I lost 4.2 pounds this week (last week? I don't know, I weigh on Mondays. Whatever). For once, the Weight Watchers computer didn't bitch at me.
You know why?
Because the prior two weeks in a row? I lost a BIG FAT NOTHING. The Weight Watchers computer program was probably all like, "Bout time, Fattie McLala!"
At any rate, I'm tired of it. Exhausted by it.
I was watching The Biggest Loser the other night when Jillian was yelling at that chick on the Red Team (can't remember her name and don't care) about how she understood the SCIENCE behind losing weight and OBVIOUSLY this red girl didn't understand the SCIENCE and that's how she KNOWS Red girl cheated. I totally believe the girl cheated, don't get me wrong, but even though I really love Jillian and how she is both overtly loud and sincere, I don't think the "science" is real.
I mean, I GET calories in/calories out. I totally do. It's not hard, it's not confusing, and it makes complete sense. To that end, I know exactly how many Points I'm supposed to eat based upon what Weight Watchers tell me. I don't fudge the scale because why would I cheat myself? I don't fudge my food either. If I eat it, I record it and that's it. There are days that are really great and days that are abject failures and either way, I'm okay with it. I don't mess around because I'm serious and sincere about what I'm doing. Otherwise, what's the point?
That being said? Sometimes the scale likes me and sometimes it doesn't. I can do everything exactly the same two weeks in a row and one week lose 4 pounds and the next week lose nothing. I think that just kind of happens and I don't think I can control that.
I also think I really don't want this to become a weight loss blog (God, can you IMAGINE?) so I won't post about this a lot or anything. I just had to get that off my chest. I'd rather it came off my hiney, but whatever.
Let me tell you, this is one of the most annoying things about losing weight (and WW, for that matter). There are weeks when I count every point and gain and then the next week I get pissed, don't count anything, and lose.
Stupid science. Your body does what your body does. Just roll with the punches. That's all you can do.
And she TOTALLY cheated.
I can never stop myself getting on the scale between weigh in days. My weigh in is tomorrow and I'm up 2 kilos from last week. That's over 4 pounds. Seriously? I am doing WW too and I really love it.
What I don't love, is how drastically my weight can change from one day to the next just due to bloating. I always have problems with bloating at certain points of my cycle and I hate how it reflects on the scale. I know it will go down next week but, grrr!!
You probably aren't looking for advice, but I will give you an example of what has happened to me. I eat nothing but brown rice, fat free canned chicken, canned tuna, fat free sandwiches without cheese, fat free pudding and jello and cheerios for about 6 months. Occasionally I would get an egg on Saturday morning or a spare 1/2 cup of ice cream in the evening. This was for cholesterol. My cholesterol went UP around 50 pts. Even though I was exercising on a fairly regular basis and eating 1/2 of what I did before, I only lost 5 lbs. And the cholesterol went UP. And my doctor said to me? No questions asked? It's probably a genetic thing, so don't worry about it.
Don't worry about it. Do what you are doing and it will happen. the scale can suck it and your body will adjust as necessary over time. Advice over. Now throw something imaginary at me. go ahead. I can take it!
I feel your pain. I've been trying to lose weight too and it's not really working. Some days (like many in a row), I do really, really well and I don't lose anything. I do feel lighter when I eat light, but it doesn't translate to the scale, so I get discouraged and give up. It's tiring to diet.
Good luck to you!
Congrats on the loss this week, losing weight is so frustrating! I think, just like with anything, some days are better than others and it's nobody's fault. Keep up the good work, you're so committed and that is so inspiring.
First of all.. can I mention that the first thing I thought when I saw the prose t-shirt was.. Look at how tiny you've gotten!
Next.. the Science of weight loss has one big flaw. Nothing properly measures the output. (And personally the concept of doing so kinda grosses me out to the point I wouldn't want to)
What your gut bacteria actually make efficient use of (convert the calories you eat into well... you.) vs the stuff your gut flora can't make use of and thus passes right through is *not* a constant.
Therefore 100 calories of food A vs 100 calories of food B? Not gonna have the same effect.
Therefore Jillian may study up on what studies are performed and what we know about weight loss but that certainly isn't everything there is to know.
I think it always comes off of the parts we want it to last. Which makes for some oddly shaped bodies out there, but oh well.
You should try the Rebecca Concepcion diet: drink like a fish on your business trip, eat fast food twice a week, and get no sleep - and lose 7 lbs. I am not joking. The weeks I do watch I fluctuate a pound or two; I let my diet go to hell in a handbasket? Weight loss success! It makes no sense to me whatsoever.
I HATE that red team girl! I think she threw the weigh in (because JILLIAN is the BE ALL END ALL and knows EVERYTHING) and she had NOT had enough time to plateau. I bet she ends up being this season's Vicky.
Hey, don't forget one thing that can stall your weight loss is stepping up your workout - you'll retain extra water in your muscles for a bit as your body adjusts, then you'll drop that weight. I say that like I work out all the time when I haven't hit the treadmill since Tuesday! But you are doing awesome and you look fantastic!
Whenever I have a stall, I keep at it. I truly believe that if I am doing the right things, the weight will come off at some point. It has too.
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