(Closed) Super-discouraged after two days of not tracking

posted 6 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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46670 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

You said it yourself. Weight is not necessarily linked to size. Muscle mass weighs more than fat of the same size. Don’t get discouraged.

You can make the choice to get back on the wagon  or dwell on your slip of TWO days!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

It isn’t easy. It took 9 months of being lazy after having my son to get my a$$ in gear and start losing weight. I was super dedicated and almost never went over my 1250 calorie goal each day. I lost 30 pounds in 12 weeks. I stopped focusing on the weightloss to train for a running race, and never quite got back on the band wagon after. The race was May 6. I started tracking again, but seemed stuck. I was hovering over 170 and just couldn’t get under it. I finally did and was sooo happy. This was last week – Thursday. I ate well and ran a lot over the weekend, thinking I would have at least maintained. I ran yesterday too, and even after a long run, I was still up 4 pounds. It’s like the last week never happened. It’s so discouraging because it took so long to get under 170 and I hadn’t been under 170 in at least 6-7 years! Now it seems so far away again.

But hope isn’t lost. I might still weight the same, but I’m healthier and stronger than I was a week ago much less a few months ago. I’m making better choices and am more aware. All of those things will last and carry over as I continue to lose weight.

Weighing yourself often can make you crazy. I always tell myself that I’ll be up 5lbs from where I was the day before, so I’m less disappointed if I haven’t lost. Just remember the scale will fluctuate a lot day to day and week to week depending on your cycle too. Also if I get really dehydrated, once I start drinking more water it takes almost 3 hours to flush out my system and get a more realistic weight.

There are so many factors, so just stay focused on your goal and don’t beat yourself up for not tracking or eating very well for a day or two or even longer. It’s not worth being miserable and prolonging your goal even further by getting down and continuing to not eat well or exercise. You can totally get back on track and keep losing.

 

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