Shannon Stacey

Going the wrong way

ACK. I gained 2.8 pounds this week. Since August 24th, I’ve gained back 6.4 pounds. I keep telling myself—

It’s natural to have some fluctuation.
My stress level’s been crazy.
My sleep pattern has been totally screwed.
Blah blah blah…

Basically, I keep giving myself excuses. And I’m already excusing myself for the long weekend. Going to camp and the extended family’s going to be there. Lots of munchies.

Come Tuesday, I’ll be kicking myself in the ass. Tracking. Eating breakfast. Treadmill. I can’t keep going backward.

How are you all doing?

8 comments to “Going the wrong way”

  1. Jennelle
      · October 4th, 2012 at 9:20 am · Link

    I gained 2 back this week and I know why it happened exactly and when. I think the most valuable lesson is exactly that: I KNOW. I didn’t know before and I certainly wasn’t willing to admit it. But now I know what happens when I choose that burger, those fries, that beer. I know what happens when I justifiably choose to spend an evening with out of state guests instead of going to martial arts practice. I actually have never felt as powerful before as I do now because I know what my choices result in. And even though I gained weight, it’s encouraging as hell.

  2. Sharon
      · October 4th, 2012 at 9:47 am · Link

    I haven’t lost any weight. However, I’m doing the elliptical machine thirty minutes three times a week. I’ve now added in the leg press machine for squats. And I finish the session with fifteen minutes on the recumbent bike.

    I think I’m going to have to add in exercise on a couple more days each week as well as decrease the amount of food I take in each day to see the scale go down. Boo.

  3. Kwana
      · October 4th, 2012 at 10:37 am · Link

    I need to give myself a good kick too. Good luck getting back on track.

  4. Lee
      · October 4th, 2012 at 1:35 pm · Link

    Not making a lot of progress, but I’m tracking all my food and trying :)

  5. azteclady
      · October 4th, 2012 at 4:26 pm · Link

    I still need to make time to exercise, but I have re-discovered that I need to eat more often. When I only eat once a day, my weight sticks, when I eat three or more times a day, it goes down a bit more each day.

    Also, while I don’t think it would work for everyone, I weigh myself every day, then average that into my weekly weight–so the days when I have a lot of water loss and the days when I retain water may give me ‘spikes’ in either direction, but the weekly average gives me a more accurate gauge of where I’m going.

    Only six pounds down, but all things considered, a baby step in the right direction.

  6. Tracy S
      · October 4th, 2012 at 6:30 pm · Link

    I’ve been the same for 2 weeks. Today I was down .5, BUT with my period starting any day, so in theory, I should see a 2 lb loss next week (as that’s how much I “gain” right before). Hopefully!!

    6.4 is not a huge slide–just get back on track on Tuesday–you can do it!! :D

  7. Katie D.
      · October 5th, 2012 at 10:05 am · Link

    Um, I haven’t weighed myself in a few weeks for exactly this reason. I know I’m up because I have been not making the best eating choices and haven’t been walking as much. I’m going to work on upping the exercise for sure this weekend as I plan on eating at least one really not as best as I can make choice meal this weekend. I will start weighing myself again on Sunday and going from there. I think I’m also going to buy a Crock Pot so I can start making healthier meals for the week on Sundays and packing leftovers for lunch.

  8. Carol
      · October 14th, 2012 at 3:15 am · Link

    Thanks for the tips ladies! I have to get back on track as well. I seem to fall off the wagon every weekend!

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