I’m feeling a little frustrated with my weight loss journey. Yes, already.
Just to review, I want to lose 19 pounds this year. That will get me to 120 pounds. (I am 5’2″, so 120 puts me at the bottom of the “healthy” range for BMI).
On January 2nd, I weighed myself and was 139. Holy weight gain, Batman! That was high, but I also realize a big chunk of it came from holiday eating and drinking plus the big Chinese buffet I enjoyed on New Year’s Day. The first few pounds were likely water retention and would surely come off quickly, so I wasn’t worried.
And come off they did. In a week and a half I lost 5 pounds! I did this by monitoring my food intake by using a Weight Watcher’s point system (found on the net for free!) plus working out really hard on my Wii Fit. In face, most days I have been doing at least a half hour of intense exercise with it. In the last few days I have even stepped things up and have been doing 45 minutes to an hour a day.
So you are likely thinking, “You lost 5 pounds in 2 weeks, why are you frustrated?” Here’s why….
In the last two days, I somehow have gained back 2 pounds!!! Now, realistically I know there are lots of reasons behind this… water retention (I am trying to drink lots more water), fat turning into muscle (muscle is heavier than fat), indigestion around the time I am weighing myself, etc. I also know that a net weight loss of 3 pounds in 2 weeks is pretty damned good. I also know that despite my fears of this weight gain being an ongoing thing that it likely won’t be, and that today I could very likely get on the Wii Fit and be told by my little scale friend that I lost weight again.
I know all of this. But I am still worried, and frustrated. It is frustrating when you feel like you are doing everything right, and the results are still wrong.
Anyone else feeling this way with their weight loss goals? I could use some words of encouragement right now!