Monday, May 9, 2011

Not a Happy Camper

I was so close to the 100 pound lost mark that I started weighing every day. 574. 574. 573. 574. Then finally 572. Yay! I trumpeted to everyone on SparkPeople, Facebook, etc. And what happens on my "official" weigh in day? I'm up three pounds to 575. A one pound gain since my last weigh in. And I couldn't even tell you why. I've been within my calorie range all but two days of the last nine - one was over by only 100 calories, the other by 400. So it's not like I binged. Not only that, but all the other weeks I've lost four to five pounds, I've had at least one day a week where I was a few hundred calories over.

I got on the scale, off, on, off, on. Then burst into tears. I know all the things to say: water weight, sodium intake, it's just one week, normal fluctuations. But it still hurts. I still feel frustrated. It was an emotional blow. I have feelings of wanting to give up. Like nothing I'm able to do is going to get this weight off. But then I shake my head and keep plodding forward. I'll be especially careful this week and try to stay on the low side of my range, if not a little under.

It just makes me want to cry. I'm so sad.


  1. *hugs* I know how much those scale numbers get inside one's head, and it is so discouraging when they turn on us. However, I know that you can keep on and get those numbers going downward again very soon! <3 ya, Morphy. :)

  2. Hey you did lose a hundred pounds! You reached 572 and very soon you will be below that!

    My weight bounces up and down without any real reason. I always LOG my lowest weigh in number even if it drifts upwards the day after.

    You are doing this!
    Congrats on hitting 100 down!


  3. Thanks for the support. It helps.


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