Ugh. I'm still plugging away at the gym and counting calories. But with no progress. Here's how things are going to far:
4/15 - really fat
4/19 - down 2.1; hooray!
4/21 - up 0.8; what happened?
4/23 - up 0.7; this is not good
4/26 - down 0.3; thank God!
4/30 - up 0.1; not encouraged
Now you might helpfully suggest that I'm being a tad obsessive about weighing. Really, weighing 6 times in 2 weeks might be a tad much. But I keep trying to be optimistic and stepping on the scales, hoping that a miracle will happen.
I don't understand what my problem is this time around. I've never had trouble at least initially losing weight. I've always started off really well, and then crept to a crawl. So I'm not real happy right now. I'm going to keep tracking calories and working out 5x a week, but I'm wondering if I need to do more. Hmm... any thoughts about the pros/cons of a personal trainer? Maybe I need someone to yell at me and kick my butt while I'm at the gym. I think I'm doing pretty good at the gym, but apparently not. Exactly what should be my goal for a good workout? Time spent there? Calories burned? Looking for insight here...