Starting Weight: 3/1/12 – 174.2 LBS
Over the month of February, I lost a lil weight, gained weight, and maintained that stubborn bigger number. I’ve gone to the gym two nights this week, haven’t eaten after 7pm almost every night, been doing strengthening exercises at my desk, eating almonds, yogurt, but alas the scale refuses to budge. I love my mom dearly but family members are horrible for giving you the real picture. She keeps telling me I look great, when I honestly just don’t feel it.
What truly is bugging me is that I'm not even slipping here or there and eating fast food. I can honestly say I work near a Mcdonalds, a KFC, a Pizza Hut, a Dairy Queen, Wendy's, AND Taco Bell and NOT ONCE have I ever set foot in any of them over the course of the almost year I've worked there. I can't even remember when the last time I had Taco Bell was or KFC or any of them. I've been taking the stairs, using smaller dishes for the slow churned (Less Fat) ice cream, eating serving sizes, even adding strawberries & other fresh fruits to my diet, with lil result. I even haven't been drinking soda...
There has to be something wrong here.
I have an idea of why the weight is just not coming off and it's something that I'm not sure how to even deal with. It could be that my birth control pill is keeping me at a constant bloat that is hindering this whole process. I constantly feel full even when I wake up and I have a nagging headache above my right eye that started about 2 months ago when I started the pill. I'm really not sure, but I'm going to keep on this pill for at least 6 months to see if the headache subsides and/or weight...I hope it's not the culprit.
It could be that I'm eating too much of the healthy fats like Avocado & almonds...They are fattening in higher volume. I could be exercising but just not enough to see results. I also can walk 2 miles at a high incline & about 3.6-3.7 speed and not break a sweat...perhaps I need to work out in more clothing...I sort of feel like that awkward cast member on The Biggest Loser who worked out all week, didn't' even do the temptation challenge, but still only lost a pound all week. Sigh...back to the drawing board.
I do feel like I can see a lil place on body here or there a more tucked in. I have a dimple in my thigh I didn't have a month ago. Perhaps I'm losing inches, gaining muscle, and the weight loss will soon follow?? I don't know. Starting next week I'm going to be taking pictures to see the progress because the scale just isn't cutting it.
When you've lost your way on a diet, What brings you back?
I'd love to hear...