How To Gain 10 Pounds in 3 Easy Steps!

Where do I begin and how did it happen? Let’s find out what happened as we go through how to gain 10 pounds in 3 easy steps.
Step 1: Veer from your goal. My goal was 40 days of Paleo for Lent. I veered from my goal several times. All it took was giving myself permission once because it became very easy to do it a second and third and fourth time. Then it became 80% paleo with a Starbucks here and there. Then it became celebrating our anniversary (Thursday) with cocktails and key lime pie. HAH! Bad move….

Step 2: Consume salt. (Friday) I met with a friend for the movie Admission. Not a great movie and even though I got the small popcorn my body is NOT a fan of salt and bad things happen like swelling and retaining water! Then we had dinner afterward and of course I mowed down carrot cake.

Step 3: Sugar. (Saturday) I had passed up Girl Scout after Girl Scout but not today. I gave in to the $4 box of thin mints. But wait there is more…I found the chocolates that my husband bought me for Valentine’s Day. I was waiting until after Lent to eat them. It was the day before Lent was over so… Then Sunday came and we had the church wide lunch and oh yes, I was at the dessert table. If only it stopped there, but it didn’t.

Mind you I was just in the gym Friday. On Tuesday I weighed in at 157 and 5 days later it’s 167. I’m totally disappointed. It’s seriously effed up. I’m just not one of those people that can indulge once in a while. For me it’s just throwing all that hard work down the drain. There were several events that triggered this process and I’m very aware of what they are, does that mean I have a pr  oblem? Well, I don’t know. I know what it is and I know my responses and I know I can and have made different choices. However, I do feel like crap so I’m back on track and getting ready to hit the gym. It’s just not worth it.

I just don’t believe in cheat days. Maybe that is a better method than denying yourself. I find that I can nibble but what happened over the past few days was anything but nibbling. So rather than play a lecture back to myself I’m going to move on and find the motivational voice within and just get this off by the end of the month! I just need to keep moving, right?

Photo Collect app for the Paleo for Lent series

Paleo and Lent are over! I didn’t make it like I wanted but lasted most of it. I’m glad it’s over. It might have been too much! I don’t know. We will see what happens this week.

Find me on Daily Mile – The kids are home so everything is delayed. I have to go back and add all my work outs!

Saturday – Crossfit

Monday – Crossfit

Tuesday – spin

Friday – Circuit Training


Scale Reading– 167 considerable gain. I gave myself permission to be a gluttonous fool!
Stress Level – Super stressed with this weight gain.
The UP side– I’m back under control. badge
Be a good role model.
A special reminder for us all…

Theodore Roosevelt Quote


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  • The long term goal 18 pounds by the end of the year. Goal weight 140.
  • The short term goal lose 1 – 2 lbs. per month.
    • January 158 – 159 = +1 pound gain
    • February 159 – 158 = -1 pound loss
    • March 158 –
  • Kia Ru

    How much of the 10 in 5 days is going to come off super quick with water with lemon juice or ACV and clean eating for a few days? Sounds like a bit of bloat and those ickies. I am definitely not trying to make excuses for you – but I know you are gonna be back at crossfit and back in routine soon. Especially once spring break is over.

    • pamelamkramer

      Yep that is some really good information right there! You are right, time to get back in the routine.

  • Rebecca @RUtheMOMof

    Don’t kick yourself for falling off the wagon for a while Stress is a weight gainer take a breathe and jump back into it you got it

    • pamelamkramer

      Thank you for support! I appreciate your words of encouragement.

  • Pepper Ferguson

    That is hard – I’ve been struggling too. It’s just so easy to say this is just one treat but then you realize it’s been three or four and that you are losing ground. You will be able to get back on track! I have faith in you!

    • pamelamkramer

      EXACTLY!!!!! That is exactly how it is and it doesn’t take much to lose ground at all. I’m glad you ladies get it.

  • Tina

    I think the important thing is that you recognize what your fumbles were and can easily fix them. You go this mama.. you’ll be back down quicker than you think..

    • pamelamkramer

      I hope so! I want to believe that.

  • Erica Zamsky Hunt

    Hey gains happen, even really big gains. Just get back at it and that weight will come off. It is hard really hard s hand in there and don’t beat yourself up that will only make this worse

    • pamelamkramer

      I’m trying not to Erica! It’s hard. I wish it was like it was in my 20’s. HAH! I’m healthier and stronger but the weight doesn’t come off nearly as easily.

  • Dee

    Sadly it is so much easier to gain it than to lose it. You can do it though. Once the water goes away it will be much better. Keep strong!