Friday, April 12, 2013

Weekly Weigh In- Gotta Keep Your Head Up

TGIF! I say it every week, but I'm really looking forward to the weekend. The weather is warming up and that means lots of fun stuff to do outdoors, and the countdown to vacation beings, oh yeahs my favorite time of year!

DISCLAIMER- If you are looking for Positive Patty she is not in attendance this morning. 

Weekly Weigh In time. I really thought this week was going to be my week to hit goal weight. My cheat meal was far from a cheat and my eating was squeaky clean. I don't know how to get much cleaner or disciplined I can possibly get people. Let's recap work outs since Friday's weigh in:

Saturday- 9 Mile Run
Sunday- JM 6 Week Six Pack
Monday- JM 6 Week Six Pack & RIPPED (2 a day)
Tuesday- JM 6 Week Six Pack - Treadmill Circuit Training (2 a day)
Wednesday- JM 6 Week Six Pack & 4 Mile Fast Run
Thursday- JM 6 Week Six Pack, 45 Minute Circuit Training Class (New) 20 Minutes Stair Master (2 a day)

I've literally been snacking on green beans and egg whites. No fruit after noon, I'm telling ya'll squeaky clean. If you looked through my google search browser you would find phrases like female fat shedding meal plan, fat shredding diet, female body building meal plan, cutting meal plan, etc. It's been a serious week, my ass wants to hit goal and get rid of another percentage of fat before the end of Operation Red Bikini.

Are you sitting down?

I was UP FIVE POUNDS this morning. 

I blinked in disbelief  Huh?

No no no. No no no!

I must have crusties in my eyes at 4:45am.

Stepped off the scale, back on, back off, back on, dancing with the scale in the bathroom. It kept blinking the same thing back up at me.

Is my scale broken? When did I last use the bathroom? Did I eat too much sodium for dinner? The unexplained gain could be due to any number of those things BUT I think the biggest factor is mother nature. Ladies you know what I'm talking about. I'm going to monitor this number closely through out the week. I'm not freaked out by this gain for a few reasons

1. It can't be real. I've been working like an ANIMAL. I feel AMAZING.
2. I'm about to start

I resigned myself to head to the gym for my morning work out. I thought about it the entire time I pounded out that treadmill. I really pushed my endurance on the treadmill this morning. Incline walking at 15 speed 4.8, running between 7.0-8.0. Sweat pouring off my body. Frustration. Agitation  Pound, Pound, Pound, Pound.

I ran. I felt angry. I felt frustrated. Eventually, I began feeling free again. I finally made myself stop running after 50 minutes. I had to get to work and the scale dance had cost me extra time.

A few of you have said to me, I can't wait to read your goal weight post. Let me tell ya. ME TOO! I really thought this was going to be my week. Le Sigh.

Then I thought Maybe my scale is broken! But no, no it's not.

Mr. Noel weighs in this morning "Oh yeah! I lost a pound! AND I polished off those Cadberry eggs while you were sleeping last night!" SON OF A !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Momma said there'd be days like this, There'd be days like this my Momma said

What am I gonna do now? I'm gonna puff my chest out and work harder. I'm gonna tell that stupid scale You hit like a bitch. Gimme my goal weight.


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32 comments:

  1. Im sorry girl - I hate that but for real "that time of the month" will do it to you everytime - it does me. and men... they can eat a 20 oz steak 5 times a day and lose 7 lbs...

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  2. I love love love your positive attitude! I bet you drop 7lbs next week!

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  3. So glad to see this post this morning...I had a hard morning on the scale as well and it is my time to start too. My mantra this morning to myself has been to stick with it and just bust ass this weekend and see where I land. My hardest times are the weekends where I just blow everything so we will see how it goes. It sucks for you but it is comforting to know you deal with this crap as well, and you dont give up. Just an inspiration.....can't wait to see you hit goal!! You deserve it.

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  4. bodies are so fickle! you killed it this week no matter what the scale says! head up!

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  5. So sorry girlfriend! We all really do have days like this! I'm thinking you need to up your calories. You're working out like a boss you need to feed your body like one! Maybe try to up your calories all still healhty and nutritious calories for a few days and I think it will help. I'm thinking to about 1700-1800 just a thought! Have a happy weekend girlfriend!!!
    XOXO
    Elisha

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  6. I feel you! I did the scale dance too this morning... mine was up 3 LBs this morning! I was super frustrated too... Did my c25k training last night and have been eating good all week (despite Mother Nature knocking and wanting to derail me from my eating plan!). Will walk at lunch today and hopefully it will be nice enough for another c25k training tonight and I'll be back down tomorrow... Good Luck to you! I can't wait until I'm close to my goal weight, like you are!

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  7. Have you been monitoring your measurements( hips, waist, legs, etc)? I think it's possible that you are losing fat but not has fast as you're gaining muscle. Also, I agree you may need to up your calories since you're training so hard.

    P.S. you are totally allowed to not be a positive patty once in a while :)

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  8. Hey girl, I think you are looking great, and if you are feeling great then that's all that matters! Just get through this next week and kick Aunt Flo to the curb. And tell Mr. Noel to hush it with the weight-loss-with-zero-effort. Ain't nobody got time for that!!

    Have a great weekend and keep on keepin on, my friend!!

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  9. I had this same exact week last week. You are KILLING it at the gym AND with eating, and I think it's totally fair to feel pissed. I have said to myself the same : I don't think there is anything I could I have done differently this week, and to not see the reflection of all that hard work on the scale just, sucks. Know this: all of us reading your blog are inspired by you every day, you are such a great example for me. Keep your chin up!

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  10. I would have been livid if I were you. But on the plus side anger usually fuels a good work out!

    I have a question for you. I work out really hard and eat really well, and I do get results. However the hardest part of my weight loss journey has been accepting the hand I was dealt. Why do I have to work harder than everyone else? Why can't I eat the same things that my naturally skinny friends do?

    How do you deal with the fact that Mr.Noel can eat what he wants, and that you have to kill yourself?

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    1. I deal with this too.....I have my own little pity party all the time. I am still trying to find a good way to deal with it. My head knows I just have to get over it.....but its easier said then done.

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  11. I'm loving all this sass! You have the perfect mindset for this kind of thing. Telling the scale to f-off and hitting the gym anyway. Like you said, (sing it with me)

    "I know it's hard, know its hard, To remember sometimes, But you gotta keep your head up, oh, you gotta keep your head up Ooooooooooooooo!"

    Cheers to the weekend!

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  12. I completely understand how frustrating that is but you are probably right about Mother Nature. Also, men's weight loss makes me INSANE.

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  13. That is definitely cray cray! I feel ya when my husband steps on and is like "only down 2 pounds this week"....after you hit goal weight you need to break up with the scale lady. You are looking all time fab-u-lous and if you feel great who cares what the number says?? Just tell the BMV you are at a weight range instead of a particular weight on your license. Sending some positive patty energy your way!

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  14. You will get there! And I totally hate how men just look at the scale and lose weight! So annoying!

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  15. I love this post! That scale is a lying bitch I tell ya! ;)

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  16. I love you... and this post is why! GET IT GIRL!!!!

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  17. Ugh. That is so so so frustrating. I can't quite imagine being so close to your goal weight and seeing that, but I DO of course know what an unexpected gain feels like. And it sucks. But you know what? You still went and kicked butt at the gym! Can't say that's how I've always reacted to bad news from the scale... and then I learned the hard way that it only makes matters worse. Sheesh. These scales sometimes. Don't let it get to you (I know you won't), and keep you chin up (you always do), and you'll be there in no time. Cuz I can't freaking weight for your goal weight post either!!

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  18. The worst feeling in the world. I bet anything that next week you'll have lost 6 pounds!

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  19. You rock!!! Seriously that phrase just made my day!! " Tell that scale it hits like a bitch!!!!" Omg- I'm calm but I have felt the same all week I ran the Papa Johns 10 miler here in Louisville Ky (GO CARDS!!!) Sorry shameful plug- this past Saturday and was super proud, made good time....blah blah on top of the world..blah blah and was gonna be beasting some short runs out this week, but I started my period and my foot is BEAT- I have good shoes but idk... Next week will be better!!! Anyway thanks for the post, your beautiful and hilarious and I blog stalk everyday!!!

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    1. It's cracking me up that Papa Johns sponsors a ten-mile race. :) Pizza and running seem like polar opposites!

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  20. i'm so proud of you! i let my scale (bod pod results) hit me like a man and instead of continuing to fight I laid down with margaritas, a few bottles of wine and too many lbs of chocolate to count!! for TWO weeks! you are a beast boss lady and inspire me to push harder every day! eating clean does crazy ish to the scale though, its tough.

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  21. Your hubby sounds hilarious and the fact that you made me giggle at the end of this means youre a-ok - shake it off and quit thinking about it for now - youre awesome, youre fit and youre healthy!

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  22. SO frustrating! Maybe the scale isn't changing (in the way you want it to, at least) because you're building up so much muscle? (Trying to be optimistic!)

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  23. TOTALLY not a real gain! TOM for me is always an up week on the scale so I wait until after to weigh. Don't get discouraged you are freaking killing it. The only thing I could be thinking is maybe you're not eating enough for your boss lady status?

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  24. Girl I soooo needed this. It's not Tom for me but I seriously gain 3-4 lbs when ovulating werid I know. I'm with miss Elisha maybe up your calories. I want you to reach that goal weight and with all your workouts maybe your body is saying no way I need more food. Just a guess. Good luck girl we're all cheering you on!!

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  25. Those kinds of days are the worst! Your period can definitely do that to you though. I'm not in shape currently (knocked up and huuuuuuge) but I'm pretty knowledgeable about fitness...I have a huge problem with food/emotional eating/blah blah blah but anyway -

    My first thought would be that there's no way you GAINED 5 pounds in one week if you know you weren't "cheating" so it's worth looking into other culprits. It might be worth it to up your calories for a short time or take a day off so your body will take a chill pill. You gotta shock it into doing what you want!

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  26. This sucks. But look how far you have come!! To turn to the gym in a time like this is incredible!

    Check out Jillian Michael's podcast on plateaus (episode 100, I think- "Debunking the Plateau Myth" or something like that). It convinced me that it was safe (and wise!) to fuel my body more.

    Good luck! And remember all of your many other awesome accomplishments!

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  27. Girl, I'm feelin' ya. I'm kicking my ass all over the place, and I'm either not seeing any change at all, or I'm up. To say I'm frustrated is putting it mildly. You might as well say I'm pretty durn pissed off! I'm in the same spot in my cycle as you are, so I can only pray that's what's to blame. I'll cross all my crossables that you and I break through this soon!

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  28. Thank you for this post. When I see your pictures on Instagram I often think "that's nice that that skinny girl can run and work out and she looks so pretty". Then I read a post like this and remember that we all have our struggles and you work damn hard to be that skinny girl that can run and work out and look so pretty. We all get frustrated when our scale is a little b****. Thank you and keep on keepin' on!!

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  29. when my scale goes up I get out the measuring tape... I bet its all because of aunt flo... dont freak out! you eat right and are a machine at the gym! :)

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  30. I'm so mad at myself for missing this post last week. I mean, I had to miss out on blogland for my own sanity and survival, but when I think of all the times you've bolstered and encouraged me when I've had frustrations, I feel awful for not chiming in on Friday. At least you're a wildly popular and well loved blogger so I know you got a ton of support. But still. I should have been online to tell you that those five pounds are an aberration. That you're going to be down six next week. And that even though those things are completely true and it's really not something to worry about, it's still totally unfair for you to have to deal with a five-pound gain. I mean, YOU. You who never misses a workout! You who takes clean eating to a degree few bloggers would dare for. You who has been pounding away at this weight-loss for (over?) two years--who has come so far and know so much. If anyone deserves to get to goal, it's you. In my mind, you've already hit it, 10 times over. But when you do officially hit it, I'll be doing a happy dance for you. And I better start warming up, because it's coming soon!

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