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I’m not going to dwell on this because to do so would undermine my effort.
Up .4lbs. Scale says 201 in today’s post spin weigh in.
It’s easy to get frustrated when the scale doesn’t comply with how much work you’re doing and how your body has been feeling. It was like, immediately on Monday morning I was up 5lbs and spent all week chipping back away at it. Total crazy-maker. I could feel it when I woke up, I felt heavy as hell. Sure it was probably water/fluid whatever, but I seriously wanted to scream. Part of it is the anticipation of getting under 200, but a lot of it had to do with some sort of embarrassment. Like that one number can punctuate or prove the work I’ve put in. Seriously, I worked out in one form or another every day this past week. Tracked ALLL of my food intake, was under my calorie goal of 1375, etc etc etc. Could last Saturday and Sunday really have ruined my week?? I had modest meals over the weekend, a few glasses of wine on Saturday, sure. Whatever it was I spent all week trying to get back on top. I’ve often wondered if our metabolic cycle is really something like 9 or 10 days. I think I’ve heard that’s even the frequency that Biggest Loser weighs in.
Maybe my perception is also a little skewed because I’ve been watching that show. Seeing women disappointed in themselves over otherwise great numbers. Maybe. But they also weigh a bit more than I do and live and breathe exercise – so maybe at it’s heart this is an unfair comparison.
The fact of the matter is that I feel stronger and leaner than ever, regardless of temporary body weight fluctuations.
Weight loss is a numbers game. Simply: You need to expend more energy than you take in. That’s the only way to lose. But it gets more complicated than that. To accelerate that loss you need to heat your body up via exercise. It helps significantly to stay away from metabolism benders such as alcohol and other toxins that are simply everywhere. Not only is alcohol basically sugar in our bodies (delicious, delicious sugar) thus empty calories (delicious, delicious empty calories) alcohol and other toxins slow our metabolism down and throw everything out of whack. Sodium too. I used to be able to eat a can of soup for lunch and lose weight, but I had a lot more weight to lose then and my body is too sensitive for that dose of sodium now.
Anyway, here’s my bottom line – I’m not going to give up. This is the point that has the potential to ruin people. They work and work, and when the number on the scale doesn’t agree, they lose it.
Not me. I’m buckling down. I will get to ONEderland, with hard work and dedication.
Happy Saturday, little babies!