Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Feeling a little discouraged

I weighed in tonight.
I lost another 4.6 pounds.
That's a total of about 32 pounds that I've lost so far.
In two months.

So why am I down?
Everyone around me keeps telling me that I'm "doing it wrong".
Even tonight, at my weigh-in meeting.
My menu happened to get pulled from the basket (we pull one out each week, and that person shares their "best day" with everyone).   I shared, and they immediately asked me how many calories I had consumed that day.  Mind you - they know I'm counting calories.  It was within my personal goals for the day - but they all kinda jumped on me for how little I ate.  Now before you go on thinking I starved myself - this was my diet for that day:
yougurt with bran buds
grilled chicken wrap with romaine lettuce and mustard
apple slices
ribs (the ones from the last post)
It was around 950 calories for the day.  And when I was done eating, I was full! 
Why is it that the american medical association came out with this magic number of 1,200 calories a day being the ideal number for weight loss?  Can't we all be a bit different?  And I get that statistically speaking the faster you take it off, the more likely you are to put it back on.

Each week someone asks me this question: "What will do you do when you go back to eating normally?"
Here's the deal.   I can't.  Period.  I have to eat like this for the rest of my life if I want to be thinner and healthy.  It doesn't mean I'll never indulge - for Pete's sake I ate ribs that day!  But I'm tired of people telling me I'm doing it wrong. Obviously I'm not doing it wrong for me if I'm losing weight.

So here I was, the "biggest loser" of the week, and sorta made to feel like garbage for it, because they all think I'm losing too quickly.  Ugh.   The woman sitting next to me was so sweet, though.  At one point during this time of talking about me (oh yes, they did this for like 20 minutes), she leaned over and said, "don't pay any mind to them. You're doing great.  Keep up the good work. They're just jealous."   It made me smile.  

I'm not going to give up, and all I can do is prove them all wrong. That I can take off the weight and keep it off.   The process in the meantime is going to be long and hard, but I'm up for it.  I've done it for two months now - what could possibly stop me now?

Thanks for listening....or reading...or whatever.
I'm going to bed.


  1. Every person is different! God made us all unique, it's crazy to think there is one specific universal formula that will work equally for everyone. You are doing awesome!!! *hugs*

  2. Christy,
    Thank you for your encouragement! My husband said nearly the same thing, and has been reminding me all week of it. I hope you have a great weekend!

  3. Stacy, I was a skeptic at first. I know I was. Then I realized that if it was working for you, and you could manage it for the long-haul, then your body must be fine with it. You're a smart person, and only YOU know YOUR body. And? If it ever stops working, because you're a smart person, you'll change things up. People have to do that w/any diet they're on from time to time. I'm proud of what you have accomplished even if you're doing it differently than most.

    I'm kind of appalled that those women spent so much time discussing the most successful person in their group in a negative light (I assume you are the most successful since you've lost so much so quickly). We're always going to have nay-sayers no matter what we do. You're doing GREAT, Stacy!