Friday, August 3, 2012

Weightloss frustration.

I have to vent a little bit.

It's going to sound petty and vain and you'll be thinking "Get over yourself, Angie" or "Really? There are starving children in Africa and you're worried about THIS?"

or maybe you'll be thinking "Angie, you are my idol!" I really have a hard time judging my readers...

But I digress.

Since January 25, I have been on a conscious track to lose weight. Hubs and I want to start a family sometime in the future and I refused to add to my already overweight body. I'm on a mission to lose PRE-baby weight, unlike most my friends who are trying to lose post-baby weight. I didn't want the process to be THAT much harder, so I'm being proactive.

Also in January, I purchased my first smart phone [welcome to 2012, Angie!] and one of the first apps I downloaded was My Fitness Pal. From that point until about mid-June I worked out, tracked my calories, made smart meal decisions, drank more water and in about 5 months I lost 20 pounds. Then I slacked off, stopped running like I had been and just wasn't as mindful of what I was eating. I gained about 2 pounds back in the last month and a half.

But two weeks ago, I made a decision to get back on the horse. No more fooling around. I began REALLY tracking my calories, drank lots of water and I worked out 3 times last week. On Friday, I weighed in and had lost 1.5 lbs. Woo! Back on track and doing well!

This week I worked out 4 times (so far), drank over 100 ounces of water each day. And I was feeling really good. I weighed in this morning.

I've gained 2 pounds.


I was doing so well the past 2 weeks. Worked out and burnt a ton of calories. Was under my calorie goal every single day.

What gives?

That question is rhetorical, of course. I'll get over it, put my big girl panties back on and move on. But this is exactly the point in a weight-loss journey when most people would say "It doesn't work" and give up. However, I've been in this exact situation before. And I know from experience that it will not always be like this.

Our bodies are so complicated. And especially as women, we may have a "fat day" or Heaven forbid a "fat week" where we just can't win [or lose, whichever way you look at it]. It could be a number of things.

After I had my little pity party this morning (that surprisingly, no one attended besides me), I ate my bagel thin with organic peanut butter and got ready for work. Today is a new day and I will lose those 2 pounds next week and THEN SOME!

Scale, you don't KNOW me. I'm someone's idol.


  1. I totally understand your frustration! I am in the 'post-baby' category though. I have been exercising EVERY day, but feel like no progress is happening. I need to drink more water though. Seeing you talk about how much water you drink inspires me, haha. I actually wanted to be held accountable so I started a blog JUST for my weight-loss progress:
    But beware if you look at it, haha, b/c I am putting myself out there with my 'before' pics. Its just even more reason for me to keep going, right?! Anyways, good luck on your journey and keep getting at it-it will happen if you are persistent! :)

    1. I'll check your blog out, thanks!

      I was once told to aim to drink half your weight in ounces. You do the math, but my goal is about 95 ounces. That's a lot, but if you break it down it's not bad. I have 32 ounces before lunch, 32 before the end of my work day and 32 before 11 p.m.

      Good luck, to you as well, in your weighloss journey!

  2. I love you and you inspire me DAILY. Daily! I'm thankful for you holding my hand through this journey! We'll get through it lady!! And then we'll do a victory dance in our bikinis :)

    1. Back at ya, woman! I don't know if I would have stuck with all this if it weren't for you pushing me and leading by example!

      Bikini dance... I like it!

  3. I like knowing that other people struggle with this too! I gained a whopping 5 pds this week! I'm blaming in on hormones! I actually signed up for a gym membership & went today!! So proud. It's hard walking in a room to workout & feeling like you are going to collapse 5 min after they start.. and everyone else is going strong. lol. I did tho! I just started following you, for the fact that you are very open about this topic! It's great inspiration.. and yes, you also got me to drink more water!! Keep it up, your blogs are helping people - love it!!

    1. Thank you so much, Amy! Good for you on the gym membership! I wish our local gym wasn't sooo expensive. I find ways around it and do my sweating at home (or on the road headed out of town some days).
      I wish you the best! Now go drink some freakin' water!

    2. I was doing mine at home, and the gym was a total splurge (thanks hunny). He found 24 hrs & it's 25 a month.. with a 45 sign up fee. Not bad. Anywho. If you haven't picked up insanity or beachbody.. that's where it's at! I just got mine too.. I've heard so many positive things!! Good Luck & keep us (me) updated! You can do it!!!

    3. I have the P90X DVDs... I've WATCHED 2 of them, participated in none LOL - a friend of mine did Insanity and really liked it.

  4. Ive been on weight watchers 9 weeks and barely lost 7 lbs. Ive worked so hard but its just not coming off! I feel ya! I am your newest follower. I cannot wait to read more of your posts and hope that maybe you can return the favor and follow The Preppy Student. I always comment for every comment left on my page and hope to start a friendly relationship with your wonderful blog! Have a happy Friday:)

    1. Have you measured yourself? It's possible that you have been losing inches, not pounds. That is just my amateur take on it. I wish you the best. I'll check your page out! Thanks for stopping by mine :)


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