Weigh Day (week thirteen)

So, here we are.  The moment I have been waiting for…and not in a good way.  After all of my personal celebration this week over the inches I have lost, the scale knocked me back into reality.

When I stepped onto the scale this morning (anxious to see if I passed my next goal of 275) I glanced down in shock and horror.  So, I moved the scale and tried again…and again…and again.  The numbers never changed.  277.8 this morning, which is 1.2 pounds UP from my weigh in last week.  Most of you can understand how frustrating that is…and I am trying *really* hard not to let it get me way down, but that is hard.  I am so upset, honestly.  I worked my hiney off this week.  I ate everything good, nothing bad.  I worked out at the gym four days, and at home/outside two days (today will make the third day of working out at home).  Sigh.

I am trying to convince myself that next week will be better (scale-wise, of course).  I keep repeating in my head that I have lost over 40 inches and that I am doing good, but it does not seem to provide any solace (right now anyway).

I knew this day would come, I knew it.  Now the real obstacle is how I  handle it going forward.  Usually I would give up, but I do not feel much like doing that.  I cannot imagine sitting on my butt watching television eating in the middle of the night.  The thought honestly makes me feel a little sick to my stomach.  I certainly cannot imagine the thought of not hitting the gym tomorrow evening…I always look forward to that.  So, I guess I just keep on going, and see what next Sunday brings.

Although, if I am being 100% honest, I see myself getting on the scale before next Sunday.  The anticipation would just drive me crazy.

How did your week turn out?

-Erica

3 responses to “Weigh Day (week thirteen)

  1. keep an eye on it for a few days. if still not losing:
    a) check your food, are you eating too much salt and retaining
    b) not drinking enough
    c) need to increase intensity of workouts?

    • Unfortunately, I know I am retaining some water because of my tendon injury (right ankle). Every night when I take my brace/cast off there is a clear shelf where my leg is swollen when the edge of my brace/cast was. Some days the swelling is more significant than others, but it is consistently swollen. My doctor was hoping going to the gym would help to alleviate that…guess not.

      I drink only water, and easily consume over a gallon every day. Maybe I should try putting some lemon juice in my water, though. I’ve heard that helps trigger the release of some things in the body.

      This past week my weights were increased at the gym (after I met with Ebony for my re-evaluation), so maybe I just built some muscle?

      I am hoping that the weight is a combination of new muscle and water retention. I am also hoping to see the numbers moving in the right direction again – soon. 😉

      Thanks for the tips.
      -Erica

  2. Tough turnout, miss Erica! I totally know the scale dispair. Hang in there, girl. You’re making more progress than you realize. Hop back up, dust yourself off, and keep plugging away! 🙂

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