The more they stay completely and maddingly the same!!
When I was in my first phase of dropping pounds, I would talk to someone or read an online post where the person would say that they were eating less or exercising more and the scale wasn't moving. I would think to myself that it was bullshit - if you expend more calories than you take in, you lose weight, period.
But it seems as if this is the hell I am living in right now. When I stepped on the scale Friday I was exactly the same weight that I have been since January. I have bounced between a pound up or down, but pretty much am what I was.
How is this possible?? I know that - for sure - I am eating less than I was last fall. The not snacking on peanut butter after work ALONE has to be at least 200 calories per day. And having increased my running should be showing some results.
My body, apparently, disagrees.
So my addict brain immediately said " Well, fuck this! If I`m putting in all this effort and nothing is happening I might as well just do whatever the hell I want - it's not like it will make a differnece!!"
I didn't throw it all out the window, but I really wanted to.
Having faith that hard work will eventually pay off - whether we're talking about diet and exercise, or a career choice, or lots of other things in life - is super hard when you feel like you're not seeing any results at all.
What I tried to remember this weekend is that the benefits that my body is getting from the exercise and eating right is there - whether the scale shows it or not. My heart and lungs and skin and liver and everything else that I can't see on the outside thanks me.
As if to send home this point, the results of a study were published last week. So maybe my outward appearance isn't that great - but my immune system is sexy as fuck!!!