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Monday, May 03, 2010

I'm changing my weigh-in day to Wednesday...cause I don't like what the scale said this morning.

300.2

WHAT??? How is that even possible? I ate in my calorie range EVERY day this week, when last week I was above a few days. I exercised my butt off this week and increased my laps at the pool. I blogged, I supported, I measured, I read what I was supposed to. I OWNED being done with the 300s!

So then what the heck is 300.2 all about?

Well...when I think about it, and settle myself down a bit, here's what I'm coming up with -

First and foremost, I had a HUGE dinner last night. I was still within my calorie range because I only ate twice yesterday, but likely a 10oz steak and 2 mojitos is not what I should have consumed the night before a weigh-in. I woke up tasting the salt in my mouth, so I KNOW it was high in sodium and it's highly likely that I'm hanging on to just a WEE bit of water this morning because of it.

And, to add to what I did yesterday, I did the same thing on Saturday - a big "brunch" meal in the mid-morning followed by a big dinner. I realize now that there's a reason that the nutrition tracker doesn't have a "Brunch" meal option. And that on both days it asked me "Are you really done tracking?" because I had only filled in food for 2 meals out of the day. Maybe my body is trying to tell me that I need 3 solids at least. Spread out the intake and then maybe I won't carry the food weight over to the next day. There's something to be said about doing everything in balance.

But I LOVE Brunch. I look forward to weekend brunching like I look forward to Christmas.

So here's the plan. Next weekend I can still do Brunch on EITHER Saturday OR Sunday - not both. Try to eat a little bit less at Brunch so that I can still fit in a mid-day meal of some sort and not go hog wild at dinner. And then we'll see if that works a little better on the scale.

So I'm feeling a little sheepish today...all my grandiose "I'm DONE with the 300s" shouted from the mountain-tops. But I'm coming away from this with lessons learned - and isn't that what we're all here for anyway?

The scale is just a tool. Today it didn't say what I wanted it to, BUT this weekend was also the first time since I started a few weeks ago that I felt smaller. My pants are looser, I'm not wheezing when I walk a couple of blocks, my boobs are definitely shrinking (always the first thing to go darn it), and I feel GOOD.

But I'm still changing my official weigh-in day to Wednesday...so stay tuned emoticon
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BARRONVC 5/5/2010 5:52PM

    Check you body type. If you are an endomorphic mesomorph you might be carbo sensitive. There is a protocol for eating if you have this body type. Cut down on the carbos maybe 40 to 45%, exercise more, eat 6 meals per day, don't eat too late at night, just to name a few.

Look for to make your meals more even with calories.

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TIFFYBABY26 5/5/2010 2:35PM

    YEA I SAID GOODBYE TO THE 280'S AND IN THE PAST 3 WEEKS I HAVE NOT FOLLOWED A DIET AND I HAVE HAD ENOUGH COKES TO CLEAN 10 CAR BATTERIES!!! YIKES!!! AND I HAVE GAINED 5 POUNDS SO NOT ONLY AM I BACK IN THE 280'S I AM BACK AT THE BEGINNING WEIGHT ON MY SPARKPAGE!!! FOOIE POOIE ON ME!!! AND WE HAD MEXICAN TODAY AND I ATE SO MUCH THAT I FEEL FULL TO MY EYEBALLS!!! AND I AM THINKING TO MY SELF OKAY MUST GET BACK ON TRACK AND I KNOW I CAN DO IT WHEN I TRY , IT'S JUST I HAVEN'T FELT LIKE TRYING BUT I AM HOPING TO GET IT TOGETHER TOMORROW!!! I LIKE DOING SMALLS MEALS THRU OUT THE DAY IT SEEMS TO HELP ME!!!! WELL JUST REMEMBER WE CAN DO THIS!! I AM GOING TO TRY TO GO SWIMMING TODAY - I CAN'T BELIEVE THAT SWIMMING FOR 1 HOUR WILL BURN 800 CALORIES AND SINCE I'M A FISHY IN THE WATER THAT SHOULD'NT BE A PROBLEM!!!! I HOPE YOU HAVE A GREAT WEEK!

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SANDYBRUNO 5/3/2010 5:58PM

    Although the big meal later on didn't help with all your exercising you could be gaining some muscle. Good luck next time.

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DANCINGPENGUIN 5/3/2010 2:21PM

    When I got below 200 recently, I hopskotched around the century mark for a couple of weeks. Okay, almost four. It sometimes takes a little while. But given what you ate -- and drank! -- it's pretty clear why, as you said. That doesn't make it any more fun.
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WYND10 5/3/2010 12:55PM

    This is why my weigh-in day is on Thursday, far enough from the weekend that it allows me to "correct" any diet issues I may have had, and just before the next weekend. I have exactly four days to bounce back from the fun I had on my birthday (and thank you for the well wishes :) ). So, moving your weigh-in to Wednesday is a great plan.

Also, I highly advise the three meal a day thing. Actually, if I do it right I am eating pretty much all day so I am never REALLY hungry and I am less likely to overeat. Granted, I am not perfect, but eating a little every couple hours does help a lot.

You're doing great, and I am positive once you get the sodium out of your system your going to be back where you were and maybe even lower. Hang in there and keep on keepin' on!

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SROUS1340 5/3/2010 12:36PM

    I think you figured it all out. Eating out has lots of sodium, alcohol causes me to retain weight, One meal a weekend out can blow my cals. We had breakfast out on Sat-I ate what I wanted and it was 1000 cals-yikes! Maybe if you have a 100 cal snack a hour or two before brunch and plan your evening meal to be a low cal salad. You'll get there! Keep it up!
PS my boobs go first too-I don't mind, my shirts don't gap then!

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