Thursday, October 17, 2013

Weighing In - 10/17/2013

Confusion, friends.

I have been tracking for 10 days straight with My Fitness Pal and consistently coming in below my goal after my fitness calories have been added to it.

This week, I gained 2 pounds.

Excuses aside, it was a strange month, and I'm having some lady issues that have been recurring every few months that we now believe to be indicative of PCOS: Poly Cystic Ovary Syndrome, which basically encourages weight gain to begin with.

I feel like I truly am trying and I'm not losing weight, just slightly gaining all the time, enough to completely thwart my efforts.

I'm going to keep tracking, because I think keeping an eye on what I'm eating is really important, but I'm also going to mope a little, because 10 days of meal plans and exercise packed on another 2 pounds. I could have definitely used the rest and relaxation I gave up to work harder.

I've contacted my OB/GYN and we're going to move forward from this, but that doesn't mean it will help my weight gain this year.

Oh, bodies. You are so mysterious.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Weighing In - 10/10/2013

A slight gain of 0.6lbs, to be expected at this time of the month. Y'know... Time Of the Month.

This week, I started tracking with My Fitness Pal. I had intended to double track between this app and my Weight Watchers app, but that became annoying really quickly. Since I've been a Weight Watcher for a decade, I thought maybe I'd give something else my undivided attention for a bit... plus, it's FREE.

What I love:

  • It's FREE!
  • SO MUCH NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION with MFP. I can see Calories, Fat, Sodium, ETC. I can track it all and see where I'm over-consuming and what needs to get reigned in. It's designed to teach you, and it makes sense. PointsPlus don't make sense. (To be fair, points used to make sense.)
  • Reasonable and explained caloric goals based on height/weight/activity level and age. 
  • I can connect MFP to other fitness apps that I use (like Endomondo!) to track activity.
  • MFP recognizes spelling errors. That's one of the WW application's HUGE downfalls in my opinion. 
  • MFP also has a GIANT database of prepared foods. I was able to find absolutely every branded food I searched for this week in only one attempt. WW can't even compare on that front. 
So, I've been tracking every day, because it's new. It's a new toy, and that's always work at least 2 weeks of dedication. I'm hoping I can make it three (21 days makes a habit) and keep on trucking. That's the goal, and I'm pretty motivated right now. 

I'm not at all deterred by this tiny gain, because I had an AMAZING workout yesterday at the gym. I haven't truly gone and cranked it out in about 45 days. I've been busy with school and I came down with a crazy cold that, while mostly gone, is still lingering a bit in my nose and chest. It felt so good to get covered in sweat because I earned it and feel it today in my sore muscles. Can't wait to do it again tomorrow. 

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Weighing In - 10/03/2013

-4.6 pounds.

Well, I was really really sick, so it makes some sense. I didn't work out at all, and I didn't even go to work until last night. Since last weigh in, I was laying in a heep in my bed, all sweaty and full of soup and snot.

I bet I blew out 5lbs of snot! (I genuinely do.)

It's a new week however, and I'm going to continue to track as I have been doing, keeping an eye on my points. I've been trying to eat more protein and snack less, because I eat a lot out of boredom, so I'm focusing on 4 small meals and a lot of water this week.