Saturday, April 30, 2011

Saturday, April 29, 2011

On March 14, 2011, I started a challenge that was to end tomorrow. The goals of the challenge were to keep my my calorie deficit above 750, my activity above 45 minutes, to report my food accurately every day and to make daily entries to this blog.

Today I am reporting the final stats. I am reporting today since I had some oral surgery yesterday and won't be able to workout. I am also not able to do the spicy lemonade fast for awhile since I can't have acidy or spicy foods until my mouth heals.

My average calorie deficit for the 46 day period was 546, average minutes of activity was 46. I reported accurately and blogged every day. On March 14th, I weighed 240. Today I weighed 235.

My weight during the period flucuated as high as 247 and as low as 233.

While I am feeling good that I didn't quit trying to meet the challenge goals, I feel pretty low about my weight loss efforts. I don't really do a very good job sticking to what I know will help me lose weight. I keep the charts. I log my food, I go to the gym. What I don't do is eat less. I just keep eating too much.

I started dieting in October. Seven months ago I started using the armband and the site. Seven months ago I started logging my food and exercise. I have been faithful about that. I weighed 260 when I started. I've lost 25 pounds. I can see how some people might think that's great. I guess it is, but I haven't lost anything significant in months.

I feel very discouraged. I feel angry at myself. I feel like I'll never be able to conquer this issue.


  1. I definitely understand the impatience to see the weight go down faster. Since you know what areas need to be improved, you just need to buckle down and do it. I try to celebrate every pound loss though but I can relate not feeling satisfied and wanting more. It's tough but at least it's not a gain!

  2. That's one pound a week loss. You can be proud of that. You are so faithful to execute your plan in other ways, now you only have to eat what you plan each day. Only one more task to master! That's something to be proud of.