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.