weekly Weigh In 4

This week has been rather disappointing... I only lost .6 pounds and I'm still doing everything right. I know we've all been there and my bitching and moaning isn't going to make it any better. I just don't understand! Now I am 4 whole pounds behind my goal weight for the duration, 4 pounds is quite a hefty bit to make up! I calculated things out and if from here on out I manage to lose 2 pounds a week I can make my ultimate goal before Halloween, but I really wanted to make it about 3 or 4 weeks sooner in time for DH's homecoming. I am thinking about making some changes, but I really don't know what to do. I feel like I'm doing everything right and am doing exactly what I have done in the past that has been so successful. I did take my new measurements (available on Weight Stats page) and have lost some inches, but I still don't feel much smaller. Maybe I should explore other diets? I just don't want to waste any time acclimating my body to a new set of rules and losing precious time to "lose".

As of this morning the carpet guys have came back a second time and all there is left is to clean it. They laid a new layer of cement where the sub-floor was crumbling and replaced the tack strip and re stretched the carpet. I have started running the air conditioner now, so we'll see in a few weeks if any mold has started growing again.

It's about 3 in the afternoon now and I do have a lot of errands I need to run, including heading to the gym. I need to go to the bank and deposit/transfer some money, go to the post office and mail a care package, go to the store an buy some goodies for the next care package, meet my friend to drop off my car at the shop, *clean my car out before then, and then go work out. I feel like my days are either filled to the brim or completely empty. Today is definitely a full day and I should really get moving.


  1. Good luck with all your errands. Sometimes our body doesn't respond as fast as we would like it even when we're doing everything right.

  2. Hey there, hi there! Jewlz here. How long have you been back to working out? I was reading an article from a weight lifting magazine and it was saying that if you are doing major calorie cutting and working out, that it can take 2 or 3 weeks for your body to adjust! :O That's just NUTS. But I'm curious if it's true. I mean, think about it... You had one good weigh in, one ok weigh in, and now it's slowed. And I am pretty sure you just recently started back to the gym. My gut is saying it's water retention from getting back in there and that your muscles are holding onto it for dear life. I say tough it out for a bit longer and maybe even up your fluids. If after that still no go, try upping your daily calories just a bit and see if that helps. But overall, I think you'll see something soon when your muscles have adjusted and it says ok, this is ok and I can let go of this! Don't give up and keep going!

  3. If you're doing EVERYTHING right, there's no need to hit yourself in the head for it. But I know what you mean, I've been there and I know the feeling. Give your body a chance to catch up and it will get there. Try not to stress over it because you know what they say, stress increases cortisol secretions, which can increases your appetite and your body will hold on to fats. You're doing awesome girl, keep it up! :)

  4. Yeah, what they said! If you are getting at least 30 minutes of activity a day and eating proper nutrition and enough of it weight will come off eventually. Try thinking about it like you are doing this to feel good and healthy and not to lose weight. Fuck deadlines! There is never an "end" anyway, just maintenance. Focus on that! And for God's sake, and mine, stop beating yourself up for completely acceptable and awesome losses.


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