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Saturday, January 12, 2008

I am in tears this morning. My scale keeps jumping up this week. It read 159 and 159.5 today. I was too upset to give it its usual third shot.

I dont understand. I am working my butt off this week and eating half way decent....Calories and sodium were a little high yesterday but this incline has been happening for a week now. I am absolutely mortified. I feel like I have to starve myself or I am not going to lose anymore... and starving is not an option for me.

I am really really discouraged right now....I just feel like I keep trying and I don't get there. SOMETHING HAS TO CHANGE and I don't know what it is...
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    "I am working my butt off this week and eating half way decent....Calories and sodium were a little high yesterday"

    Alright, Kyla... You know how many times we have had this very conversation?? I need you to write this down, since you seem to have a tendency to forget ........AN INCREASE IN EITHER FITNESS OR SODIUM, 'WILL' CAUSE THE SCALE TO JUMP. THE FLUID RETENTION IN THE MUSCLES..I CAN DO 'NOTHING' ABOUT. IT WILL LEAVE AS SOON AS THE MUSCLES ARE DONE REPAIRING. THE SODIUM....THIS I 'CAN' DO SOMETHING ABOUT! SFJ TOLD ME SO!!! ((HUGS)):)
    4347 days ago
    Before you get really discouraged, how are your clothes doing?
    4350 days ago
    ;sodium was high yesterday'- so you know the answer. Sodium in larger than usual amounts makes a HUGE difference in weight. I was given a ham for Christmas, and an 8 pound ham will last me a LONG time. Every time I eat some of it (I cut it up into 2 portions size, so I can cook up a dinner and next days lunch, and froze the bagies) my weight goes up 2-3 pounds for 1-2 days. The ham was free, a nice friendly hog died so I could have it, and I really wish I knew somebody who loved to eat ham so I could give them some baggies! I hate what sodium does to me. But then 3 days later, my weight goes back down.
    Oh, well, what can you say?
    4350 days ago
  • FROLIC838
    Remember that your body is changing. Sometimes those changes won't go in the direction you want them to. Continue eating right and exercising and you will see results. Maybe you need to set the scale aside for a while and just focus on the process. We can get way too fixated on that number and not really see all of the wonderful changes that are happening in our lives. I speak from personal experience on that one. You can do this. You are doing this! Just believe in yourself!
    4350 days ago
    And, more muscle you have the more fat you burn. :) Perhaps your just buff!
    4350 days ago
    Remember, muscle is heavier than fat!
    4350 days ago
    Ugh, I feel your pain!! Make sure you are eating enough that your body isn't freaking out on you. If you don't get enough calories your metabolism slows down. It sounds like you are really trying to keep within your target calories, which is awesome! Maybe you are getting a visit from aunt flo soon? I always gain water weight around that time. Regardless, you are doing awesome, and you're totally on track, no matter what the scale says!! Keep up the good work!
    4350 days ago
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