Thursday, November 18, 2010

Whiny Post

I feel completely discouraged about trying to lose weight.  When I do the "right" things--go on walks, go running, eat right, have extra calories left over at the end of the day, drink enough water, etc., etc. I either stay at the same weight or gain weight.  But then yesterday I was so busy that I didn't even really get to go on a walk and I ate more calories than I should have.  And I lost .2 pounds.  Aghh!

I feel frustrated.  I feel like I'm playing a guessing game.  I'm on the verge of feeling superstitious.  It's ridiculous.

Anyway, just popped in to say that.  Sorry for the downer post.  But this is really what it's like sometimes.  Perhaps too much of the time for me lately.

Lately I keep wondering if I should just give up and relax and let it happen at whatever pace it's gonna happen.  I know that sounds lame, but maybe it's for the best?


Polly said...

Well...I think that's one danger of comparing day to day. You could lose .2 pounds easily by going pee or whatever, or gain .2 lbs by taking a big drink of while it's necessary to weigh often to keep yourself accountable, you've got to look at the overall picture to measure your progress and you're doing great!

Janie said...

I agree with Polly. It's a bad idea to weight yourself every day. Why not weigh yourself once a week? Then you won't get so discouraged with the minute day-to-day changes.

Nic said...

You may be eating too little and your body is hanging on to every extra calorie. You shouldn't be eating below you BMR. Have you ever checked out this podcast?
I love their philosophy. It works for me.

I love your guys blog. It's motivation that normal, busy people can succeed at weight lose and living healthy. Keep up the good work!

Lisa Lou said...

I had a discouraging day too. I went to the doctor yesterday and found out I've gained about 8 lbs since my last visit 2 months ago. Not ok. And I just have been feeling sluggish and moody. Probably the Butterfingers I ate to cheer myself up didn't help. Nope. Not one bit. I regret it. Dang.

alee said...

Weight loss is kind of like takes a bit to see the effects. Stay consistent!

You have to realize that while what you do each day matters, it isn't going to necessarily reflect immediately on the scale...which sucks, I know. Just keep doing the right things each and every day :)

And I agree...maybe just for now it would be better to cut down on weighing to once or twice a week...more for mental sanity than anything else! I used to have my scale out in the bathroom but I put it away in the closet and now just get it out every so often to weigh myself...otherwise I would seriously step on it every time I went through the bathroom!

Good luck :) Those last few pounds are the hardest to get off, but you can do it!

Dorothy said...

I think you are right, Katie. It's time to focus on life, not the scales. Take a break from it (worrying about the weight), but not from your healthy habits. You will be fine! (And no, it's not lame. It's the emotionally healthy thing to do.)

emmalou said...

Ditto. The stress is totally gonna mess with your weight loss progress. It's kind of a downward spiral, so figure out what puts you in an upward spiral. Healthy is healthy is healthy. And worrying about a few pounds is not healthy. :)

Lauren said...

Boy have I been there! Just keep on doing the right thing...

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