Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Weekly Weigh-In: Ugh!

Happy Wednesday! It’s time for your weekly dose of accountability. Are you ready?

I was disappointed in my results this week. I’d peeked a bit, so I knew it wasn’t looking good. Then, today, it became official: I gained the pound I lost last week. *sigh*

I’m really not sure what went wrong. I looked back over my food log – that’s another reason why it’s important to track your food: so you can look back and see what went wrong or what you were doing when things were going right.

I went over my calories four days, but I was under three days. I didn’t go over by much except for Saturday, which is my “indulgence” day and I was actually watching it a little closer than I usually do because it was also my rest day for workouts. I really thought that the days I was under would cancel out my overage days.

I think the problem might have been my activity level. Although I worked out as much as usual, when I wasn’t working out I was very sedentary. There were several times when I thought to myself that I should get up and go get on the bike or the treadmill for a little while – nothing strenuous, even, just some movement. But, I didn’t do it.

So, I’m a little disappointed this week, but I’m holding onto the fact that this is the first gain I’ve had since I started my 12-Week Sprint to the Finish – and that’s saying something because I was getting really good at see-sawing there for awhile.

So, this week I’m continuing on with tracking my foods (and trying to be more consistent with meeting, but not exceeding my calorie goal each day) and exercising, but I’m also going to make a concentrated effort to make sure I’m staying active each day – even if that means I workout again later in the day.

I know I can reach my goals. It’s just a matter of staying consistent and not quitting.

What about you? How did you do this week?

This post is linked to Weight-Loss Wednesday.

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  1. Maybe it was the week . . .I gained 1.6 pounds last week.  I expected to stay even because I had a couple of days that I knew I went over my WW points but, 1.6 came as a shock.  I've tried hard this week to track everything I eat so we'll see what happens on Saturday!

  2. This is the part of the journey that can be tough.  We work hard.  We watch what we eat.  And then BAM- the scale tells us we "failed"  Now- more than eve-r it is important to ignore the scale and continue doing what you know works.  So many times in the past I would quit at this point because I thought "why bother"  I work this hard and then I gain weight.  It is frustrating and I am sorry.  From what I know of you from your blog I know you are going to keep on going despite the stupid scale!!  Again- thank you for being a role model for me and reminding me never to quit!!!

  3. Well, that sucks. :(

    Posting a 1.8 pound loss for me this week! YES! Happy, excited dance!!

  4. I did it! and exceeded it!! My goal was to lose 1.5 lbs, to get me to the lowest number I've seen since the babies were born, and I lost TWO POUNDS!! I stood on that scale and just admired the pretty number for quite some time this morning. :D  I'm so excited!  Now, I just have to get that excitement to translate to motivation to keep going instead of feeling like I need a break after that productive weight loss week. Here's to under 150 in 2 week's time (my next goal). 

  5. You can do this!  Read your last post about attituded and remember that you're doing the right things.  Keep doing them and your body will respond.  I'm working hard right along with you! 

  6. That's so awesome, Erin!  I know how that feels to get to a certain point that you haven't seen in a long time - so great.  Keep up the terrific work!  :)

  7. Ok, so sorry about the lb..but I agree consistancy will catch up with you, and it'll be back off in no time.  I actually lost 3 lbs this week!  So I'm back on track.  I am still amazed that just going over a little bit (not even eating willy nilly whatever I want all day), eating too late at night, and not walking on the elliptical wreaks such havoc on my progress.  And I'm also amazed that my thin husband seems to eat constantly and never do actual cardio...although he's very active, I admit.  But amazed or not, it's just true and I have to stick to my plan.  No excuses.

    I've also noticed that it seems like if I eat certain foods, like fried ones, even if they're in my calorie budget, they make me gain.  I'm learning (boo, hiss) that 100 calories from a banana is so much better for me than the 100 calorie snack cake.  So I will eat the banana until I learn to love it!  Ha!  Here's to happy scales next week!  :)

  8. Ugh! Gains stink, especially when you're really not expecting them. I hope
    we both have a better weigh-in next week.

  9. It is frustrating, but quitting is absolutely not an option. I've come too
    far to quit and if there is one thing this experience has taught me, you're
    never going to succeed if you quit. Too many times in the past that's what I
    did and now I'm discovering that I could have been successful a decade ago.
    I've wasted too much of my life worrying about my weight to quit now.

    Thanks for the encouragement!

  10. Yay! Great job! I'm determined to be doing the happy dance with you next

  11. Yay!! Great job! Isn't it exciting to set a goal and then exceed your
    expectations? You're right -- you can't let the make you complacent. Keep
    the momentum going so you can reach that next milestone goal.

  12. Oh, it's not stopping me or slowing me down -- okay, I guess, techincally,
    it did slow me down. Lately I've found that when I gain it just makes me
    that much more determined to lose the next week. Now, to do everything in my
    power to see that translated to the scale.

  13. That's a very good point about certain foods making you gain even if you're
    staying within your calorie budget. That very well may be what happened with
    me this week, since we wound up eating out more than normal -- two of those
    in the same day, the day before my weigh-in (once with Brian's parents and
    once with mine). Definitely something to think about.

    Way to go on your 3 pound loss! That's incredible! I just love those weeks.
    Keep up the great work.

  14. Kris-you are doing great! You have lost so much so far and I love that you are committed to sticking with it, adjusting your routine and doing whatever it takes to meet your goal.

    I lost three pounds at my weigh-in this week, for a total of 9 pounds lost so far. I am totally stoked about that, but not expecting to see that big of a loss this week due to "injury" (blisters on my feet from new shoes-not sure that counts as an injury, but man do they hurt!) which is keeping me from being as active as I want to be. Hopefully by carefully tracking my caloric intake, though, I will still lose a little. I would love to get to that 10 pound mark. My goal for the month of July is to lose 10 pounds so I really need my feet to heal so I can get with it!

  15. Way to go on a fantastic weight-loss! Hoping that your feet heal quickly so
    that you can keep your activity level up. I know that's got to hurt.

  16. Don't let that 1lb. get you down! You are great at this and you never know what next week will bring if you keep up the great work!
     I have had a couple weeks where the scale didn't move much. Last week I stayed the same but the day after my "weigh-in" I was down 2 lbs. Lately I try not to weigh myself every day but this week I have been because I can't believe my eyes! It's like the pounds melted off this week. Must be making up for lost time or something. I am down 4 more lbs. A total of 27.6 pounds lost.

  17. How frustrating!  But I am sure you will do better next week.  I love the reminder to stay is definitely something I need to do.  Thanks for sharing & thanks for joining Weight Loss Wednesday!

  18. Weigh-in as of Friday (the 8th):  lost .8 pounds since last weigh-in, 6.6 pounds lost since start of 12 week Sprint, and total of 39 pounds lost since I started!  Still struggling with eating habits this week as I'm feeling actually hungry a lot and reaching for not so healthy stuff.  Or at least stuff that itsn't as low cal as it should be to stay in my limits.  But so proud that I've exercised every weekday since we started this 12 weeks!  5 days a week!  That scale keeps flip-flopping up and down, though.  Would love to get it under 170 for good and stay there!

  19. Wow! Those are really great numbers! I know they're not yet what you'd like
    to see, but you've lost an average of 1.1 lb. a week since starating the
    12-Week Sprint. That's a good, steady weight-loss -- the non-drastic kind
    that tends to stick around. I hope you're sitting at 40 lbs. lost by the end
    of the week. I know that will be an exciting milestone to hit!

    Way to go on the consistency with the exerecise. Consistency equals results!


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