Sunday, September 19, 2010
I'm worried, I was at 151.4 this morning. Yesterday I was 150. I know I didn't gain that much fat over night but the thing is, I used to bump up to 147, now it's 151. I'm still doing everything I'm supposed to do. I still have all my healthy habits, drinking my water, eating 5 servings (at least) of fruits and veg. everyday. I track everyday. I exercise as much as I can, difficult since school has started and I am back at work and my class has started, but I do as much as I can. I also wear my step counter everyday and get as much movement in as possible, 15,000 steps almost everyday.
I want to go back down but it seems so much harder to hold my calories down to 1300 like I was doing when I was losing. It feels like my body is determined to put weight back on me. What really worries me is my pants feel maybe a little tighter in the waist? That's where I always gain first.
It's very discouraging to feel that you are doing everything you should but your weight is still creeping back up. What exactly do you have to do just to maintain? Never eat anything good? Scrub every bit of sugar or processed anything out of your diet? I'm eating better than I ever have in my life, so what do I do now? I have no desire to go back to my old eating habits and not exercising, I don't want all that fat back.
What is the deal? Why is this so hard? I lost 40 pounds, no sweat, now what?
I did the 3 mile Walk Away the Pounds Boot Camp DVD this morning and I'm thinking about doing another 2 mile. I'm also taking a DVD to work with me in the morning, I think I have enough time before work to fit in a 1 mile walk. Maybe I can get some others to do it with me, I would love it if I could do a good 3 miles every morning but I already get up at 4:30 and I'm not getting up any earlier. After work I'm tired and I have to cook dinner and study but I usually get in a 30 minute 2 miler anyway.
Okay, I'm going to eat a little salad or something for dinner and get in a short workout before studying some more. Maybe things will look better in the morning.