Join Date: Apr 2005
How Discouraging...Stupid scale..
I have really tried to make an effort to improve my diet and my weight and overall health. A long time Low Carber, I had to pull away from that because I lost my Gallbladder and I had a kidney stone Protien based, and according to my doctor, me and Low Carb wasn't such a great idea. I lost weight on Low carb without even trying, it was so easy, when I did stick to it that is. But if I didn't it would creep back.
So I crept back to 330, which is a big man, I am very broad shouldered and big in general, but I shouldn't be more than 220, I figure so I set that as my goal. I changed over to a low GI diet, and have spent the last two weeks every day walking. I watch my calories, and I figure I am about 1500 a day with 70% of that from veggitables and fruits, 20% lean meats and the remaining 10% from Dairy and some whole grain bread and cereal.
I walk 1 1/2 hours a day, up and down some decent hills in my area, which works out to about 5 miles (I drove it in my car to measure) one hill I walk up is insane, I had to stop a couple times to go up the first time, now I crest the thing easily at a good pace. I come back feet sore each day, I'm flat footed, so its hard on them, but better than jogging (thats agony for me) and well to be honest I really enjoy the walk.
I had thought I was doing everything right, I am sleeping better, seemed to walk father without getting as tired, have more energy. I feel better than I have felt in quite a while. I was looking forward to my reward when I steped on the scale this morning, there was allot of sweat that went into it, as well as keeping a handle on my calories and eating the right food.
I thought for sure I did well, I could see it in my face, and my shirts felt loose, and I thought this is going to be good. Umm yea right, I looked down to an added pound, I didn't go down, crap I went up. How discouraging..
So Now I sit thinking, now what. Do I go down to 800 calories a day? Do I have to take up jogging, something I hate because it makes my ankles swell up in pain because of my flat feet?
My Doc is also pushing me hard to have that stomach surgery, He just happens to mention it a couple of times when I see him, and you know, I don't want to cut my insides all up, that just seems wrong. I would rather be heavy.
Right now my BP is good, my sugar is good, My heart is good, (just had a stress test for physical, turned 40 and all) He told me everthing is fine, but it wont stay that way if I don't loose weight. OTher than that I take care of myself, no Drugs, no drinks, no smoking.
But at this rate, I am not sure I will succeed, I seem to be going backwards, I feel great, but maybe I am just fooling myself.
Not sure, very discouraging, I have just looked over my diet journels, I am definetly under 1500 each day, hmmmm. Excise and eating right isn't giving me the results I was hoping, I think I will go kick the scale..
LOL... hmmm... sorry just venting..
Last edited by JustDave4now; 04-20-2005 at 03:39 AM.