Shiningmoon2165's Journal, 24 January 2009

Ok, I am frustrated now. I just don't understand why I am gaining weight instead of losing weight. I am eating right, balance of veggies, fresh fruits, whole grains, lean proteins etc. .... exercising 3-4 times a week. Shucks, yesterday I worked out for about an hour then we took advantage of the nice weather and took a walk for a little longer then an hour.

The only thing I can think of is perhaps I haven't been using the bathroom everyday. During the last week I've been drinking a "get regular" tea every other day or so and it seems like on the days following drinking the tea (the days I actually use the bathroom) I am down... a lot, but then the next days I start gaining again.

That is frustrating too! A friend told me the other day that my body is going through a majior shock, she said, (which I didn't know before) that sugar acts like a laxative and I've taken most of it away and replaced it with good foods and it would just take my body awhile to get used to it.

Well, it's got to start coming off. I am going to do it for another week and if it doesn't start coming off I think I am going to switch to another "diet" or lower my points. For the most part I've been keeping within my points and in fact have a point or two left over. I hope I don't have to change becuase I really like this plan, it doesn't feel like I am on a diet and that is why I like it so much but... after two weeks (tomorrow being the start of week 3) I should be down more then .6 pounds. Vic has been on the same plan with me and has gone from 225 to 207 so... what's up with me??
184.4 lb Lost so far: 0 lb.    Still to go: 39.4 lb.    Diet followed reasonably well.

Diet Calendar Entries for 24 January 2009:
1495 kcal Fat: 53.32g | Prot: 66.26g | Carb: 225.30g.   Breakfast: cheesy egg burrito, strawberries, banana sliced, cool whip. Lunch: lavash, peanut butter, grape jam. Dinner: shrimp, plus angle hair barilla, roma diced red tomato, brummel & brown, Balsalmic Vinager Vegetable Blend. Snacks/Other:  fudgesicle, weight watcher cookies, chai tea, xylitol, Graham Crackers (Plain or Honey, Includes Cinnamon), Semisweet Chocolate Chips, cool whip. more...
2942 kcal Activities & Exercise: Driving - 2 hours, Sitting - 4 hours, Housework - 1 hour, Skating - 10/mph - 1 hour and 30 minutes, Resting - 7 hours and 30 minutes, Sleeping - 8 hours. more...
on diet Weight Watchers   gaining 5.6 lb a week


First of all, great job with all the exercise! Second - PUT THE SCALE DOWN!! You don't need to step on it every day, and if its frustrating you, just don't do it! Another thing, with all this great exercise, comes great muscle, which weights more than fat. So you may be losing fat pounds, but putting on muscle pounds - just give it a chance, you can do it! 
24 Jan 09 by member: MomofTwoGirls
usually, it takes a little while for the ball to start rolling. If you're doing any kind of strength training, you're going to gain a little and even get a little bigger before that muscle starts burning fat. 
24 Jan 09 by member: kaye88
Well, if you aren't eating all your daily points every day, that could be your problem right there. Those daily points are the minimum you are supposed to be eating to help you lose weight. It sounds strange, but you have to eat to lose. It's like a fire, if you don't put wood on the fire, it stops burning. If you are exercising, you might need to eat your activity points too. Do you use any flex points? Cutting out points can make it worse, unless you have been eating your flex. Play with your points (vary the amount up and down). You just have to find what works best for you. It can also take a few weeks before you see the results of exercise on the scale. Good luck! 
24 Jan 09 by member: Suzi161


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