Wednesday, 14 January 2009

WHY???

Why? Why am I not losing any weight? I don't get it. I have been good, really good. I don't understand why nothing is coming off. I am getting really frustrated! Why bother suffering on the beach if nothing is going to come off?
I know I am not drinking enough water, that could be PART of the problem, but I don't think that is all of it. What the heck is going on? Its not near "that time" either. AAAHHHHHH!!!
Ok, I feel better now. How are you all doing today?

16 comments:

Debs said...

hey Nikki, i was just coming over here to write a post.
Big hugs. Persevere! You can do it.
Set yourself an atarget of how much water to drink in a day, and then if you reach that for a week, could you reward yourself in some way (not food related!)

I'm doing ok, struggling with constant tiredness at the moment.

Nikki said...

Why are you so tired? Are you sick or do you think its phase 1 related? I really hate how I feel when I do phase 1. I get so tired!

ChristyF said...

Nikki- I'm with you on this. I don't know what it is. I too, have been really good. Don't give up...We will lean on each other! I need to drink more water also.

Brandi said...

Nikki--is it possible you are overdoing portions of the good stuff? That is the only thing I can think of. You may not want to do this, but there were times when I would calculate my daily caloric intake just to gauge if I was eating too much. (Now I go by hunger/fullness.)

Praying...don't give up!!!

Nikki said...

I am trying to talk myself out of giving up. Its not really worth eating like this for just 5 lbs! I don't think I have been over doing anything. I'll think about calorie intake. Its just so weird to me!

Tami said...

Nikki,
Don't give up! It will just make it harder next time you decide to try to loose weight. And don't go switching plans right now just because you aren't seeing as much weight come off as you want. Patience. 5 pounds in 2 weeks is still big stuff!
I agree completely with Brandi. Also, are you moving your body at all? Every single time we "diet" and then give it up and start to "diet again, the weight will come of slower and slower and slower. You may be folling the allowed things on the plan but I'm wondering if you're having extra calories that your body doesn't need. i.e. fudge cycles or any kind of snack after dinner. And water seriously can reak havoc on weight loss. Not enough water can make you retain water because your body goes into survival mode and wants to keep it all.

Exercise, exercise, exercise.
Love you!

Going back to my silent state. ;-)

~Tami

Nikki said...

NNNNOOOOOO Tami! Come back!!! Please. We miss you. Ok, well I agree with everything she said, so I will try to stick it out. For now anyway.

Nikki said...

NNNNOOOOOO Tami! Come back!!! Please. We miss you. Ok, well I agree with everything she said, so I will try to stick it out. For now anyway.

Cristina said...

Try to track your calories...at least the easy stuff...out of package....maybe, just maybe you aren't eating enough...could it be? Tracking calories...at least most of the calories...then you'll be able to see if you're way under, way over....don't give up!!! You can do it. 5 lbs in 2 weeks is good. Remember the average is 1-2lbs a week.

Tami said...

All comments are still coming to my email for some reason. I no longer have a blogger account but who knows. I do want to throw out there that I've always struggled with the idea of not enough calories. I know the theory is that if you're not getting enough calories your body goes into a survival mode and you'll not loose weight. Being someone who once was anorexic/bulemic and knowing many others who were or still struggle with the issue, none of us have ever had the "don't eat enough so I don't loose weight" issue. Even atheletes don't. Did anyone read what Michael Phelps eats during the course of a day? He has to in order to keep going. In order to keep the weight he does have on him, on him. Football players do the same thing. I remember in highschool the wrestlers either ate a ton or didn't eat at all in order to get into the weight ranking they wanted to be in. Does anyone here have links or know of studies that accurately show that not eating enough can prevent you from loosing weight?
Christina, I'm not trying to argue with you or cause any problems. This is just a theory that I've never understood.

~Tami

Nikki said...

Thanks Christina. I know somedays I don't get enough and some I get too much. I definitly need to try to track it better. I need to move my body more, I know that for sure! I will figure it out...I hope. I am just feeling a bit frustrated!

Cristina said...

Hi Tami, that's ok. I've not seen any evidence myself that not eating enough won't help you loose but I always hear that and sometimes run across it in articles, so I just thought I'd throw it out there too. :)

Cristina said...

Oh and let me add...that I'm sure this is not true BUT it sure seems this way sometimes...I smell food and I gain, I pass by food and I gain, I think of food and I gain. What gives??? :)

Debs said...

a few months back it felt like I could hardly stop the weight falling off me. Now it doesn't seem to want to shift. I'm trying to work out what's changed!

Nikki said...

I am totally with you Debs. The first time I did this people were all worried that I was losing weight so fast. I was eating really well and the weight was flying off in chuncks. This time....I think I have lost a few flakes. I don't know what gives. Do you think that even though our eating changed, our bodies were still used to SB so when we went on it again it wasn't a shock? That is kinda what I am thinking. I could be way off, but that is just my guess at this point.

Pig wot flies said...

My problem is that I've lost any sense of self-control. At the moment I'm blaming that on being in pain (tennis elbow, argh!) and being in a shared house where we cook together and I don't get to control what we eat.

But actually, I've sort of given up.

And I don't like it.