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Nodda, Null, Nothing.....

Sunday, February 19, 2012

I am 168... still... shoot.... Ok... let's look at the week and try to figure out why it didn't move this week. First, I ate a nice Valentine's (and 20 years with my husband) dinner with several citrus basil martinis (they were yummy). I even ate the cupcake at the end. I've eaten out a few times this week, and even though I've done my best to pick healthy choices, salt and other things are still probably higher than it would be at home.
I've been a little stressed because I am being taken off a case at work, and my insurance company is not picking up my doctor's IPA group after March (my doctor for the last 15 years won't be my doctor anymore). That might have triggered hormones that hindered weight loss. I know these things have messed with my sleep. Sleep is important for weight loss.
I also did lots of squats and crunches and curl ups this week... maybe I've gained muscle.... My arms have been sore all week.
I haven't been tracking... there is the possibility that I am burning more than I am eating and it's causing my body to go into starvation mode... I am pretty sure that besides my Valentine's dinner, I haven't been over my caloric range. Hmmmm.....
I think next week, I will track a few days and make sure I am doing alright there... I might try taking a few rest days with the running... I will eat only at home next week too.
Now... some perspective so I don't feel bummed out. I have still lost 172 pounds. I got my butt into some size 6's this month. I am a mere 3 pounds from the lowest weight that I weighed in high school and junior high. I am strong. I am healthy. It's all good. It will move forward next week. Maybe my body need just needed a week to kind of regroup. It will happen.
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SORGIN 2/20/2012 12:32PM

    Awesome! Love your attitude!

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TULIPLOVE 2/19/2012 11:22PM

    You are also nearing your goal weight... its going to be harder. Do agree with the salt though. Up your water?

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KIMBEEJ16 2/19/2012 9:07PM

    I liked how you worked this out! There are so many variables that can affect weight so reflecting on that and understanding it will strenthen your resolve to hang in there. Never throw in the towel! Your big day is just around the corner...and then you'll have the rest of your life to enjoy your accomplishments and work on maintenance!!! :)

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BLUE42DOWN 2/19/2012 8:15PM

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That is a very good and rational look at all the factors that could be involved in not seeing a loss in one week.

And WOW. emoticon on having lost more than you weigh now to get to this point. That's pretty darn impressive, so a single week without an obvious loss is just a gentle reminder to keep on your toes. emoticon

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LILMISSRED79 2/19/2012 6:25PM

    I'm so proud of you, Jeannie. So the scale didn't move this week, but you have so many other successes to be celebrating right now! I know that life can get stressful, but you've survived so many other things and I have no doubt that you will STILL make this your year that you reach your goals despite any obstacles. You've got this!

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