Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Workout Wednesday: Progress in the wrong direction

You guys, I've been saying that 212 pounds has been my heaviest weight. This week? This week I came in at 216. 

A new rock bottom. 

I have to get serious and see what I can do to curb this out of control free fall into morbid obesity. 

I've got my diet on check. I eat much smaller portions, I eat salads and challenge myself to make all of our meals at home. We have our cheat day, Saturday, where we go out to lunch as a family and it's been a tradition of sorts for years. Since Olivia's baby days. I refuse to give those up. 

I've been doing great at exercise! 
Matt cleared an area in the basement and moved my treadmill and my elliptical down there, I have my recumbent bike in my office (handy because I do it while I read at night or as I'm waiting for lunch to cook). I'm doing at least 30 minutes a day. Using my inhaler as prescribed. I even got the OK to taper down on my steroids a bit (from 20 mg to 15 mg) a day and so far, I haven't gotten sick or noticed any adrenal crisis signs. 

I've been doing my pelvic floor exercises and squats, my resistance band exercises for my arms. I don't know why I'm gaining weight. And don't give me the "muscle weighs more than fat" crap because I'm not at that point yet. I am feeling so defeated. 


Life Love & High Heels said...

Well a pound is a pound, so muscle doesn’t weigh more than fat, it’s just more dense and takes less space. You lose inches or see changes in body composition, but not necessarily weight loss while building muscle. You’re exercising more than me though! I still hate it. Ugh, but I do feel better. I hope it’s a mood booster for you too!

Lauren said...

You are definitely doing way better than me. I need to get exercising more, and focus more on the food I'm eating (not that it's all terrible). I don't know why you'd be gaining. It doesn't sound like you should be at all, unless it's really just the medicines you're on, etc. And sometimes you're gaining a lot of muscle without realizing it. I don't feel like I'm gaining any, but I find out I am when I go get results (I'm in a weight loss program through my local hospital so I get these things shown to me randomly) so it could be that you're gaining muscle or losing inches, etc. and not losing weight. I hear drinking tons of water helps...another thing I need to work on. Sigh.


Anna (herding cats-burning soup) said...

I'm sorry to hear you're struggling this week. I hope you find some happy middle ground this coming week and see some change in the opposite direction.

Do you weigh the same time of day? If I don't I can see this big jumps. Same with time of the month. So it can look disappointing even if it's not a real base "weight" change.