Another weekly update, and still getting frustrated. Only a little bit of progress, still progress in the right direction.
Last week started VERY well. I dropped to 214 on my scale which is very good. Unfortunately it did not stay there. I went back up to 216, then 217 – for no real reason? I kept a calorie deficit. I worked out. I drank plenty of water. My body just revolted.
Friday I awoke tired and frustrated so I skipped the morning workout figuring I would go later in the day. The day was busier than I thought so the workout didn’t happen.
Saturday I had my weigh in. I lost a whopping 1/2 a pound. OK, still a loss, just very frustrating when you [seem to] do everything right, and not get the results you expect. The numbers show that I lost 3.5 pounds of fat, and gained 3 pounds of lean muscle – thinking this is really retaining water. (The Med Team scale is about 1 – 1.5 pounds less than mine.)
Driving back from Med Team, I had planned on going straight to the gym. I talked myself out of that 3 or 4 times. Luckinly I talked myself back into it 6 times. I still went to the gym and had a great workout. The scale didn’t change Sunday morning, I still feel better for having kept that commitment to myself! – A successful week overall. 🙂
Need to keep looking at the big picture and not focus too much on this one week.
Sunday was Lyndsey’s birthday and a day off from the gym and I was going to allow myself a cheat day. Woohoo… cake and ice cream here we come!
Tammy cooked delicious (hi carb) meals and I kept to decent portions, and enjoyed the day. Overall, calorie wise, I did well. Only about 300 calories over my target which still keeps me in line for not gaining weight. The carb count was another thing all together. They went WAY over.. 🙂 Back on track for Monday!
This morning I weighed in at the same weight (217) I have been weighing for the past 4 days. So, I have that going for me.
Today is off from work (holiday) and I slept in. Up at 8:30 then headed to the gym.
Had a great workout and right near the end, started to get a bloody nose. Again. more frustrations.
I was able to keep it “at bay” and it did not bleed heavy, so I stayed and finished with 30 minutes on the treadmill, taking it slower than usual.
Home, shower, doing a little work for myself, and having a good day. Yup, another bloody nose. This time it bled a bit more, but I was still able to get it stopped rather quickly. – turn on the humidifier and it is holding steady.
Looking forward to a better, more successful week!
So far (from Saturdays weigh in):
Total Lost: 42.5
Pounds to Goal: 40.5 pounds
If I use my scale, I am at 217, 41 loss and 42 to go to goal weight.
Until next time,