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March 9, 2015 - Setbacks.

Monday, March 09, 2015


I'm not going to vlog today. I know I've been pretty good about keeping up with those weekly but I just don't have it in me at the moment.

Some of you know I've been sick since last Wednesday. Bad headcold and all that. I felt pretty icky and due to that I wasn't tracking much, wasn't eating much, and definitely wasn't exercising. I also got my Ladybiz at the same time so it was a doublewhammy of feeling like crap. I had started tracking again on Friday but I knew I wasn't hitting many of my goals. And we had a couple of days where I'd eat one small meal and then whatever dinner had been decided upon. I am aware that over the course of the weekend, most of what I ate had a lot of salt in it, and I didn't drink as much water as I should have been drinking.

I don't know if that accounts for the five pound gainback I saw on the scale this morning or not, but it really threw me off kilter. Five pounds? In five days? Could this be water retention or is my body really that set on being fat? I was NOT eating more calories than I was burning. I know it's not the worst setback in the world but I'm really just.. mad. I am mad right now. I'm mad that I got sick, I'm mad at myself. I know it's not healthy to beat myself up for this and I'm trying not to, but I can feel the self-loathing bubbling up.

This isn't what I want. I decided that I'd be back to Goal Mode 100% today and that just reaffirms it, but it's so much worse than I wanted it to be. I thought maybe at most I'd suffer a pound or two, not five. It really, legitimately hurt to see that on the scale when I have so much farther to go.

Sorry for the downer post, guys.

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  • XOSHAYXO
    awh don't beat yourself up. honestly it's probably just water weight from your period. that happens to me as well. and when my period is over I see the scale drop like 3 lbs. keep your head up we all have setbacks!
    1704 days ago
  • LALUPIP
    There's nothing more disappointing than seeing the numbers on the scale go up. However, between sickness, salt, and ladybiz, they are probably water weight. Here's hoping March starts to get better. This weather sucks.
    1709 days ago
  • NOLAHORSERIDER
    Hey, Everyone has those days!! But, that's when you just pick yourself up and take those baby steps to get going again! You can do this. Yes, 5 pounds sucks, but 10 or 20 sucks worse. Think positive. YOU CAN DO THIS!!!! I know you can. Pick yourself up and get going! Feeling like crap sucks too! I understand that. But you have to do it for YOU!! Start from the beginning. Remember NEVER QUIT!!!! Hugs... Hope you are feeling better soon! :D

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    1710 days ago
  • THEN_JENN_SAYS
    I've been sick since Thursday and I saw the exact same thing on the scale this morning - 5 pounds UP from where I was on Wednesday. I'm higher today than I was last Monday, which is tough. I know I didn't eat the best, but I still tracked everything and stayed within my calorie range every day while I was sick. It's super frustrating but we'll get through this!
    1710 days ago
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