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Don't Panic

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Don't panic -- track! I knew I had overeatten on Monday eve. Because I tracked I knew it was about 700 calories over and I would have about 1/4 pound to lose. But Tuesday morning I was up more than 3 pounds. I figured it was sodium. Wasn't too worried. But Wednesday morning I was still up over 3 pounds and I'd done so well on Tuesday. Hmmm. I felt persecuted -- like I was being punished for something I hadn't done or more like being punished excessively for a minor infraction.

Well, this morning there it was - 132.4, only 6 tenths of a pound over what I was Monday morning. Don't panic. Just keep on keeping on. Eventually the scale will reward your effort. Okay now. If I stay at the low end of my calorie range or just under, that 6 tenths will be gone in no time!

  
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WALKINGANNIE 12/18/2009 5:19PM

    This sort of blog is really helpful, showing how others share the same challenges and deal with them. Thanks for sharing your experience.

I hope you don't mind that I've added you as a Sparkfriend because I like your blogs and always feel drawn to read them.

I agree that Natalie is adorable, too.

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AQUAGIRL08 12/17/2009 8:44AM

    Don't panic! Remember that you rode 11 miles yesterday too. You are in the process of changing to muscle which weighs more than fat. Initially I always gain during this process. Then, suddenly your weight will drop back again. Your weight can fluctuate as much as 3-5 pounds in one day depending upon how much sodium you eat. Sometimes upping your calories every once in a while will actually help you lose in the long run so don't worry. You are doing a great job! Keep up the good work!
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PEGGYANNSCH 12/17/2009 8:24AM

    I been there to.One day The emoticonsaid one thing the next day it said something difference.Just hang in there.

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MONGO2TEN 12/17/2009 8:14AM

    That happens to me all the time. It's part of maintenance, but can be frustrating. I'm getting used to it.

~Nancy

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DONNABRIGHT 12/17/2009 7:58AM

    I would go nuts if I weighed every day. No more than every two weeks for me and I'm trying to get to once a month.

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SKEPCHICK 12/17/2009 7:02AM

  Exactly. Don't panic. Hang in there, keep at it.

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BILL60 12/17/2009 6:58AM

    Good stuff! Thanks

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Hitting the Ole Trail

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Today I ventured across the highway with my new bike on my new bike rack attached to the trunk of my car. I wasn't sure I could do it, but I had to try. I had no trouble lifting and securing the bike, driving with it, parking, and getting it down. I rode just a little over 11 miles. It was a beautiful 72 degree, sunny day, with almost no one else was on Fort Frazier Trail in the afternoon. I was afraid I'd be wobbly, but I did fine. Next time I can go when the trail is busy and not be too worried about embarrassing myself!

  
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CONNEALS 12/17/2009 9:57PM

    That sounds wonderful!

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AQUAGIRL08 12/17/2009 8:39AM

    That sounds like fun! I hope you had a great time. Keep up the good work!
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Exercising Restraint

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

This morning, while watching my dear granddaughter Natalie, I decided to get caught up with my SparkPeople strength training. Natalie was playing happily with PlayDough and I thought I could get in a set between checking on her.

Well, my first scheduled exercise was "Bridges." I kind of shut my eyes to concentrate on tightening all those muscles involved when suddenly there was 34 more pounds on me.

The last time this happened (maybe 2 months ago) it was push ups and I just had to quit. Might have to quit those even now. But the Bridges I could do with her on me. She thought it was really funny. I got an extra work out!

  
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AQUAGIRL08 12/16/2009 2:49PM

    Keep up the great work! emoticon

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PEGGYANNSCH 12/16/2009 8:29AM

    good job

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FRAN0426 12/15/2009 2:38PM

    Great job, you have more strength , nice way to find out with the precious granddaughter. We can amaze ourselves finding out how much more we can do when we keep up a good workout routine.

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RENA1965 12/15/2009 2:27PM

    I grab my son for donkey calf raises. 40kgs is okay, he holds on for dear life and asks if I am finished shortly lol..

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Gaining Confidence

Monday, December 14, 2009

My mom just left after a 10 day trip from Tucson to our home in central Florida. I cooked a lot, ate out a lot, had less time than usual for exercise, and my food tracking was spotty -- the worst tracking I've done in over a year. Yet, this morning I just weighed 131.8, my lowest weight in 32 years.

This experience is a big boost. I'm beginning to truly believe that I can maintain this weight!

  
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PO_PAZZA 12/15/2009 1:33AM

    Isn't it nice to know you can have fun, live normally and still keep from gaining weight. That's a true sign you've internalized what you need to know to do it forever.

Mary

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WALKINGANNIE 12/14/2009 6:21PM

    What a lovely boost for you - and well deserved. Congratulations.

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DONNABRIGHT 12/14/2009 5:43PM

    You did better than you thought you could - those habits come naturally now.

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ONTHEGOMO 12/14/2009 3:39PM

    That is wonderful. I've had similar things happen while on vacation. Maybe it is that we are distracted from thinking about eating? Just an idea. And, no doubt, being mindful helps, too. mo emoticon

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LADYHUNTER82 12/14/2009 3:36PM

    Wohoo! Way to go! Looks to me like you have down your nutritional goals real well.... and didn't even realize you were doing it! How neat is that! Congrats!!!!

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Great Present!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Wow have I been blessed! My mom gave me a present I really like - a new bicycle. It's "flat foot" technology - I can stay on the seat at the stop signs with my feet on the ground - and its "pedal forward" design is really comfy. I did a couple miles yesterday and 6 today. A few leg muscles are letting me know they have been challenged, but not too sore.

There is a 7 mile trail close to my house, so it would be 14 miles round trip. Hope to try it this week. Just great to have another fun option for activity.

Hope all my SparkFriends are having a great December.

  
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AQUAGIRL08 12/14/2009 8:34AM

    What a wonderful gift! It really sounds like a fun way to get your daily dose of exercise.

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PEGGYANNSCH 12/14/2009 8:19AM

    That sound fun just don't over do it

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GRNISHADE 12/13/2009 9:04PM

    What fun!

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