Flatline – Weekly Weigh In

We are in the throws of Fitbloggin’ and having a great time!  I hope to give you guys an update at some point tomorrow but with the schedule so go-go-go, I might not have time.  Don’t worry…you will get a full update soon!  For now, here is my post from earlier this week that time did not allow me to post for you!

Some weeks, I am super thankful to not show a gain or a loss.  Some weeks it is like a gift from God.  Some weeks I get on the scale and say, “THANK YOU Jesus I didn’t gain this week!”

This week was not one of those weeks.  Don’t get me wrong, I am thankful I didn’t gain this week!  However, I am a little surprised that I am not losing and I am not sure why.  To simply flat-line is not okay with me!

Weekly Weigh In for June 24

You see, I am doing well.  I am exercising several times a week, I am tracking everything I eat in My Fitness Pal and I am being super conscious of what I eat.  So…why am I not losing?  There are several questions I have and possible theories but I really do not know the answer to that.  Here are a few theories going on in my mind about my flat-lined weight loss.

Could it be that I am not eating enough calories?  I lowered my daily calorie goal to 1200 but most days I eat over that with the exercise I am getting.  I know sometimes when we don’t eat enough, our bodies go into starvation mode and hold onto everything we put into it.  Could this be my issue?

Could it be that I am gaining muscle with Crossfit and losing fat but the scale is not showing it?  I have been working out more at Crossfit and lifting more weights.  I am starting to feel stronger and I am enjoying working out again with Larry.

Could it be that stress has caused me to stall out on my weight loss?  I have been under a tremendous amount of stress lately with trying to figure out if I can/should go to this blogging conference (getting desperate and asking YOU for help!), I have been stressed with finances lately and some things going on in my personal life.  I have been stressed with the constant issue of infertility.  With all that stress, it is no wonder if my body is not doing so well.

Could it be that I just had a stall this week and next week it will catch up with me and I will lose again?  I sure hope so.

Here’s the thing, with all the stress going on in my life right now, I don’t even really care that much.  Weight is weight.  The scale is what the scale is.  I only have so much control over things.  I just have to keep doing what I know is right and keep on keeping on.  As long as I don’t quit, that is all I can do!

Larry has given me a new eating plan he wants me to try and I will start that next Monday when I get back from Fitbloggin’.  Maybe that is just the thing I need to get the scale moving in the right direction again.

We shall see.  How was your weight this week?  Were you happy when you got on the scale or sad?  Tell me about it and let’s get through this together!

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About Jennifer Swafford

Jennifer is an elementary school teacher who is trying to lose 100+ pounds. She has certainly learned how much It Sux To Be Fat and is here to motivate you to live a healthy lifestyle.