Friday, May 15, 2009

You Want to Know what's Frustrating???

So here's the thing, in the last few months I went from 135 pounds to 128. Then my weight loss efforts stagnated. I increased my exercise intensity and cut back again on calories, and the scale wouldn't budge. I took my measurements to see if I was losing inches, but the tape measure didn't budge as well.

Well last weekend was Mother's Day. In celebration I indulged a little bit. We had gone to a beautiful restaurant for brunch. But I was good. Although I really wanted the crispy duck crepe for the appetizer, I ordered the field greens with Champagne dressing. And, for my main course, I ordered the trout, and then left the potatoes behind on the plate.

But dessert did come with the meal, and it was Mother's day, so I ordered Strawberry shortcake--two luscious biscuits with fresh strawberries and whipped cream. I enjoyed every bite, but was careful not to touch one of the biscuits (although I really wanted to eat that one too.)

So after weeks of the scale not budging, it finally moved--up. This morning I was 130.4 pounds!!! It was 131 yesterday. And, did I mention that I was eating extremely lightly and doing extra exercising all week to make up for my indulgence?

At first I hoped that the weight gain was due primarily to water retention. But for the last few days I've been drinking a glass of water with a tablespoon of organic apple cider vinegar (a natural diuretic) daily. Sometimes when I've had a quick weight gain, a couple of days of drinking apple cider vinegar manages to remove it.

Not so this time. It goes to show, that once you hit a certain age, any indulgence will show up on the scale.

Not that I won't indulge. You do have to live, but knowing what it will do weight wise, just means you have to account for it later. I'll continue to eat less and exercise more to get back down to 128 again, and hopefully I'll finally be able to break the cycle and get down to 120.


  1. Thanks for your blog. My problem is to stay motivated. I have been struggling for almost 20 years with my weight, and although I am not by any means 'fat' I do need to lose 10-15 lbs. It seems so little, but it's very hard. When you describe weight gain from only one meal I can relate to that. I will return to your blog for motivation.

    All the best from

    Sonja Hofer, New York, NY

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