Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Weigh In Wednesday

Weigh In Wednesday  

Blerg.

I feel like I've been hit by a truck today.  I'm exhausted.  I may have done a little too much yesterday.  According to the weathermen, we were supposed to have "torrential" rain showers yesterday.  So I decided to walk on both my breaks and my lunch break at work for an hour total since tennis would likely be canceled.  Then after work, I hit the gym with mom for some weights.  I kept waiting for the rain to come but it never did, so we had tennis after all.   Which, trust me, I'm not upset about but judging by how I feel today, I'm just completely wiped.  I may just walk at work today and that will be all for exercise and try to get my run done tomorrow.


And a double blerg goes to my weigh in.

I didn't even take a picture.  Far too depressing.  I knew it would be bad.

192.   Up 2 from last week.  Not surprised in the least though.  Next week should be better since I've done really well so far yesterday and today.

And as if I didn't want to depress myself even further, look what I've noticed.


That would be one whole effing year of weight bouncing around the same numbers (between 186-194).

So so so sick of this.  Why was it so easy to lose at first and now so #$%$%@#^ hard.    I am closerthanthis to considering getting a personal trainer and going to a nutritionist.  Maybe I need to write to Chris and Heidi Powell.  /sigh

Has personal training or a nutritionist helped any of you?  Am I on the longest plateau in the history of plateaus? (because it sure as hell feels like it)

39 comments:

  1. 2 lbs is not bad at all!! You've already lost so much--you'll see those go away very soon. Plus, it was your BIRTHDAY! Come on girl, gotta have fun on your bday!! You did do a lot yesterday...taking it easy today sounds like a good plan! You got this!

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    1. Thanks hun. You are right. I know that, it's just still so damn discouraging!

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  2. I totally know the feeling. I have constantly hovered between 160-170 for the last year. NOTHING I've done has helped. I am hoping that doing T25 will cure that. I will be so excited to see the 150's!

    I agree, take it easy today and let your body refresh!

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  3. So take a second and look at your before and after photos. You have come SO FAR!!! Two pounds is a drop in the bucket on this journey!

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  4. Girl I know you're not happy with the gain but holy moly, your exercise yesterday... you HAVE to be so proud of how you've incorporated that into your life! Truly amazing! Take it easy today... sometimes our bodies just need to rest, don't feel guilty about that one bit!

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    1. Aww thanks Erin and I am! As tired as I am today, I know I kicked major boot-ay yesterday!

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  5. I've also been bouncing around the same weight for a quite a few months! It's rough but focus on how far you've come! You have a lot to be proud of. My problem is my eating habits - I know what to eat and how to do it but I ruin my progress on the weekends.

    It might be beneficial to seek out a registered dietician (not a nutritionist - less regulated, no formal education) to help you calculate your calories/macros. One thing that seems to work when I follow it is IIFYM - If it fits your macros. Focus on getting the proper amount of carbs, fat, and protein for your weight loss goals!

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    1. Yea, that may be a good option too. I think my eating is "ok" but I know I need to work on portion sizes too. Thats a big one for me. Good suggestions, Heather!

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  6. I know it is hard to look at the big picture, but everyone is right - you have made incredible progress. You are inspirational in the way you work hard and don't throw in the towel. People like you help me to not throw in my towel :)

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    1. Aww thanks Anna! Yea I'm not giving up. Just having one of those meltdown moments when nothing seems to be going in the right direction LOL

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  7. I hired a personal trainer. I love it. Thing is you still hit plateau's. I have been basically the same weight for a month. That being said my clothes are falling off, so I'm losing inches. Maybe focus on that instead of pounds? I will say my trainer keeps thing interesting. He changes stuff up enough that I don't get bored. My A1C was 7.7 when I started (very very bad) and now its 6.2! So I'm making progress, just not on the scale ( I think they are Dark Side creations!).

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    1. That's true for sure! Glad you've found success with the trainer! That's definitely an option for me!

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  8. I hired a coach for my first tri and it helped. I think it's good to ask for help when you need it. Most personal trainers are well versed in nutrition, so it sounds like it would be a great fit for you to beat this plateau!

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  9. You're definitely killing it with the workouts! We both had a gain this week.

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  10. Have you read The Calorie Myth by Jonathon Bailer or listened to his podcast The Smarter Science of Slim? He has a lot of good information, especially about set point.

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    1. No, I haven't but I'll definitely check those books out!

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  11. With all the exercise you've been getting, have you considered the possibility that you're loosing fat, but gaining muscle? Do you ever do your measurements? I ask because the last few pictures you've posted definately look slimmer, so I think there's a real possibility that you're loosing "bulk" but not "weight".

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    1. Yea, take measurements once a month. Only seeing a slight difference there, not as much as I would have hoped!

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  12. Sorry about the gain :( It sucks to see one on the scale. This week we're both going to do awesome!!

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  13. I'm right there with you on the longest plateau of all time. I'll post updates every so often on our nutritionist, but since it's only been 4 days, I don't want to jump the gun.

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    1. Yea, I'm definitely interested to see how you are doing with your nutritionist. Chris is on board with me getting a trainer, I've just been hesitant to drop the money. I want to try to see if I can break through this my way first, know what I mean?

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  14. It is never a bad idea to shake things up diet-wise. I helped my husband lose 110 lb by being his diet coach, and every 20lb or so, we'd try another plan (lower the carbs, eat more often, intermittent fasting). That would eek him past every plateau. I wouldn't pick a trainer--I'd worry about the food rather than the exercise.

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    1. Ahh that's a good idea. I do need to look into some of those but with my Anti-Phospolipid Antibody syndrome and the fact that I'm on coumadin, I can't really shake things up too much. I'd love to eat more salads but that's a huge no-no so I can only eat about 1-2 small ones a week.

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  15. I agree that shaking things up will probably help. Sorry that I don't know, but where do you stand on grains? Might want to try 30 days (hell, even 2 weeks) going grain free (which is different from gluten free), and see how you feel...I bet the scale drops too. :) check out marksdailyapple.com, and hit the 'start here' button up top. Just an idea! :)

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    1. Yea, that's a good idea too. I don't really eat too, too many grains other than Special K cereal and a turkey sandwich about once a week. I usually try to stick with chicken, pork or fish and veggies for the most part for meals.

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  16. The thing that can be frustrating with a trainer or nutritionist in term of weight loss is that they probably won't tell you anything you don't already actually know thanks to all of the information at our fingertips these days, but they may actually help in terms of accountability and applying the things we know we should be doing. I didn't find the nutritionist/dietitian helpful when I've used them because all of the information was something I'd heard before, but the trainer did help in terms of accountability because I knew I'd be seeing her often enough that she'd be able to tell if I wasn't staying on track! You've come a long way, but I know all too well how frustrating it can be when things stall out even though you're doing everything "right". Hugs!

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    1. And that is exactly why I'm hesitant too to just go ahead and do it! Well said!

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  17. Your missing the fact that you've come a long way, and have been able to maintain your weight loss! So many fail to do this...you are a success!

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    1. Hey, we all need reminders...have you checked out the Nerd Fitness community yet? The message boards over there have a lot of great people that could help out...

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    2. I'll have to do that. Is that a 'pay to participate' type of thing though?

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  18. Wow that's a lot of steps/activity! And I'm with you on the blegh about the plateau. Not to be a one-upper (especially not on this one) but I'm rapidly approaching my TWO year mark on this stinking plateau. So when you find the answer, let me know!! You're doing awesome and I think you're still looking better, maybe your body composition is just changing. Until the scale moves again, keep focusing on those NSV's and never, never give up!

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