Weekly Weigh-In: Ugh!

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Weekly Weigh-In

Happy Wednesday! It’s time for your weekly dose of accountability. Are you ready?

I was disappointed in my results this week. I’d peeked a bit, so I knew it wasn’t looking good. Then, today, it became official: I gained the pound I lost last week. *sigh*

I’m really not sure what went wrong. I looked back over my food log – that’s another reason why it’s important to track your food: so you can look back and see what went wrong or what you were doing when things were going right.

I went over my calories four days, but I was under three days. I didn’t go over by much except for Saturday, which is my “indulgence” day and I was actually watching it a little closer than I usually do because it was also my rest day for workouts. I really thought that the days I was under would cancel out my overage days.

I think the problem might have been my activity level. Although I worked out as much as usual, when I wasn’t working out I was very sedentary. There were several times when I thought to myself that I should get up and go get on the bike or the treadmill for a little while – nothing strenuous, even, just some movement. But, I didn’t do it.

So, I’m a little disappointed this week, but I’m holding onto the fact that this is the first gain I’ve had since I started my 12-Week Sprint to the Finish – and that’s saying something because I was getting really good at see-sawing there for awhile.

So, this week I’m continuing on with tracking my foods (and trying to be more consistent with meeting, but not exceeding my calorie goal each day) and exercising, but I’m also going to make a concentrated effort to make sure I’m staying active each day – even if that means I workout again later in the day.

I know I can reach my goals. It’s just a matter of staying consistent and not quitting.

What about you? How did you do this week?

Do or do not. There is no try.

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Kris Bales is a newly-retired homeschool mom and the quirky, Christ-following, painfully honest founder (and former owner) of Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers. She has a pretty serious addiction to sweet tea and Words with Friends. Kris and her husband of over 30 years are parents to three amazing homeschool grads. They share their home with three dogs, two cats, a ball python, a bearded dragon, and seven birds.

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  1. Maybe it was the week . . .I gained 1.6 pounds last week.  I expected to stay even because I had a couple of days that I knew I went over my WW points but, 1.6 came as a shock.  I've tried hard this week to track everything I eat so we'll see what happens on Saturday!

  2. This is the part of the journey that can be tough.  We work hard.  We watch what we eat.  And then BAM- the scale tells us we "failed"  Now- more than eve-r it is important to ignore the scale and continue doing what you know works.  So many times in the past I would quit at this point because I thought "why bother"  I work this hard and then I gain weight.  It is frustrating and I am sorry.  From what I know of you from your blog I know you are going to keep on going despite the stupid scale!!  Again- thank you for being a role model for me and reminding me never to quit!!!

  3. I did it! and exceeded it!! My goal was to lose 1.5 lbs, to get me to the lowest number I've seen since the babies were born, and I lost TWO POUNDS!! I stood on that scale and just admired the pretty number for quite some time this morning. 😀  I'm so excited!  Now, I just have to get that excitement to translate to motivation to keep going instead of feeling like I need a break after that productive weight loss week. Here's to under 150 in 2 week's time (my next goal). 

  4. You can do this!  Read your last post about attituded and remember that you're doing the right things.  Keep doing them and your body will respond.  I'm working hard right along with you! 

  5. That's so awesome, Erin!  I know how that feels to get to a certain point that you haven't seen in a long time – so great.  Keep up the terrific work!  🙂

  6. Ok, so sorry about the lb..but I agree consistancy will catch up with you, and it'll be back off in no time.  I actually lost 3 lbs this week!  So I'm back on track.  I am still amazed that just going over a little bit (not even eating willy nilly whatever I want all day), eating too late at night, and not walking on the elliptical wreaks such havoc on my progress.  And I'm also amazed that my thin husband seems to eat constantly and never do actual cardio…although he's very active, I admit.  But amazed or not, it's just true and I have to stick to my plan.  No excuses.

    I've also noticed that it seems like if I eat certain foods, like fried ones, even if they're in my calorie budget, they make me gain.  I'm learning (boo, hiss) that 100 calories from a banana is so much better for me than the 100 calorie snack cake.  So I will eat the banana until I learn to love it!  Ha!  Here's to happy scales next week!  🙂

  7. Ugh! Gains stink, especially when you're really not expecting them. I hope
    we both have a better weigh-in next week.

  8. It is frustrating, but quitting is absolutely not an option. I've come too
    far to quit and if there is one thing this experience has taught me, you're
    never going to succeed if you quit. Too many times in the past that's what I
    did and now I'm discovering that I could have been successful a decade ago.
    I've wasted too much of my life worrying about my weight to quit now.

    Thanks for the encouragement!

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