Weight Loss Frustrations

I have been on a weight loss journey for 48 days.  The first 30 days were incredible.  The weight moved down at a rapid pace.  Then it all stopped.  And I’m struggling.

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I’ve lost 22.4 pounds.  Yet, two weeks ago I had lost 22.4 pounds.  Then last week I gained a pound.  I thought about beating my scale with a hammer.  Instead I put on the workout clothes and went for a run. This week the kids and I went camping.  And I didn’t follow the best eating plans. But I did workout everyday!  When I stepped on the scale I expected a big loss to make up for last weeks gain.  Yet it only showed a one pound loss, taking me back to where I started two weeks ago.

And there was more frustration.  Again, my answer was to lace up the shoes and hit the weight racks at the gym.

I caught a glimpse of myself in the giant gym mirrors.  I’m not impressed.  The is nothing good to look at.  I’m still jiggly thighs, big boobs, sweaty hair and big calves.  While I feel better, I don’t look better.  I need to lose 100 pounds.  And when the scale is now barely moving, this feels like it will take forever.

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This quote hangs on the wall of my gym.  I’ve finally quit making excuses.  I’m the only one responsible for my health.  It’s not up to anyone else to get me healthy.

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So I go to the gym.  And I lift heavy weights.  And I sweat, jiggle and still try to smile.  I try to remember this is a marathon, not a sprint.  I have 37 days left in my 12 weeks challenge.  I’ve done something I never thought I could do, work out for 48 days in a row.  No excuses.  Just one foot in front of the other.













  1. Girl don’t get frustrated! You need to remember if you’re lifting weights that you may not be losing weight, but gaining muscle. I’m on a weight loss journey also, and I’ve found that measuring myself really helps me feel better! I can see a lot more difference in my inches than my weight. And take pictures of before and after. I know it feels like you’re making a difference but you really are!! Ask your family to push you and keep you at it. You can do this!

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