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My homage to the 14lbs that I lost on Allan’s DDDY Challenges. A watering can for the vast oceans of water that I have learned to drink and love every day.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

50/50 is not good enough

I just updated my weight on the sidebar(inches will be done tonight).... and this is an all new fail for me. Three weeks in a row gaining. Totally.Brutal.

Of the 14weeks that I've been blogging, 50% of the time my weight has gone down and 50% of the time my weight has gone up. The downs are more then the ups, but still, that just not good enough.

In 14weeks I could have healthily lost 28lbs, with an average of 2lbs a week - which is both reasonable, realistic and manageable. That nearly 30lbs!! COME ON TAMZIN... pull your head out of the feed bag!!

Right now I'm averaging a loss of .55 lbs a week. Not that this is bad is still moving in the right direction, but holy hell I could be doing miles better. I'm trying to imagine what 28lbs less would be like right now. It would be pretty effing sweet to be 25lbs lighter....instead of 7lbs.

Time to get goal setting again and start getting my lists... I also need to get my gym gear in a bag and to the office so that I can get in my lunchtime workouts again.

If I am going to lose 100lbs, then I'm going to have to start working a LOT harder then this.


Jeanne said...

I was just blogging this morning about how I stick to my program and lose more consistently when I BLOG more consistently. It's almost like I'm having a conversation with myself and it keeps me on track.

Also...how's your exercise? That is KEY for me. I'm gonna be 48 years old and the weight just doesn't come off without the exercise anymore. Yep, it SUCKS....but if I wanna lose I've gotta MOVE!


Anonymous said...

Don't be so hard on yourself, yes you've gained in the last 3 weeks by 1lb. I gained that in the last week and I haven't been on holiday like you. I know it's horrible seeing even the slightest gain.

Nerd Girl said...

think of it this way..i always ask people this...what is the rush? if it takes you 2 years instead of 1 year, you will still be 100 pounds lighter. don't be too hard on yourself, you are still averaging a loss! hang in there and keep moving forward :) i really enjoy your blog your sense of humor is awesome.

TinaMiller said...

Losing weight is hard work, as I am sure you know. I am going thru it right now myself. And there is nothing worse than seeing the scale move in the wrong direction! Do something to mix up your routine a little, if you are exercising, try doing it at different times, maybe a different workout video? I just had a 15 day battle with a plateau, and I was so down. I had to throw my body off, so to speak. It worked. Keep your chin up and stay positive! You WILL work through this!

HopeFool said...

I know the feeling of urgency you have because I have it too. I feel it no matter how fast I am losing because I just want to be at goal.

The thing is this, we're headed in the right direction, which is more than I could say a year ago.

It's tempting to employ the all-or-nothing thinking and attempt to do an entire lifestyle about-face (again)... Eating perfectly, exercising optimally, getting good sleep, etc. But that doesn't work. It just leads to burnout.

Be kind to yourself and make small changes. Park in the last stall and walk a little more. Have mustard instead of mayo. Have a cup and a half of pasta instead of 2 cups.

I know you've robably heard all this before, so I'll stop with the suggestions. You are already on the right track, so just keep yourself moving.

Sabs said...

I recently made this realisation myself. If I want to make serious progress, I would have to make serious effort!

Tena said...

This week I'm struggling with food urges. (it's also the end of my TOM) Maybe it's these damn hormones?!

Day to day, kiddo.

Getting Healthy said...

Do not worry about the past weeks. Keep your eyes on the prize. The things you mentioned are all good for getting on with it. The 1 pound gain will go and a lot more with it. Some times brutal is a good kick in the butt.

Angie (Losing It and Loving It) said...

Don't beat yourself up over this. You know it can be done, we have to just keep pushing on. I have consistently gained over the past weeks and it's crazy so I feel your pain.

I'm with you on having to work harder. For me it's both eating and exercise, more on the food front though because I'm exercising my butt off but I guess it's not good enough LOL

Let's get on the road to that 100 lbs. I have 75+ pounds left that I want to get rid of. We CAN and WILL do this.

1LB to the Goal said...

Ya know, I think its something in the stars this week. Maybe it's the winter weather, maybe it's the valentine's day week - but everyone I read up on has been gaining recently.

The weight loss journey is full of ups and downs. It will be a true test of character to pull yourself out of the rut and back on top, where you belong! You can do it! We're here to support you!!