Monday, 2 June 2008

Weekly Check-In

This morning was a discouraging weigh-in. Last week I was 157 lbs. at the end of the week. One pound away from my pre-trip weight, May 1. This morning, June 2, I found myself at 159 lbs. We had a busy week-end, late nights and outings, and an all-day trip to Canada's Wonderland on Sunday.

I have found that poor eating for me for one or two days accounts in me right now gaining 5 lbs. It is a discouraging battle. I exercised 4 times last week - all brisk walks and interval training with jogging for 3, 3 minute bursts.

Because of pain and tingling in my right hand, as yet undiagnosed, I took a break from weights. I felt that the curls, tricep lifts and all arm lifting may further injure my hand. In a positive vein, the pain and 'tingling' has been more infrequent.

I am currently eliminating carbs after 1:00 p.m. from my diet. I have begun today.

If I can lose 10 lbs. in the next 6 weeks, I think I might break this cycle and put myself in a better mental space for continuing. My weight -gain right now is super sensitive to any increase in calories which lends itself to no 'treats' or 'fun' eating. I can do this for the short-run but not the long-haul.

I'm not sure how much is attributed to hormones and the change-of-life but it is extremely difficult for me to lose weight and for all the hard work I am doing I would hope to see me do more than maintain.

Thanks for sticking with me! I am so thankful for the accountability and support. This month has been extremely difficult.

Still shining,


Belinda said...

Dear Lightbulb,
Keep shining. I'm sure you've built muscle and that's skewing the scales.

Taking your measurements might help. It has encouraged me in the past, to see that though the scales were discouraging I was actually losing inches.

Shan said...

That's GREAT advice, Belinda.

Lightbulb, I'm so sorry things are tough. I am appalled at the thought of every little mistake showing up on the scale. I don't think I could live with that.

Hugs to you...I'll be thinking of you.

Joyful Fox said...

Thanks for the encouragement. I'll try the measurement thing. I took a baseline about a month ago so i do have a starting place.