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Stuck 6 days at EXACT same weight....

Thursday, October 22, 2009

How is this possible? I have stayed exactly at 237.7 lb for 6 days in a row and I think I am doing everything right. I have heard that sometimes when you increase your activity your body holds fluid to help repair muscles. And I have heard (OMG) that weight can increase during this stage, also. The goal is to lose weight but not at the expense of muscles so I will continue to exercise. I have done well this week, swimming almost 2 hours and walking just over an hour since Sunday. I know eventually I will show a loss on that monster scale (it is red and new and I keep wondering if it is wrong, so I reweighed myself with my bathrobe on and, yes, it is accurate)..... sigh emoticon

  
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MSLZZY 10/22/2009 2:17PM

    I can only hope that when the scale budges, it budges good! Hang in there! I know it is hard but you CAN do this! emoticon

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MOTOMOMOF2 10/22/2009 9:18AM

    I know how you feel, I have been maintianing my calories and gaining 2 lbs every week for a month now. I konw I have not exeercised as much becasue of the weather and my scheduale and mostly menopause is in full swing, so I am just going to mix things up a little and go back to doing WW points for a while. For some reason when I do WW I eat heathier

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EVILKLOWN 10/22/2009 7:21AM

    Yes, I've gone longer than 6 days without showing a loss as well. It's absolutely BRUTAL!! Yes, it would seem the body decides when the weight iss going to come off. I've even gained a pound (sometimes two) in a particular week. Let me just go on record as saying .... HATED IT!!!

All in all though, I've hung in there ... maintaining my calorie range and waiting ... and waiting. It's working just fine, I just need a time machine so I can leap into the future ... you know ... or just wait.

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Weight still steady...ready for downward spiral...soon???

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

My weight has stayed exactly the same for several days now...I am ready for a downward "spike" some time soon. Trying to stay within calorie goal and taking in enough water seems to be a problem. Will work on the water intake today...

  
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ELAINESHAFF 10/21/2009 9:32PM

    My weight has stayed the same for a month or more. I was just glad it didn't go back up. It is now going down for which I am thankful. Stay steady and think positive. Your weight will start to go down again.

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CINCYDORA 10/21/2009 10:44AM

    Everyone's body is different. I know that there are times I'm doing everything right and my body will hold onto the weight for 2-3 weeks, particularly if I've increased my strength training. That's why I only weigh myself once a week and take measurements. I've noticed that when the weight loss isn't showing on the scale is exactly the time that I start seeing it in my waistband.

Hang in there. Keep following what you know is the right path and you'll get there. We all will if we just stick with it!

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ALWAYSCHANGING 10/21/2009 10:30AM

    How's your activity level? Maybe a small tweak will nudge the scale?

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POLYANASUNSHINE 10/21/2009 9:59AM

    Water is hard sometimes especially when it starts to get cooler. How is your exercise level?

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MSLZZY 10/21/2009 7:59AM

    Good mini goal! Keep working on the water. I know it is hard somedays but it does make a difference. emoticon

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Shiratake noodles...like 'em but I like tofu, too....

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Maybe you have to like tofu (a bland soy product very high in protein) but I do like shiratake noodles which I finally found at a local Japanese/Korean grocery store. A large serving of 8 ounces is only 40 (CORRECTED!!!) calories and "reminds" me of noodles but, of course, not exactly the same as they are not made with starchy ingredients like wheat or rice flour.

I am cooking some for breakfast and the rest of the package is going into my lunch. One thing nice is that they are low in sodium, only 15 mg in a 4-oz serving.

I was going to buy them on line but the shipping makes them ridiculously expensive, so I am glad to have found them. The trick is to find a Japanese or Korean grocery store and those are far and few between in Minnesooota, the land of Swedes and Norwegians (mostly), but I am neither.... emoticon

  
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SQUIRTZIE 10/20/2009 11:08PM

    So glad you found your "specialty" shop. I know a couple that used to drive to Chicago to get real Mexican cheese. They could not find it anywhere in MN.

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MAXFOCUS 10/20/2009 3:08PM

    One of these days I will have to venture out and find some of those noodles. They sound good.

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MATTRIXMSP 10/20/2009 7:38AM

    Don't forget us Germans in this land of 10,000 lakes!

I'm glad to see you like the noodles. I made the Hungry Girl Alfredo and could not get past the combination of textures

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UNIQUELADY42 10/20/2009 7:12AM

    What are the shiratake noodles made of??? I think I would like to try them..I don't eat a lot of pasta because they are not good for you but I would like to try these....

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Shiratake noodles...

Monday, October 19, 2009

I read that a lot of people don't like these noodles (made of tofu (soy) and yams). I think if you follow the directions and thoroughly rinse them and use a flavorful sauce (I used red curry sauce) and put in some stir fried veggies that taste just fine. An 8-ounce package of noodles is only 80 calories (I was hungry, but could have eaten half a package instead). A lot less calories and carbs than regular wheat or rice noodles. I found them at a Japanese/Korean grocery store. I plan to have them for dinner tomorrow with a different sauce.... emoticon

  
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MSLZZY 10/19/2009 11:44PM

    Can't find these in my one-horse town-shucks! They sound good!

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CHATERJOY 10/19/2009 9:26PM

    I just bought some this last weekend. I haven't had a chance to try them yet. I am glad to hear you liked them. I am hoping I will like them too. emoticon

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DJ4HEALTH 10/19/2009 9:25PM

    I use the noodles that are made with beans or potato starch, will not eat that. If you like them then go for it but I have to read what is all in the products to see if it will not cause me problems.

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Weight holding steady...

Sunday, October 18, 2009

I was afraid to weigh myself this morning cause I am still feeling "waterlogged," but I stayed the same and breathed a sigh of relief. Today I will be even more careful with the food choices I make and make sure the sodium is no more than 1500 mg for the day as I don't want to have another "spike" in my weight like last week.

Today I will exercise before I think of all the excuses. Yesterday I drove to the pool and got waylaid on the way by a garage sale and a clothes store and by the time I was done with that I was exhausted and not feeling well, having lost all my resolve to go swimming. Right after breakfast I plan to and will get on the treadmill for 20-30 minutes and go swimming this afternoon.

This coming week my regular therapy pool is closed on Tuesday and Thursday morning which I have been going to regularly for about 2 months. I will be able to go on Monday and Wednesday in the afternoon and I won't let any excuses get in the way of my doing that.

NOTE:

wHAT i ENDED UP DOING ON SUNDAY IS 2 10-MINUTE STINTS ON THE TREADMILL AND A 45 MINUTE WALK AROUND A LAKE....NEXT DAY I WAS ACHING BUT ON MONDAY WENT SWIMMING FOR A FULL HOUR IN THE THERAPY POOL...

  
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LINDA25427 10/20/2009 10:35PM

    Good plan . Keep up the good work .Hope you have a good week . God bless. emoticon

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SQUIRTZIE 10/19/2009 5:15PM

    Sounds like a good plan.

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MOTOMOMOF2 10/18/2009 9:55AM

    great plan, hope the scale moves the right way for you this week

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BZYBOYSMOM 10/18/2009 8:56AM

    You have a plan and you are committed. I think you will have an awesome week! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MSLZZY 10/18/2009 7:44AM

    You've got a plan-good for you! I've got to get back to walking again, No time like the present!

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MARKDORENE 10/18/2009 6:35AM

    good luck.

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