Tuesday, February 18, 2014

The Truth Of Tuesday Night

Le sigh!

I'm depressed.

I felt like my week wasn't so bad, I got my exercise back on track and then...I stepped on the scale tonight

Last week: 243.75 lbs
This week: 245.00 lbs
+ 1.25 lbs


I had an inkling this morning that the scale would be up.  When I jumped on the one at home this morning for reference, it was up.  I spent the day thinking...How can that be?  I have walked about 32 km this week in just pure exercise!  How can that not make a difference...I am doing everything I can.

And then I realized....I am NOT in fact doing everything I can.  I have not paid any real attention to the food aspect.  I eat what I think it a reasonable serving...I try to make good choices...I try to avoid temptation.
I try to do all this and NOT log my food.

Clearly it's not working for me.  To go through all the work to exercise every night and then not do anything about what's in the kitchen is clearly pointless.

So, on my way home, I bought myself a nice little journal to log my food in.  The online version is not working for me, so I will see if this version will work.

Weigh In Wednesday


  1. Yucky. I'm sorry Amy!

    But, you are doing something about that, and that is half the battle! *cheers!*

    Could some of your gain possibly be from your increased water intake? We've all heard about water weight...

    I hope to hear good things about your journal!! :-)

  2. Amy--don't worry...if you're fairly new to this exercise program, the scale may show a gain the first couple of weeks because your muscles are holding on to water. I read a really good article about it: http://www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?post=why_the_scale_goes_up_when_you_start_a_new_workout_plan
    I would highly encourage you to read this article--it really helped me out, and I truly trust her advice and experience! Keep doing what you're doing...eventually you'll see a loss :)
    --Kelly @ In It To Lose It

  3. Just keep your eye on the prize and your head in the game! You can do this!!!! xoxo

  4. Keep your head up! Have you tried My Fitness Pal? It's an online website (FREE) and they have an App on your smart phone if you have one. It's great for journaling!

  5. I have attempted the just keeping an eye on food without really counting too and it always messes me up, I forget that what I think is a serving and what really is are two completely different things haha. You will lose it back soon enough!

  6. Good job picking out a different way to try to track your food and not giving up!

  7. good luck with tracking your food. It's troublesome but definitely hold you accountable. You can also see if you need to up your protein or calories.


  8. Whenever I read an article about weight loss or whatever, the #1 tip is to always write down your food intake. I use MyFitnessPal, and it's been really working great. I forget about what I ate if I didn't, even if I was trying to do a good job. Good luck with tracking, I bet it'll make a difference for you! :)