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Sunday, 16 January 2011

Weight loss (or trying to) sucks

On the bright side...
 Today we went to Asda for groceries and as we were coming out of the store it was raining really heavy. We were parked at the furthest reaches of the car park and - not wanting to get wet - we sprinted to the far end of the car park and I was barely out of breath! Normally I'm a bit puffed out just pushing the trolley all the way down there. In fact I was beating Andy at one point! Now that's progress! 

The not so bright side...
The rational side of me understands that 2 weeks ago I can't really have lost 16 pounds of fat in a week, but the irrational side of me is feeling a bit cheesed off that I haven't lost any weight since. Of course the rational side of me also understands that because most of that 16 pounds was probably fluid, I have to lose nearly 16 pounds of fat before I can start registering a loss. But that doesn't mean I have to like it!

Last week I stuck to the healthy eating plan and gained a pound. This week I've stuck to it and (just over half way through the week) I still haven't lost any more weight. It's getting soul destroying now!


Jennifer said...

Don't let it get soul destroying. Between April and November of 2010, I lost 30 pounds. Since November I have been bouncing around 4 pounds gain or lose every week. I can't seem to get past those 4 and I really want to lose 10 more. It feels like no matter what I want, my body really wants to be the size it is right now. Last year at this time I was hopelessly depressed about who I was, where I was and what I looked like. This year I am trying really hard to have positive mental conversations and not get too mired into the number on the scale. Don't give up on yourself...every day counts, every good choice'll get where you want to be! Didn't mean to write a novel...{hugs!}

Adori Graphics said...

Thanks Jen. You know so far I have managed to stay rational and tell myself that once I've lost 16 pounds of actual fat I will start to register a loss. It's just so disheartening though and I don't know how long I can go on just telling myself this...before I lose heart completely. It's just so frustrating!

I know what you mean about people who stay at a certain weight despite your best efforts and I sometimes wonder if that IS the weight that you're supposed to be. But at MY weight I am totally sure it's not the weight I'm supposed to be LOL. In your case though it might be :)

Best of luck with it Jen - just keep sticking with it and we can both have a much healthier 2011! Congrats on teh weight loss too!

Amanda @ My Healthy Frugal Home said...

Don't weigh yourself mid-week! Wait til your normal weigh in day. I'm doing fortnightly weigh-ins to see if that keeps me motivated.

Once you're feeling up to it you can up your activity levels and you will see a difference. Remember it's not just the weight that matters, the inches and health benefits matter too.

Don't be disheartened as the weight will come off. You aren't alone.


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