Thursday, January 26, 2012

The weight loss game..I must have mis-read the directions.

Ok-I am going to vent, yell, maybe cry a little and then ask for some advice.
Sound good?

So, I have been off of Diet Coke for 26 days! 
26 days people!
That is forever!
I drink water..a lot of water..a ton of water!
I have gone to Costco and bought tons of produce and I have eaten it all before it went bad.
Even the mixed greens.
I should win an award or something.
I was even working out. Shaking my groove thing to Black Eyed Peas and trying like heck to beat my 9yr. old's high score.
I had lost 4 lbs. in 2 weeks. 
I was so very proud of myself!
Wa-hoo!

Then....I got sick.
Not like the throw up lose 5lbs. sick.
The snot nose, smokers cough, ear infection sick.
I was sick for 8 days.
I drank tons of water, but didn't eat a lot. When I did eat, it wasn't all cookies and white bread or anything.

Well, I got on the scale today and I am up not only the 4lbs. that I lost-but also add an additional 4lbs.
That is for a grand total of 8 pounds!
That's a pound a day people.

Pardon my french..but what the hell?!
I know that my body was busy fighting off the infection, but come on!

I am so frustrated and mad and angry and sad and ticked...
Basically, annoyed.
I have been really good this whole week with tracking my points and eating the way I am supposed to.
The only thing that I haven't done is exercise. 
I have felt too crappy to exercise.

So, in a nut shell, I feel like an ugly, blob of a person.
And, to put the icing on the cake-I am in a crafting rut-so none of my Valentine's decor is up.
I know, I know-I am totally hanging my head in shame.

I am hoping that you will make me feel better about myself and tell me that I shouldn't be frustrated and tell me that as soon as I am back to feeling 100-I will lose all the weight and then some.

If you don't want to tell me that, at least tell me that I looked smoking hot today..

Love you all!

My Sassy Weight Loss Journey

Tausha

23 comments :

  1. Whoa, who would have thought that being sick would make you gain weight! But don't loose hope. Just keep trying what you are doing and don't forget to add in some protein.

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  2. First off! You're a Hot Momma!
    Second, just hang in there. It will be worth it. The table will turn in a HUGE way if you stick in there. People fail because this happens right away and they give up. But watch it will, start falling off. I hear it's common to gain at first. YOU CAN DO IT! LOVE YOURSELF through it!

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  3. Hang in there. You are not alone. I had lost 10 lbs in the past 3 Weeks and them today I weighed in and have gained 6 back. Boo! It's so discouraging. I wore sweat pants all day, had a cookie as breakfast, and I even cried a little. Don't tell. After so much hard work it just doesn't seem fair. Here is my plan: spend the day feeling bad and then tomorrow pull myself together, start again, be fabulous and have the best diet day ever.

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  4. Tausha, you are doing awesome! One thing you must remember is this...your body will continue to make adjustments throughout this process. You have to keep your eye on the prize, and like you said on my FB post...take it one day at a time. Over the long haul it will add up to what you want it to be. It will, if you keep following the plan. I hope you feel much better soon, so you can shake your booty some more! See you on Studio 5.

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  5. I have had the same struggle all my life but in the last couple of years it has become an even bigger one. I actually went to a dietician last year and kept food journals for her to look at. You aren't going to want to hear this but it's 2 things, exercise is a very important part of it, once I got myself really moving it came off easier and age plays a part in it too. Here's the thing, this gain is only temporary, IF you get back on the band wagon and eat and exercise. Honestly as hard as it is the less you look at the scale the better. I don't mean to nag at you, I promise I know exactly how you feel. I was so frustrated with all of this last year, I ate so well with no results, but once I built some muscles my body was much more efficient and processed the food faster and I lost weight! Sucks I know!!! Just forget about it and move on!

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  6. Before you start freaking out, there is some good news. You probably didn't gain that much weight back. PLEASE go read this post that my son put up today.
    http://tonysnutritiontips.blogspot.com/2012/01/i-slipped-off-my-diet-this-week.html

    Did you eat carbs in the last day or 2? If you did, that could be the culprit. Stick to your pre-sick diet. You were making good progress!

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  7. I fell off the diet wagon today. Had a meeting at a Mexican restaurant... so I ate Mexican food... not a lot, but enough that I'm off the wagon.. bleh. Back to work tomorrow though eating right choices of food.

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  8. Oh my dear sistah!!! I think you are the hottest Hottie in America! I'm SO sorry you are so frustrated. It's CRAZY work to be healthy. You are the most dedicated and hardworking person I know. Keep it up girlie. your body probably freaked out..."OH NO...WE ARE SICK!!! We already lost 4 pounds, hold onto it all...we can't lose anymore, we better stock up on a few more while we are at it!!!"
    Don'cha love my little voices. Heehee!! You can do this girlie!!!! I got your back :)
    Love ya tons!

    Jen

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  9. Tausha you truely are beautiful .and full of fun :) I'm thinking your body was full of sick fluids. Hang in there and don't you give up.those things that are worth having never come easy .I wish you luck on this journey :) no matter what you are beautiful girl ! I lovey a girl.

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  10. Its fluid weight!!! BTW you are HOT!! :):) When you are sick the body retains water to heal itself and to fight off infection.....when yo9u are better it WILL come off plus some I promise!! Congrats on sticking with it!!!!

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  11. I agree that it's probably mostly water weight. Remember, you may not have been eating much, but you were probably not anywhere near as active. Don't get discouraged, it will come off!

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  12. You are smokin' hot! :) You will lose it all once you get better! You can do it! :) Keep up the good work!

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  13. Hi,
    I'm your newest follower. First I just want to say that I hear ya girl about the weight thing. Never ending battle. Hang in there. And giving up my beloved Diet Coke? I shudder just thinking of it.
    I found your blog through a comment you made on The Polka Dot Chair. It was about the little teal Hello Kitty Sewing Machine. I wanted to let you know I put a bid in on one for my granddaughter and now changed my mind and decided to get a different Hello Kitty one that is one step up since she has already sewn a bit, so I am hoping someone will outbid me! It is the cutest thing ever!! Brand new, in the box, unopened, unused. Starting bid was 49.99, mine was 50.99. It retails at 199, but saw it on overstock.com and amazon.com for 119. The reviews on this little machine are amazing. The ebay listing is Hello Kitty Janome Sewing Machine Best For Kids. It ends in one day though, so anybody that is interested, check it out! Feel free to outbid me! And so nice to meet you! I love your boxes you made, so so cute!
    Julie

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  14. I just want to echo what's been said above, in that exercise, especially in the beginning, is such a crucial aspect to the weight loss (and I'm right there with you on this, HUGE weight fluctuations, lost 3, lost 7, up 2.) It's because you're working on building muscle. Muscle weighs more that fat, so you're not going to see the weight loss right away, even though you're working hard and feeling stronger. Also, muscle metabolizes calories faster, so as you build muscle, your weight is going to come off easier. Just stick with it! Like I said, I'm in the same boat. Started diet and exercise on Jan 1 and trying to loose 20 lbs after baby #4! WE can do it!!!

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  15. Don't give up, keep going! At least that's what I'm telling myself to get the baby weight off. Not being able to exercise (I don't know how anyone does it with a newborn!) much is definitely getting in the way of that weight loss goal. Feel better, the exercise and weight loss will come and you probably won't get sick as much with a healthier diet and the exercise!

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  16. Oh man...I would be discouraged too!! But you are doing great ~ and off your diet coke ~ woot! When you are eating, are you eating enough?

    Hang in there..... xo

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  17. Hello, darling! How can a fabulous woman like you be mean to yourself? I just saw a segment of yours on the local news channel and I though how darling you are! So you're carrying around a little extra weight. It does not define you in any way. I'm so happy to have found your cute blog. By the way, I have almost your same hair and glasses! I look like your older sister!

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  18. Don't be so hard on yourself! Just get back on track, and while weighing yourself is ok, how you feel and look is more important. If you are working out you will be gaining muscle, which is healthy! That muscle will alter your weight up in a good way. Toned bodies don't always weigh the least, but they sure do look the slimest and healthiest!

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  19. Don't worry. The first thing I learned at Weight Watchers was that I was not eating enough before I got there, so my body was grabbing every calorie it saw. Once you get back on the program that was working for you, you will be surprised how quickly the extra falls off.

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  20. Weight loss is one of the best way to make well changes in health and fitness. That provide well stamina of body control and create that excellence.

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  22. Hey Ms. Sassy!! Porps for trying to lose weight. The other night I went to see Olivia and Hannah from the Biggest Loser speak..and it was powerful! It is HARD work forever to fight the weight beast! Pople do it everyday and win so don't give up!! PS do you know any houses in the big BC that we could tour for a little club home tour?

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  23. I want to let you know that I commiserate with you. I have been exercising my ass off and eating healthy and I have only lost 2 pounds in a month. I too am like What the? It should be falling off me. lol.

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