Monday, June 14, 2010

Today, I Am Bummed

I really worked out a lot last week. Popped on the scale midweek and was thrilled to see four pounds gone already. Nearly a pound per day. Awesome!
Then this morning, I hopped on the scale, expecting to see a 5 lb or more weight loss to brag about this morning.
Ummm, no.

Make it one pound.

All that work, all the sweating, the pain...for one stinkin' pound. I'm trying not to be discouraged, but it hurt. It's not spicy burrito time, but I admit, because I'm working out, I'm really, really hungry. I've got the exercise stuff down for the most part, now it's time to tackle the diet. And not really what I eat, but how much and when. I'm definitely a nighttime snacker and a grazer at heart. I'd much rather eat a bit all day then sit down to three meals. Not sure what I'm going to change yet, but I'm working way too hard for a one pound loss.

Oh well, let's see what happens next week.


Erin said...

I'm sorry Sarah! That is so discouraging! I'm proud of & amazed at how hard you're working! Love you friend!

Anonymous said...

I just joined a gym and I feel your pain

But you need to remember that the scale is
only a small part of the equation ....

Do you have more energy ...are you sleeping
easier .... Are you in a better frame
of mind ...are your clothes less snug
and do you feel better as a whole

I think people focus on the number too much

and there are other factors that can delay
the number on the scale .... Totm - salt intake
or if you are like me my body changes faster
than the scale reflects. (my body will hild onto fat as long as it can). Have you had a trainer take your
measurements? This can help with scale shock once
you see that you are losing inches . Hope that helps


Terry @ Breathing Grace said...

Don't give up, Sarah! Look at the big picture. One thing is for sure, if you keep plugging away at it, the weight will come off. It's physics. It will come off.

The biggest challenge (and I face it, too) is not to get discouraged and throw in the towel thinking it's not working and not worth it. It is worth it.

Kelly said...

Sarah, don't give up, your hard work will pay off.

Jennifer M. said...

Remember you weren't going to count the pounds... just the dress sizes. I try to not look at a scale. Instead I try to stay focused on eating right and exercising (okay I kind of skip that part), and figure that the benefit is feeling better, building stamina and strength, and overall helping to change my body into something more healthy. The pounds are kind of beside the point, I think. They aren't a true measure of whether or not you're healthy.

Sarah R said...

I love all of you guys. I was feeling a bit discouraged but I didn't stop working out, I've been going nearly every day.