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I've been bad...

Monday, June 16, 2008

I just realized I haven't posted a new blog in a very long time!

Nothing to really update though.... I'm still plowing my way through. It's a little discouraging now that the weight comes off at a snail's pace. It was much more fun when I'd see the scale slowly sliding down each day. Now I hop on and hope for the best!

I have way less energy than I used to. I don't really know why, but I can't burn as many calories as I used to. I know part of it is because I really wasn't burning as much as I thought I was, since I was going off of the machine's calculations. But mostly, I just can't do the power sessions I used to do. I had to increase my calories a little bit, because I've been feeling weak.

I also have a hard time getting in enough protein, since I do not eat meat very often. It's not something I plan to add either. So I sat here for awhile and reworked my week's meals so that I could at least reach the bottom of my protein range each day.

I"ll post another blog when I have more to say!
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GRACEFULTURTLES 6/18/2008 11:44AM

    Amber, I had the same problem! I am not sure what your menu looks like. But I found that I needed to add more fiber and to lay off some of the dairy. Cheese and milk slow your digestion down and of course this slows your body's ability to convert food to energy. I switched to soy milk as well as cut back my cheese to just cottage cheese. I have yogurt only occasionally now and it really made a difference.

Are you getting enough sleep?? With all the weight training and cardio your body needs the time to repair, so make sure you are getting minimum 7.5 beauty rest...

If you need some protein sources, I recommend:

- Morning Star sausages (veggie) - totally yummy- I miss them, I can't get them here in Germany.
- Designers Whey protein powder (excellent for rebuilding muscles!)
- If you must have yogurt - buy non fat FAGE or the TJs knock off and add Vanilla extract and some Stevia and your favorite fruit. Thick deicious and a shot of protein.
- Egg white omelets! With Spinach (and the sausages from above!) on a lo-carb tortilla.
- If you like tuna, throw half a can on a salad.
That's all I can remember. I haven't lived in the US for a few years but these are things I ate all the time and I miss them! Good luck!

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READY4LIVE 6/17/2008 6:54PM

    Hi Amber, I sent ya a message before reliezing you posted this blog.

I can understand that would being frustrating (losing slow). When I lost that 75lbs before, it certainly took a lot of effort to see a little budge on the scale. From what I found that is common, when you've got a lot of weight to lose if flys off ya (well except me...lol) But I've heard the closer to goal the harder it is to obtain it. It could be that your body is used to a certain routine whether it's working out or dieting. So maybe you could try switching up your routine a little.... just a suggestion...

I hope things are looking up, and more energy, and down on the scale of course emoticon

Don't worry sweetie... you'll get there! emoticon



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