So I was talking to fellow blogger, Sarah, about health and wellness type things (she's super knowledgeable about these type of things, love her! haha). So I was explaining my frustration to her about how I haven't lost any weight this week...
Long story short: I weighed 256.6 last Saturday morning, this past week I've been weighing in at around 259. I ate well during Easter, so what gives?
Needless to say, I've been working realllll hard at the gym and have seen no results. Now I didn't get this size for no good reason. I desire things quickly, I like the quick-fix for things. With weightloss, the story is no different. When I see I'm not losing, I freak out. So she was talking to me about tips and tricks and reminded me that I really need to be measuring myself on three different levels: 1) Actual weight, 2) Body Fat%, and 3) measurements of the thighs, hips, waist and chest. She then talked to me about resistance training. I've been doing nothing but pure cardio, which is not good. I need to tone with weights or some form of resistance exercise. Anywho, she's a wealth of knowledge and I'm glad to have her as a friend and resource!
Back to my panic mode story, so despite all the positive advice she gave me... I was still feeling crappy. First off, I almost completely dismissed the gym today because I thought 'what's the use?'. But I talked myself out of it and ended up on doing around 40 mins of cardio... :-/
Afterwards, I spoke with Jenna the training specialist at the gym and she gave me some pointers. I will meet with her on Saturday morning to create a personalized workout plan and to review my eating choices, since I log them on livestrong.com. She's certified in a ton of things, so I trust her judgement. She told me to hide my scale and that we'd weigh in this Saturday, so that will be my official weigh in date. She'll weigh me 2 weeks after as well. She also suggested that I eat some more calories or to eat a good amount of 'healthy' calories and then hit the gym tomorrow hard to trick my body. So what did I do? I went straighttttt to Chipotle and have consumed 2274 calories today. I think I was waiting for her to say that and BAM I was at Chipotle quicker than you could say 'quick'. heh.
So I feel shitty for having eaten so much, but I know that this ends tonight and that tomorrow I'm hitting it hard again. My scale is going to be hidden under my bed and I will meet with Jenna on Saturday.
Okay, had to let that out... because I feel so guilty. Okay, I'm done.