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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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    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.
    2024 days ago
    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.

    2024 days ago
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