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Saturday, August 31, 2013

This is so very odd, I am not losing on the scale, but my clothes that is a different story. It is a good thing I never threw away clothes when they got to tight, because some fit, some are loose. This is so silly because the scale is NOT moving I can not get off the plateau. I keep biking my head off and some walking and strength exercises, but the scale, and it is a relatively new one, refuses to budge. grrrr I will stick with this because I must and because I have resolved to be more stubborn than this stubborn fat. Mind you I have not gone down so much in clothes except a few clothes just are really fitting loose and I am glad I do not have to spend money to find clothes to wear to work, just keep shopping in my closet until I find something that fits for now. Just want the scale to make some progress too. The jeans I wore today, I have not put on in 25 years, if they are the ones I think they are.

  
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KAYWEB555 9/5/2013 7:50PM

    You keep riding that bike. Muscle has more weight to it than fat! So your body must be breaking down the fat and you are gainning muscle mass ! WOOHOO !!!

Sooner than you know I figure that you will start to see a change on the scale also !

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OHIOMOM 9/1/2013 12:51PM

    I do have to watch that I eat enough. Today my daughter called and wanted me to meet her at Subway for lunch. As is my habit I ordered a footlong, half to eat for this meal and the other to eat tomorrow. So I wrapped the 2nd half and put it in the plastic bag, this is good because once upon a time I could eat the whole thing. Anyway I start eating the half that is today's lunch after only a few bites I know I am in trouble as I am already feeling full. I struggle to eat a few more bites, but get to the halfway mark on that half and I am done, do I wrap it up thinking I will eat it when I get home, which of course I hand it off to my garbage disposal son and in a couple bites it has disappeared after he has consumed the entire 12" of the one I purchased for him. Am I eating enough, probably not and this is the problem I suspect, once again I am not eating enough but what to do, I am full, I can not eat beyond the point of full. Especially this past week I fee stuffed only after a few bites of any meal. But I do continue to exercise and change it up to keep the body confused.

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LECATES 9/1/2013 7:42AM

    What could be happening is the the muscles are building up and becoming stronger--thus the clothes fit better--and muscles do weigh more than fat does---know we hate hearing that as we want that darn scale to move---try taking a 2 week break from the scale, keep up the exercise, and see where you can tweak the food intake---it could also be that you are now burning more calories than you are eating and the body sees itself in starvation mode---we do have to watch that, too.

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DREAMWEAVER1637 9/1/2013 6:14AM

    Good job Dot. Keep on doing what you are doing.

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OHIOMOM 8/31/2013 11:27PM

    Thanks Jamer


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JAMER123 8/31/2013 11:21PM

    You are doing great to be losing inches!! I am again on a plateau but my clothes are again getting a little looser as well. i always look at as my skin needs to catch up with the weight loss so I am getting a little smaller but remain the same weight. It will break eventually. It will for you as well. Hang in there!! Keep shopping in your closet!! I did today again!

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OHIOMOM 8/31/2013 9:38PM

    I do like getting to use all those clothes I promised myself I would wear again one day, this is true. lol

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DARJR50 8/31/2013 9:34PM

  way to go

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GINAC0 8/31/2013 9:26PM

    That is great, you got to love 'free' shopping! Stick with it!

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Start with a Bang

Thursday, July 04, 2013

Today being the 4th of July I have the day off. So as I promised myself I am using exercise, no party or picnic to go forward. Since I have not been consistent lately I think what I have done so far is getting off to a bang of a start, then I will settle into a steady routine.


So far today I have biked on the recumbent bike two sessions of 22 minutes each, I lowered the resistance from last night so it took longer to get to burn 100 calories, which I know is not the actual number because it is not based on my weight but some arbitrary number the computer in the bike is set on, but I use that as a marker or goal for each session today. I am doing multiple sessions throughout the day. I think I will up the resistance for the remainder of my sessions this afternoon and evening. Listening to the oldies as I bike helps keep me going. Moving my arms as I bike helps too, thought I would wear out faster, but the opposite is true.


I weighed myself this morning before I started I am exactly were I thought I was, so no changes there. We shall see were I end up by the end of the week end, Sunday night/Monday morning, I want to see results by then. I am determined to get off this plateau by the end of this weekend. I did a total of one hour last night on the bike. Drinking lots of water to make sure I stay hydrated.


Tomorrow I go back to work after this one day holiday, so I will not have time to bike as much as today, but will get in as much as possible after work. Then I intend on spending Saturday and Sunday doing as much as I can since I have no other plans except church. So I can devote the entire two days to exercise. In addition to the bike, I am doing a few other strength exercise, varies with the day and part of the body I want to target.


I know this is a grueling pace, and I know I will not be able to keep it up permanently, but it is a jump start to get this old body moving in the right direction. This plateau has dogged me long enough, I will get past it now!

One hour done on the bike and it is not even 4p done in increments, lots of time to get more done. Several strength exercises completed as well. Breakfast and lunch according to plan, dinner ready to cook, no surprises there either.

  
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DREAMWEAVER1637 8/31/2013 6:05PM

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OHIOMOM 7/5/2013 8:17AM

    Thanks, did a lot yesterday July 4th,two hours total in biking in small sections. Today I am at work so I will try to stay active as much as possible, desk job. Then hit the bike and do some different strength exercises when I get home, no sore muscles which surprises me but I am exhausted which does not surprise. I am determined to push thru the exhaustion. I think that is the only way I will get thru this plateau.

I think Saturday I will try to increase my small sections to a bit longer sections, if that is not to bad, then I may be able to increase my time on the bike in total for Saturday. I just have not decided what to do on Sunday, increase or keep the same, I can not come into work exhausted on Monday, Monday's are busy here especially after a holiday. One thing I know I will NOT do and that is take Sunday off from the bike. If I decide I need a day off from the bike, then it will be a weekday or it will not be a total day off, but a cut back day. If I gain momentum I do not want to lose it.

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JAMER123 7/5/2013 12:24AM

    My plateau was ongoing for over a yr. and then broke. I dropped about 10# and am again stuck but then I have been laid up for over a month so that could easily be the reason. Tracking your Na could help. Good suggestions! Good luck on the plateau busting program you are working on!!

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OHIOMOM 7/4/2013 2:38PM

    I have not tracked sodium for a long time because I usually came in below my minimum number. I do not add salt, either to my cooking or to my plate. I do not cook preprocessed foods so sodium has not been a problem in the past, except of course when eating out, you have to be careful. Thanks, I would not hurt to take another look.

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QUIERRA 7/4/2013 1:57PM

    Keep going, you can do it! Plateaus only test our determination. They may feel like forever, but if you keep pushing the moment you break it will be priceless. :D

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MYUTMOST4HIM 7/4/2013 1:00PM

    I know plateaus are part of this journey but they can drag on......

Just curious though - do you track sodium? It was a real eye opener to me

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I did it

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

I finally got my calories up to 1200, just seems like an awful lot of food, but I hope to do this more often.

  
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KAYWEB555 4/19/2013 10:13AM

    Wonderful feeling when you make it to a goal, even one like this. Now hold it there and watch the pounds come off ! Knew you could do this !

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Day 2

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Well, I did not hit my 1200 yet, but I got 100 calories more in than yesterday, so I am taking that as better and by tomorrow if I do another 100 calories, I will hit my goal of 1200. Trouble with today was I only ate a few bites of dinner, so I had to have a snack to get that far. I never realize just how much I am starving myself to lose weight and not getting anywhere, I hope eating more works.

  
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FISEFTON 4/14/2013 4:55AM

    You will get there. I find that due to the level of activity I do I have to eat around 1500 to 1600 calories to lose weight. If it drops too low I feel lethargic and my body starts to shut down. Rather than eating to lose weight and trying to get in to calorie range would it be worth trying to eat because you *want* to? Keep logging and just see how much you would eat if you weren't thinking about it? Just a thought.
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KAYWEB555 4/12/2013 11:35AM

    Rome wasn't built in a day and your doing well by increasing 100 cals ! You will get this in the right ball park and I found that between 1200 and 1400 is where I start losing the weight ! Just remember to add a form of exercise to encourage the body to want to burn up those calories faster!

Great job on blogging !

Kay & The Pups

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I have been having trouble getting into my calorie range as well and find my weight loss stalling. I am going to try to follow some suggestions in this article I found to see if it makes a difference. I will share it with you if you are interested.

So glad to see you back on line!! God bless!!

http://www.sparkpeop
le.com/resource/nutrition_artic
les.asp?id=593 (copy & paste)

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Starting over

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

I have reset my ticker to no weight lost. It has been so long since I have done anything constructive towards getting healthy I have decided to completely start over. So today is the beginning of my NEW journey. After posting my food for the day, I realize I am back at doing what I do best, not eating enough. The doctor wants me to eat at least 1200 calories per day and I have not even hit 1000 yet and dinner is over, I should be done eating for the day as I do not eat after 8p and it is nearly that time now.

Not such a good start, but I will do better tomorrow.

  
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KAYWEB555 4/12/2013 11:32AM

    Know that feeling and so I have made breakfast my biggest meal of the whole day !
Then as things come along I don't have to many calories to push later in the day. I do find that I have more energy all day with that breakfast holding me up.

You can do this, and you will! We are here for you and just keep bloging your successes ! Kay & The Pups

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JAZZYGF 4/12/2013 10:23AM

    yes starting over is great
I am back as you know.
I belong to T.O.P.S. brookville and they are so supportive for me and we are all the same age.
since jan 17 pounds

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FISEFTON 4/11/2013 5:11AM

    Take your time getting back into the swing of things. Baby steps. Start by logging everything for a week or two and then work out where you can make the most effective changes as you move forward.

Positive things from today/yesterday? You logged it and you know you need to eat more. Find yourself a healthy treat like a banana and currants/raisins. I love dipping a banana into currants or granola (only if I need lots of calories).

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SUPERKM234 4/10/2013 8:22PM

    forgive yourself and move forward!

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