I decided to use my picture from 4-15 because it's closer to what I weighed when I started this game.

DietBet – Week 5, Day 1

 I knew it was coming. I knew I was going to lose my own DietBet challenge. And yet, I’m still very disappointed in myself. There’s not been one weekend where I didn’t gain weight, either due to water retention or poor food choices. But this weekend was worse. I actually gained inches back! I have until tomorrow night to submit my final weight to end the game, but I know I won’t be one of the winners. I’m still in three other games, so I need to keep pushing forward, but defeat is not easily overcome – at least not for me.

Stats:

 Current weight: 170.2 lbs
Time spent exercising: 1045 minutes 

 

DietBet 1

DietBet 2

DietBet 3

DietBet 4

Weigh-in weight

168.8

170.2

172.4

168.6

% gained or lost

+0.83%

0.0%

-1.28%

+0.95%

 

Hips

Waist

Thigh

Calf

Neck

Forearm

Wrist

-1.5 inches

-2.25 inches

-1 inch

-1 inch

-0.6 inches

-0.2 inches

-0.5 inches

 

Though I’m seeing inches lost in my measurements and I can see some changes in my pictures, I’m still not seeing it in the mirror or in the fit of my clothes. I struggled this weekend with what to wear to the Renaissance Faire because I knew it would be hot but none of my tank tops fit properly yet. I hate looking like this.

I decided to use my picture from 4-15 because it's closer to what I weighed when I started this game.

I decided to use my picture from 4-15 because it’s closer to what I looked like and weighed when I started this game.

 

The scary part? I weighed 3 pounds more 24 hours after taking this picture!

The scary part? I weighed 3 pounds more 24 hours after taking this picture!

 I’d adjusted my caloric intake numbers last week, but I’m struggling to actually hit that number without going over. During the week I’m so strict about what I eat at work so I have enough left for dinner that I frequently don’t get enough calories in before bed. But on days when I do eat enough at work, I seem to be even more hungry at dinnertime and go over what I’m supposed to consume. I know that being under one day and over the next is okay, that it’s pretty much the average that counts, but I’m not seeing a loss like I should. My weekly TDEE was calculated to be 18237 last week and I ate 12284 – nearly 6000 calories below – so I should have seen a loss of at least a pound, if not 1.5 pounds. Instead, I stayed the same weight and gained 2 inches all around!! I’m not going to change my TDEE – 20% just yet; I’ll give it a few more weeks. But it is very frustrating to see reverse results when I feel like I’ve been working really hard the last 4 weeks. 

 

Not at all happy with my gain in inches.

Not at all happy with my gain in inches.

 

My stomach looks just as round as day 1.

My stomach looks just as round as day 1.

 

So I lose. I’ve got 3 more games to complete, so I can’t give up just yet. But it’s going to take some serious digging to find the motivation to continue. Because we all know what the definition of insanity is…

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