Thursday, July 29, 2010 the extreme.

I don't want my blog to get too bogged down with the typical woman's complaints about weight.  This is just a big part of my life right now and it is my blog ;)  I weighed myself on Tuesday.  I gained again.  This is getting beyond frustrating.  I am counting calories (although giving myself some breaks on the weekends), stopping drinking during the week (or take a 5/2 drinking schedule), and getting my ass kicked at the gym.  I've literally been hitting the gym hard at least 5 days a week.  I am mostly staying within the same pound, so I guess that's good.  I've been trying to drink lots of water (which is going to be a challenge when school starts back).  I'm still no where near my goal weight.  I am getting so frustrated :(  I am thinking I may need to hire a personal trainer and/or nutritionist come September.  Even though I feel better about myself sometimes...I'm still not fitting better into my clothes (which can obvs be explained by the lack of pounds coming off).  I went to the gym 2 hours/day before camping to make up for the lack of gym time while I'm camping.  It's starting to get depressing.  Here's what I am doing:

  • Gym: 5 times/week
    • 3 days - run 2 miles (I'm a super slow runner so that's about 20 mins) and then a calorie crush (low and high intervals) on the stationary bike or elliptical
    • 2 days - Body Power classes; super intense classes that work every muscle region
    • Trying to add in a yoga or pilates class once per week as well
  • Calorie Counting
    • I eat pretty well (keeping around 1,000 [which I know may be too low] and 1,200 calories per day...including working out
    • Since D works in the beer industry, I'm taking weekends to enjoy beer but still trying to be mindful of what I eat
  • Water drinking
    • I've been only drinking my am coffee and then water during week days.  Water intake tends to slacken on weekends.
What am I doing wrong?  What do I need to add in??

**I'm still on vacay...just auto posting this.  Anticipate a not so whiney post tomorrow :)


Autumn Nicole said...

I totally understand your frustration. I don't necessarily count calories, but I am mindful of everything that goes into my body. I gained a lb. back this morning, and I was pissed. What helps me is to think that maybe I'm gaining muscle. Maybe that's your issue as well? If not, it helps to think of it as that anyway;)

this free bird said...

I know how you feel. I was 10-15 overweight for a year and it drove me nuts. I kicked in the 30 day shred and then no more trouble zones right after. Did a cleanse. Also now do pilates.

Stick to those 1200/day and your itinerary and you'll do it. It just takes time. And is such a bitch too. You will feel great from all the workouts though.

You can do it!!

Mimi said...

i am frustrated too. i really don't know what to do either. but i guess we just have to keep doing what we're doing and keep a positive and healthy mind. i know we can do it! :)

p.s. i am a new follower. hope you get the chance to visit my blog and maybe follow it too. thanks! :)

<3, Mimi


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