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Friday, September 18, 2009

... so I have been eating practically non-stop... but this morning I got on the scale twice because I just didn't believe my eyes.

... back to 118.6 and needing to regain 5 lbs again. Just in case anyone thinks I am not trying, this is what I have been eating since last Thursday, 9/10

9/10 2447 cal eaten
9/11 2578 cal eaten
9/12 2617 cal eaten
9/13 2620 cal eaten
9/14 2741 cal eaten
9/15 2520 cal eaten
9/16 3030 cal eaten
9/17 2365 cal eaten

Yesterday I goofed and forgot to change my melon from 2 C to 1 C so I did have a Calorie Deficit of 95 when I really need to be in negative territory to gain. And I used this golden opportunity to eat a pint of ice cream too! But it was low-calorie stuff, only 130 per half cup.

I have to tell you, I really don't think weight maintenance is going to be that difficult as long as I continue to track daily and use the By The Numbers Calorie Deficit Chart. www.sparkpeople.com/mysp

Thanks MEGSAMAMA for the chart! www.sparkpeople.com/mypa

If my weight is still too low on Monday, I do believe I might just eat a piece of my dad's cake after all.

I need to mention here for those reading but not knowing me and the situation, I have recently reached goal only to find out I need to regain 5 lbs in order to be able to continue donating blood platelets.

At least it is not a health issue. But it is funny.

Hugs y'all,

9/19: I need to add here and thank you all for your comments and concerns. My blogs tend to be a little "tongue in cheek" and I like to have a lot of fun in my days, it keeps me going.

Even better, this is a glorious opportunity in Weight Management/Maintenance/Maintai
ning because we all fear (to some degree) putting this weight back on. I am living proof that if we maintain our level of Cardio, it will not be an uphill battle to maintain our weight. It would be a battle regaining weight as long as we keep the habits we have already made. Truly it has to be a lifestyle change.

Love y'all, have a great day,

9/18 2789 cal eaten
9/19 2684 cal eaten
9/20 2812 cal eaten, today 120.7!
9/21 today I was 121 lbs! woohoo!
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    Boy am I glad I read this blog. I happened to look at your tracker ( I try to do that with people who have been successful) and noticed that you were eating over 2500 cal a day. I have been around 1200 - 1400 a day and have not lost for over 6 weeks. I think I really need to get more exercise to boost the metabolism. Not sure what else I can do except keep on keeping on.
    3100 days ago
  • LINDA!
    Yep, you can afford to eat a piece of cake....you are doing so well!
    3102 days ago
    Wow - your metabolism is working great! I just got back from vacation and I'm not even going to face the scales until Monday or Tuesday. I'm sure they'd be up. I'm on the low end of my BMI as well and have thought about putting a few pounds on, but still have trouble facing the scale!
    3102 days ago
    Oh dear - I know how hard you are trying and how much you want to gain to give those platelets. I really could cry for you!!
    I also think 1 piece of cake really isn't going to do the trick - maybe the whole cake - with icecream and cream on top!!
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    3103 days ago
    OK, I'm not too jealous!!!
    3103 days ago
  • MARTY19
    I cannot believe you eat so much. And yet you continue to lose. My hero!

    3103 days ago
    Unfortunately I just can't fathom being in that situation. I know I could gain weight, and do, without even trying.

    I commend you for wanting to donate blood.
    3103 days ago
    Hi Linda,

    I am right there with you. My doctor suggested that I gain 4 pounds. I am actually the one who brought it up but since I am on the low end of a healthy BMI she heartily agreed. My progress has been very similar to yours. I eat a LOT and I have not done any dramatic exercising (simple walking at my usual quick pace & stationary bike) but I will go up .8 lb. only to be back down again only a few days later. I really do not want to eat a lot of sugar or refined carbs to try to gain. Not only is it unhealthy but it might give me a craving for that stuff again. Thank heavens for the trackers (including the one from MEGSAMAMA). Without those I would not have a clear idea where I am.
    This week is the most consistent increase in calories with no calorie deficit. We'll see what happens on the scale on Tues.

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    3103 days ago
  • CAROL_
    As long as you've been checked out medically I wouldn't worry about the loss. I just wonder if you HAVE been checked out medically, if you're eating all those cals??

    If you're sure you're ok medically, then I'd go intuitively with whatever you feel your body telling you.

    Underweight. Sigh. What a "nice" problem to have some day . . .

    No not really, I know it can be problematic. How do you feel otherwise? Your energy of spirit sounds good in your post. When was the last time you had a physical? Might just want to make an apptmt to drop by the dr's office . . .

    If everything's fine medically, it's probably just your body fighting to reestablish a new healthy set point. Be gentle with it, otherwise it will keep fighting you (like the inside out problem of a plateau).
    3103 days ago
    Cake......I'd love to be in your shoes (read my last blog). LOL!!!


    3103 days ago
  • SBATES63
    I understand that being underweight is just as difficult a problem as being overweight. Have you ever had your thyroid levels checked? Overactive thyroid is a very common cause of having difficulty maintaining weight, and is easily controlled with an inexpensive daily pill.
    3103 days ago
    Have that Cake! You can even eat it too!
    3103 days ago
    Have that Cake! You can even eat it too!
    3103 days ago
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