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Ugh! (again)

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Sorry, if you don't like reading complaining on blogs, because this is going to be one full of them!
So here I go again, gaining instead of losing and I don't know WHY!! It drives me completely crazy to get on that scale and see it going up, when I'm doing the things where it's supposed to go down! When I stop and figure out how many calories I need to be eating to gain two pounds, the math doesn't add up. I am pretty consistent with tracking my food and have been doing it for 10 years, and YES it does get tedious and annoying, but I find it does help keep me in line with my calorie ranges. BUT, I know I'm not overeating by that many calories to gain weight! It just makes me want to give it all up and do whatever I want since the right things aren't working. Some days it doesn't bother me but most days it does. I'm getting to the point where it is an obsession, one that is constantly on my mind. I don't think it's ever good to obsess so much about anything, but this really weighs on my mind, no pun intended. I wish I had an answer :(
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    I realise this blog is super old and you may not be struggling with this anymore but I also tracked religiously for 10+ years and was taking various meds and kept gaining. Turned out I was chronically undereating!! I upped my calories by over 1000 calories (to 2300) for about a month and then reduced from there over time and no longer restrict for longer than 12 weeks at a time. This is actually working for me so might also work for you?? emoticon
    273 days ago
    I hear you.....It is very discouraging when that happens. And for me too ....but not sure what the answer is.... emoticon
    565 days ago
    You see there is something going on and it's not working, why not do something different? Sounds like you are in a rut-routine and maybe something new and different can help. You've got tons of sparkpoints, so you have been here long enough to know where to look for options. Besides, I didn't think there was anyone here more OCD than me. Just keep going!
    565 days ago
  • COOP9002
    Stay the course. You are making a difference in your life. Sometimes the scale does lie.
    565 days ago
    Thanks for sharing. I too have been in your same situation. Seems like for every 3 steps forward you take 2 back. I’ve added daily meditation to my health plan and it has helped me tremendously. Don’t give up on yourself. You deserve a healthy life.
    565 days ago
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