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Friday, November 02, 2012

So I gained 1/2 pound this week. It sucks, and I really didn't expect to lose coming off a 3 pound loss last week, but I REALLY didn't think I gained. Food and exercise were both great this week, so I don't know. What really sucks, is that immediately, I thought, what can I change. WHY do I feel the need to change things every single week when I don't get the results I want? I decided to run 4 5k's a week to prepare for the Turkey Trot next month, and this was the first week... I'm doing NO other exercise. I did bump my calories a little to compensate, but we're only talking 50-100 on the days I run... I don't know. So, I'm going to stick it out another week and see what happens.

On the flip side, I lost 1.5 inches off my waist and 2 inches off my hips this month, WOOHOO!!! Those measurements haven't changed in months, SOO STOKED!!!!!

I hope everyone has had a great start to November!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CLPURNELL 11/5/2012 6:22PM

    It will be history before you know it!!! Don't let it get you down!!!


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HOLLYM48 11/4/2012 8:43AM

    Congrats on the inches lost and 1/2 lb could definitely be water weight vs you actually gaining weight! You look great! emoticon emoticon

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SPUNKYDUCKY 11/4/2012 2:02AM

    Sometimes the scale is just a mean liar - I recommend ignoring it and carry on! Great job on the inches loss!

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ILOVEMALI 11/4/2012 1:14AM

    together, we'll have a great month!

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JENGOJENGO 11/3/2012 6:20PM

  Just emoticon !

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SCOUTMOM715 11/3/2012 9:57AM

    emoticon for lost inches!!! You're doing great Holly!! emoticon emoticon

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KANOE10 11/3/2012 8:26AM

    Holly, I get irritated too when the scale goes up for no good reason. Great on losing pounds last week and inches. It probably is water..and hopefully will come off.

If you are losing inches you are still losing.

Good luck on your training.

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-POOKIE- 11/3/2012 7:09AM

    Ah, 1/2 could be a glass of water not got rid of! the inches however are far more tangible! concentrate on that win!

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DIANER2014 11/3/2012 1:16AM

    emoticon on your inches lost! That is great! Keep doing what you're doing the pounds are sure to come off. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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AMBER281 11/2/2012 10:29PM

    You are doing great just keep going!!
Inches lost are awesome!

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    Could just be water or something weird. Do the same thing next week and see what happens. It may just be that your body needed to adjust a little from the 3 pound loss. Hugs!

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BE-THE-CHANGE 11/2/2012 7:37PM

    Inches lost are awesome!

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FUSIONFITNESS3 11/2/2012 5:28PM

    What's 1/2 lb? I know when we loose it we're excited but in reality so many truly little things can cause a slight gain like that. A bit high water consumption or retention adds half a pound so easily. And all that running can certainly effect muscle gain.
Keep doing what you're doing. It worked the week before and give it a few weeks. It should all average out over the month.
Just experienced similar frustration over the last few weeks and know it's difficult to live through. I am finding that I am at a stage in the weight loss where I have to remind myself of the advice I am sharing. It all went easier and more steady at first but now there are more bumps in the road but the overall trend is still gradual loss. Keeping my eyes on the big picture.

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SPEEDY143 11/2/2012 4:15PM

    emoticon on the inches... love those NSV!!!! emoticon emoticon

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YESCURLYCAN 11/2/2012 3:07PM

  When I read this, I thought "you know what's great though? She still lost 2.5 pounds from where she was stuck for a long time." So yea, it really does suck but you are still winning. And umm girl, those inches! That is FANTASTIC! You don't hear me though; fantastic! Those inches lost really explain that half a pound up, trust me. I love your hard work and dedication and I can't wait to see you emoticon the heck out of next week. emoticon emoticon

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KTISFOCUSED 11/2/2012 1:30PM

    I would sooo take the inches off over a pound on the scale. It doesn't matter what we weigh really since any little thing can affect it but 1.5 inches off my waist/belly? I'd take that in a heartbeat so nope, no beating yourself up. You're doing the right things. I'm talking to myself too since I do the exact same thing :)

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NOTSOFLUFFYDAD 11/2/2012 12:55PM

    With increased activity comes increased muscle building and muscle weight, your body will adjust, just hang in there.

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POOKASLUAGH 11/2/2012 12:54PM

    Stick it out! One thing Jason's been telling me lately is that if you change your plan constantly rather than giving your plan a chance to really work, your body gets confused and stops working for you. I think that's been my biggest problem over the last year, which is why I'm taking a few months off so I can let my body reset. A half-pound gain can be anything - water, hormones, salt, etc. Especially if you're running a lot like that - your leg muscles can retain a lot of water as they build muscle! Just keep on going and you'll continue to see losses in the future!

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NUOVAELLE 11/2/2012 12:11PM

    Focus on the lost inches. Which is an amazing thing! I know how disappointing a gain can be - yes, even the slightest one, we've all been through this - but don't let it get you down. You're doing great and if you run 20 km a week, you surely need the extra calories. Just make sure they come from the right source.
You're doing great!

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JACKIE542 11/2/2012 11:38AM

    Sounds like you are doing well, forget about it and keep moving! Great on the inches. emoticon

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CHANGING4ME49 11/2/2012 11:37AM

    Don't let the half a pound get to you. Your loss last week and measurements this week are GREAT! You are doing so well. Keep it up!!!

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MAMADWARF 11/2/2012 11:23AM

    Half a pound. Pshhhhhh, that ain't nothing it a thing, next week you will post that you dropped 2 pounds...carry on my dear, you are doing great!!!

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WINSLOWGIRLS3 11/2/2012 11:22AM

    You are doing an amazing job! Don't let that half lb discourage you. When I increase my exercise, I retain water for about a week, so that's prbably all it is. It will all come off and you'll have more losses. Congrats on losing those inches!!! :-)

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NAYKNITS 11/2/2012 11:00AM

    don't beat yourself up too much. You are doing awesome!!

emoticon emoticon emoticon on the lost inches!

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CAGEDBIRDSONG 11/2/2012 9:48AM

    Those inches lost are a beautiful thing. Half a pound's got nothin' on that.

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BEINGGUIDED 11/2/2012 9:36AM

    I have heard that when you start exercising more your body stores up more water, so I would say more likely water weight. If you really think about it, half a pound of water is how much, 8oz? Looking at it that way makes it seem more practical.

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T21MELISSA 11/2/2012 9:14AM

    Sounds pretty normal to me- extra exercise, a change in diet- your bod is probably like "whoa- whats going on?!?". Kidding, but I'm sure its muscle!!! Keep it up, you'll see double the loss next week!

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HLTHYRNRMOM 11/2/2012 9:07AM

    emoticon emoticon great goal!

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ENDERLI 11/2/2012 9:04AM

    Oh Holly! You are doing amazing. Just Uh-MAAAY-ZING! Wow on the inches lost! Holy cow!
Hey, in fact....looks to me like Holly needs a new outfit!!

(btw A half a pound is a cup of fluid....that's it, just a cup. It was probably fluid still being processed in your kidneys!)

Keep Pushing!

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EOWYN2424 11/2/2012 9:03AM

    I think my tummy problem is getting worse! :(

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KELLY19770 11/2/2012 9:03AM

    Yay for losing inches!!! emoticon

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    My body does the same thing when I have a big loss like that. If yours is like mine, it should catch up next week. Great job on the measurements!!

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HSMOM2FOUR 11/2/2012 8:45AM

    1/2 pound is negligible... could be water retention in your muscles, could be muscle gain combined with fat loss - especially if you are seeing a loss in inches. You aren't losing inches and gaining fat... it just doesn't happen that way.

Look at the big picture (or the getting smaller picture!!) and be encouraged! You are doing FANTASTIC!!!!!!

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KARENDEE4 11/2/2012 8:43AM

    That is great with the measurements!!

I do the same thing. If the scale does not move I try to change something. I also lose in spurts and sometimes I forget that.

I bet next week will be a loss for you!
Good Job!!!

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