Thursday, August 16, 2012

I Gained TEN POUNDS! $%&#!

 Talk about feeling discouraged! I've had a rough week....

I've been working out with my good friend Jorgina  and she's lost 35 pounds since we've started working out together. What's her secret? She's taking these weight loss pills that helped her lose all of her weight along with diet and exercise. I'm not jealous. I'm really proud of her. I'm so proud of her that I told my hubby about these pills and he started taking them. He's already lost 8 pounds without having to go to the gym! All the girls at the gym are taking these pills and are getting results.
That can make anyone feel discouraged right? I've been working my butt of at the gym! Last week I worked out for four days and missed my 5th workout which isn't that bad and this week I'm on my 4th day of working out.  I took a cardio class Monday, Tuesday, and today. I also swam for 90 minutes on Wednesday. 

What gives?! 

If you've been following my blog for a while  you'll know that I have a heart problem and cannot take  ANYTHING that affects your heart for weight loss. I'm not complaining and I haven't felt one ounce of discouragement until after I stepped onto the scale on Monday.

I'm TEN POUNDS heavier!!!! WTF!!! I couldn't understand why I had gained ten pounds. I don't eat alot and I'm really trying to change the way that I eat. I had cheated once or twice, but it wasn't anything drastic. I started to question myself....Maybe I should stop going to the gym? I can't do that. I've worked too hard to get this toned and my clothes fit better on me. I don't get it! Finally, the "nurse" came out of me and I started to freak out!

What if I was having heart problems? Do I feel swollen? No. Is one leg bigger than the other? No. What if my heart's enlarged? OMG. Should I go to the Emergency Room?!

Then I had a light-bulb moment....I remembered that my son had gone urgent care on Monday because he wasn't feeling well and they weighed him on the scale.  I called him into my bathroom to check his weight. I stood there anxious to see what it would say....
 HE WAS TEN POUNDS OVERWEIGHT!!!!! HALLELUJAH!! THE SCALE NEEDS A NEW BATTERY!!!! That or it's broken....or gravity is making us 10 pounds heavier....
Moral of the story:

Don't get discouraged. If your clothes feel better and you know that you're working out and eating right! Screw the scale and don't worry about what everyone else is doing. Worry about what you're doing. You're going to get discouraged every now and then, but don't give up!
Okay, better go....the house isn't getting cleaned without me!

QOD (Question of the Day): How do you keep yourself from feeling/getting discouraged when you're trying to get healthy?


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