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I'm ranting again (I can't be PMSing again already can I?!)

Thursday, October 11, 2012

I know I'm always ranting. I don't expect anyone to actually read these psychotic blogs. I know I've said most of it before anyway. I just do it because I don't know how else to deal with the frustration and also just to keep a record of the journey.

Ok I'm most frustrated right now by all of the variables involved in this whole process. It drives me insane. I'm a person that has a lot of trouble making decisions. Give me too many options or variables and I feel like I'm going to explode. I just can't make sense of everything.

I've been using chocolate milk as my post workout snack for months now. My cousin is a beach body coach and that was his recommendation, plus I've read about that several times, including here on sparkpeople. For me, it's a great way to curb my killer sweet tooth. If I know I'll be having it, I can say no to everything else so much easier and it motivates me to go hard during my workout cuz I know I'll earn a cup of chocolate milk if I do.

But then one of my fb friends just offhandedly said that you shouldn't have any sugar post workout so that you'll burn more fat. I know I've read that you do need carbs to rebuild muscle or whatever. Now I'm just confused. So I googled it and I did find some articles from like scientific sources that said something about growth hormones that burn fat and if you eat ugar it will burn tht instead of the fat and basically nullify the workout. SO WHAT SHOULD I EAT??

Someone just tell me the right answer and I will do it! Most of the time my problem isn't doing the right thing, it's knowing what the right thing is.

So then when I was researching it, I found all this stuff about who we shouldn't drink ilk at all. Which I've heard before but I've just ignored it because I didn't want to get overwhelmed with too much change at once, but now I'm feeling overwhelmed just from reading it. Dairy is a big art of my life. I don't have any intestinal or allergen issues from it but is it affecting my weight loss? I ve read other articles that suggest that dairy helps weight loss. How am I supposed to know who to believe?

And on top of that I'm still just driving myself crazy with losing so slowly. I was down to 170 and then went back up to 172. For no reason, I don't think I was really doing anything differently. I've only missed 1 workout in the last 10 days. I know all the "could be's" but the reality is that I've lost 9 lbs since july 23rd - or 7 lbs if I really did gain back 2 lbs. and I know I've been working hard. I still have 55lbs to go. Am I losing slow because I'm getting closer? 55 still seems a long way off. Is it my IUD? Maybe because I'm only 5'0" I'm eating too many calories. I DON'T KNOW WHAT THE PROBLEM IS!!

I know there's a lot of other things that have been bothering me and confusing me but I can't think of any right now.

I know there's nothing I can do except keep going. If I give up ill just be worse off because ill gain it all back and I definitely don't want that. I dont think im gonna be able to do the personal trainer thing, even though its such a good deal, i cant stand it. we just dont have the money. money money money money money. A little more of it would solve so many problems. My only outlet is to post repetitive ranting blogs on sparkpeople. So I guess that's what I'll do.
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    Try kefir instead of regular cow milk. It's great for your gut flora. I like to buzz it in the blender with a scoop of whey protein powder after a workout.

    Before a workout I like to eat a couple of tablespoons of hummus, and after a big glass of water with the juice of a lime. Then a bit later the kefir.

    Weight fluctuates. Try weighing yourself less often and focus more on how you feel and how your clothes fit.

    - Jodi
    1984 days ago
  • BRADMILL2922
    I am sure milk is fine in moderation and probably isn't responsible for the gain. I mean if its just 1 cup. But, I have also read stuff about cow milk not being all that great regardless if its skim. So, the last couple months I have completely gone away from that and gone with Coconut & Almond milks. I don't think they taste quite as good but if you mix in a bit of chocolate, it might not be bad. I mix in some lean protein powder with 8 oz of Coconut or Almond milk and drink that right after my workout. Seems to be working for me, but I know things are different for everyone. But you could try something like that? Hope you get things figured out and going in the right direction soon!

    1984 days ago
    I think if your calories are in check don't worry about the milk. Milk is nutritous and everything can be enjoyed in moderation. I have always heard from trainers and such though that the best after work out meal is a banana to help break down the lactic acid and reduce soreness, and water or gatorade because you have to replenish electrolytes. There are also a lot of protein type chocolate milk drinks out there too but i say if it fits into your calorie range for the day and you enjoy it go for it. Our bodies don't use what you eat after your workouts as fuel, it uses your energy stores, or what you ate before you worked out. After is more for recover.. But if you are just eating a healthy diet and exercising consistenetly I wouldn't stress over any of it. Its not an easy journey but it isn't supposed to stress you out either. Everything in moderation, and patience LOTS of patience. The scale will go down. There's always more going on in our bodies behind the scenes than we know and weight can fluxtuate... just remember its not all about what the number on the scale says. Hang in there I sympathize with your frustration all too well, I've been there.
    1984 days ago
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