So, my weigh-in? Frustrated is not even the word this week. I gained. Almost 2 pounds. It’s crazy. Last week I thought the problem might be hormonal fluctuations, but two weeks in a row? Doubtful.
It’s so frustrating and I know it has to be getting old for y’all to read. When I was consistently losing 1-2 pounds a week, I felt like I was at least encouraging. This plateau is just starting to sound like a broken record to me.
I hope that it’s at least encouraging in the fact that, though I’m frustrated, I am absolutely, positively not giving up. When I started this journey, I didn’t really think I could be successful. Now, I know I can reach my goal. I just have to keep going, even when it’s frustrating.
I’m going to get back into my bodybugg account and make some adjustments to my program. I may need to decrease my calories. I know they also have some information on getting over plateaus, so I’m going to re-read that.
I guess I’m also going to go back to tracking my food diligently. I guess I’m going to have to come to terms that I’m going to have to continue to do that at least until I get to maintenance phase. I can do that.
I think the most frustrating thing about gaining is that, even though I haven’t been writing down all my food, I feel like I’ve been very conscious of what I’ve been eating. I could understand maybe staying the same, but gaining means that I’ve been consuming more calories than I’ve been expending and I really, truly don’t see how that’s possible.
My activity level has been very high and my eating patterns have been consistent with what they’ve been all along.
Oh, well. Time to quit whining about it and get busy doing something about it.
What about you? How are your weight-loss efforts going?