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Monday, April 19, 2010

Weigh In Monday

Time to stop putting this off. I have some not so good news to report. I GAINED! Eek! I was shocked! I gained one pound putting me at 211. I really don't know why I gained. I have pounded my brain trying to figure out why. Here are reasons I have come up with: last week was incredibly stressful in an emotional type way like tears almost daily, I was up late and didn't get much sleep for many of the nights, then there are these reasons: I had a free meal Saturday at a baby shower I co-hosted. It was at Round Table Pizza. I had a salad, with a little light ranch dressing, one slice of pizza, one bread stick, and cake, with water to drink. I did not over eat but, obviously, what I ate was bad. That night I also succumbed to temptation and had some recess pieces eggs. But, here's the thing, 1 pound is 3,500 calories, the bad stuff I ate did NOT equal to 3,500 calories and even with all the food I ate, I still ate less than I used to eat on a regular day. The day of the free meal, I made sure that what I had ate previously in the day was SUPER healthy so, I could afford to eat some bad stuff. I didn't do a great job drinking water over the weekend. I also didn't make it to the gym over the weekend but I did yard work both days.

Before the weekend I did a pretty good job eating and making it to the gym. I wasn't always able to put in a full hour but the lowest amount of time I was there was 45 minutes so, I feel like that's pretty good. I drank 90 ounces of water most days with the exception of the weekend.

I was thinking of changing the day I weigh in since it's harder for me to "be good" over the weekend. But, then I thought maybe that would challenge me to be better over the weekend and if I end up losing fat from my body, it will shop up on the scale no matter when I weigh in.

A part of me really wants to beat myself up and be all negative about my gain. I am so disappointed. I feel like even though I don't know how exactly I gained, I still feel like I could have tried harder. So, this week I am upping the intensity of my workouts. I wasn't giving them my ALL which clearly I really need to if I want any results for my hard work. This morning at the gym I RAN on the treadmill after completing my workout. I didn't run long but I ran. I ran for 10 minutes. It felt really great but, holy moly my body felt so heavy and I felt my nose jiggle. I am so fat, my small nose was actually jiggling. Back to my running, I don't think I have actually RUN since before I got pregnant with my daughter who is 19 months. So, it's been a while. I am hoping to add running to my daily exercise routine. It would be nice to run longer each time I am at the gym but, with my schedule, I am sadly limited to the gym for an hour a day, tops.

I really want to get some pictures up so we can visually track my progress. I know I have only lost a total of 4 pounds including my 1 pound gain but, I am certain my face looks thinner.

That's about it for this last week.

Goals for this week: get more sleep, work up the intensity of my workouts, run everyday, drink at least 90 ounces of water per day.


  1. I had the same thing happen to me last week. I felt like I was being so good and changed so many things in my life! I could NOT believe when the scale said I gained back the 3 pounds I had lost the previous two weeks. So frustrating!!

    I had a small pity party and decided to get going again. It doesn't really matter in the end as long as you keep at it. Keep going and keep running (I'm doing the C25K right now) and you will see results. That's what I keep telling myself and I'm sure that I'm right. :)

  2. Hi Holly! You posted on my blog and I was so excited! I have been having emotional struggles too, those darn emotions! This week I have been tracking my emotions along with my food. Before I eat I promised myself I would acknowlege the reason why I was eating. It's been an eye opener! Give it a try, it might help you to pin point those foods that sometimes just sneak in there and sabatoge our best intentions. I'm excited to follow your blog and your success!


  3. Don't worry Holly! You are doing just fine! Sometimes you gain weight at plateaus because of the muscle you are putting on from working out and doing yard work. Don't stress about it though, just keep focusing on the good things you are doing and give yourself a break. I know you will keep with it in the long run.

  4. That might just be normal weight fluctuation depending on water retention. My weight can fluctuate a ton! Try not to worry about it yet, because if you weighed yourself the next two days the weight may be much lighter. Certain foods can make you hold onto water weight for several days. Have you thought about getting a jogging stroller to put Lily in? You can find used ones for really good deals on craigslist or at garage sales (camelot on newport hwy is having a huge garage sale this weekend-you can find pretty much anything there and you could stop by my parent's house where we will all be selling stuff for a visit!). It helps me fit in workouts if I can take Graesen with me. I try to stop at a park for about 15 minutes in the middle of a walk or run. That way he is happy, I get my workout in, and we get some quality time together at the park.