Friday, January 9, 2009

I Now Understand......

I now get why so many people fall off of the weight loss wagon after they are motivated. I have re-introduced my body to cardio the past few months and am happy that I have dropped 20 lbs. However, the past 7-10 days I have upped my cardio AND added weight training. AND.....are you sitting down?........I have been watching what goes into my mouth!!!! Snacks are pretzels, celery, yogurt. Little J has been sick the past two days and I made her homemade Chicken Noodle Soup and I have been eating that and oatmeal and salads and I got on the scale this morning and........NOTHING........not an ounce of movement!!!!!!! UGH!!!!!! So I am venting to my sister about it and she says it's muscle.......muscle weighs more than fat. Then why am I lifting weights?!!!!???? The whole goal is to LOSE weight, not to gain it!!!!! I know, I know......you'll burn more calories with muscle, it will increase your metabolism, yada yada yada.
Did I mention not even an ounce of a loss?!!!!!
So, don't worry about me. I am not racing to a Krispy Kreme drive thru or anything but I had better see that scale move next Friday in the negative or else I see a Whopper with my name on it in the very near future!!

2 comments:

Jenni Jiggety said...

Muscle is GOOOOOD! You are doing the perfect things to lose weight! Keep it up!

Kristen Andrews said...

you are gaining muschle and muscle is a good thing as Jenni said :) wow 20lbs that is awesome!

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