Monday, December 06, 2010
I was involved in a car accident as a passenger in late June 2010. I sustained internal injuries of the spine, hips and shoulder. After 4 plus months of chiropractic and massage care I returned to work full time Nov. 1st., but it is only now that I feel I can get back on track to losing weight. In the beginning, the first 2 months I held tight to within 5 pds of my maximum weight loss, but in August and September I lost the battle. There was ssooo much stress, with getting to all of my doctor appts (9) each week, and dealing with the stress of work and being on short term disability, and my lease ending and looking to buy my first home...the weight crept back on. I knew I was eating to cope, but with everything else going on, and not having any accountability or support I justified eating poorly and eating anything and everything I wanted...(because I deserved it) Well the truth is I deserved to keep eating healthy and feel good. I owed it to my self to keep the 40 pds I had lost BEFORE the accident off and not let it back on, but I didn't love myself well enough to consider the consequences or the HARD work I had put in to losing the weight in the first place. I didn't realize how much it mattered...until now. Now I feel miserable, ashamed, discouraged, but there is still a flame flickering inside that is trying to get my attention, and today I AM GOING TO PAY ATTENTION TO IT. I need to find encouragement somewhere though. So today I am returning to Sparkpeople, eating right, and exercising. I have to recognize that at least in the gym I am "starting over", but I am 20 pds lighter than when I started Sparkpeople last January 2010. So here is to starting not "over" but "again".
Monday, April 26, 2010
Instead of feeling discouraged about my lack of weight loss the past couple of weeks I'm going to list the gains I've received.
1- I feel better physically. My body does not hurt like it had with fibermyalgia. My blood pressure has dropped significantly. I'm sleeping somewhat better, and I'm moving around better. My stamina has greatly improved.
2- My clothes are looser. I had to buy new underwear this week 2 sizes smaller. I actually looked and considered buying two size smaller clothes. My friend keeps telling me how baggy my current clothes are on me, and has suggested we go shopping! :)
3- I feel better about myself. Funny how being over weight has dwindled my self confidence, and motivation to be adventurous as I had once been. I'm doing better at work because of my "lunch break" at the gym.
Just keep truck'n on and enjoy the ride! Oh that reminds me my motorcycle gear is fitting much better now...yeah!
Sunday, April 25, 2010
I've read a lot about hitting plateaus during people's weight loss, but I didn't expect mine to come so soon. As of last week I had lost 24 pds, but yesterday and confirmed today I gained 1.5 lbs, and 2 weeks prior only had lost 1 pd!!! My heart sank yesterday, and today I thought surely the mistaken numbers on the scale would correct itself today...not. I have been faithful in tracking my nutrient, and fitness calories. I bought a HRM a few weeks ago to keep "better" track of my burned calories. So I wonder to myself (and to anyone reading this)...is it because, I have had a lot of stress the past two weeks, and this week is expected to be especially hard. Is it b/c with the HRM I'm actually burning less calories than I had been b/c the machines were considerable off in calorie burn count, or could it be that I'm building muscle as I've noticed I'm getting stronger and lifting more weight? Is it because I need to bump up my exercise intensity, or because I miss calculated my calories eaten when I ate out? I wish I knew what to do to get out of the weight loss slump I'm in. I guess I wasn't expecting a plateau until 30 or 50 lbs lost. So this has been a shock to me. I think I am still trying to understand how my body fuctions. If this is truly a plateau...this is dang hard to work through...physically, emotionally, and mentally. BUT know this- I am in no way giving up, slowing down, or defeated. I am pressing on in this race to win the prize of a healthier me and look at the changes I've already experienced from my weight loss. My clothes are looser, I'm moving around better, my blood pressure has really dropped (praise the Lord), I feel better over all, and I know that I know that I know I WILL continue to lose weight...when my body is good and ready...pressing on!
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Monday I broke a tooth just about in half, but had to wait until Friday to have it removed by an oral surgeon. So for the next couple of days the challenge it to eat my calories according to the post-op instructions, which is quite limiting for the next three days. Challenge accepted!!!. It's been a strange week as I burned more cals in 3 hours over a 2 day period than was designed for the WHOLE week, so now I'm in a quandry. Do I try to make up the enormous deficit of cals, or just let this week roll on it's own and what will be will be. And wait for next week? I entered my questions on the message board under site/tech. I'm trying to understand how the cals in and cals out work out (sorry for the rhyme). Is it at the end of the week the balance should occur or is it within a day or two of the excessive calorie burn? Am I risking put on weight trying to make the balance occur by the end of the week? Can anyone help me with this concept of cals in- cals out.
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