Weekly Weigh-in Anger

OK, so like me your trying to lose weight. It’s coming off too! Your weekly weigh-in shows pound here, two pounds there, a half pound last week. Then, WHAM! The scale shows a two pound gain. Two pounds! What gives? Do you react and quit, or do you back-up, make changes, and try again? (Article follows this summary)


I’m really mad this morning. Angry at myself because I didn’t lose weight last week. Nope. Not even a smidgen. It was worse than I could imagine. 

I weighed in this morning, and the never lying scale laughed in my face watching me sizzle. How could I gain two pounds in a week? From 233.1 to 235. A gain of practically two pounds!  Two pounds! Cuss word!

I walked 15.6 miles last week!  15.6. Oh yea, I missed walking my one and a half miles three days last week. But still, that’s an average of 2.2 miles a day according to my Fitbit which records every step I take including the steps I make toward the dinner table!

Looking back over last week, I see some meals I messed up. At Wild Wings, I thought I was being good by ordering their bowl of chili and a salad. I should have eaten only part of it. At Pablanos Mexican Grill, I ate too much. Even though I thought I was eating healthy small portions at home, I ate too much. I think my night eating got the best of me. Geeze. There’s no room for error!  

Quit laughing you scale!  Stop it!   Yet, there it is. 235 pounds!  

I was doing so good. Down from 240 after Christmas to 233 last Tuesday morning. Seven pounds of fat gone for good I thought. Boy, was I wrong. 

That two pound gain sure was easier to put on than taking it off!  Too easy!

I can’t hold on to my angry feeling at myself or I will get depressed and quit like so many who give up trying to lose weight but can’t seem to do it. I’ve got to let it go and move on. I’ve got to keep trying to eat right. Keep walking, and give myself a pep talk.  I can’t quit. My health is at stake. 

One thing is sure. I’ve got to make changes. Albert Einstein said, “Insanity is “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” Yea, if I don’t make a change, I’ll just go insane. I don’t want to do that!

I will make a change. The change I’ve decided to make as much as I hate keepin records is to count calories. Aghh!  Me, count calories?  Yep. I’ve got to do it. 

I have the “Lose It” app on my iPhone. It’s a wonderful tool. It’s been lying there dormant for longer than I remember but not any more. I’ve made a commitment to record every stinking calorie that I consume. My daily allowance is 1699 calories to meet my goal of 180 pounds. According to “Lose It,” I’ll reach it on September 30, 2017. Here’s the link. https://www.loseit.com/

I’m making changes! I’m going to lose this fat body even if it means counting calories!

“We do not lose heart”  (2 Corinthians 4:16). 


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