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OK. Pictures upload - two pounds gained. :-(

Friday, June 17, 2011

OK, so I'm on a roll right! I am exercising, trying to eat better and what happens on week 5. A weight gain of two pounds. OK. I've heard it before, "muscle weighs more than fat", "it's probably just water", "you'll lose it", "don't get discouraged".

I do feel sad about it. I know all of the above, but I want the scale to move in the other direction. The only silver lining is that I have cramps too. So that helps the thought process as to why I have this gain. I'll keep exercising and I need to eat more cleanly.

I like that phrase - "eating clean". emoticon I think I will employ that thinking now. I also am going to make another change for week 5. Instead of drinking coffee every morning I'm going to switch to green tea. I hesitate to take foods out of my regimen. I don't want to do eliminate carbs totally. I can't live with that long term. I also know I need to add weights. So I'm going to add weight training for week 5. Just a video at first cause I'm still working on time to get to the gym. Hopefully I can weight train 3 times this week. That's the goal.

We'll see what week 6 brings. I'm marching down to my August deadline of losing 20 pounds. At this rate, I don't think I'll make it! But I will try to make it. I don't want to get radical, but whatever suggestions anyone can give, it will be greatly appreciated.

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ROSENJ1965 6/17/2011 3:01PM

    Keep up the work and the results will come. I agree you shouldn't take carbs out of your diet - they have too many benefits! But we certainly can eat *better* carbs and in the appropriate proportion (I need to work on that myself!!!).

The weight training videos sound like a great start. I SOOO need to settle into a weight training regimen, but it's sooo hard when cardio activities (running, biking, etc.) are my first love.

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CATREB 6/17/2011 11:40AM

    My mum always insists that the scales are less important than the tape measure! I do look at my weight but it's the inches that I care about more.

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ALICIA214 6/17/2011 11:21AM

 

I always feel let down when I gain a little when I know I have done everything right
but I am finally realizing the variables in our bodies for instance for the past 3 weeks
I have gone up on the scale when I should have gone down having kept to my plan
and this week when I was not quite so careful, I lost 3.8LBS go figure!!!

Keep marching you will get there emoticon

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