I don’t think I’m going to make my weight loss goal this week and that makes me sad. I realize that I ate poorly this weekend, but, honestly, I didn’t binge or anything like that. I indulged a bit, but I didn’t eat so many calories that I should have gained weight…and I’ve eaten so well Monday and Tuesday and so far today that I should at least see the same weight on the scale tomorrow as I did last Thursday, but as of this morning, I’m 2lbs heavier 😦 WTFrick.
I’m seriously thinking of doing a 30 day weigh-in challenge, where I weigh in every stinking day and log it – maybe if I weigh myself every single day and count it for 30 days I’ll get sick of weighing myself every day, LOL….Idk. What I do know is that it is disappointing to work as hard as I’m working and not see that scale budge. Yes, yes, I know – weight loss is measured by other things than the scale, but, hey, my weekly goal is based on the scale moving down…
I do keep reminding myself that I have substantially increased the resistance on my elliptical for the last 3 weeks, going from a 4-7 resistance level to a consistent 10-13 resistance level. I am sure I am taxing my leg muscles.
Also, I have introduced more regular strength training intervals into my cardio workout over the last month…I use 7lb weights on my biceps and triceps and 5lb weights on shoulders/back, etc. I can see and feel a difference in my arm muscles now.
I suppose my slowing weight loss could be a product of building muscle…I don’t know, off the top of my head, how long it takes to build 1lb of muscle, but perhaps one month or so is enough time? I’ll need to look into that, I suppose. I do not want to become bulky, which is why I refuse to use weights heavier than 10lbs, but I do want to be a bit sculpted and toned, so I do need to strength train. Also, muscles burn more calories than fat, so I want those muscles to build a little!