Wednesday, March 28, 2012


Today's topic is something that I'm sure we've all hit at one point or another. Frustration. My frustration stems from that stupid little machine that I step on every morning and the number it spits out at me. Yes my friends, I'm talking about the scale.

I've been exercises at least twice (typically 3-4 times) a week since the last week in February.  I've drastically cut down on soda (the diet kind) and drink one once every 2 days or so. I don't eat a ton of sugar anyway (I cut way back after my mom was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes a couple years ago), but Ive cut way back on what little I eat. I'm drinking more water, eating more fruits and veggies, less carbs, better protein and more whole grain... Then why in the heck does the number on that confounded scale NEVER MOVE?! Actually, wait... Let me say that again... THE DAMN THING SAYS I HAVE GAINED! Seriously? Seriously. Talk about a major frustration.

I will admit that my last couple dinners haven't exactly been the model of healthy living, but I do what I can with what I've got. I feel better, and I can tell that I've got more muscle tone than I have had in the last few years. Unfortunately everyone looks at the little number from that stupid machine. That number is used to calculate BMI and the doctors always lecture us about it, but when we try to change it the damn number doesn't move!


1 comment:

  1. First of all, since I've been having the same problem, i can share some stuff with you.

    1. You lose inches before pounds. That's what makes you clothes fit better or looser.

    2. Muscle weighs more than fat. So if you've noticed that you've gained muscle tone, then it makes sense that you would have gained a pound.

    3. Your weight can fluctuate 3-5 pounds in either direction every day. The joys of water weight.

    4. Weigh first thing in the morning, before you do anything.

    Hope this Helps,