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Tired, sore, and dejected

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Biked 15 miles yesterday, did upper body ST, gained 3 pounds. I am getting quite frustrated with just bouncing around at the same place on the scale despite working out so much. We had company for dinner, and yes I ate a bit more than I usually do, but it was only at the top of my allowed calories.

I know that we aren't supposed to be paying attention to the scale, and that this is about health more than aobout weight loss. I am trying to hang onto that and not let this plateau get to me. But it's tough.

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KITALYST 4/10/2012 3:22PM

    Big "way to go" on the 15mi! I am so out of shape on a bicycle you just wouldn't believe.

It's so rough when these things happen, but as others have said, your body will retain water to help repair muscles and hopefully you've lost some inches!

I have fallen to this several times in my life. We have to just keep on trying.

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KARENDEE4 4/10/2012 3:04PM


I know it sucks when the scale does not work in your favor. I am sure you know at any moment it can decide to show on the scale. Just keep trying!

Remember so many things can make that scale show a higher number! Water retention, constipation etc....

Stay strong!!

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VALKYRIA- 4/10/2012 1:47PM

    I always, always, always gain weight after a running and strength training day. I think it is because of the water your muscles retain while repairing themselves. Give it a few days.. keep your eating in range.. I bet you will see a loss. Don't give up!

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1PEACEBUNNY 4/10/2012 1:37PM

    I felt exactly like this yesterday and had to make myself go on through the day because of that damn scale. But I made it through and you will too. Don't let the scale dictate how much progress you've made or how that progress has made you feel. In the long run, its just a number and 1 thing is for certain that if we keep at it, eventually, we wil see the right number. I was you yesterday, hugging you so that you will feel like me today! You Can do it! emoticon emoticon

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SHARKMAMA 4/10/2012 11:38AM

    I am in the same boat BUT even that I am not loosing weight I noticed my clothing fitting better and my body getting little bit tighter... I know is so frustrating because i want to see the scale go down too but we just have to keep trying and drinking more water :D

Have a wonderful week, you will see those pounds go down soon!

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CAKEMAKERMOM 4/10/2012 10:31AM

    Are you measuring too? Perhaps you're still losing inches.
Have you fixed your trackers to allow for the amount of exercise you're actually doing? I find if I'm doing something different than the exercise tracker says I should be doing, my weight loss is not what I expected.
Perhaps eating big one day and lower the rest helps?
Unfortunately it's not an exact science... I hope you get past it soon!

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NATPLUMMER 4/10/2012 10:29AM

    emoticon It is tough...hopefully that weight will shift down soon.

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Oh, Monday....

Monday, April 09, 2012

I'm behind on everything today. I admit that this is my fault: I slept in very late. But hubby was sleeping very restlessly last night and kept waking me up just on the edge of falling asleep--he very occasionally does this thing where he moves his feet really fast and it sounds like a puppy scratching frantically at the door. Quite disruptive to sleep. I finally had to move to the guest room to sleep.

So now it's almost noon, and I have to:

-Bake bread
-Figure out tonight's menu
-Go to the grocery store
-Clean house
-Cook dinner
-Work out
-Oh, and try to get some actual WORK done

This is going to be a challenging day....

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KARENDEE4 4/9/2012 11:19PM

    good luck!

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NATPLUMMER 4/9/2012 11:34AM

    Busy day!! Good luck!!

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CAKEMAKERMOM 4/9/2012 11:33AM

    Good luck getting everything done. Prioritize what you need to do in order of importance so that if something doesn't get done that's not the most important thing getting left off today's list.

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5 miles!

Sunday, April 08, 2012

The first half into gusty headwinds up to 40 mph. Having to pedal going downhill to keep from stopping.

The second half was rewarding, though--biking 20 mph!

30 minutes of exercise, and my Bike 30 Days record is still intact. Woot!

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LEANNRENEE50 4/9/2012 5:49AM

  you did it....still biking against the wind.....yay u!!

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KARENDEE4 4/8/2012 10:49PM

    I did about the same on my bike today. My hills were the second half.
The wind makes it tough. I joke that we need wind resistance on the tracker cause I know I worked harder.

Good job on your 5 miles!!! Awesome!!

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COLUMBINE2 4/8/2012 10:17PM

    Excellent!!! When you hit a head wind just keep thinkin' of how many more calories you're burnin', burnin', burnin'!!! Yay, you!

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CAKEMAKERMOM 4/8/2012 7:27PM

    Yay! I'm glad you managed to get out there on that bike today!

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TRAVLNWOMAN 4/8/2012 7:05PM

    Wonderful! Wow, that was a really windy ride! I don't know that I would have braved that wind emoticon

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OJETTE 4/8/2012 6:31PM

    A marvelous accomplishment, this! emoticon Congratulations!

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Biking, day 8: resolve...fading...

Sunday, April 08, 2012

I'm very stiff and sore today, and it's miserable out: cloudy and windy. I really don't want to bike. It's my rest day, too.

Originally, my plan was for a long ride today. I'm now thinking that a very short ride may be in the works instead.

Going to the movies first, though!

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OPTIMIST1948 4/8/2012 3:27PM

    Hey, we all need to rest some days. As long as you do something, its better than nothing (especially if the weather outside is lousy).

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NATPLUMMER 4/8/2012 1:37PM

    Sounds like rest will do you good. Have fun at the movies :-)

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KARENDEE4 4/8/2012 12:50PM

    Rest and enjoy it. Then the next day get back into it.

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CAKEMAKERMOM 4/8/2012 11:55AM

    Sometimes you need a day of rest. Sounds like a good plan to take a short ride too.

Enjoy your movie!

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CYNDI2012 4/8/2012 11:47AM

    If you are scheduled to have a rest day today, don't beat yourself up for just going on a short ride. Any activity is better than none, and you just may find that once you get going you will work out your stiffness and soreness. It could turn into a long ride afterall - and if not, you haven't lost a thing!

Have a great day!

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First long(ish) ride of the season

Friday, April 06, 2012

Today's bike ride: 19 miles. Ended up very rubber-legged at the end, but that was at least partially hydration issues. When I finally stopped to drink because I couldn't climb the hill out of the valley, I basically emptied my entire quart bottle without any problem. That's when I realized that, even though it's not hot yet and even though I don't notice how much I'm sweating, I am not handling this hydration thing well. Part of that is coordination. I cannot for the life of me drink out of a water bottle at speed. So I end up not drinking. Which is why I'm asking for a Camelbak hydration system for my birthday, preferably in high-visibility yellow.

I am really dedicated to this biking, but I have to be smart about it, too.

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DANA48131 4/6/2012 6:46PM

    That is exactly the color Camelbak I have! You'll wonder how you ever rode without one!

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SLIMMERJESSE 4/6/2012 4:38PM

    Yes, hydration is a tricky thing. By the time we are thirsty, we are already starting to dehydrate. So, prevention is better; stop every so often to catch a swig. But what fun bike riding is.

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NATPLUMMER 4/6/2012 4:36PM

    Glad you got a ride and a possible solution for the hydration problem.

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