The Trifecta, it eludes me.

Well here it is Friday again (finally!) and so that means weigh in day.


Oh….kay. It’s not a gain, which is good, but like last week, I’m not surprised that there wasn’t a big loss. I did all right with my food – not fantastic, but okay. I think the problem this week was in the form of not enough water and not enough exercise.  I worked out Monday by walking around the city lake, and then I had Zumba on Tuesday. Wednesday I had planned on using the elliptical once I got home from work, but I never got around to it (it’s SO hard for me to work out in the evenings if I don’t do it right when I get home), then on Thursday I wanted to walk around the city lake again (I even brought clothes with me to change into after work) but we had some pretty big storms rolling through yesterday afternoon, so I nixed that idea, and like Wednesday, didn’t make it to the elliptical. I set my alarm to get up early this morning to work out, but I did something wrong because my alarm never did come on. It’s a good thing I woke up when I did or I would have been late for work.  I brought my work out clothes with me so I could walk around the lake again, but it’s cloudy and cold and the wind is blowing hard today, and it’s usually twice as windy at the lake. So I don’t know what I’m going to do.

I’ve been packing an extra afternoon meal to take with me to work, so that I’m not ravenous when I get home and eat the refrigerator. It’s working out great so far. My after-work noshing has decreased considerably. Debby, you were right – I think I haven’t been eating enough during the day, and having this extra meal seems to be balancing things out.  🙂

Now, I just have to work on drinking enough water, and getting into a consistent exercise routine…why does it seem like it’s so hard to complete the weight loss trifecta?  If food is good, then water and workouts aren’t so great. If water is being guzzled regularly, then food and workouts are hard to manage. If I’m working out like a boss, then water and food are suffering. What’s up with that? Anyone else have that problem?

I’m realizing that losing weight isn’t going to be as easy as it was even just a couple of years ago. I’m going to have to fight hard for every pound I lose. Dang it.  Oh well, Eye of the Tiger, baby! Eye of the Tiger.

7 thoughts on “The Trifecta, it eludes me.

  1. I’ve been having a bitch of a time trying to juggle that trifecta as well. Here’s hoping we’re able to work the kinks out and start bitch-slapping that scale again. It’s long overdue for me…

  2. Jack’s comments always make me laugh. When I read your title, I thought you were saying you didn’t understand why I liked my favorite dessert–I think I called it a trifecta one time. (yogurt topped w/muesli, walnuts, and chocolate chips.)

    Give yourself a break. LOTS of successful weight loss losers (haha what kind of phrase is that??) find that they can’t concentrate on exercise when they are in serious losing mode. Myself included, now that I think of it. You just reminded me to give myself a break too!

    The water? I don’t know. It is a mystery to me. Except that when I don’t make myself drink that first cup, I just don’t get thirsty the rest of the day. So sometimes I make myself guzzle a cup, and then I’m okay for the rest of the day. I actually know that this is how your body works but I can’t really explain it scientifically.

    1. My favorite breakfast for the last two weeks has been plain yogurt, honey, and pecans. Can’t get enough of it!! Today I got adventurous and added blueberries!

  3. Oooh, I just bought some blueberries for my yogurt; I have a date with them tomorrow.

    The older I am, the less I can multi-task. When I put effort into one area, others fall apart. I feel like I’m the person trying to spin plates on sticks and trying to keep them going at the same time smoothly. Same with healthy living. I work at developing good habits in the food, hydration, and exercise departments, then something else (life, eh) distracts me and demands my attention. Those good habits hadn’t habititized*, yet. The plates are falling.

    *No. Not a real word. I like it, though.

    Hey, you are doing good. You are making changes (feeding your body an extra meal to avoid binges, keeping active), and you are aware. Nobody is perfecta.

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