Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Scale is a bad word!

I did something I never do yesterday I weighed myself and yes I know I said I NEVER do this but I was feeling really good about myself and felt I had been working so hard that I could use some more good news. Imagine my surprise when the numbers came up and it was not good news - I gained 4 lbs! Needless to say I have been in a funk ever since I saw those numbers on the scale. How can this be? What has changed? Those are really great questions and when I spoke with my trainer (thank god she puts up with me) she said I need to think about what could have been different in the last few weeks than others and what I might need to change to get back on track. So not only do I have to start the BODYPUMP class tomorrow (still nervous about it) I now have to work on losing the 4 lbs I regained plus the 2 lbs that I am on goal for each week - I just need to refocus and not let this get me down - face the truth and reset goals and go for it! My son always tells me I am the strongest person he knows - I guess I better prove it!

Have any of you ever experienced this and what did you do?


Mary said...

Hi Tamara,
Keep up the good work. You are inspiring me to get
up off my ---. Miss ya.

Jen said...

Is it possible those four pounds are muscle gain? I can gain weight if I am working out and fit into smaller clothes.

Keep up the good work. Your son is a smart man.

Anonymous said...

I agree that some or all of your weight may be muscle gain. It could also partly be your body holding on to weight, because losing weight in a straight line week after week is not something you can count on, even if you are doing everything right.

I gained 2 pounds this week too - I know what caused it (bad eating habits) and getting on the scale and seeing the gain made me realize that I have to stay accountable for what I do with my eating and exercise.

Thanks for blogging. You are an inspiration.


~Jamie said...

This happened to me when I really started kicking up my workout! The key to solving this problem is water! I know you hear this all the time, but that is because it is true. Go to Starbucks... get a super trendy water bottle that everyone will love and be jealous of, and just NEVER put it down! It will solve this weird weight gain while working out business I promise!