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It’s McFatty Monday and I am McFrustrated

Seriously, people. What gives?  I do not understand this. I stepped on the scale this morning and guess what.

Did you see that?  I said GAINED. As in, did not lose.  As in, I am no closer to being able to fit comfortably into my pants than I was three weeks ago when I JOINED A GYM AND STARTED GOING. REGULARLY.

I’m so bummed. 

For quite a while now, I’ve been a relatively healthy eater.  While I probably eat more than 1500 calories a day, I don’t think I go above 2,000.  My meals are usually healthy. 

Here’s a basic day of food for me.

Breakfast:  Oatmeal or a bowl of cereal, coffee with cream and sugar
Morning snack: Fiber One bar or a piece of fruit
Lunch: Ham and cheese sandwich, a serving of chips, two or three cookies
Afternoon snack: a piece of fruit
Dinner: a protein and sides

I know that dinner is my problem.  Or I think that dinner is my problem.  I truly have no idea.  I try to manage my portions. I try to eat more salads. I try to drink more water.


My gym routine is:

20 minutes of cardio and then weights (legs and arms), 3x a week

I need a game plan and I need it fast. 

Do I step it up to half an hour of cardio? And do it more often? Back off on the weights? 

I have never been this successful with consistently working out.  I LIKE how I feel when I go. And maybe that, or the knowledge that I’m doing something good for my heart, should be enough.

But I want to see some results that make my clothes fit better, and to be honest? I’m not seeing any difference except my muscles ache the day after I work out and I’m doing more laundry because of the sweat. 

Motivate me, please. Or slap me around. Or something.


(No. I did not move to Australia or some other place where it’s already tomorrow.  I’ve started weighing in on Sunday mornings so I can schedule the McFatty post. But For The Love of Blogging starts tomorrow and I want to make sure the focus is primarily on that. So? McFatty Sunday.)

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