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Deficit = Plenty... Loss = None

Monday, July 19, 2010

Okay, a bit of a rant here. Over the past few days my weight has been creeping up. I am now almost up to the weight I started with about a fortnight ago. About a pound off it actually. I got myself down to 216, but now I'm up to 220. I realise weight can fluctuate due to water or other factors, but this is getting a bit discouraging now.

On many days I had a 1000-calorie deficit, sometimes much more. A couple of times I let myself down a bit and had only a few hundred for a deficit but overall I should be losing. If I can say one thing first, it's that my diet isn't great. Until late September when I go to university I'm staying back with family. I don't have a lot of money. I'd prefer to buy my own food but I'm not really in a financial position to do that.

They buy junk food galore. Sometimes it's very difficult not to have any junk food. For dinner I usually have some kind of meat and potatoes meal. The meat is usually grilled which is good. I usually have a bit of veg on the side like green beans. I have been trying to exercise and go to the gym, and despite the fact my diet hasn't been great, I should still be losing weight if there's a deficit, right? One possibility is that I'm gaining muscle, but I'll come to a decision about that when I next get the tape measure out.

I hope my efforts start feeling like they're making a difference soon.
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    3877 days ago
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    This journey IS never-ending and there will always be new hardest parts to endure. So try to keep a running list of the skills that you learn along the way so you have something to refer back to when you get side-swiped by life. One doozy tip that really helps me is FEAR is meant to motivate not constipate! So stop letting your fears hold you back. Instead, tackle the things that you fear because it will give you a huge feeling of accomplishment and really boost your confidence. And, be honest with yourself. We all have fears. Identify them so that you can tackle them.


    I have bad anxiety as well. And I know all too well how much you can miss out on by letting your fears get in the way.
    3880 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/20/2010 10:23:22 PM
    Thanks a lot for your tips guys. :) I'll certainly try asking my parents about it, but my mother must have said "This week, we're all going on a diet" about twenty times this year. (I wish it was more than just a slight exaggeration, but she's probably said it nearly that many times...)

    I always appreciate your comments and I can't wait until we've all made it through this journey. Even if it's a never-ending journey I'll be glad when the hardest part is over and I'm happy with myself. emoticon
    3880 days ago
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    Funny! Your favorite creature is the one I am most terrified of! Ha!
    Be patient with the process. If you are tracking your food, aiming for five fruits and veggies a day, drinking the water and getting atleast 15 mins of exercise a day...you will see results. Be kind to yourself and accept that this will not happen over night! emoticon
    3880 days ago
    I hear that about mucsle alot thats what everyone tells me, I do look different but my weight has not changed a lot, watch out for your calories being to low, that can backfire on you, you can have the same calories as someone else and if they are not healthy your body will use them differently, you are not going to use a candy bar the same as your body would use a pear, parents for the most part want to see kids happy so maybe if you let thyem know just how important this is to you they would be more than willing to help, maybe you can be a great role model and help them change for the better. emoticon
    3880 days ago
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