Monday, April 11, 2011


I've been at this for about two weeks now, and while I haven't been exactly going to the gym EVERY day, I have been going a lot, and I've been eating very well- tons of vegetables and not too many carbs, although I did have some of Joey's spaghetti (but no meatballs, because of the eggs) last night when he forced us all to watch Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs. The problem is: last week I was seemingly starting to lose weight- just a couple pounds, but I was happy about it. And then this week they are right there again and I don't get it at all. I'm not the kind of person who can cut out carbs or meat completely, and I don't think you should have to, but I don't know what else to do! I could go to the gym twice a day but then literally my whole day would be taken up with the gym and I wouldn't get anything done. Besides, we've already gone over how bad I am at getting up early...

So, any tips on how to kick things into high gear would be much appreciated. I am feeling really discouraged at the moment.


  1. Paaaatience. It always takes at least a couple months for the line to start going steadily down - you're bringing muscles online that haven't been used in a while, so things are going to shift about a bit before you hit a point where you're burning fat more quickly than you're adding muscle.

    Also, the food key for me was to start keeping track of everything I ate. It wasn't initially calorie-counting, it was more identifying where the snacking black holes were in my day (everywhere, it turned out). Calorie counting has helped in the end (I use an iPhone app called Lose It), but if that seems too intense just keep a text based log of what you eat.

  2. Anonymous5:02 PM

    Ellen is totally right. You probably gained some muscle weight. The key is to get a tape measure and measure yourself. It will keep you from being focused on the pounds number, which is meaningless. Also, since we are ladies, our weight will fluctuate monthly based on hormones. That can't be helped. Measurements are WAY more effective. Take your chest, waist, and hips and write it down. Don't look at anything for a month at least. It takes a bit for the body to sort itself out.

    I only know a bit about all this because Matt has to watch his weight and work out all the time to keep in shape for Broken Toy.

    And the app is great for watching calories and keeping track of what you've eaten and how much you've worked out.

    You're doing great! It's a hard thing to stick with...just take it day by day and know we're all rooting for you (It's Letia BTW)!