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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.
Linda emoticon emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
JJJ1226 8/7/2009 10:51AM

    lol this blog struck my funny bone yeah your right no reason to cry uncle lol

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2WHEELER 10/26/2008 3:52PM

    Linda -- pay no attention to set backs. You've got the right attitude, and a half inch loss is a truer measure of your success than weight loss. Keep up the good work. Thanks for commenting on my blog. emoticon

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BECKY3128 10/22/2008 6:30PM

    WTG Linda...even though you are disappointed I love your positive attitude. I know you can do it!

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XUXA05 10/22/2008 4:21PM

    Don't let this bum you out!! It could very well just be water weight...?!?

Talk about being bummed- i've been in a plateau for almost 3 months!! It gets discouraging and sometimes I feel like giving up- but I wont!!! :)

Keep doing what you are doing and you should be just fine!! :) I'm glad you are staying positive and not giving up!! emoticon

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CRTSANG 10/20/2008 10:41AM

    I know the frustration of exercising and eating right and not losing weight. I seem to hit a plateau every two pounds or so. I know you're not discouraged and all . . . it's just frustrating sometimes. If you're losing inches, others are right--you should just focus on those for a while.

Good work on everything! You are an inspiration in so many ways.

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HUGGERS1 10/20/2008 9:08AM

    I feel ya. I have some MONTHS where I don't lose anything, in fact since may I have went from 217 to 204.9 and that is it even with the exercise, plus some months I don't even lose at all, but I have consistently lost inches every month and I notice I am toning more than I used to. So i am thinking that My fat is being exchanged for muscle and don't worry about the stagnant scale. I have decided that since I am still losing inches I am not on a plateau and inches tell the tale better than the scale anyway.

You are doing great and you will be toned in no time with the strength training. I hope you won't feel this is a setback for long because with that added muscle comes more fat burning :)


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TOWARDSNIRVANA 10/19/2008 11:55PM

    You go girl emoticon

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LUCKYLESLIE 10/19/2008 6:24PM

    I'm right with ya on this one sister! I even went so far as to tell myself that the skin looked better with fat under it than it does just hanging around! And really I think it does but I will just keep trying to tighten up what I can and nobody will see what I don't want them to see! LOL!!! Hang in there-you have already made amazing progress!(Sure am glad Cole is home safe & sound! Praise the Lord!!!) God Bless You-Leslie emoticon

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SUPREME5 10/19/2008 4:37PM

    think we all have that feeling once in a while. but your doing great so keep at it.

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LIFES*2*SHORT 10/19/2008 4:11PM

  Hey... it's the story of Naomi... Linda version. LOL Glad you are still kickin it! We're in this for the long haul sista... and we'll do it... flabbiness and all.


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BITTYGIRL51 10/19/2008 2:54PM

    Dear Saggy-Baggy,
All is fair in love and remember one day you will be

With love,
A Spark Buddy!

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MARTY19 10/19/2008 10:02AM

    Linda I too am flabby but I can feel the muscle under the flab so I know I am moving in the right direction. You are too so don't you dare get discouraged.
I turned on my computer and saw the happy news about Cole. I was jumping for joy. Give his Mom a hug from me.

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DUBLWHAMI 10/19/2008 9:57AM

    Hey, I love the WATP series! Congratulations on doing the 3-mile walk, I am still trying to finish that one.

Keep up the good workouts,


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    You're doing a great job! It takes a while for skin to catch up with weight loss, and doing strength training helps a lot.

I really recommend the book 'The Workout' by Gunnar Peterson. He has a set of exercises to do in there that are pretty simple. You'll have to get some dumbells, but a small set will do until you progress to needing more weight. There are two exercises in there that require gym equipment and I just skip those two. I also don't do the lunges with weights, and at first I couldn't do them at all. I do some of the exercises on my exercise just feels nicer.

I'm seeing a big difference in the tone of my arms and if only my abs would catch up!

Anyway, it's just a thought. I picked up the book at Barnes and Noble, but I bet it's easy to find online.

Have a great weekend, and keep up the good work! You are such an inspiration! Your achievements are fantastic, and I know you're going to meet your goals. Thanks for sharing your's okay to feel a bit blue....this path is tough, but it's so worth it. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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