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1/8/10 - Disappointed with Weigh-In

Friday, January 08, 2010

I came back to my Spark program this past week after taking a two-month break. In that two months (and the holidays!) I had gained just under 1 pound. I weighed in on January 1st, ready to start the new year and get back on program. This past week, I have stayed close to 1200 calories a day most days and have already burned over 2000 calories in cardio. I expected to see something of a loss on the scale! I kept telling myself, all this hard work and sacrifice, it will be worth it when you weigh in on Friday and see the number going down again!

I am sore, I am tired, I am hungry... and the scale gave me the EXACT same number today that it gave me a week ago. I maintained. Yes, I should be thankful I didn't gain anything. But in my two month break, I binged most days, I did not make very healthy choices and I did not do any cardio. In that time, I barely gained a pound. Which tells me that I could quit the binging or just cut out the junk and maintain! I don't need to practically starve myself and work out everyday to maintain!

My mom lost 4 pounds this week. I had hoped to lose at least a pound. She may be eating as little as I am, but I know I am working out so much harder. I don't know what to do... maybe I will just keep exercising and just not eat junk food and sweets next week... maybe that is really all I need to do.

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    Make sure you get enough calories to balance out your exercise so your body doesn't go into "starvation mode"! I had that problem all last week. GRR!

    You'll get past it! Keep it up!!
    3813 days ago
    First of all congratulations on your weight loss, that's such an accomplishment!!! Don't be discouraged. I agree with the other post, muscle does weigh more than fat. More than likely you did lose muscle during the past two months. Take it from someone who has been on the weight loss roller coaster before. I have lost 30+ lbs. two other times. You quit excercising, that weight will slowly creep back on. Muscle burns more calories than fat, and your metabolism will slow back down. I am new to SP, but I feel it is a much healthier way to lose weight than what I have done in the past. If you are at your goal weight I think it is quite possible to maintain with exercise and avoiding sweets, or at least eating them in moderation. Keep up the good work.
    4032 days ago
    It could also just be a fluke. Maybe you need more calories if you are exercising more and your body has gone into starvation mode, hoarding those pounds. You could do the exact same thing, step on the scale next week and lose 5 pounds. It's important to just concentrate on how you feel versus what the scale says. Do you feel better physically, emotionally since you started back on the strict program? Some questions to think about:-) I wish you much luck with your journey!
    4033 days ago
    GOSH! Be thankful!!! One lb over two months of binging?????You are one fortunate lady. Take your gift and keep going. emoticon
    4033 days ago
    try to stay away from white foods including flour, bread, cauliflower,pasta made with wheat flour, can substitute flax seed bread, manna bread available in health food stores and I have a recipe for microwave flax seed bread, if interested.

    Remember muscles weigh more than fat, so if your exercising for directed mostly, at the muscles, that could be your answer, why no lost, this week, but keep up what your doing, and up your calorie count to about 1400-1600, if you could feel comfortable about doing that, because you don't want to send a message to your brain that you are starving yourself, or it will kick into gear and scream, feed me, feed me, and you might, so please be careful. Also, remember with God's help and direction all is possible,. I read His book, especially when I want peace from turmoil, in my head. lol

    Hugs Linda
    4033 days ago
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