Monday, October 8, 2012

The weight roller coaster

Sometimes losing weight is really frustrating! I feel like sometimes I can have a few cheat days and still have big losses and sometimes I can go a few weeks being absolutely perfect on my diet and the weight loss is slow or even goes up slightly.

I was feeling like I wasn't being as careful on my diet as I should have been so last week I made a goal to have a perfect week, with no cheats. I did perfect all week. I logged everything carefully and didn't go over my calories once. The first half of the week I lost weight and then for no apparent reason I gained it back at the end of the week. There is nothing more frustrating than doing awesome on your diet and then stepping on the scale and watching the number go up. Thursday I had that awesome loss and then Friday, Saturday and Sunday my weight was back up again.

I know that happens sometimes for various reasons and its normal. It used to happen more often when I first started dieting and everyone assured me that it happens and it's no big deal. Logically I know that, but it's frustrating.

The last couple of days I haven't been feeling well. I'm on antibiotics for an infection, so I haven't had the energy to do my runs for a few days and then yesterday I needed comfort food and got the wild idea to make apple crisp and I ate it with ice cream. Twice. So much for my week of perfect dieting.

This morning I was prepared to face the music on the scale and account for my apple crisp and ice cream calories and lack of running...and I have miraculously lost the weight I gained and I'm back down to my 20 pound loss.

I don't get it, but whatever. I diet carefully and gain weight. I eat apple crisp and ice cream all day and lose it. My body is clearly confused, lol. But I'm back down to 20 pounds lost and I'm going to be back to working hard this week to lose more. I'm still not feeling super great so I may not run today but I'm going to try to at least walk on the treadmill even if I can't kick up the speed very high.

So it's back to work. After not feeling good for a few days I'm hoping to regain my energy and enthusiasm this week. I have running to do!!


Beckest of the BECKS said...

Speaking for my body....I need "cheat days" to lose weight. I think it keeps my body guessing. So, I try to eat slightly over my calorie intake every 5 or so days. I have noticed that when I stay on my diet too long, my matabolism gets

Beckest of the BECKS said...

Sorry posted too soon. It gets bored. Maybe my matabolism is also ADHD????? Who knows, but know that you look awesome and are doing amaizing!!!