Monday, March 2, 2009

The Rocky Road to Success



Well, as you can see from the graph, the Three Divas are experiencing the vicissitudes of competitive dieting. (BTW, the Three "Less" Divas title is a play on 3 Mo' Divas, which one of our friends is in--AND whom we're trying to involve in the bet--she's been dieting, but is a little shy about betting. But she's on the mailing list.)

I know the day I shot back up over starting weight (I'm the blue line), I had been kind of dumb the day before. But even so, with the WW point system, that's supposed to be okay as long as you don't go over your extra points for the week. Since then I've been real good, and I still gained .2 pound yesterday. Gaahh!

However, and I've said this before, working out feverishly tends to make me heavier, I think because the muscles inflame just a little bit and retain fluid. Or something. Anybody else have this issue??? I'm not going to stop working out, however.

MizFit will be glad to know I broke out the Latin Rhythms Core workout DVDs that I won over on her site! What a hoot! I've only done the Quick Workout so far, and boy do I look dumb in the mirror when I do it. I'm going to have to move the mirror. MizFit is right, it's a fun core activity, and I'm glad I won it!

Everybody else had a "bad day" yesterday, too, thank heavens. At some point maybe we'll decide not to be such eager beavers and stop weighing ourselves every day, but we all feel we need the daily scrutiny or we'll slide into entropy and death. Or maybe we should do the daily weigh-in but the weekly average.

Encouraging comments welcome!!!! :-P

6 comments:

Redbush said...

Hey, Melissa! I'm sure with your attitude you'll have this weight thing beaten! I procrastinate too much even though I do exercise some. I try not to think about the scale. In fact, I hide it, hoping my clothes will start to feel a little looser. Then, I'll weigh myself!

solarity said...

My weight can fluctuate as much as three pounds in a day, so if I were in this competition I would insist on weighing more than once a day. I'm not in it, of course, because my approach to weight control is to think vaguely "I really should try not to eat so much."

Mary Anne in Kentucky

POD said...

Thank heavens the others had bad days!
How encouraging is that!?!

I took belly dancing 'lessons' for a long time and got really good at avoiding the mirror. It was torture but everyone was in on it with me.

Melissa said...

Thanks for all the encouraging comments! The three of us are still slogging away, none of us with very dramatic results so far. However, I've been exercising up a storm and I'm feeling really great! At least there's that....

Emily said...

I have the same problem with the weight gain after working out. My weight is always up the day after I work out (or eat salty food, etc.) I think it must be water retention...

Sbanfnyc said...

I think everyone is different re. the weigh yourself timing. Do what works for you. If daily or hourly is a turn off to a diet don't do it. If it only freaks you out for a few minutes but is inspiring, do it. You have to know yourself and taylor your plan to yourself.

Don't take too mush outside advise that does not fit for you as a person.

Love you