Thursday, April 29, 2010

Confession Post

Just some random thoughts about my struggle to lose 
anything the past few weeks . . . 

I haven't been following my diet rules very well. Blame it on stress, blame it on my busy schedule {which I brought upon myself}, or blame my lack of motivation.

I give up way too easily. If i get on the scale and see no improvement, I get discouraged, throw my hands up in the air and think, what's the point! It's hard to figure out why eating fewer calories and healthier options, and adding exercise to the mix do nothing to help you lose weight. It's as if the scale tells you that's not good enough, when you feel like you've done everything you could do with what time you had.

It is also hard for me to see a loss of 0.2 after two weeks of busting my butt and worrying constantly about calories and exercise... and then to see that - 0.2 turn into +1 three days later!!! How is it so easy to gain weight, and so darn hard to lose a measly pound???!!!

I have a hard time with the calories I'm allotted for the day. Somehow, some way I manage to always go over... maybe by 60 calories, sometimes by 100 calories. But regardless, I'm STILL eating LESS than I was before... so what gives?

My mind is all over the place lately... I am so busy running from one thing to another, from work to class, worrying about homework and work projects, due dates, scheduling conflicts, meetings... there's just so much on my plate right now, and I'm really stressed out. Maybe that's it. STRESS. I know on Biggest Loser they make a big deal out of stress being the enemy of weight loss, and boy am I a stress basket right now...

I have 30 pounds to lose, and I am struggling with 1 friggin pound... what the heck am I going to do with myself???

Anyone else out there having the same struggles?


  1. Why, you're going to rev yourself up, proclaim yourself to be better than some silly number and you're going to succeed!

    Don't fret. Stress? The best thing for it is adrenalin and melatonin, and the best way to get those babies going is to move some more and get some rest. Really push yourself to exercise every day until you're huffing and puffing. Tell yourself that it only counts if you sweat all the way through your panties! Then put everything aside (the world really won't come to an end) and go to bed early for several days. Catch up on your sleep.

    Hang in there! You can do it!

  2. Hooray for you, doing such a good job of eating less and exercising more! Could be that you've turned some fat into muscle. And we all know that muscle weighs more than fat. :)

    Keep up the good work! :)

  3. I can totally relate...and it is really frustrating. I feel like i am doing so good and then the time comes to get on the scale and it doesnt show what i am hoping. like this week i feel like i worked my butt off and i gained. its so frustrating. all you can do is keep going and trying. watch the stress cuz that does effect things and maybe sleep. I know getting enough sleep is crucial too...
    you are doing so good though....keep it up!!!