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Oh No, It's Back

Saturday, April 30, 2016

My fiance and I weigh ourselves weekly, I find it gives me more encouragement, as the scales are more likely to show a change after an entire week rather than just a day or two. That being said, I felt the complete opposite of encouragement last week when I found I had put on 0.8kg instead of losing anything. I think completely devastated and discouraged better describes my feelings, in fact.
I injured my foot the previous Saturday, so on that Sunday's weigh-in, I had still lost, but for the entirety of last week I had to stop my Zumba classes and was relegated to I think it was 3 or 4 days of exercise and even that was only pilates, yoga and a modified body balance class. I managed my first body pump class, which was exciting, but that is weight-based rather than cardio, so it was nice and easy on my foot.
Apparently that whole week was nice and easy on my weightloss too, because when I stepped on that scale, I saw almost a kg MORE than the previous week and I died a little inside. I don't know if it was the lack of exercise, or the fact that we had a night at the local Indian restaurant (which I tracked, allowed for and still didn't go over my calories), or perhaps even the fact that I struggle immensely hard usually to make it UP to the minimum 1280 calories and usually fall 100-200 short.
Whatever the cause, the result has left me disillusioned and depressed all week, with an overwhelming feeling of "why bother". I think I'm sticking with everything at the moment out of sheer stubbornness and the fact that I actually really enjoy my gym classes and have a 12 month membership to use even if I didn't.
My fiance keeps telling me it was a minor setback, I keep telling him it's horrible that if I don't do a minimum of 2 hours at the gym every day I put on weight. And this is what's at the core of my misery I guess. I feel like unless I do a ridiculous amount of working out (and yes, I have been spending 2 hours a day at the gym lately), I will get nowhere and consistently put on weight until I can no longer move and have a heart attack or something.
My imagination may be a little in overdrive, but that's where it's going right now and these thoughts really, really suck.
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    And, no matter what the scale says on your weigh in this week, know that you are healthy from your diet and exercise efforts. No matter what the weight, you will become fit if you keep it up ^_^
    1812 days ago
    I know how you feel! Even though I've been adopting a healthy lifestyle mentality to my weightloss journey this time, there are still moments when I feel trapped in "diet" hell again. But my obsessive thoughts pass and I hope yours will too.
    1812 days ago
    Thanks for sharing. I too had a setback despite staying within my calorie range and keeping active. I am telling myself that I am still living a healthier lifestyle and feel better daily. Hang in there. You can do this!
    1812 days ago
  • JCLJR4547
    1812 days ago
    Not every weigh in will be a win, you can't change it so adjust and move on
    1812 days ago
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