Tuesday, June 22, 2010


Impossible! SIX POUNDS! That just can't be right. Did someone mess with my Wii board? Is it possible my new underwear weighs 6 pounds?

It can take me a month to lose 6 pounds but apparently I have an uncanny ability to gain it all back in a mere 2 days. I know, I know, it can't be a "real" gain, it's sodium, water weight, blah, blah, blah .... I still want to scream when I see those kind of numbers heading in the wrong direction.

I thought I did ok with my eating this weekend but apparently it wasn't good enough for the stupid scale. I really want these 6 pounds gone by my weigh-in on Friday so I pushed myself yesterday to workout for 110 minutes on the elliptical and 22 minutes on the dreadmill for a total of 132 cardio minutes. Can you believe it? Me? 132 minutes of cardio? I'm still amazed I can even stay on the elliptical for that long.

It wasn't Tuesday but it was a Super Tuesday workout for sure. Here are my Super Tuesday recaps:

April: 99 minutes
May: 100 minutes
June: 105 minutes

We'll see if my legs hold out for another Super Tuesday workout today. These six pounds won't have a chance to unpack before I evict them and kick them to the curb.


  1. What a pain in the ass! Stupid scales... though most definitely part water retention I'd say. One thing I would say is to be careful about overdoing the exercise as I find that can sometimes cause my body to retain water and to actually hold on to fat/calories for energy!! I guess it thinks "holy crap, what's happening here? I better make sure I have some energy stores to fall back on!". Allowing your body to recover from exercise is just as important as all the rest.

  2. That's insane- I could NEVER stay on the elliptical that long. Good for you. If you continue working that hard, you'll drop that weight in no time. :)

  3. Yeah - the scale is a nasty beast at times. That's why you cannot use it to judge fitness.

    Congrats on the elliptical. I don't like that machine!

  4. Awesome workout times!! Those six pounds are going to be gone, gone, gone very soon!

  5. I totally get this... from yesterday to today I lost 4 1/2 pounds, and it had to be water weight, obviously. So darn annoying. The scale can be a total bastard!

    Great workout. Drink gobs and gobs of water and that will help flush it all out pretty quick. No weigh you gained 6 pounds in 2 days!

  6. I most definitely believe underwear can weigh up to an additional 15 lbs. I'm sure of it... ;) That's a long time to be on the elliptical/machines... how were your legs working when you stopped?

  7. Crazylady: I totally agree about making sure to get enough rest. I barely got any exercise over the weekend so a two hour workout shouldn't really be too much of a shock to my system. I've already lost 2 pounds of that water weight but it's still frustrating having to look at those crazy numbers.

    Emily: I NEVER thought I would be able to do it either. You'd be surprised how quickly you can work up your endurance on the elliptical. I know I was. Even though I can stay on the machine for a long time, I don't think I'd be able to get through a long tennis match (yet). ;)

    Tricia: Thanks!

    Lori: Oh, I think that's going to be my new name for the scale "Nasty Beast." Love it! Thanks for encouraging me to get in the weight room and start building some muscle. I'm determined to get on my bike this summer too. You are my hero ;)

    Valerie: Thanks! 2 down, 4 more to go.

    Leslie: Congrats on the loss. It's funny how I never question the scale when it shows a big loss ;) I'm working on flushing out the sodium.

    Kyra: 15 pounds? Really? Damn, I'm going to have to get naked before I get on the scale. I could already be in "Onderland" and don't even know it. I'm so happy I checked your art blog and found out that you're blogging again. I've really missed you. I'm finally making progress these days and often go back and read all the good advice you gave me way back when. So, have you been scaring any cows lately?

  8. You're right -- it is impossible. And it's definitely going to be impossible not to lose it with how well you're doing! I'd die doing that much cardio. You go girl! Good luck with your next workout!

  9. well even if its not a "real" loss, at least celebrate all the good things youve been doing, knowing that you will get a real loss next time.

  10. That's awesome that you did 132 minutes. I can't even wrap my mind around that ... I'd be a puddle on the floor. The water weight will be gone before you know it, along with some extra pounds, the way you are going at it.

  11. Wow! So glad to see that your hard work is paying off!! Great job! Keep it up!

  12. I definitely did have a great workout! Thank you. And I've been following links from other people's pages to find new blogs to follow. Every single one of them are inspiring! I love it! (:

  13. My sympathies, 'cause you know I feel your pain. You know it's not real, but it *feels* real. And infuriating.

    Hang in there!

  14. Holy shit - you are a cardio crazy lady!! I don't know if I could consecutively exercise like that - I'd have to figure out how to test my blood sugar!

    You are doing great, whatever the scale says!


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