I am sitting here and seriously dreading the words that my hands are currently typing. I worked SO hard last week – I worked out 5 days on my elliptical, plus did some light weight lifting each of those 5 days. I ate much smaller portions than I had been, got back on the clean eating bandwagon (that had derailed a little over the holidays), stopped eating all treats and leftover Christmas candy, and….
I lost .2 pounds. Yup, that’s right. POINT TWO. For real, I could cry.
Let me give you a little insight into how my week went. Let’s just pretend, for the sake of argument, that my starting weight was 1 pound (because so help me but I am just not brave enough to post my real weight on the internet yet).
Tuesday – 1 pound
Wednesday – 2 pounds (????)
Thursday – still 2 pounds
Friday – .4 pounds
Saturday - 1 pound
Sunday – .8 pounds
Monday – .8 pounds
Tuesday – .8 pounds
WHAT THE HECK??!!!
You want to know the crazy thing? The two days I didn’t exercise at night were Thursday and Saturday. Not only that, but Saturday I also went out to eat at Olive Garden! (I ate only until I was satisfied and ate healthier choices, but I thought for sure I would see it in the scale in the morning.) And those are the only two days I showed a loss! I don’t understand!!
I’ve always known I have a really sluggish metabolism, and clearly this week is evidence of that. Who in the world starts dieting and exercising and loses TWO-TENTHS of a pound?! I did some research online today and saw a few tips that are supposed to help: like interval training, lifting higher-pound weights, drinking green tea and taking fish oil supplements before working out. I’m going to implement some of those this week.
Does anyone have any insight for me?? Clean eating is my thing – but exercising and weight loss are definitely NOT my thing. I need help, people!
Sorry for the downer post – I just needed to vent. Some of you had mentioned that you were also trying to get your eating and exercising under control. How are you all doing? Specifically Kathy, Becky, Tina, and Sarah! Let me know girls! E-mail or comment!