Disappointing - - - But It Happens...
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Ok, today's blog is pretty much for me and everyone else that has this happen.
I got flabby! Flabby flabby flabby!!! So, of course, I started searching and was told "Strength Training", "Exercise", Strength Training"... so I got out my exercise videos and walked the WATP 3 miles with the Stretchie! I have been doing the exercises recommended. I even started doing squats squats squats but only as far as the discomfort because of my knees. I don't need trouble knees.
Well, I even donated blood on Thursday and brought my own snack! Passed out *sheesh* and had to have the cookie anyway.
End results? Up a pound from the blood donation and now up 2 more!! While I tell myself that I am making muscle it still doesn't feel good to gain weight while watching my calories and exercising faithfully. Not once did I go over my range of 1200-1550, not even on "cookie day" which I must confess I really didn't want to enjoy. Only one day high sodium from canned veggies *aargh* I must remember canned is salt!
Am I going to give up? Heck NO! Little setback from making muscles and possibly water retention is no reason to cry uncle! And I just can't take the chance of the flab getting too out of control so exercise is the only answer I can think of.
Just wanted to share since this is probably as negative as I have felt since my "NEW ME" day of March 27, when I finally got my act together and started losing a large part of me.
The good news is my flabby thighs are 1/2" smaller today!
Hugs and hope this is a great week!
**edited: I don't want confusion - I am not giving up, not getting discouraged - just a small setback that I know will correct itself in time. It does help to know I am not the only saggy-baggy out there.