Sunday, February 24, 2008

Week #36: Up by 2 lb for a total of -90 lb

OK I'm officially not impressed. I don't know what happened this week, but I'm up by 2 lb. Very frustrating. I'm feeling it in my clothes, but just not at the scale. It's at a plateau stage like this that things get trying. I've lost 90 lb and can't complain, but after months with consistent losses at the scale, two 2-lb gains in the last three weeks combined with a 5-lb loss last week put me at -1 lb in three weeks. I'm just used to losing faster. I'm being good. It's just wonky at the scale lately. Hopefully things return to normal next week.

No excuses.

6 comments:

.................Nancy said...

What ever you do, don't give up! You can't fail if you don't quit :) Have you ever looked into a planned refeed? Sometimes that gets things moving for me! :)

Brian Cormier said...

Oh don't worry. I have NO intention of giving up. I'm just frustrated, that's all. Grrr... A planned refeed? What the heck is that? That's a new term for me.

Low Carb Band-It said...

Brian - I'm looking into refeeds as well. Here are a few links to get you started:

http://www.apinchofhealth.com/forum/vbb/showthread.php?t=4714

http://web.archive.org/web/20021015234229/www.theministryoffitness.com/mof/library/articles/article18.htm

I notoriously STOP losing around the weight I am. Being that I'm 5'4" and still well over 200lbs it's TOO FAT still. But my body LOVES this weight. So I'm trying the refeed for a way to kick start me back to losing and FINALLY lose these last 50ish pounds I want off.

Yvonne

Brian Cormier said...

OK yes yes... I've heard about that before. Basically sticking to the diet six days per week and eating anything you want on the seventh. Apparently it's quite effective. I'd be terrified of falling off the wagon, though. I'd be like an alcoholic who only gets drunk once per week. I'm not at the refeeding point yet, but I will keep it in the back of my mind if need be. Let me know how you make out!

lisa said...

Bian: Cowgirl here! I cannot tell you how proud of you I am. Off, the scale! I wanted to have a chat with you the last time you were in the restaurant but I didn't want to interupt your meal or your conversation. I waited around for you to get up but then I had to leave. The moral of the story is I cannot begin to tell you how happy it makes me to see you losing the weight so that you can live a much more healthy and active life. I can't say I know what it is like because I have never struggled with more than 10 or 15 extra lbs. but I know how hard it is to just lose that amount. So, again, I can,t even express my complete and absolute excitement for you. I noticed that your whole demeaner is more positive, your body language, even the way you sit. It all exudes a more confident and joyful Brian. I could just go on forever. Know that you are so worth it , Brian, and keep up the great work. As for the small gain, it is just your body saying, " oh, my God, we are losing too much weight here, better get some back", your metabolism with let it go, don't worry, perfectly normal. Live, laugh and love, Cowgirl

Brian Cormier said...

Wow, thanks so much for the kind words, Cowgirl! Very very much appreciated, trust me! :)