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My own little saboteur is a micro-suede love seat! And his sidekick is my beautiful flat screen!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

I am convinced of this! This morning I had every intention of having gone to the grocery store, Target and pay my bills by 11am so I can go to the beach and relax. Well, I made a healthy breakfast this morning and thought I would turn on the tube while I ate. That was about 8am. It's now after 11a and I still need to shower.

I have realized over time that the TV is my taboo. When I am done with work, I really just want to veg out in front of the TV. This starts around 7ish and then I find I am watching an episode of Seinfeld, which I love but have probably seen every episode already, which ends at 11pm. Where did my evening go? I am wasting my brain cells. Of much more worthy note, I am being inactive on the couch, usually wanting to eat something because the couch and I have a very bad snacking relationship. I know this is how I gained a lot of weight. I think I convinced myself somehow that I "deserved" couch time because I worked all day, my stress level is always through the roof and its the "least" I could do to make myself feel better.

In is the LEAST I can do to keep my body healthy, it's the LEAST I can do for my self-esteem and it's the LEAST I can do to treat my body well. I need to starting thinking differently.
* What is the MOST I can do to keep my body healthy?
* What is the MOST I can do for my self-esteem?
* What is the MOST I can do to treat my body, mind and spirit well?

I know the answer is not be a couch potato. It's time to make a change!

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 8/21/2011 2:59PM

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Frustrated with my body...why can't it function like everyone else's?! Ugh!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

As many of you know, I recently found out I have Celiac's. Which means no gluten, no bread, no processed food (for the most part), no sauces, no whole grain bread yumminess...I have cut it all out. I do feel 100 times better, but my weight has halted. It stopped going down and now, I am going back up. I just don't understand this. My body does not function like a normal person's body does because of this disease. But, I am not eating like a crazy person, I have been eating healtier than I have in probably the last two years. But it feels like my body doesn't want to budge. It is beyond frustrating.

So, I decided that this week, I am going to stick to 1500 calories, exercise once a day, even if it's 20 minutes, make sure I am getting enough protein and water, as well as taking my vitamins each and every day. I will try this for one month and see what happens. I now know I can have brown rice, I can't have corn products or sugar (triggers my migraines) and potatoes seem to be okay.

I am going to plan out my week right now and go to the store to make sure I have everything I need. I am all sweaty cause I just got back from the gym, but will take a quick shower as soon as I finish my grocery list.

Frustrated but determined!

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MOMMYTO5CUTIES 8/20/2011 10:55PM

    I love your last sentence.. :) That is what will keep you going.

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SHELLE13 8/20/2011 5:39PM

    Hiphopscotch! Thank you so much for the site is amazing! Thanks, Ryder! You are the best, always so supportive!

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RYDERB 8/20/2011 5:21PM

    I'm sorry. I know how frustrating it is to feel like you're doing all you can do, and that stupid scale won't budge! But I can only imagine how hard having Celiac's is on you. Good luck figuring everything out. emoticon

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HIPHOPSCOTCH 8/20/2011 5:08PM

    Check out! She talks about her journey with Celiac and posts recipes. emoticon

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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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