Saturday, December 04, 2010
Well ladies and gentlemen, I must be either a mouse or man because my well laid plans for tracking the foods for Thanksgiving definitely went array. Well, it's not as bad as it sounds, I may not have been able to track my food, but I did not munch the entire day, in fact I had breakfast, lunch, a snack and for dinner I stuck to one serving and treated desert as a desert and not a part of dinner. So all in all I think I did pretty well and I feel pretty good.
Now I have to admit that when I weighed myself on that following Sunday (my normal weekly weigh in day) I was shocked to see that I gained 2.5 lbs. However, I refuse to believe that I did something to cause this. You see I keep my calorie intake to the low end of the specified calorie spectrum and I went well over my exercise goals. In fact I believe that the gain in weight was due to increase in muscle. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
In fact my stomach seems to be a little less firm. This of course led to my loose skin scare and prompted my post to the message board asking if 3 lbs/wk weight lose was too much (I lost 3 lbs that previous week). It also led me to take my measurements and to utilize the fat monitoring option on my scale. I also decided to only keep my calorie intake to the low end of the spectrum on my non workout days and in the mid range to high end on my workout days. We'll see how this works, because I REALLY don't want to end up with loose skin/stretch marks because I'm losing weight too fast. Not if I can prevent it.
The new thing I did this week was I created a circuit training workout for myself to do at home. I used the 30 minute circuit training workout that Sparkpeople has. I have to admit that all those emails (yes I read them all) that Sparkpeople sends are very helpful. In fact that's how I knew where to look to get the information on how to create your own personal circuit training workout.
Tomorrow is the end of my week and the big weigh in is on Sunday. Wish me luck.
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