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I am in a funk

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

it really bites.. been working hard all week to eat 1200 calories.. i have been between 1000 and 1200 and i gained 1.5#.. keep eating at 1200 and ill gain 30 by the end of the month.. and the only liquid i drink is water.. at least 114 ounces a day
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LITTLEBO 1/11/2012 11:14PM

    I had the same problem this week..It happens sometimes. I would recommend to eat closer to 1200-1300 calories(1000 isn't enough) and that you add a little more protein for breakfast. (Even WW says to add protein - I think your body had to work harder to burn it up - that raises your metabolism.)

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GLMOM2 1/11/2012 4:07PM

    Are you eating enough calories to counteract your calorie burn? If you eat too low, your body can go into starvation mode & have the opposite effect.

Something to look into if the scale keeps going up.

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4LOOPS 1/11/2012 2:58PM

  keep at it and good luck

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FREETHEGODDESS 1/11/2012 2:33PM

    Stay positive. The scale doesn't always reflect the big picture. I chart my weight daily but, I judge my success based on what I have lost in a month.

Try eating your calories spread out during the day to keep your metabolism burning fuel. Don't skip breakfast and make sure your meals are balanced with lean meats (for your muscles) and complex carbs like veggies, fresh fruit and whole grains (for fuel).

Drinking 8 glasses of water daily is important too. It helps with digestion, metabolism and reduces water retention which can make that scale go up.

Changing up your exercise routine might just kick-start that metabolism. Our bodies get used to what we eat and do and adjusts to keep our weight steady. That is wonderful for survival but, not so good for weight loss. We have to keep our bodies guessing. Try new exercises and try new healthy foods.

I gained 6 lbs. over Christmas and was depressed and couldn't seem to get my Spark back but, I never gave up on myself. I re-commited to exercise and even though I was eating over my calories, I tried to eat healthy foods and now I am almost back down to my pre-holiday weight and ready to move on toward my goal.

Stay focused on what you have achieved so far and compliment yourself on what you are doing right and that you are commited to this journey. Your feelings right now are temporary. Once you see progress again you will feel happy again. So with that said, keep working toward getting healthy and the happy moments will out last the unhappy ones.

This is a journey with ups and downs so your "up" is right around the corner. Keep up the good fight!
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KATHY914 1/11/2012 2:14PM

  poor you :-( it sucks to do all that work and not see the scale go down but it will work if you keep doing it it has to.. right? try to have a positive attitude and go for another strong week add water and you will have a good weigh in next week...

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