Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Give me the Oreos and pass the remote.

I have been working out very regularly for the last 6 weeks or so; in fact, this past week was my best ever (every day except Saturday, 30-40 minutes at a time, except for Tae Bo Monday). And while I'm not on a diet (because I won't be able to stick to it long term, so I'd rather make "life style changes"), I'm trying to make better choices, eat less (although admittedly, I'm not writing anything down) and not eat late at night anymore. But EVEN SO, I'm DEFINITELY eating better and less than I was before--and exercising WAY MORE--so the (@*@&^@^ scale should be going down, not up!!

Yes, that's right. I weighed myself at the mall today....AND I GAINED A *#&#^^@*@* POUND. (Although, without going into too much detail, RENEE, I might be carrying around extra "girl weight" at the moment, as I just, um, got my visitor this morning. And I'm not sure how long after your visitor's arrival you continue to carry around that "girl weight." So I HOPE TO HELL that that's part of it, too.) So I'm going back to eating cookies and sitting on the couch. What the hell am I busting my ass for? Seriously, I could cry, I feel so....dejected. I have something VERY IMPORTANT in December that I'm trying to lose weight for (details to follow) and to have worked THIS HARD for 6 weeks and have made NEGATIVE progress just makes me want to give up. Now what?

31 comments:

Renee said...

I will repeat what I said in the email:

"how many times do I have to TELL you that the numbers on the scale don't mean shit if you can see a difference and if your clothes are fitting looser. You could be gaining muscle, which weighs more than fat. Moreover (that's a different word for me to use), ALL SCALES ARE DIFFERENT, and if it's saying you gained only ONE pound, it's probably different from the one you usually use. So shut up
:-)"

C'mon people, help me out! She's losing her mind!

Fred said...

My advice? Use a scale at home, and only that scale. Using other scales (especially in a doctor's office) will only lead to disappointment.

I'm wondering if "man weight" is when a guy isn't getting it on a regular basis. There's a little extra he's carrying around, right?

Crap, you guys have me sinking to new lows...

Jen said...

Dang, Fred, you're so smutty.

Renee said...

FRED!!! That was hilarious :-)

See, Jen? I'm not the only one who knows about scale differences!

Jamie Dawn said...

You've gained muscle sweetie. Don't worry about it unless your clothes are feeling tighter. Keep up the exercising; it will only do you good.

keesh said...

Yes Jen, 6 weeks is great and that is when the muscle starts kicking in. don't use the scale, use the clothes, Jamie Dawn is right on!
Some of us girls talk on this website: http://www.babyweightbites.blogspot.com/

go there....it is for people who have had babies that want to get int shape or just anyone. Congrats Jen! What is coming in December?

Jen said...

I'm not telling you about the December thing yet. =-) Y'all already think I'm crazy.

And JD, I don't WANNA gain muscle. I wanna lose weight. I'm not trying to be Arnold Schwarza-howeverthehellyouspellit. I just want to get down to the 140s, that's all I ask. I'm not trying out for Miss Universe here.

(I'm not "yelling" at you, btw. I'm pissed off at the Scale Gods.)

Renee said...

HEY DUMBASS-- muscle BURNS fat. So yes, you DO want to gain muscle. You know damn well you're just trying to sabotage things. Now quit it!!

Nik said...

You will NEVER just lose fat, regardless of what you do! It's inevitable, you will gain muscle when you work out and you WANT to have muscle, it helps your metabolism and burns fat. And no, you will not be all freakishly muscular, you have to do massive weight work for that, a simple cardio workout or whatever you do is only going to tone and shape. In my experience, stick with what you're doing and QUIT looking at the scale. The first thing my trainer at the gym told me is stay off the scales. Everone kept saying to me "Oh, you're losing weight" and I wasn't, I was just getting more toned. So, stay the hell off the scales and just keep doing what you're doing.

Nik said...

LMAO, Fred I love it!! You're too damn funny!

LocuTus of Borg said...

Holy shit Fred - IM ROLLING ON THE FLOOR!! LOL that was soooooo damn funny!

'n Jen good advice, please listen to everyone - if anything the exercising you are doing is good for your health.

Anna said...

Exactly what Renee & Jamie Dawn & Kishelle & Nikki said. (And you KNOW they're right.)
So also like Renee said, quit trying to sabatoge yourself and keep on truckin'!
You can do it! You're doing so well! We're so proud of you!

Jen said...

I wish I could fully comment, but it's hard to type with a Ring Ding in one hand and a Ho Ho in the other (and I don't mean Renee).

Renee said...

Ooh, BURN! LOL.

I was so fired up at YOU for being fired up, I neglected to mention that as Anna said, we ARE proud of you!! If a GUY can see a difference, you're doin something right!

keesh said...

No, She means me :)>...

Dstigue said...

Yeah muscle weighs more than fat by alot.

Jen said...

I know you all are right.

But I'm a woman. Even if I know that, intellectually, I'm gaining muscle, I still want to see that scale going down, ya know?

LocuTus of Borg said...

Reach down and twist that little black knob in a counter-clockwise direction while you are on the scale, you will magically start to lose weight ... >:P

Jen said...

LOL..what kills me is that I actually THREW AWAY my scale cuz I was convinced it was wrong.

LOL. That's sad.

Renee said...

You will probably kill me, but these antics remind me of your MOTHER.

Jen said...

HEY. There is no need for name-calling.

Renee said...

Hey, I call it like I see it. You should THANK me for being honest so you can quickly alter your behavior so as NOT to be Debbish. That's my new word for the day :-)

Jen said...

Anna and I just went out to dinner, and she said that my "body shape was definitely changing." LOL, but after my meltdown the other day, she HAS to say something about how I look, being such a good friend and all.

Renee said...

Woo hooo!!!!

She doesn't HAVE to say anything. And as mentioned before-- if JEFF noticed, it's changing.

Hey! Maybe your boobs will shrink and you won't have to get a reduction after all!

Nik said...

Boobs and ass are the last to go! And boobs are pretty hard to get rid of!
BTW, love the new term Nee, Debbish,it's awesome!

Jen said...

Actually...

I wasn't going to bring up my boobs, but after commenting on my changing body shape, Anna goes:
"My, your breasts really are quite large, aren't they?" or something along those lines. Apparently, they're NOT getting smaller as the rest of me changes--not yet, anyway.

Renee said...

LOL! Well, *I've* never lost any boob, either, but it's the very first place my sister loses and gains weight. She keeps sizes B and C, because if her weight fluctuates at all, her boob size changes pretty dramatically.

Anna said...

Jen- SHUT UP! I did NOT say something because I had to!!!
We've been friends for 3 years and you should know by now that I don't talk about or mention weight stuff, mostly because I just don't notice. So if I said something, it's because you've noticeably changed.
Don't belittle my nice comment!

LoB- lol on the scale comment ;)

Nee- Love the new term "Debbish" ;)

Nik & Nee- I'm with Renee's sister in that breasts are the first place I lose weight, sigh.

Jen said...

Fine, thank you for your nice comment. =-)

Anonymouph said...

That whole "girl weight" thing drives me crazy!! It hits me several days before my visitor actually arrives, and for those few days, I hate my body. Luckily for me, and maybe you're like this too, the weight goes away after the first day or so, and I'm like, "Whoah! Now that's what I'm supposed to look like!" I always have to wonder how much of it is mental though.

Keep cheering yourself on, but don't get too deep into the "I WILL BE THINNER...FAT IS THE ENEMY" mindset. There's a thin line between healthy eating and unhealthy starvation, and it's easy to cross. Not trying to sound too motherly, but your thoughts sound disturbingly familiar.

Renee said...

Jen, remember Angela Beelen used to gain 10 lbs every month? Count your blessings, it could be worse!