Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Weigh-In Wednesday: Need a Pep Talk?

I'm at the point in my weight loss where everything seems to stall or I gain for no apparent reason.  I didn't have much of a loss last week (only 0.6 pounds) after being really good all week, then I weighed myself on Thursday and was down another 2 pounds. Yeah me!  But, by Tuesday, I was UP 0.2 from last Wednesday's weight.  So I gained back the 2 pounds and then some - but I stayed within my calories on 5/7 days and on the days I was over, it was by less than a couple hundred calories.  It makes no sense to me whatsoever and I get discouraged and want to quit.

But I won't. 

I know I'm not going to pull the kind of weight losses like they do on Biggest Loser (Hello-was anybody else blown away by the Blue Team this week? Every single one of them had a double-digit loss!) but if I'm staying within my calories or barely going over, I feel like I shouldn't be seeing only 1/2 pound losses or even worse, gains. Somehow I managed to drop back down overnight, so I still have a loss for the week.  I just wish I was seeing more results at a faster pace, or at least at a steady pace.  I've been working on my weight loss and posting the results here for 2 months now and I'm only averaging 0.65 pounds per week. That's freaking pathetic, especially when I have My Fitness Pal set up to lose 1 pound per week.  (Any more than that, and MFP just defaults to 1200 calories which is only 40 less per day than I get now and any less than that puts my daily calorie goal lower than I think is realistic and safe.) Obviously I'm doing something wrong if I'm only averaging about 1/2 a pound a week.  I started really tracking my food/exercise about a month ago and I've had loses every week since then, so that part is helping, but I still feel like I have so far to go and that frustrates the hell out of me. (And before anyone blasts me and says they'd be thrilled to weigh what I weigh, remember I'm barely 5'2" so 148 pounds is A LOT on me and still at least 10 pounds more than what my "happy" weight has been.)

Here are this week's results:

Starting Weight (11-28-12): 153.6
Last week: 149.6
This week: 148.4
Change: down 1.2
Total change: down 5.2

This video was on Jaime's blog yesterday and I needed to share it.  I get so much encouragement and peptalks from you guys that I figured I could send you all one.

Now go out there and be awesome.  I'm going to fill up my water bottle and figure out tonight's run and dinner.  It's a start.

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