Wednesday, February 16, 2011

My MONTH weigh in!

I am just gonna tell you like it is..
The news is NOT good!!!
183...I lost .5 of a pound...I am not happy to say the least!!!!!
I don't know what happened. Jack is home sick today and even he is stumped. He sees what I eat and knows what we have in this house. I don't even drive right now. So it is not like I am sneaking food!
There have been a few times this months we got Taco Bell.. It was the healthy TB.. As healthy as you can get. We also got panda Express once and ate out twice. Once at a Mexican restaurant and I picked at my food and the other time we split a chicken breast sandwich and fries, there was also the applebees after my MRI...I have also had maybe 6 McDonald's Ice cream cones that DID fit into my daily calories..I have stuck to around 1200-1400 calories a day and I have been doing clean eating with a bit too much sugar! The sugar may be the cause?? Who knows....I just can't believe an entire month is down the tubes!! I did not feel like I had lost anything. I had said that in an earlier post. I just did not have that feeling.

I guess I just have to  move on. There is nothing else I can do!
I started this morning off by WEIGHING my fruit.. I am going to start being diligent about weighing EVERYTHING and using calorie counter to my full ability! I am going to be really good about tracking everything that I eat so that on weeks where I don't lose anything I can look back and see why.
I have tracked in the past but I am one to not be real good about doing it daily or forget to finish out my day. Well no more of that!!

I also now know that without some form of exercise I am now at a weight where I cant lose..So I need to be doing it! I think that is where I went wrong.I had the best intentions. But I let my MS fatigue get the best of me!

Speaking of..I have my appointment in a few hours so I must run. But I wanted to let everyone know what happened and what the scale said! I sure wish it said different.


  1. You are beating your self up pretty bad over a loss. You still had a loss. No, it wasn't a great loss, but it was still a loss. Eating out isn't always a great idea, because you have no idea what the sodium content is, and what all REALLY goes into the food. You can see the calories, but calories clearly aren't your problem. You had some medical issues that held you back from working out, that isn't anything you can control. I think weighing out your fruit is a good idea, just because it is full of natural sugars, which is good for you, but can also help with keeping the weight on. Be glad you weren't stuck for an entire month!! You still had a loss!!! Every little bit adds up to a big bit!! Good luck at your doctor appointment!!

  2. Next weigh in will be better :) Keep going! Hope the appointment goes well!

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  4. I'm sorry to hear how sad you are but at least you didn't gain any weight. Good luck with your appointment.

  5. It is a loss! I know that's not what you wanted to see but it could be worse.
    I really do find that counting calories on everything i eat really does help.
    No doubt your next weigh in will be a good one!

  6. Im going to start counting calories too. It just seems so logical to me.
    good luck at your appointment

  7. I've been working my butt off and haven't lost much either. Maybe our bodies are just re-adjusting to all the change. Or, at least that's what I tell myself! We'll get there!

  8. Sounds like you've had alot of sodium even if you did stay within your calories, so it might be water weight. Don't stress too much, a loss is a loss after all!

  9. I'm happy you had a loss, but I know you're upset that it wasn't a bigger one, so I'm sending a ton of hugs your way. Next month will be better! Just keep on keeping on, my friend!

  10. Hey chikola I think you're kind of whipping a good baby in this post. You lost half-a-pound ... the key word there is LOST! Not gain, loss. Any time spent not gaining is a victory and any loss is wonderful! It's called progress so why the negativity sweetie? I know you wish it was bigger; trust me my post for tonight that I wrote this morning is almost identical to yours, but you and I we're so much alike it's fweaky! It's like we both have our ups and downs and the same time so when I see you whipping yourself for a half-pound loss I think 'that's great, she should be happy'. Then I realize that I just got done whipping myself for a half-pound loss too and it's like "duh, look at the pretty mirror" ;).

    I'll make you deal. I'll try to be more positive about my half-pound if you'll try to be more positive about yours. If we put them together they make a whole pound! YAY!

    On the subject of exercise: maybe you just need one really GOOD workout to jump start your metabolism and get it running again. With MS I know regular work-outs can be tough and recovery time is longer but even just do one kick-butt, knock-down, drag-out work out a week and let your body rest for the 6 days to follow. You may not be at a weight where you "can't" lose without exercising but you may be at a point where your body is turning off your metabolism to conserve energy because of all the MS stuff you've dealt with lately so you just need a good kick-start to it and you'll be off in the right direction again.

    Try to think of you metabolism like a wind-up toy. You wind it up and then sit back and watch it run around the room on it's own for awhile, then it runs out of juice and you have to wind it back up again.

    Just please don't put yourself back in the hospital trying to lose weight faster than your body can handle. We all care too much about you for that and it breaks our hearts when you're not feeling well.

  11. 5 lbs off is 5 lbs off.... I read this some time ago and read it often going to share it with you

    Hello, do you know me?
    If you don't, you should. I'm a pound of fat,
    And I'm the HAPPIEST pound of fat that you would ever want to meet.
    Want to know why?
    It's because no one ever wants to lose me;
    I'm ONLY ONE POUND, just a pound!
    Everyone wants to lose three pounds, five pounds, or fifteen pounds, but never only one.
    So I just stick around and happily keep you fat.
    Then I add to myself, ever so slyly, so that you never seem to notice it.
    That is, until I've grown to ten, twenty, thirty or even more pounds in weight.
    Yes, it's fun being ONLY ONE POUND OF FAT, left to do as I please.
    So, when you weigh in, keep right on saying, "Oh, I only lost one pound."
    For you see, if you do this, you'll encourage others to keep me around because they'll think I'm not worth losing.
    And, I love being around you - your arms, your legs, your chin, your hips and every part of you.
    Happy Days!!!
    After all, I'm ONLY ONE POUND OF FAT!!!

    Every little bit lost should be celebrated it means your making the right choices and taking the right steps.. and as you reflect back on the month you can see the choices made and you can see where improvements need to be made!!! Congrats on the 5 lb loss!!!!


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