Monday, January 21, 2008

I have no idea how to lose weight

And keep it off.

There, I said it.

On Christmas I was down 7 pounds. I've still been working out, though I tapered off a day or two a week, I don't eat horrible food and I cut way back on the drinking. Now, less than a month later, I WEIGHT SEVEN POUNDS HEAVIER. SON OF A BITCH. And it isn't muscle gain, believe me, I wish I could pull that excuse, no, this is the sort of gain that makes buttoning my pants up impossible.

I could cry people. I could cry and try to comfort myself by drinking Alfredo sauce, fuck the pasta part, just give the sauce in a vat.

I don't know what to do. I obviously have no idea how to get this to work. I've read everything, I've taken every health class, I've watched everything on weight loss and mapped out numerous sane weight loss plans. I've never put myself on drastic or crazy diets. I don't know what I'm doing or how I'm doing it wrong and I'm at my wits end. Now, to be just a little fair, I'm on a hormone regimen that holds extra fat around my mid section, but that probably only accounts for a quarter of my troubles. I'm 15-20 fatty pounds overweight, and I'm not talking glamour pounds, I'm talking layers of globby spongy spill over fat.

I drink at least 10 glasses of water a day.

I genuinely like vegetables and they don't even need to be covered in cheese.

I don't drink soda.

I don't drink coffee.

I'm not a huge fan of sweets so I'm not pounding chocolate in secret every day.

I'm really, very, sadly discouraged and I don't know what to do anymore. Working out makes me feel good but it isn't doing anything for me; I'm just taking my fat out for a jog. I want to be back down to one chin. I want to have less than a 30' waste (I'm really short). I just don't know how to get to these things.

How does meth work again?


sallyacious said...

How frustrating. I feel for you. It sucks to be doing everything right and not have it work.

The only things that come to mind immediately for me are the following:
1) Are you lifting weights? Because the more you work your muscles, the more calories they burn. So weights, not for body building, but for toning, are a really helpful part of weight loss.

2) Have you tried actually writing down everything you eat? I mean the food, the portion size, the caloric intake, the time, everything you ingest. You may find that you're eating more than you think you are. I know that was part of my issue.

But, dude, I'm so sorry you're frustrated like this. It's really, really hard to keep working when you seem to be moving backwards.

Andy said...

I don't know much about meth but so many rockstars were on heroine for a long time. It has something to do with chasing a dragon. I think that's what keeps the weight off, all that chasing.

maya said...

Well I for one am no help in giving advice on how to lose weight ....if I were, I wouldn't cringe every time I get out of the shower.

Simone said...

I believe I have the same problem. And it sucks! I have even gone further to take wieght loss pills along with exercising and yet I seem to get bigger... I definitely feel your pain