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Another week gone another pound ... gained?

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Tomorrow I will weigh in for the blog again, I am predicting a gain for the week which is kind of discouraging but it is what it is and since I am still trying to beat this cold or whatever it is I am not all that worried about a small gain. I was 364.0 last Friday and if I break even I will be happy because as of this morning I am up from that number by more than a pound which is a tad puzzling but at the same time, should it be? Losing weight is not a perfect thing, sometimes we lose sometimes we gain and sometimes it remains even no matter how diligent we are with our food intake or exercise. Making the right choices is how I roll these days, and I know that even with a gain I am doing what I need to do for my health, eating clean is somehow rewarding for me, knowing that I am fueling my body with the right stuff forces me to feel good, That concept keeps me going some days when I feel myself about to peek in the fridge for no reason.

I haven't ridden my trainer for a few days and this bothers me but my head is still clogged up and the first 10 minutes is literally torture because of it not to mention that 30 minutes afterwards the stuffy head is double what it was before I started. All of that sounds like an excuse to me! so after I hit publish I am setting up the trainer and going for a ride.

I don't have anything spectacular to write today other than I am feeling a tad bit discouraged because of the up while at the same time I understand these things happen. I have not worked on a bike in a while because a couple of nights ago I was installing fenders on a bikethat I was setting up for wet weather riding and I slipped trying to tighten a bolt... When I slipped a tily little washer that was in my hand somehow ended up slipping under my index finger nail and literally went in so deep that half of the washer was under my nail. The tip of my right index finger has been throbbing for two days, I am more bothered by the fact that the weekend is coming and I really wanted to do some work on the old Motobecane and I am unsure if this thumping finger will allow it.

Over all things are good, I am eating right, feeling awesome and for the most part am happy with how things are going here.

That's all I got.

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    Hope you feel better-- I know when we feel miserable our workouts suffer!~
    1849 days ago
  • ACK2012
    "Over all things are good, I am eating right, feeling awesome and for the most part am happy with how things are going here"

    IMHO, the last sentence is the only one that should garner attention. Kindred spirits, et al. You are not alone. And thankfully, neither am I. Thanks for the reminder:)

    Angela in SC
    1854 days ago
    Wow, it's been about a year and a half since I read your blog and after reading this post and seeing your weight, I had to go back to 2010 to catch up on what was going on with you. I think last time I read you were about 305 or so.

    I UNDERSTAND what you've gone through. I, unfortunately, have put back on 2/3's of the weight I lost, but am back at it again and this time going for it all and not stopping. I've got 2 sisters and both parents doing it with me, so it's going to be great.

    I just want to encourage you to keep on - I know you can do it. I commend you for not giving up - you have come so far.

    I wish you the best and look forward to seeing you complete your journey - and maintain it!

    wishing you the best,

    Dena emoticon emoticon
    1854 days ago
    This too shall pass...RIGHT?!

    My loss back-when was a "mere" 80 pounds, but I was also seriously obese at that weight (and also tested diabetic, which disappeared with the weight loss) and I experience the same challenges and fluctuations you describe, though with less coping diligence. My age *may* account for that to a minor extent.

    BTW, will you saunter over, when you have a *hot minute* (after the conference?) to give some tech info and encouragement to our friend Don?

    1856 days ago
    You are sounding SO on track...can't help but think that staying the course will pay off!

    1856 days ago
    Eating right and feeling good... that sounds very positive to me. Keep on that path and success will be yours!
    1856 days ago
    OK the finger thing sounds rough. You are not alone. I took a bad one down some steps on Sunday. I still have 3 purple bruises to prove it. I couldn't sit on my butt and lean back in a chair for like 2 days. We will survive.

    You know I would feel the same like you, discouraged. It's like you know why you are up in weight, but it doesn't mean you have to like it. When you get 100% better, then you can go hard. As of now, you just have to do what it do!

    1856 days ago
    OUCH!!! I'm feeling your pain.

    I'll do some extra time on the trainer tonite and credit your account ;-)

    You can return the favor sometime down the road when life is not cooperating with me.

    Hang in there, this TOO will pass.
    1856 days ago
    Yep, dealing with the same issues and we both know this will pass. sucks for the moment, though. Feel better!
    1856 days ago
  • KNH771
    Hey, I understand how being sick can impact your workouts! Feel better soon!
    1856 days ago
    Could you by chance be taking any cold meds that are causing retention -- some even have sugar in them. I can't tell you how many times in my past where I was so diligent for a week or two only to stay the same and it is disappointing. Especially when I watch those shows like BL and they lose 5-20 lbs a week. Yeah I KNOW they are doing NOTHING but working out and eating right but I think it has made so many of us think that is the normal weight loss and it's not. But anyway - you're right to not let it keep you down. I think not exercising when you are sick could be the right thing to do - listen to your body. You'll catch up - but your body has enough trying to fight off a cold I would think - and hope the finger feels better soon!

    1857 days ago
    It's not a perfect scale - which you know, but there is some balance to it - your body may be holding onto the "extra" right now because you are sick and it isn't so sure about your ability to "hunt for food"... I hope you beat the cold soon and just remember you're still on track.
    1857 days ago
  • PSMITH3841
    Going thru the same thing...sans the I'm working my butt off at the gym...If we weren't so consciences about our program, and didn't to a daily check on progress, we wouldn't know about the fluctuations (at least that's what I tell myself!) emoticon emoticon
    1857 days ago
  • THOMS1
    Take care of yourself and feel better soon. emoticon
    1857 days ago
    Enjoy your ride! See ya next time..
    and good luck tomorrow. Maybe you will be surprised!
    1857 days ago
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