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Friday, December 20, 2013

Yesterday, I tried very hard to cut the carbs and not only did I lose that half pound I lost another pound on top of that. Feeling better about myself today.

  
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IMREITE 12/23/2013 9:35PM

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PLUGINALONG 12/20/2013 1:37PM

    Congrats. I knew emoticon

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PURPLEBIRD63 12/20/2013 1:22PM

    I'm glad I just read this!!

Debating between my 1/2 Subway salad...
or my 1/2 subway sandwich...

I'm going with the salad!

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Peturbed

Thursday, December 19, 2013

I've exercised 3 days total working on toward 300 calories lost and gain half a pound. What the heck? emoticon I'm stiff, sore, and cannot seem to concentrate on my exercises today. I'm trying to alternate walking days and playing on the Wii. Perhaps a workout DVD instead.

  
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DDHEART 12/19/2013 9:56AM

    Been there done that...LOL

Here's one reason that happens. When we work out the muscles experience tiny little microscopic tears. When those muscles have recovered from this, they become stronger. The stiffness and sore feelings are documentation you can feel of this going on. Hang in there. Now, those recovering sore muscles swell due to the microscopic injury...that's where the gain comes from. It's not real so don't let it panic you. When the muscles have recovered that swelling will be gone along with the half pound and stronger, bigger muscles burn fat more efficiently so it's a win win. Try this.........imagine those stiff sore muscles getting bigger and stronger, visualize them getting ready to kick the fat to the curb. Smile to yourself cause you know that every time you work out you are arming those muscles for the big fight.

You're doing it!!!!!

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RACHELCHADDOCK 12/19/2013 9:53AM

    Hey, that feels crummy, I know. It doesn't mean that you're doing anything wrong. How's your sodium intake? If I have salty food my weight goes up no matter how much I work out. Like this morning, for instance (dang Christmas cheese straws!). There are times when you're gaining muscle rather than losing pounds, too (which is why checking measurements is so helpful). I know three days is a bit early for that, but I do think that if you stick to it and keep doing the next right thing you'll see the results you're looking for. And I love my workout DVD's - I lean on them all the time when I know I'm not going to be able to get outside. I love the videos on sparkpeople too - especially the bootcamp ones. Good luck - you can do it!

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Photo Upgrade

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

I realized how old my photo was. I upgraded it to a picture taken of both myself and hubby at some new fad called photobooth which we had taken at my niece's wedding.

  
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JANET552 12/19/2013 6:45AM

    Love it!

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SCHECK5 12/19/2013 6:07AM

    Thanks for sharing!!

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ROCKYCPA 12/18/2013 9:07PM

    Cute!

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STUDLEEJOE 12/18/2013 12:42PM

    Looking good

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FITWITHIN 12/18/2013 12:05PM

    Cute picture! emoticon

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Photo Upgrade

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

I realized how old my photo was. I upgraded it to a picture taken of both myself and hubby at some new fad called photobooth which we had taken at my niece's wedding.

  


Feeling Low

Monday, December 16, 2013

Lately my husband has been losing weight w/o even trying. Since he is losing the weight and I've been sort of hovering around the same as I've always been, he keeps on commenting on how I need to stop eating this or that and basically telling me that I'm fat. He did it last night at supper and it hurt my feelings. I didn't tell him so, but I did crankily retort to him that I eat no more than he and did not speak too much for him for the rest of the evening. I sort of ignored him at bedtime too. I still feel hurt by his comment today.

  
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DDHEART 12/18/2013 10:10AM

    I am so sorry that you've had a slow down and frankly that's part of why your husband's comments can hurt you...your sensitivity is heightened by your own disappointment in your progress (or lack of it). I agree with Janet, it is important that you let your husband know you are struggling and his words are hurting. Know that talking to him may not entirely change what he says or how he says it but if you let him know what WILL help, he might be able to moderate what he says or does. Main thing is, by letting him know you are hurt, takes some of the power of the hurt away since holding it inside usually drags us into the emotional eating. Men do burn more than us for one main reason, they have more muscle in the first place. Take some time right now to look at where you are, what you're doing and what you might be able to change. Remember that having lost weight, you may need to re-calculate your body's needs. also, your exercise might need a change up so your body has to keep guessing. Maybe some more ST. Believe me, I know how hard it is to suffer a plateau...careful examination has always helped me find some direction and also, often when the weight loss slows we have to remember to look at the other changes that might be happening and take some of the focus away from the dratted scale.

End comment....we're here to try to support you. Remember that!

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JANET552 12/17/2013 7:52AM

    emoticon Men!! They are just clueless sometimes. I think you should tell him his comment hurt your feelings. Men lose weight much more easily than women and there is nothing you can do about that. You keep doing what you know to be the right thing regarding your weight loss!

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NYARAMULA 12/17/2013 1:34AM

    I am so sorry you are feeling hurt by your husbands comments. We cannot help how people treat us, but you cannot let him win. You say he is losing the weight without even trying, so I'm guessing he is not exercising or eating healthy. Well, why don't you do it the right way. Concentrate on getting healthy rather than just weight loss. He may be losing the weight, but you will be healthier than him.
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POINTS-OF-FOCUS 12/16/2013 5:32PM

    Male perspective: You took it as perhaps a 'slam' toward you! Men/I would say that to be loving and caring for you! Yes..it is a crass thing to say in that manner... yet sometimes it is the message we need to hear and not to fault the messenger and the manner it was delivered!

Men lose weight much faster than women... that being said... very few men don't know that and wonder why women don't drop the weight like men can!

Men can be dorks ya know! emoticon

Perspective I guess! If someone gave you a gift of a free year of gym membership.. would you be excited for that whole year.. or upset they were suggesting you 'need to lose weight'?

I also like the saying, ' No one can hurt your feelings without your permission" Eleanor Roosevelt

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SHALOMFROMWOO 12/16/2013 2:04PM

  I know how difficult it is when someone says or does something that is hurtful. I'm sorry that happened to you. Keep Sparking and this will make you feel good!! I know that when I am doing the "right thing" by tracking what I eat and exercising I feel good about myself and I know that I am doing the best I can.
Hang in there and keep looking to your SparkFriends for support and encouragement. Enjoy the holidays!!!

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WIFE48 12/16/2013 1:58PM

    I am sorry that your husband hurt your feelings. Unfortunately, most men have higher metabolisms than women. Spark members are here for you. It is good that you could vent emoticon by righting it down. emoticon emoticon Hang in there!!!

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