Unfortunately, I only lost 2 pounds this week. I know, I know! 2 pounds is better than no pounds and much better than gaining them. It's also my TOM so I'll see if that played a part when I weigh next week. I went through my log from last week to see what I had done to have lost 4 pounds last weigh-in; I think I figured it out! I didn't exercise AT ALL last week, I just ate better. So, while I was still losing weight from the way I was eating, I wasn't gaining muscle from working out. So, I'm starting to think I am just gaining muscle in place of fat so I need to stop worrying. I've either walked for an hour or worked out pretty much every day this week, so that is probably it.
My friend is now telling me that you can't gain 2lb of muscle that fast, so there is no way that I'm just gaining muscle in place of fat. I don't know! What do you guys think? It's truly discouraging, and the thought that it might be muscle was pretty nice... now he's telling me this. I just don't understand how the 2 weeks that I busted my butt working out I only lost 2 pounds and the one week I didn't do any exercise at all, I lost 4! I think I will start portioning my meals a little better.
My sister is also telling me today that I look smaller (I've been gone for 4 days so she hasn't seen me since Sunday night) so it must be muscle or that I probably just need to take my measurements. Measurements come next Friday.
I'm going to stick with it, but I just feel really discouraged, unmotivated and blah today. Of course I won't go crazy and just eat like a lunatic, but I can't help but to feel that all of my efforts aren't paying off.
I know it's possible to lose a pound a day, or at least 5lb a week... And I've only lost 8 pounds in 3 weeks time!
If someone could give me some advice, that would be wonderful. I need it!