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When Life Gives You Lemons...


Wednesday, September 05, 2012

... Make lemonade right? That's how the saying goes? Well, if that's the case, I've made so many gallons of lemonade I could put Country Time out of business. emoticon

But I don't want to make lemonade anymore. I want things to go the way I have planned, or the way they SHOULD go. I have been consistent with my half marathon training, tracking my food, and just having all around good SP days. So why am I not losing weight? Is it possible to put in the miles I put in, and fuel my body for those miles, and still lose weight? I'm beginning to think not so much.

What I do know is that I'm so very sick of this. If I felt good while being at this weight, I'd ignore it, as I have before. But I'm not feeling good. I feel like I did before I took the step to really lose weight. My clothes don't fit. I don't want to get dressed. When I have to wear something other than yoga pants and t-shirts, I find the loosest thing I can that still looks good. I refuse to buy bigger clothes when I know I used to fit in what I have!!!

But I don't know what to do. I started thinking about when I first joined SP. What did I do all those years ago to lose weight. It seems like a lifetime ago, and yet, has it really been 5 years since I started my journey??? Back then, I ate between 1200-1500 calories. My workouts weren't as high impact as they are now- Walk Away the Pounds videos compared to marathon training. I've considered eating very low again, but when I do that my runs suffer. So, back to the question at hand, is it possible to lose weight while in training mode?

I know this has been a jumble of rambles, but I think I need to put it all out there. I'm already feeling a little better. I was tempted to start a whole knew SP page. Start as if this is my first time. I think that might be extreme. emoticon But I will adjust my ticker to the number I saw last, and I'll put in my most recent measurements, and maybe I'll see what other "new beginning" changes I can make.

Current Stats:
Weight as of Tuesday Sept 4th
164.6 ( emoticon )

Measurements as of August 6th (I've been afraid to measure since)
Bicep 12 3/4
Chest 33 1/2
Waist 30 1/2
Abs 32 1/2
Hips 41
Thigh 24 3/4

I have a four mile run tomorrow. Friday is a rest day, but I might MAYBE do some yoga. And Saturday I have 5 miles.

My typical week will return next week and looks like this-
Sunday- Rest
Monday- 3 miles
Tuesday- Cross train, either yoga or kickboxing
Wednesday- 4 miles
Thursday- 3 miles
Friday- Rest
Saturday- 6 miles

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CASSIE-O 9/6/2012 9:22AM

    You can do it. I"m starting to get back into everything now as well. I"m starting slowly and working back up to everything.

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RUNNING2LIVE 9/6/2012 7:24AM

    You can do it! You will persevere. It's tough, but you are tougher.

That said, it might be worth checking your thyroid. Your TSH might be borderline. I used to work out like a fiend and I would eat about 1500 and I wouldn't see losses and I'd be so drained of energy. I started having thyroid issues when I turned the big 3-0.

Hugs!!

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