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Happy and Not Happy at the Same Time

Sunday, May 13, 2012

First, I'll start with what did NOT make me happy today and end with the positive stuff. That way I can vent the stuff that's annoying and end up happier.

I gained 3 pounds this week. Started Insanity on Monday and have had some muscle soreness - especially in my calves from all the lower body work and jumping - but nothing that bad. Some might be water from the DOMS.

To be truthful, I had a little extra to eat at work because we celebrated a coworker's birthday but instead of having tacos I just added taco meat to my salad. My downfall was the tortilla chips. I did have SOME, but not as many as I normally would. But every little bit added up. Then we had Taco Bell the other night and instead of having just ONE taco, I had two plus a quesadilla and cinnamon twists. Ruined it that day. And Thursday we had a rep lunch. I have learned that I really need to NOT eat what the reps bring, since it's usually something I can't really track and have to guess at.

I have only eaten ABOVE my calorie burn one day so really, that much weight should not be fat but I'm not so sure.

I did my measurements today and have gained a 1/2 inch in my waist, hips and thigh. NOT good. That makes me think I'm gaining fat and not muscle or water. I really need to focus on only eating when I'm hungry and NEED to eat. Live and learn I guess. You'd think after doing this for so long I'd know this already but I guess I will always need reminders.

The good news - I got some ROCKIN' gift for Mother's Day!

A 15 pound Kettlebell
A pull up bar (but we don't really have a place to put it so we're trying to figure that out)
A new fitness mat since my yoga mat is getting a little beat up. It's nice!
The new Carrie Underwood CD.

So my focus for this week is to continue my workouts and REALLY watch the calories. See what happens.

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY to all of my Spark Friends who are Mom's, aunts, or just good friends to a child.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SHIRE33 5/13/2012 6:20PM

    My calories were creeping up. I had to sort of regroup. Today I might have gone over a little, but not too bad, considering there was a breakfast buffet this morning and tonight we ate stuff I got at EarthFare grocery.

Now at buffets I find I have developed the habit of glancing surreptitiously at other people's plates. I never understand why people pile up their plates when they can go back as often as they wish. But I always took a lot of trips! So at least now I limit it to one reasonable plate and maybe one more trip for something that was especially good. Today it was the fruit. (Not the bacon!! :D)

You sound very aware of your situation, and that's half the battle.

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WINNIE1978 5/13/2012 4:22PM

    I hope at least some of the 3 pounds is just water.

Enjoy the awesome gifts!

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BUSYGRANNY5 5/13/2012 3:27PM

    You've got this... you know where you need to step it up, acknowledgement is the first step of any successful venture... you've got this!! Cool gifts too.. Enjoy your day!

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    Lucky! I asked for fitness stuff (specifically, a rack for my bike and sand volleyball) and ended up getting a hanging basket. My mom took my son out to buy me something. I think my family still thinks when I ask for fitness stuff that it's just not a fun enough present, or something. **sigh**

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    Yes, I keep learning that lesson over and over and over again- if I don''t know how to track it I have to be veeerrrrry careful eating it. I wonder how often I need to learn that lesson.

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LITTLEGUYSMOM1 5/13/2012 11:50AM

    I think it was a great idea to vent first and end on a positive note. At least you know where the gain could've came from. Keep up the great work on your exercise and today is a new day to make new choices.
Happy Mother's Day! What great gift ideas. Enjoy!

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FINALLYBEINGME 5/13/2012 11:47AM

    Love your Mother's day presents. I hear you on the 3 lbs..Enjoy your day and don't stress about it, you know what you're doing and they'll come off quickly! emoticon

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