Challenge Forum: About weight gain

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Jeld

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Posted: 31 Jul 2013, 22:42
So, I'm really giving this a go. But I haven't been exercising much the past few months (since I injured my hip) so it seems my body is getting used to exercise again. Point being, my body is making adjustments and the scale is going UP. Isn't this going to hurt the group as a whole or what is the popular opinion on this topic? I haven't weighed in yet, still hoping its going to do what it should, but I'm afraid I'm the kind of person who loses inches before pounds. Thoughts?

Jeld
Kathy Vanish

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Posted: 02 Aug 2013, 09:56
I hear you. My scale is refusing to budge as well, but since I have shrank clothing sizes and inches I know I am doing something right. My husband has noticed and I think I look better, but the scale insists on staying right where it is. I joined this challenge hoping I can get it to go in the other direction. I will support you, if you will do the same for me.
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Jeld

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Posted: 02 Aug 2013, 17:11
Absolutely! I just hope I won't bring the group down when my scale goes up!! Ugh. I've blown my diet today. I got stressed and have eaten up all my calories. I just added them in and realized **** its the middle of the afternoon and I'm over. Sad Oh well no sense beating myself up about it. Gonna get my butt on the bike and listen to some tunes and think about tomorrow. Yeah us!
Kathy Vanish

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Posted: 02 Aug 2013, 21:39
I have had days like that. I did pretty good today. I didn't get a chance to exercise, but I only went over my target RDI of 1200 by a few calories. I am hoping to get an extra long exercise session in tomorrow.
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Jeld

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Posted: 02 Aug 2013, 21:56
I decided to eat dinner and try not to worry about it too much. This is the first time I've actually documented everything going down the food hole when I'm not certain that I'm under. I ate some bad things and I guess its just another lesson. There just isn't any room for junky food. The numbers are too tight. After exercise I'm still over by a few hundred calories. I'm gonna rock it tomorrow
Kathy Vanish

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Posted: 03 Aug 2013, 09:17
That's the right attitude. I actually started to cry this morning when I weigh in because I haven't lost any weight in 3 weeks and I am trying to do everything right. When I go to dairy queen I starve myself so the calories work out. I am trying to exercise but really have no energy anymore after I do everything I need to get done. I go from the time I get up to the time I go to bed. I relax by going boating and fishing. I was swimming everyday but this cold front has ended that. I just don't know what to do.
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Jeld

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Posted: 03 Aug 2013, 11:17
I have done up a chart with measurements. So in addition to my weight, I have waist, hip, chest, bust, thigh, upper arm, lower arm, then waist to hip ratio, my resting heart rate, my fat percentage and then a breakdown of how much of my weight is fat, and how much of it is lean tissue. Sounds like a lot right? I think this will give me a better picture of my progress than just my weight.

As for exercise, I have tried many different things. I was going to bootcamp and I LOVED IT, but now its too hot and we aren't doing any classes. Besides, I think I'm carrying too much weight and its doing more harm than good. So, now I'm getting in some cardio on my recumbent exercise bike, lifting some hand weights and doing some yoga. Put a movie on for the kids and work out. So far so good.
Kathy Vanish

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Posted: 03 Aug 2013, 11:26
Good job! I was doing zumba before summer started and my daughter loves to do it with me. She thinks she is just dancing. I was doing jillian michaels every other day and she would act like jillian and be my trainer. One day I was laughing so hard I couldn't do the exercises. Until this week we were swimming everyday but the cold front in PA has cooled off the pool.
Tomorrow is fresh with no mistakes in it.