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I have busted my but working out and I know that changes don't take place overnight but I have been going hard for like almost 3 weeks now excercising every day - sometimes twice a day.
Last night was my weigh-in at TOPS after 2 weeks since our last weigh in and I could not believe my eyes when I saw that I was up a .25 of a lb.
I realize some of you will say....that it's not that much but seriously ***....I worked soo hard and NOTHING...NOTHING....Not even a single lb off of me. I even went so far as to measure myself to see if there were any differences and the only difference I found was my hips were down an inch. BIG DEAL...that's not enough.
I'm sooooooo fed up.
And to be honest I was pi$$ed at my weight loss group. At the beginning of each meeting we go around the room and say if we were up or down, and SHOULD normally be asking how each others weeks went. I said that I was down and it was CLEAR that I was quite upset about it (almost in tears) and not one single person stopped to ask how my week went, what I did, or to offer any words of encouragement. All they say is the same old "It's ok, tomorrow is the start of a new week". Well guess what - I don't wanna be sittin here 7 months from now saying the same old thing and still fat as ever. UGHHH I'm soo mad. AND I know that it's not up to them to make me change, or if I will or won't be successfull but for crying out loud....they are suppose to be my support group and I definately felt NO support last night.
Like *** do I have to do - eat veggies and carrots and salads only every day.
I hate my f'ing body. Screw YOU body!!!!!!
What is the difference from the first time around when I lost 50lbs. - I'm no longer smoking now and I'm hypothyroid. I swear this is some kind of punishment or something - doomed to be fat forever.
Sorry - I know I don't post in this section much anymore or follow anyones logs - I just needed to vent and I hope that you girls are ok with that. I know I can count on you girls for support!
First of all, you CAN and WILL shed this weight. You've done it in the past, and you are capable of doing it now. How are you feeling? I bet you are feeling pretty darn proud of yourself for being HEALTHY and exercising and eating right and STAYING IN CONTROL these last few weeks! Don't forget that! Numbers on the scale really don't mean EVERYTHING as they can and do fluctuate.
That said, I can totally 100% relate to how much it sucks arse to not see that # go down! It totally blows! That's what we have to 'reward' ourselves with since we can't reward with food... and then to be doing SO good and be so excited to see the progress, only to be disappointed? ugh! One of the worst feelings!
But remember how you felt just moments before stepping on that stupid scale... GREAT I imagine! Because you are doing WONDERFUL! There are all sorts of reasons as to why that # may not have gone down right now... I've been known to do exactly what you did, eat great and exercise a ton and GAIN FIVE POUNDS simply b/c it was at a point in my cycle where things went wonky. It WILL come off.
I mean, what's the alternative? Not work out? Not eat right? Because then you'll feel guilty, and likely gain... and six months from now thinking "if only I stuck at it I could be this much closer to goal... or AT GOAL!" I mean... you don't want to regret giving in now. Think about how you would feel at Christmas time this year if you stick with it... you could be so much happier with your body! It is totally worth it to stick with it.
I'm here for you, girl! I know the disappointment of doing such hard work and not seeing the progress on the scale. The important thing is that you're feeling proud of yourself rather than guilty or ashamed, and you are gonna stick with this. The weight WILL come off, it might just surprise you every now and again by how it chooses to fluctuate. Hang in there, I know it's frustrating. *hugs*
I am VERY proud of you though for all of your efforts... KEEP IT UP!
I just wanted to say Shannon that what you said about how I felt before I stepped on the scale and I realize I shouldn't let that feeling be deminished by the results that the scale shows because even if the number didn't go down, it was still benefiting my health.
I am proud of myself for my hard work and have continued to be and all I can do it continue to give it my best. Eventually it has to come off right? lol.
"and six months from now thinking "if only I stuck at it I could be this much closer to goal... or AT GOAL!" I mean... you don't want to regret giving in now"
this is soo true. I don't wanna keep looking back thinking about how far I could have come.
thanks again girls....I need that encouragement, cheer, and gentle reminder to keep going!
I think it sounds like you are doing a great job! 1 inch off your waist may not seem like much now, but it is progress! And if you have been exercising every day, don't be surprised if your weight goes up at first... Remember that muscle weighs more than fat. If you are exercising and building muscle, you're bound to gain a little at first, but that doesn't mean you don't look and feel better!
Congratulations, and I hope this week goes well for you... Keep up the good work!
Single and enjoying life for now. WTTC indefinitely.
you know that you gain muscle before dropping weight right? and that you gain more weight because the muscles are getting bigger! Just keep going! I assure you that you will loose the weight, and you will look FABULOUS!!!!!!
Man since this post got bumped I re-read what I wrote and the thing about 6 months from now blah blah has re-motivated me. I didn't even need motivation right now but really... it's like, I am DEDICATED 100% to hanging in this until Christmas. I mean, WHY NOT... it's not *that* long to do anything... and at the end of it, I will be THANKFUL that I did! It's so exciting to picture having christmas morning pics that I don't loathe! woo!
kari-- any updates on how you're doing? still rockin' the fitness & diet?
Shannon ~ Surprising how inspiring our own words can sound...it's just a matter of practicing what we preach! lol.
I did post a bit in this thread up top however I didn't update with how I have been doing.
Last weeks exercise seemed kinda slackish. It only worked out to ride my bike to work and home one day. I did 2 days of turbo kick. Missed my water aerobics because my car broke down again. I did do lots of walking friday night and I mean lots.
yesterday I weighed in and I was up 1.25lbs. Was I surprise - No. Because for 1 I didn't get all my exercise in. And for 2 I have my period and have been soo bloated and constipated. sorry if tmi.
On the plus side I did drink LOTS of water last week....so much that I kept having to get up each night to go pee....and that was pretty annoying.
But I'm still truckin along. Tonight I'm back to Turbo Kick but will have to tone it down a notch because I have an inflamed muscle in my foot(who knew it was possible) and impact only aggravates it more....plus my left knee is bothering me today. Darn knees...another BIG reason I gotta lose some of this weight...my knees can't handle carrying around the extra load!
Well that's my update...now I'm going to see how your weighin went!
hey, you're still maintaining SOME exercise even when your schedule doesn't go as planned.. and that is HUGE! I mean, how easy is it to be like "oh well, the car broke down... :goes to lay on the couch: " haha. That's totally me right there! Any excuse to not do it seems valid. So I'm proud of you for doing some, even if it wasn't all you hoped or planned for!
How is your food intake? You can lose weight with diet alone, but it will be limited and only in the beginning, but you can't really lose weight with exercise alone... it's best to do both. Is your food going okay? Maybe that's why you aren't losing?
for the water! eventually your body gets used to having so much and you won't feel like you're peeing as often! haha
How is your food intake? You can lose weight with diet alone, but it will be limited and only in the beginning, but you can't really lose weight with exercise alone... it's best to do both. Is your food going okay? Maybe that's why you aren't losing?[/b]
Yep you guessed it. Food is the problem. I wouldn't say I have been eating a lot of bad stuff rather I have been eating too much! I realize that though and I actually started bloggin my food intake again this morning. I'm going to blog it for a week and then evaluate it to see what I need to change (and what times during the day I struggle most) and then I'm going to attempt to really follow the weight watchers flex plan. I don't know if I'll be able to do it as I find counting overwhelming.....last time I lost 50lbs I never counted anything, only logged my food, so I think I'll see some great improvements just from doing that again!