Thursday, February 26, 2009

Oh Yeah. The Weight Thing.

I completely forgot my weekly weigh check in, but...

I'm happy to report that my weigh in on Saturday showed the half pound I gained last week, gone again this week.

WEEK 8 / -.5lb / -5.5lb

Unfortunately nothing else was lost. I am becoming so frustrated with my scale. This morning I actually jumped on it! Hard. I even scared the cat.

I've been counting all the points.
Exercising way more than before.
Drinking the water.
Eating the veggies and fruits.

Still my scale refuses to budge from 144.5 even now in the middle of the week.

I'm crossing my fingers that it goes down some more before Saturday. I just don't know what else to do. It's a struggle to stay within my points (20) and I honestly don't think I could do it without delving into my Weekly Allowance Points, but I'm thinking I'm going to have to work harder to not use them. I also think I'm going to have to be hardcore with my weighing/measuring of food and take a very close look at what I'm eating. Maybe there is something that I'm missing! I'm one of those who usually errs to the higher side of points, but I'm wondering if there is something that I'm eating that is adding points and I'm not counting it.

I guess my frustration really comes down to the fact that I've been trying to lose the last 10lb for over a year now when the first 40 came off relatively easy.
I want to just give up.
Give in.
Forget the last 10lb.

But, I'm not about to let it beat me.
I will prevail.
I will conquer.
I will MEET MY GOAL!!!


  1. sounds to me (and I'm certainly no expert) that your body is happy at your current weight. Or your metabolism has switched to starvation mode and won't allow you to drop any more weight. Are you going to WW meetings? Perhaps they could help you go over your menu and see what's sneaking in there or give you tips for shaving even more off.
    I know it's frustrating. You've seen how much I've been exercising, but my scale isn't moving either. It so isn't fair that my DH weighs less than me w/o trying. :(

  2. Don't give up Mel! You ROCK!!

    Silly thing about this is it could be so many things - if you worked out more, maybe you've gained some muscle weight? It could be something it the way your counting like you said, could be just about anything - but I'm sure that if you keep going, the scale will eventually be your friend...

    I know it's tough to do only 20 pts, I struggle with that too - big time!! :) I end up eating all my flex the first few days and then have to eat 20 for the last few days - no fun :)

    You know what, that reminds me:
    Someone used to write a blog I loved to read was struggling with a plateau like that, and she tried the 'Wendie Plan' and was successful at it - not saying it will necessarily work, everybody is different, but maybe it's worth looking into?

  3. i was going to suggest that you eat a few of your could be that with all the working your body doesn't have enough fuel to burn any other fat.

    or you could be at your goal weight..for your body.

    i know i know you hate to hear this ain't all about the scale baby..

    what does your doctor think?

    btw..CONGRATS on losing 40lbs!!


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  5. Hey, girl you have done SO stinking well and I am SO stinking proud of you!! Keep it up, I guess maybe you're at a plateau. Besides, I was SCREAMING at my scale the other day so you're much farther ahead than I am. UGGGGHHH!!! :}

  6. You are doing great so don't get discouraged. Those last few pounds are always the hardest. One thing that has sometimes worked for me is to just switch things up. So even though you may still be having the same amount of points you eat totally different food. I know I tend to eat the same things ALL the time. Does that make sense?

  7. You CAN and WILL do it!!! Those last 10 pounds are so hard. When I lost all my weight before (hello - why didn't I keep it off so I wouldn't have to lose it again) - the last 10 pounds were the worst. I couldn't cheat at all.

    I have heard of people having success with varying their daily points - like higher than usual points one day, then low the next, then in the middle, etc.

  8. hey don't give up!! keep going with what you know works. I had to change up my exercise plan to make it more interesting and I lost more this week. I'm now down 4 1/2 lbs in 3 weeks. YEA! Here's to our weight loss!!

  9. You really have been so dedicated. A minor setback is nothing--you are a rockstar!

    I am finally back on the wagon but here's the difference: I'm not weighing myself. I'm eating healthy, exercising and feel the weight coming off. I've decided I just obsess to much about what the scale says!

  10. Try to relax a little, if you are doing the right thing, the weight will eventually come off.

    The body is a smart animal, it probably register your intake a lot better than your scale.

    Keep it up.



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