Friday, July 23, 2010

What Am I Doing Wrong?

So, Fridays have kind of turned into the day that I take a sneak peak at the scale before my Monday weigh in.  I don't know if it's a good thing or a bad thing.  I feel like if the scale says something good, it'll motivate me to have a good food weekend.  But if the scale says something bad (like today), it puts me in a bad mood...and the bad mood usually comes back on Monday when I weigh in again.

Okay, the scale didn't say something horrible...but it didn't budge since Monday.  Not even a half of a pound!  I don't get it!?!?  I do EVERYTHING right!  I stay between 1300-1500 calories.  I work out EVERY day and this week I worked out twice a day on two separate occasions.  I eat the right foods (mostly fruits and veggies)...and I have had minimum alcohol (had a little splurge on Monday with the co-workers).  I've done new exercises this week so it's not my body adapting.  I'm soooo frustrated.  It's never been this hard to make the pounds come off.  I thought that if you did all the right things (i.e. exercise) and ate all of the right foods, you are supposed to lose weight....right?!!

I don't see myself going back to "the dark side" as far as eating but I am VERY frustrated.  Do you think that it has to do with the corn chip incident from the other night? tiny binge (600 calories of organic yellow tortilla chips) cancels out ALL of my hard work?!!?  I'm kinda sad.

On to lighter things...I finally tried Allie's "carrot cake" sandwich yesterday...and it was super good.

 As usual, taking a picture was an afterthought.  If you look closely, I already took a bite out of it.  Hee hee! 

Here's Allie's "recipe."

  • 1/4 cup carrots, chopped
  • 2 slices of cinnamon raisin bread (I used Rudi's and it was awesome-sauce)
  • 2 Tbsp. cream cheese (I used Neufchatel cheese...a lot like cream cheese, but less fat)
  • 1/8 cup pecans
  • 1 tsp. of honey
  • some cinnamon
Chop carrots and heat for one minute in microwave.  Add honey and cinnamon to carrots.  The rest is pretty self explanatory.  It's a sandwich, silly!

Anyway, the bread made it super yummy!!!  Moist, organic cinnamon raisin bread is awesome!!!  It was a little high in calories...but I balance it out with the rest of the food that I had for the day. 

Well, I still need to do my C210K...even though I'm super bummed.  I'm gonna try to keep trucking along.

UPDATE:  After Monday...I think that I am going to banish the scale for two weeks.  I will see how that makes me feel.  I feel great about how I'm eating and exercising...the scale is the only thing making me not happy.  So, I will take a two week hiatus after my July 26th weigh in.

ANOTHER UPDATE:   I also think that it is time to really implement the food cut off at 8:00 pm (at least on Sunday-Thursday.  I'm really not sure what else to do?!!

1 comment:

  1. We have all been there! That scale can be an evil monster!

    I love and fully support your idea of giving up the scale for two weeks. Once I gave mine up, I felt so much happier and free. I'd like a pound weight gain read in the morning follow with me like a dark cloud all day. And who wants that?

    Best of you luck to you! You have already come so far and you are making choices everyday for your HEALTHY, not your WEIGHT and we all know which is more important!