Thursday, March 10, 2011

WLW ~ Struggling

I did not have the best week and that is no surprise for me.  I tend to rebel at my own weight-loss efforts, thinking that I shouldn't have to always be so careful about what I eat or have to make time for exercising.  But those things are good for me!

I didn't track my food at all during the week and ate out a couple of times.  I only made it to the gym once for a Zumba class.  I knew I would have a gain for the week.  And did I ever!  I gained 2 lbs.  Ugh!!  So I gained back what I lost the week before plus extra.  So this week is like starting all over!

On a side note, I ate some really salty foods the couple of days before I did my weigh-in.  I knew I was retaining some water, especially since one ankle seemed a bit swollen.  That is a good tip - watch out for too much salt!  We all need salt, but sometimes when we focus on weight loss, we end up eating things with hidden sodium.  If you're eating a lot of soups, frozen dinners, or reduced-fat foods - check the sodium amounts.  A long time ago, I was surprised to discover that a Caramel Frappuccino Light at Starbucks (it used to be my go-to diet treat, but now I try to avoid fat-free foods and artificial sweeteners) was really high in sodium.  Read your labels and look at nutrition guides!

I know that having a bad week is the sort of thing that makes some people quit, but not me.  I'm not happy about it, but I will try again this week!  I went to another Zumba class Tuesday night; I'll do a workout at home today and I've got my tracker out right now with my breakfast written down.  Already an improvement over last week!  :)

I know it's very hard, but we can do this!  Don't give up!  Be encouraged!  My friend Alicia is so encouraging - stop by her place for Weight Loss Wednesdays!  You can link up your own posts too!

Have a healthy day,
Lisa  :)


  1. Keep at it my friend. You can do it. Just think of me when you're doing Zumba and you'll burn extra calories for giggling inside. Ha!

    Love ya my friend.

  2. Big hugs my friend! I know exactly what you mean about that feeling like you shouldn't have to do it. It's my my not fair feeling. But I am learning that is just reality for me. So I am trying to adjust...definitely not easy!

    I hope this week is much better for you.
    And thanks for joining in Weight Loss Wednesday!

  3. This is a hard journey. But you can do it! I am proud of you for getting your exercise in. One day at a time my friend.


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