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And just like that... the scale moves!

Monday, January 30, 2012

After nearly 2 weeks with ZERO movement from the scale (other than a few pounds in the OPPOSITE direction with my period which did come back off), I wasn't sure what to think!

After a particularly hard work out with my trainer on Thursday and coming down with a bad cold on Friday, I took Friday off from the gym. Hit the gym on Saturday, and then took Sunday off again as usual. Upped my calories by about 100 (I kept finishing the day under my goal).

And stepped back on the scale today, and 2 more pounds are mysteriously gone! Where do they go? I don't care, as long as they are off me!

*happy dance*

13.4# since Jan 3. I CAN DO THIS!

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WILDRICE99 2/1/2012 9:46PM


I'm with you...I don't care where they go or how they left...just so long as they're gone!!

Keep up the good work!

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MENNOLY 1/30/2012 6:47PM

    emoticon emoticonAs I always said to my kids (and they hated me for it) Patience is a virtue. Keep up the good work!

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TARAFROMTX1 1/30/2012 1:02PM

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CHAYBLEE 1/30/2012 11:37AM

    Good Job! Keep it up!

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2BFREE2LIVE 1/30/2012 11:15AM


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    You are right u this. Have a great day!!!

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Why is the scale NOT MOVING!?!?

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Driving me nuts! My scale hasn't shown a loss in 1.5 weeks. I'm working out 5-6 days a week, harder than I have EVER worked in my life. Until recently, "cardio" and "Strength training" were foreign concepts to me. Now they are becoming part of my routine.

My muscles ache from Thursday's training session with my trainer. I'm averaging 2.3 miles per day on the elliptical. I'm eating just below or at my calorie range for the day. Why is the scale not moving?

I'm feeling some slight changes. Clothes fitting differently. Facial contours look a little leaner. I feel stronger. But I want to see a change on the scale. It's disheartening.

Only thing to do is keep working... I know this. Just wish I was seeing the reward in the form of a number.

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2BFREE2LIVE 1/29/2012 2:39PM

    Great advise, just let your body catch up to what your doing and it will very soon. Be sure and drink lots of water that helps flush out the system.
Hope you feel better soon. Sandy

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MAMAWOLF7872 1/29/2012 9:45AM

    If you are seeing the changes in your clothes and face THAT is more reliable than the scale. Muscle weighs more than fat Hun. As you replace the large fat with the lean muscle the scale might not move, but as you see your clothes fit better and your face it thinning. that is a BIG plus! Congrats! emoticon

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ONICAM 1/28/2012 11:02PM

    Mine hasn't moved for 2 weeks. I think this is another plateau.

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    Let your body adjust to your new routine of working harder. Also maybe u need to eat more into your calories range. A couple of weeks ago I experienced a gain then slight loss then gain and now again a loss. I.started eating into my calories more and I think it helped. Just keep this direction will make it!!!

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HIPPYCAT 1/28/2012 10:34PM

    Maybe the scale hasn't moved because you haven't kicked it hard enough yet!

Seriously, though, a scale is a useful tool but a poor master. Don't let it drive your mood or your success. You know you are improving. Enjoy the changes you can see and wait patiently for the one you're not seeing yet.

I know, I know. I like quantifiable measures too, and a tape measure isn't always as reliable as a scale. But non-quantifiable measures can be important, too.

Enjoy the journey! emoticon

Comment edited on: 1/28/2012 10:40:01 PM

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Working with a bad case of the "Don't wannas"

Thursday, January 26, 2012

I woke up with a terrible case of the "Don't wannas" today. The past few days have been rushed and stressful. Getting used to a diabetic dog, giving insulin, dealing with an always active and TALKING 3 1/2 year old, crashing computer, etc.... Life has been happening this week. And I'm tired. Emotionally and physically tired.

This morning I didn't wanna make breakfast. I was tempted to skip it or grab a granola bar. But I made oatmeal anyway. I felt a little better.

I REALLY didn't want to do my cardio today. I meet with my trainer at 4, and the daycare hours make it difficult to do cardio/training back to back. So I forced myself to go this morning before I could convince myself of any excuses. I did 2.51 miles on the elliptical in 34 minutes... a good cardio session for me! I feel better.

Now I really don't want to go see the client I have scheduled this morning. But I'm gonna. ;)

And this afternoon I'm taking my 3 year old with me to the gym. Let her talk someone else's ear off for 30 minutes while I do some strength training with an adult!!! :D

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2BFREE2LIVE 1/26/2012 3:47PM

    Man you deserve a rest my friend. Don't say you don't wanna because you should. Take time for yourself if only for a half hour while the little one naps and just don't do anything except take a deep breath and RELAX!!!
Be kind to yourself so you will have more to offer of yourself to others. Sandy

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Dog, diabetes, and a totally craptastic day

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

CRAPTASTIC! That sums up my day. With the exception of a good work out this morning (2.29 miles on the elliptical in 30 minutes), I've had a pretty bad day.

My dog peed on our bed in the middle of the night. She's been having accidents lately which is UNUSUAL. And drinking a ton of water. Asking to go outside constantly. This has been going on for about a week. I took her to the vet today, and after some EXPENSIVE lab work, learned she has diabetes! My 10 pound little Shih Tzu is now on insulin twice a day. :( I'm so sad about this I feel like crying.

Came home from the vet, rushing to get the 1001 things on my to-do list done, and I open my computer to a black screen and my computer telling me that my hard drive does not exist. WHAT? I NEED my computer! My computer is my link to my job, and the only way I'm able to work part of my time from home!!!

Between the unexpected expense of the vet & computer parts, stress of Miss Cleopatra being sick, and just general suckiness of the day, I am WAY low on my calories today. I suppose that's better than being way high.... altho I'm no starting to relax and starting to feel hungry.... but it's almost bedtime. :(

Here's hoping for a better day tomorrow!

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    Hugs to you and your puppy! I don't think the hug will help the Pc much. I hope today brings a better day for you!

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KATRINAKRAUT 1/24/2012 1:41AM

    Poor Cleaopatra! Hard to put a price on puppy love! But your computer too? Craptastic to be sure!

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2BFREE2LIVE 1/24/2012 12:41AM

    Your plate was full today that is for sure. Some days are just that way it seems you have made it through okay though. Sorry to hear that your dog has diabetes I did not realize they could get the diabetes what a challenge for you and for you pet.
Computers are a pain to begin with and one that does not work is a big pain.
Best wishes for a better day and week ahead. Sandy

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Stuck in a snow storm

Friday, January 20, 2012

I live in South Eastern Washington. And we are on day 3 of a bad storm. We have gotten about 7 inches of snow, and yesterday freezing rain and sleet fell for hours on end. A Zamboni is a more reasonable vehicle right now than my mini-van.

I had an appointment set with my trainer yesterday, but received a text that it was canceled and the gym was closing early. This wasn't unexpected as I've been off work due to the snow for a few days, all the local school districts are closed, and even the local courthouse closed down. But I felt "wrong" not having my weekday workout. Like I was playing hooky or something. I don't have a home gym, and it's not safe to walk outside much (not to mention it's crazy-cold out there!) So I felt like a bum.

Then I weigh myself this morning, and I see an extra pound on the scale. Again... not a surprise. I'm about to start my monthly, and always gain a few pounds around that time. But still... combined with forced immobility it feels like backsliding.

I was able to slip and slide my way to the gym this morning. The city crews did the best they could with the roads last night, so I braved the 4 blocks. It felt GREAT to get my heart rate up again. I even SLIGHTLY improved my distance on the elliptical to 2.23 miles.

Now home, snuggled in a warm house looking at snow and ice everywhere outside, I feel a bit better knowing I ramped up my body with a good workout.

*sigh* Now if that extra pound would get lost.... and take a few of it's friends with it!

At least I got a *little* exercise last night playing in the snow with my daughter... and pulling her around the neighborhood in a sled. :)

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    Way to go on not letting that scale get you too down. It is good that you know your body well enough to know exactly what is going on! I love the sledding picure too. I have nothing to brag about here as far as weather. I was kinda hoping for no snow here for most the winter, but we are getting hit tonight with 6 inches. I usually love the snow, but we were in the area that got hit really hard in October that we lost power for a week and it wasn't fun at all, so I am snowed out already this winter. Great job on getting to the gym as well! Hope you have a warm healthy weekend.

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    My brother was texting me from Arizona last night and taunting me with their mid-70's weather!

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TARAFROMTX1 1/20/2012 1:42PM

    Boy howdy it sounds really cold there... the weather here is 68 degrees and gloomy but I'll take that any day over really cold weather lol... I know the feeling aunt flo came knocking on my door this morning.. lol I am also hoping that with her departure she takes a few of the bloated up lbs with her!! I also wouldn't mind if she takes any extras as well!

Have a Great Weekend and try to stay warm!!

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