Unhappy with weigh in

Friday, September 19, 2008

I need to feel the love today. Help!

This is the second week in a row with little or no movement on the scale (I lost .2 lbs last week and gained it back this week). This week, I was *absolutely perfect* about exercise and food--5 days cardio (maybe 6? I haven't looked back at my log), 3 days strength training. I have been on weight watchers, and stayed on plan for the whole week, with only a few (out of 35) flex points. I ate a nice balance of fat/carbs/protein, had my dairy, and drank lots of water.

My only thought is that I might be eating too little for the amount of exercise I'm getting now??? I fell below my calorie recommendations on at least one day this week (b/c I had used up my WW points, and I wasn't that hungry--go figure).

And, before you ask, no, I haven't lost any on the measurement front either. My jeans are still tight.

I do feel good. I feel healthy and strong. But, dang it, I shouldn't still be in the "obese" range and not moving anywhere when I'm being healthy and strong!
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  • JLITT62
    I've said it before, I'll say it again: weight loss isn't linear. You won't lose 1-2 pounds every week. Some weeks you'll gain; some you'll lose; some you'll stay the same. Take a look at the big picture: if you're following your plan -- REALLY following it -- the overall trend will be downward.

    But you probably aren't eating enough. Those flex points are there to be used. I usually don't eat them all, but I'll use anywhere from 25-30 of them a week.
    4269 days ago
  • MELONDY818
    Hey, sending you love. I know how it feels to follow your plan and the scales don't move. You have a lot to be proud of for staying with it. Feeling great is your reward.

    Keep up the good work, and don't get discouraged by the scales, sometimes they just like to be mean heads.
    4270 days ago
    I found this quote which kind of summed it all up!

    Be not afraid of going slowly;
    Be afraid only of standing still.
    4270 days ago
    Congrats on the feeling better. Lets look at this as working in stages, first you are working on a healthier lifestyle, this isn't only for weight loss but also your life. I know its hard not to use the scale as a progress meter but you can't. The increase in physical activity can also cause you to gain muscle mass. I'm not sure about the eating part, I've never done WW. I have been having a hard time on some days getting my calorie intake as well. Everything I read is this is bad, because your body goes into defense mode and harbors all the food you've taken in to sustain you, releasing nothing. But please don't let yourself get frustrated, we all have to take baby steps one thing at a time, You are feeling better which means more energy and a new lease on what you can accomplish. Look forward and you will see the new you! For some people the weight just falls off, for some of us others it takes time. This is the healthy way, and the way to keep it off. Hide the scale for a while, and focus on your new found energy, put it to good use. I'm here for you if you ever need me.
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    4270 days ago

    This is nursegirl2008. I completely understand what you are saying. I have experience it myself a few times. I used to do WW, and I think that you are right about eating more. I think you are supposed to add points, based on how long you worked out, and how intense the workout is. I could be wrong, but I believe that's how it works. Check with you meeting team leader just to be sure. I believe that once you get it all worked out, you will be just fine. I wish you much success on your weightloss journey. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    4270 days ago
    I hear you and hope you feel the love from me... I got on the scale too and didn't feel it moved as much as it should have - but we are always hard on ourselves and expect results quick... and it doesn't always work that way.

    Our bodies sometimes need time to adjust and if you aren't eating enough calories - that might be a problem too. You can get support from your WW meeting/leader too on this...

    Keep up the great work! Don't let the numbers discourage you - if you feel good then that's what matters... maybe put the scale away for a while (although I know with WW they do weekly weigh ins)... Just know that your work will pay off if you remain consistent. emoticon
    4270 days ago
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