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Saturday, March 08, 2014

Okay.... so I've been at this for three weeks now - going strong, eating between 1500-2000 calories per day and exercising 4-5 times per week. I haven't done this well in quite awhile. Week 3 is usually the week I fall off the wagon, so this just adds to the self-deprecating voice in my head.

I lost 5 pounds the first week, 2 pounds my second week --- and I thought I was on a great roll. With what I am doing and in a healthy manner, I normally plan to lose 1-2 pounds a week. This week though.... I gained 3 pounds! AH!

I almost always backtrack after week 3 and maybe this is why. Is the third week always so unsuccessful. What did I do wrong???? I've been trying so hard and gaining 3 pounds just totally blew me out of the water.

The first thing that entered my mind: Well.... If I'm going to gain weight anyways, why not just eat junk and not exercise. (I know the negative self talk is something I need to change, but come on!)

*Sigh* Did I do something wrong? I had way more sodium than I should have had on Friday and I know that when you have a lot of sodium, you retain water.... could this have been why? Can you really gain 3 pounds from that? Can anyone shed any light on this --- has this happened to you? Can you see what I'm doing wrong (based on my food/exercise charts)?

Any help would be wonderful because I don't want to give up, but this was seriously a punch in the stomach. :(

  
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AMH_GIRLIE 3/10/2014 8:14AM

    Thank you all so much for your advice & ideas! They are very much appreciated. :)

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SCARLETTHEATHER 3/9/2014 2:35PM

    Too much sodium can definitely be the culprit! I have a very difficult time holding my sodium intake down in range, but I know if I don't that I will have a gain.

Drink lots of water this coming week and try to keep the sodium in range, and I bet you will see a HUGE difference next weigh in!

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SUNNYWBL 3/8/2014 11:04PM

    Too much salt adds water weight! Usually in the first week of a most of the weight loss is water.

If you are too young for menopause, extra water weight shows up on a regular basis, also.

Yes, always measure your body as you start a lifestyle change.

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JIACOLO 3/8/2014 10:35PM

    You might need to change up your routine and alter your caloric intake. If you are exercising more, you actually might need to increase your calories if you are on the low side. Also, excess sodium can have a negative effect on your body.

Take a minute to look at other factors besides the scale. Do your clothes feel looser? Do you have more energy? Take your body measurements too. The scale should NEVER been your only guide for your successes!

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Completely Non-Deserving

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Well....this week had its good moments and bad moments when it came to eating and exercising. I started out great in the beginning of the week because I gained the week before due to bad choices.

At the end of the week..... I started making bad choices again, and I knowingly did nothing to change those bad choices. This is a vicious cycle I get myself into.

I weighed in yesterday and lost 1.8 lbs. I completely feel like I don't deserve a weight loss this week, but am happy to accept it. This doesn't happen very often, but when it does, I feel as though God is giving me another chance and is telling me not to beat myself up because he is truly the one in charge of the outcomes..... I just have to put in the effort.

On to another week....and I will make good choices!

  
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MOMMYOF3_1983 1/26/2013 10:42PM

    One day at a time, you can't change overnight it takes a while to get into the groove of being healthy lol. I can't even tell you how many times I started out strong and ended with disaster. emoticon emoticon

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SENIMMO 1/26/2013 9:19PM

    Good for you! Keeping on the path when we know we haven't been as true to is as we could have been can be hard. Being kind to ourselves and not giving up can be harder yet. Being able to forgive ourselves and go on with a positive attitude is a big step towards success. emoticon emoticon Because you are emoticon

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Cheat Days

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Whenever I commit to eating well, exercising and living a healthier lifestyle, I always have one cheat day a week (which is always on Saturday after my weigh in).

When I don't eat well consistently, I am a bottomless pit, my stomach never gets upset by what or how much I put in my mouth. When I am eating well 6 days during the week and have my cheat day on Saturday....I just feel so sick! Today for my cheat day, I had pizza for lunch and pancakes for dinner. I felt fine after pizza....but tonight after pancakes.... OMG! My stomach has been upset for the last few hours! What happened to the bottomless pit? Is this showing progress? Should I not have cheat days? I think I should at least throw one in per week to avoid depriving myself. I haven't felt this gross in a long time. My stomach is upset, my back hurts after eating badly.... I had a cheat day last Saturday and this didn't happen at all, but maybe its my body telling me to keep with the healthy stuff/lifestyle?

I don't know. I haven't felt like this in a long time. Bleck! Feeling like this definitely isn't worth eating pancakes! :(

What does everyone else do for cheat days or to not deprive themselves?

  
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SUNNYWBL 1/13/2013 12:45AM

    I never SCHEDULE cheat days! I reward myself at bedtime with a decadent Fiber One Chocolate Fudge Brownie, calculated into my food log for the day. emoticon

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Big Loss = Keep Going, NOT Eating!

Saturday, January 05, 2013

I lost 7.8 lbs. this week! Woohoo! This is my first week starting back up.....and is a great motivator. Usually, when I start out and lose a bunch of weight in the first week, its like I give myself the excuse to eat more since I'm ahead of the game.

I've setup a spreadsheet to lose approx. 2 lbs. per week....and this week I almost lost 3 times that much! Does that give me the excuse to eat 3 times as much food? NO! I cannot fall back into old patterns. I cannot make excuses. Losing weight, does not give me the excuse to eat more food.

I need to keep doing the exact same things I did this week: I ate about 1600-1800 calories all week, and exercised for 45 minutes each day. I didn't restrict too much and felt good the whole week, without being hungry or deprived.

I have to keep being honest with myself and not make any excuses. I have to keep going, keep pushing and keep reaching for my goals. Onward!!! I hope everyone had a wonderful & successful week as well!

It works if you work it, and work it because you're worth it!

  
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MPLSKEN 1/7/2013 12:29PM

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SUNNYWBL 1/7/2013 1:12AM

    Good for you! Even if part of your loss was water, not all 7.8 lbs is water! An impressive restart! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Connections

Thursday, January 03, 2013

I've noticed that when my eating falls of track, so does everything else.

When I am eating well, the house stays cleaner and responsibilities get taken care of. I feel better emotionally and I take care of things.

When I'm not eating well - the house gets a bit messy, things slide.... I don't trust myself and I don't feel very well.

Interesting to see the connection it has to everything else in my life.

  
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LISA_SUMNER08 1/3/2013 10:51AM

    I notice the same thing! I need to get back to planning meals and grocery shopping instead of flying by the seat of my pants when it comes to meal time!

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CAPPYKIM 1/3/2013 10:43AM

    The more active you more the more energy you have and thus it's easier to accomplish more. The same thing happens to me so I know how you feel. The important thing is once you start to keep pushing yourself to continue. Good luck!

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MYUTMOST4HIM 1/3/2013 10:35AM

    I noticed that about myself too

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