Why is it so quick to put on,so slow to come off?
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
I have been Sparking for 2 years now. (Time flies!) I have had spurts of being very faithful tracking and exercising and staying in my range of calories. I have had others where I didn't track at all. In fact, I had a long period of time during these two years I was pretty much sedentary. I managed to only put back on 4 lbs. of the 13 I had lost.
So fast forward to 5 weeks ago. I joined Weight Watchers because my friend really didn't want to go by herself and we joined Jazzercise together. Long story short, I have not gone over my WW points once, I am also tracking here as well as the WW points and I haven't gone over my calorie range here at all either. I am staying in my range of proteins, carbs, fats etc. (a little low on the fiber sometimes) I am going to Jazzercise M,W,F and working my behind off! I wear a heart rate monitor and I am burning an average of 550 calories a workout. I love this class, I feel better than ever.
So what's my problem? In the five weeks I have only lost 5 pounds. One week I gained .2 pounds!!!??? It is so discouraging. I know slow and steady wins the race, and I know I am benefiting in more ways than weight loss, but I read blogs and see others lose at a much quicker pace. I don't want Biggest Loser numbers, I'd be happy with 1 pound some weeks but 2 pounds others at least!
I am not going to give up, but I wonder if there is something else I can do? I suppose I need to exercise 5 days a week.
Btw, my friend who got me to join WW and Jazzercise, doesn't track a thing, has only gone to Jazzercise 2 times (she hurt her back) and has lost 2 pounds to my 5!
I sure wish I would have a 2 pound loss next week!