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A Duh! Moment

Friday, September 09, 2011

For years I’ve wondered why it’s so easy to gain weight and is a real struggle to lose. Now I get it.

I’ve had a tough 6 months – putting down my first pet, shocking death of my favorite nephew and my husband deciding to leave me for a 22-year-old and start a new family.

As I often do when stressed, I had a love affair with Ben & Jerry. Seriously, I could down three points in one day. I just worked that out to be 8,000 calories over my basal rate, or 40,000 calories in 5 days!


If I really push myself (an hour of spinning, 30 minutes of weight training and 5 miles walking at 15mph) I can burn 1900 calories per day. So, if I eat 1300, that’s a 600 calorie deficit.

Time to burn off the 40,000 would take 67 days – over 2 months!

So, I have no rededicated myself to going back to basics so I can take off this extra weight.
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    Congrats on prevailing through your trials and tribs!

    Have backslid myself also...but re-dedicating, re-committing and re-SPARKING!

    2362 days ago
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    Wow, you are dealing with a lot. I could tell from your previous blog that you were down, but I had no idea. It's not just Ben and Jerry's. It is raw emotion and stress, which you expressed through Ben and Jerry's. I bet the recovery process (and I don't mean weight) will be quite a journey, and I hope you have a support network of people who will help you through this hard time. Well I am glad to hear that you are back in the game mentally and are prepared to do what it takes to work the weight off. (Your exercise plan sounds ambitious though. Take care not to overdo it). I look forward to losing weight with you during the autumn challenge!!
    2384 days ago
    Wow, sorry to hear you're dealing with so much, but glad you're back and refocused.
    2386 days ago
    Hit the fruit, not the ice cream, if you have to indulge... It makes the weight come back slower.
    2386 days ago
    You can do it... I am a numbers person too. I like the way you did the math! LOL! Sorry you have been going through a rough time. Take care of yourself! You are strong and you can do this!
    2386 days ago
    I love how you talked yourself through that and really figured out what you need to do. That is terrific. Keep up the good work. (PS- I understand the love for Ben & Jerry- there is one about 30 yards away from where I work lol and I keep ignoring them.... but its hard lol)
    2386 days ago
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