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Why is balance so stinking hard?! Over under, I am playing double dutch here...ugh!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

So...I wasn't eating enough. I started eating more, but realized I had more cravings now. What had changed? Not enough protein. Duh...I am learning.

I found a place that does Gluten Free Pizza on Monday night. I had a rough day and since my old habits die hard, I thought I would try it. For those of you that are not aware...GF products are pretty much twice as heavy in calories than regular flour based food of the same type. Well, it was SO GOOD! Since I haven't had any of those type of carbs in over a month, I went overboard.

But, I still counted it. I am still in my points and calorie range but, I weighed myself this morning and gained 2 lbs! Ugh...I just need to get back on track. It started this morning and I am on program again...I am going to Zumba tonight, Kickboxing tomorrow and have to find something for Friday. But, that will put all my points and calories in the right place and this will be the first week in a month that I hit all my dailies calorie needs and my WPA (weekly points allowance, flexible calories for the week). We will have to see what the scale says.

Balance is so hard!

Today's Lunch! Healthy, healthy!

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RYDERB 8/11/2011 8:40PM

    Ok now I'm hungry! emoticon
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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 8/10/2011 3:30PM

    Yummy looking salad. emoticon

You'll find that balance that works for you. The two pounds could be from the sodium. When we eat out or eat processed foods they have so much salt in them . emoticon

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LADYJ6942 8/10/2011 2:50PM

    It can be, it takes practice, patience and trial/error to get there but we all do. Keep up the good work.

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    Yes it is... you can do it though, hang in there!

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Really? I wasn't eating enough? That's a first!

Saturday, August 06, 2011

So...I have realized that I was not eating enough, based on my daily needs and accounting for the gym time. I was staying within my calories (1200-1550), but I think my count needs to be higher. I lost a little more this week when I realized I wasn't eating enough. I think I need to be at 1400-1700 per day. Especially on days when I do kickboxing and burn over 900 calories!

I am going to try this week in getting all my WW points primarily and will keep track of the calories also. But, I will go by points this week and see how I do.

I am convinced that weight loss really is a science and no one person's body follows the same rules! We are all so different and what works for one may not work for another.

Craziness...Here's to a great week!

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SHELLE13 8/7/2011 6:55PM

    RyderB...basically, the cliffs notes version is that if you aren't eating enough...your body goes into starvation modes and tries to conserve everything it can. When it has enough to eat, it will shed the extra weight. Its a very cave man reason, but it makes sense. So my body thought I was starving it, even though I wasn't hungry and only released a few pounds.

Try eating a little more this week and see if you lose. =)

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RYDERB 8/7/2011 1:22AM

    My trainer has been telling me that for weeks! Actually months. I'm still struggling to figure it out. If you do, let me know. I can use all the help I can get.

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JESSICA2140 8/6/2011 3:41PM

    Here's my "BMR calculator"...this will tell you what your basal metabolic rate is. Then using that number, you need to figure out your TDEE (Total Daily Energy Expenditure) using the formula (if it isn't on the BMR calculator page you use, you'll have to google it). Then you eat somewhere between 500 and 1,000 cals. less than the TDEE to lose weight. SP had me eating about 800 calories less then what my TDEE dictates! Apparently, you really slow down your weight loss if you aren't eating enough. I'm not gonna lie, it's not easy...I'm having to eat a MINIMUM of 2,500 cals/day right now, and I don't always make it, but at least you know, right?

Another tip...if you can make a pretty good estimate of the number of cals you burn in a week and enter it into your fitness tracker, SP will come pretty close (if not exactly) to your TDEE!

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MOMMYTO5CUTIES 8/6/2011 3:01PM

    I'm having the same issues, good luck :)

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 8/6/2011 2:58PM

    Glad you are finding what works. emoticon emoticon

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    I know! Isn't it crazy to think that you need to eat more to lose more?! Especially if you are working out hard and burning so many calories. It's been awhile since I've done WW, but I remember that it's a good thing to eat some of your exercise points sometimes.

Good luck to you!

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I'm connected again! And...found my body has a little "quirk"

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

It has been a whirlwind of a week...well, month for that matter. I just moved and finally have my phone, internet and cable back! Woo hoo! I did finish my detox and found that I am Gluten intolerant. That is probably part of the reason that I have not been losing weight, I understand it can affect your metabolism as well. I have to go to the doctor and request an EDG to see if that is what is wrong. I have to eat Gluten though for a few weeks before that test and I will be sick again. Not really looking forward to that.

On a positive note, I am down just under 5lbs for the month! That is wonderful for me because I had been going up and down the same 2 lbs for the last about 8 months! I think I have figured out a few things...I think over this last month I wasn't eating enough...I was at about 1200 calories each day, but exercising (Kickboxing, zumba, etc.) and I think the calories were too low. I am going to try to stay on the high end around 1500. Also, I am going to start counting my points again, now that I know the problem is Gluten. It might be hard for me to get my points up to par initially, but I will figure it out!

I just wanted to thank all of you that have been supportive through this process. It is not easy to lose weight when you're healthy. It is even harder when your body doesn't want to cooperate! Your kindness and understanding means a lot to me!

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RYDERB 8/7/2011 1:24AM

    Congratulations! emoticon

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SHELLE13 8/4/2011 10:50AM

    Thanks, ladies!

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JUST-AMY 8/3/2011 2:40PM

    WOW! I am really glad that you have found a key issue with gluten.

Welcome back! Hope to see you more around!


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AMSTER08 8/3/2011 2:24PM

    emoticon on losing weight this month! I know how you feel about going up and down the same few pounds. Glad you have stayed strong and gotten beyond that point. emoticon

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SHELLE13 8/3/2011 2:16PM

    Thanks, Crystle!

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 8/3/2011 1:02PM

    So glad you are feeling better. emoticon

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Still OP (on program)!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Now that I have some of my health issues worked out (gluten intolerence), I can honestly say I feel better than I have felt in years! I am eating a ton of veggies and fruit and it has been fabulous!

Because of all these diet changes that the doctor is making me do, I thought I was not OP. But, you know what? Just because I can't have Gluten, Aspartame or Sorbitol, doesn't mean I am not OP! I still follow the 8 HG's as best I can and I still track everything I eat. I am WW through and through and shouldn't discount that because of something someone said on a WW board. My body can't process most carbs, that is just something I have to work around. I may not be able to follow the WW plan to the T, but I am still on this program as much as I can be, I am still getting in my activity, I am still going to my meetings every week and I am still struggling like everyone else. I just have slightly different struggles. Going off program by eating pasta or cookies, results in me being sick because my body thinks those things are poison and tries to reject it any way possible.

Okay, vent done. I shouldn't let others opinions affect me, but I think I also was believing it myself so I need to put in down in writing. What I have learned over these last 10 months, is...

Do What is Best for YOU!

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 7/12/2011 12:39PM

    So glad you are feeling better.

emoticon We have to do what works best for us and makes us as healthy as we can be. All plans are just a guideline. I think personal changes are what keep us on track. I follow a sugar-buster type plan but I still have a spoon of sugar in my coffee because I found that artificial sugars were not good for me.

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Scale Addiction...yes, time for a 4 day challenge!

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

So...I am addicted to weighing myself. I weigh myself every morning and it provides me with some sort of control. However, it can be very misguiding too. If I did well, but the scale shows something else, I get upset and usually end up eating not great. If I do well, I sometimes continue and sometimes think it's a free pass to eating what I want. Luckily, the latter has not happened in a while.

I have been doing extremely well since July 1st. I have stayed below my 1550 calories and have exercised. I have been doing a detox and feel better than I have in years! This morning I get on that scale. It says I have gained about 1#. I was devastated. Then, my brain kicked in..."Kristi, you have been eating well and exercising. Your body is just adjusting right now."

I need to remember that. So, rather than get discouraged with myself each morning this week...I am going to avoid weighing in until Saturday, which is my official WW weigh in day. I think this will allow me to feel good about my choices and to begin breaking that annoying scale addiction of mine!

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TAMARA6905 7/6/2011 12:47AM

    I have never been a daily weigher until this week, but i can not handle it. It causes me to be to up and down! I think its smart to wait till Sat. Keel up the good work!

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SHELLE13 7/6/2011 12:12AM

    P.S. Thanks Crystle! You have been so great!

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SHELLE13 7/6/2011 12:12AM

    Yes, I know it sounds strange. But it's a control thing...I have weighed myself every morning since I was about 12. I starting dieting at 9 and wasn't heavy, but was in dance classes and told to lose. Over time, these bad habits sometimes become obsessions that are hard to break. It is definitely something I am working on.

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 7/5/2011 12:06PM

    I completely understand scale addiction. emoticon You are doing great and one pound is more than likely water fluctuations. I bet Saturday you will see a happy number.

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MYCUTEGIZMO 7/5/2011 12:01PM

  Addicted to weighing?

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