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Saturday, October 20, 2012

Sometimes I am at wits end. I am sure I am not the only one who has read thousands (well, probably less) articles about weight loss and in the end, they all come to the conclusion that you need to burn more calories than you take in. It isn't hard to understand and it makes perfect sense, but then on the other hand I track my food intake every single day and exercise regularly and I loose nothing. This week I was so lazy and literallly sucked in tracking my food (I didn't weigh anything and most of the time I estimated the portion size) and my exercise was getting up from the bed, take the dog out (very short walks and you can't call that exercise) and laying down on the sofa doing nothing. Well, maybe that is a lie because in fact I did something: I ate! ! ! But I didn't eat healthy. Okay, I had some veggies and fruits here and there, but my nutrition plan consisted of cookies, pudding, chocolate milk, white flour, sugar, fat. I am not proud and there is no excuse for this behavior (even though I had a cold). And now the funny part: I lost a pound! ! ! It wasn't my weigh-in day so I won't track it, but still...

I really don't get it. I am pretty sure I went over my calories almost every day and not only by 50 or 100 calories.
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JOANJAM 10/21/2012 7:11PM

    When this happens to me it's because I haven't been working out and I drop muscle weight. I can drop/gain up to 5 pounds because of muscle, depending on works outs. But this weight gain/loss is only temporary.

Let us know what happens next week!

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BERKCHIK 10/20/2012 8:11PM

    Hey Tibi, first off I'm glad to hear you lost a pound, however it happened!

The same thing happens with me. I mean, I often lose weight even when I haven't been great on my calories/plan...and I personally think it's healthy to go over your max calories at least 1-2 times a week, to give your metabolism a shake up.

But when I consistently go over my limit, I eventually stop losing. We're all different. I know you usually have a hard time even reaching your budget for the day, and maybe that does work against your weight loss? --I obviously don't know, but you should play around with going up and down on your calories, and see it as fun, like a game, and do not beat yourself up about having some splurge foods every now and then. Most of us have days where we splurge. Beating yourself up only leads to more and more over-spluging to numb the pain of the self-beating.

Congrats. Keep up your good work. Give yourself a break when you need it and NO nasty self-talk. Got it?!?!

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HAWAII5YEARS 10/20/2012 7:11PM

    Have you considered that fighting an illness burns extra calories? You body was burning extra fuel to make white blood cells and fight back against your cold. A big "WooHoo!" for the immune system!

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CHOCOHIPPO 10/20/2012 3:38PM

    Sometimes by shaking things up your body reacts differently. And other times, I think it's loss owed you from other weeks when you were perfectly on track and didn't lose. Weird isn't it?

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LADYTWIST1 10/20/2012 3:36PM

  Sometimes things don't always make since in the world of weight loss.

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