Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Weight Gain and Serious Frustrations

Well... this week did not go exactly as I had planned or hoped. This morning, I weighed and the results were a 1.6 pound gain... I'm a little more than discouraged.

At my last weigh-in, I had lost nearly 2 pounds. I think that this was due mostly to elminating carbs from my diet (except for naturally occurring carbs such as those in fruits)during that week. I quickly learned that totally elminating carbs is not healthy and it is unrealistic to assume that I would be able to maintain that type of diet for any length of time. As I previously mentioned, I felt bad most of that week (low energy, headaches).
This past week, I tried to eat healthy but added back some carbs (potatoes, healthy cereals, etc.). I cooked a lot of my meals at home, drank 0 calorie beverages, ate more salads than I can count - and still gained the weight back. I also put my time in at the gym 4 days in the past week with a combination of strength training and cardio.
This is my 6th week working out at the gym and my 2nd week making dietary changes and I feel like I have very little to show for it. I want to know what I am doing wrong and what I can do better?!?!

Also, my husband asked me to not weigh for awhile. He says that I am obsessing and not giving my body enough time to adjust. I feel like 6 weeks is enough time and that I should be seeing something. I may or may not heed his advice.

Sorry for the Debby Downer post...


1 comment:

  1. Did you take measurements in inches? Sometimes you lose inches rather than lbs , you might want to look into that and see =)