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Needing Motivation

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

(Also posted on one of my team forums)

So I joined SP on Tuesday Feb 23, at 5'8" and 196 lbs, (I had already gone down from 198 lbs two days beforehand), I got down to 190 lbs by Sunday the 31st, and have been stagnating at that weight since. SP advised me to up my fitness goals around Friday, because I had already exceeded and doubled my calories burned per week goal by then. With the exception of last Thursday (which for now is set as an off day for cardio), I've been doing at least 30 min of cardio/day from walking, playing DDR, general dancing in the house, to heavy cleaning (yes, that apparently counts).

I've also been taking measurements since Thursday, and those have been steadily going down, even though my weight hasn't. I should note that I have been keeping within my calorie/carb/protein/fat requirements. I have been having a problem meeting my potassium requirements though.

I've been waking up more and more tired and sore every day though, and later in the day. I don't know if this is because of the switch in my routine, or because DH has had a recent shift in schedule (more free time) and has been insisting on playing WoW up until the wee hours of the morning, thus keeping me up too.

I'm keeping strength training to 3 days a week (wed, friday, sunday). I'm supposed to do both strength training and cardio for today (woke up at 6 PM, exhausted), and am having a very hard time finding the motivation to do so. I'm still tired, feeling a bit hazy (I think my dust allergies have been acting up a bit too), and just overall not in a good mood.

Thursday's Measurements
Weight: 191
Waist: 33
Hips (measured around the butt area): 46
Neck: 14
Thigh: 29
Calf: 18.5
Upper Arm: 14
Waist to Hip Ratio: 0.72

Today's Measurements
Weight: 190
Waist: 32.25
Hips (measured around the butt area): 45.25
Neck: 13.75
Thigh: 27.5
Calf: 17.5
Upper Arm: 13
Waist to Hip Ratio: 0.71

How do I keep my energy levels up?
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RUSTYSHAW1 3/23/2010 10:35AM

    From reading your wonderful bio on your lovely spark page, it sounds like you are already a fairly active, engaged person who is concerned about her weight. Further reading, it sounds like you are increasing your physical activities (these would certainly cause weight loss for me) and consequently would like to see more results in the weight loss/size change department. I do not see if you are drinking the recommended amount of water or getting an adequate amount of sleep. I truly believe being properly hydrated and rested are so important. Lastly, RARADEV1 says it very well, "And who cares about the number on the scale if your measurements are going down! That's awesome!
Remember one small step at a time. This is not about an overnight fix but a permanent life style change. Best Wishes, Rusty
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JVDURAN 3/3/2010 8:30PM

    you gotta remember too if you're adding some muscle that weighs more than fat. so while the scale may not be budging it sounds like you're still going in the right direction.

keep it up! emoticon

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RARADEV1 3/3/2010 8:26PM

    Well, I think getting your husband to let you get some more sleep will help with the energy :)

And who cares about the number on the scale if your measurement are going down! That's awesome!

It sounds like you are doing great - keep it up!

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