Friday, May 20, 2011

Why????????????????

Today is weigh day.  I woke up with a little feeling of dread.  I think it was the fear of disappointment.  I have worked REALLY hard this week.  I was very careful with my eating on Medifast and also went to the gym.  I have been trying to reach the 150's for a long time now and I had such hope this was the week.  The scale did not agree.  It said the SAME EXACT WEIGHT as last week.  161.4.  Why does my weight refuse to go below 160?  My husband came in as I was on the scale and saw the number.  He came over and gave me a hug.  He could feel my disappointment.  He told me he knows I have been working hard and that I will get there.  I feel defeated.  My best wasnt good enough for the second week in a row.

Am I running into the same problem as last time?  Is MF not enough calories for me?  I definately drank enough water this week.  I went to the gym.  I walked the dog.  I stuck to the plan, no extras except a few olives.  Is my body trying to tell me something?  Is it telling me to eat more calories and then it will budge?  This is what happened last time.  So what do I do next?  My husband suggested staying on plan because I have another week or so of food but I am not sure I can bring myself to do thiat.  I am going to spend some time thinking about it and I will post again later.

5 comments:

Mom to the Fourth Power said...

Drat.. that is SO frustrating. I have been there too. I've had a few times where I stayed the same weight for 2 weeks in a row, and one time even 3 weeks in a row. Every person's body is different, but for me, I just had to stay the course... and up my water as much as I could. It does get discouraging but when the scale finally moves again, it's such a reward. I pray you will figure out what works best for you... and KUDOS to you for sticking on plan and going to the gym. You are doing FANTASTIC!!!

~Margene

jamie@sweatyhugs said...

Hugs to you! I've been there. It is so incredibly hard to figure out why our bodies respond or rather DON'T respond to our efforts. Keep your head up and maybe, just maybe increasing your calories a bit will help?

LauraAnn said...

I feel your pain!! On my first go-around of MF, I stalled for about 3 weeks and my coach told me to start eating an extra meal per day. So I ate a little more often and did 6 + Lean and Green and it worked! Of course, I was bummed because it meant I had to buy even more expensive food, but it was worth it! Hang in there and I know you will get past this Evil Stall!!

Shabby Chic Mom- Susie said...

Sorry you're feeling a bit bummed but even though the scale didn't budge think of all the other benefits your body got from your healthy week!

Shelley said...

I'm sorry the scale didn't reward your efforts, but it will eventually. And truthfully, it's probably the working out that is making it not move - generally when I worked out hard and had sore muscles, my scale numbers were not great. BUT - my body got smaller and looked so much firmer - so to me it there was no question that it was worth it to keep up with the workouts. I hope you find some peace and balance with this - it's not easy.