Here is where my frustration lies.... Working so hard this week with not cheating, exercising everyday to a sweat and I only lost 1 pound this week. I am happy that I am back to officially being 80 pounds down but I would be lying if I didn't say I was a bit bummed after the great weigh in I had last week. I guess I will have to take into consideration that I must have either gained weight in muscle or am bloated from you know what...but still...it almost gives you that feeling of why bother. I just have to keep reminding myself that it is worth it to work out even if I do not see the results I was hoping for. Today is tomorrow and exercising can only benefit your future. I may not be happy now but if I gained muscle, I should have a good weigh in next Friday if I keep up the good work. They say for every pound of muscle you gain your body burns an extra 50 calories per day; on it's own!
I am happy it is my cheat day today. I feel I need a break. My Mom said my cheat days should only be for cheating on food and that I still should work out. I don't think that way. I feel it is good to give your body 1 day a week to rest. I don't give myself cheat days if I feel I don't deserve them but after this week I know it is much needed. It's almost 11am and I skipped my lemon water this morning and made myself a cup of coffee with CREAM & SUGAR. I have not had coffee with cream or sugar in a very long, LONG time. I only added about a teaspoon of sugar and about a teaspoon of creamer, in the end I think I rather have my coffee without it!
I don't think I will be posting my calorie charts on my cheat days like I was saying. It's not because I plan to cheat really bad and don't want you guys to know, it's because it's my cheat day! haha - Also it is hard to find certain foods in the database for food items that are made by local restaurants. I will write about what I ate but am not going to go through the bother of calculating calories. I also think of my cheat days as a break not only for my body but my mind as well. Dieting can be mentally exhausting when you are still working towards making it your lifestyle. There will be a point where it will not be such a big deal to have a cheat day but as of right now I am not quite there yet and looking forward to cheat days are a BIG part of what keeps me going.
My name is Marilyn and I am 27 years old. I have been overweight for most of my life and on May 1st, 2012 I weighed in at 338 pounds. This blog is about my weight-loss journey.