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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Hello all! I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving...I did, too much food, but it was worth it as it was so delicious!

With that being said, I haven't worked out in 9 days (with the exception of a post-turkey long walk with my family over Thanksgiving) and I've gained 3 pounds emoticon . Unacceptable. And I don't usually fluctuate that much and I weigh myself weekly on the same day at the same time. Last I weighed myself, right before Thanksgiving, I was at an all-time low, probably as much as I weighed in early high school, 104 lbs, which is actually below my "target" weight. Now I'm back up to 107. I think the 104 was a fluke anyway because it was just after TOM and I think I was dehydrated that day...but still, to see the numbers jump like that freaks me out that I'm going to gain it all back. It may have been the excitement of seeing the 104 and of course Thanksgiving, that I let it all go. Or maybe since hearing the news about my potassium levels I was afraid to eat anything so I convinced myself it was okay to eat other less healthy things (because it just so happens less healthy things are lower in potassium). Maybe it's because since being back from Thanksgiving I haven't had time to go grocery shopping and there's nothing in the house. It was likely a combination of everything that has led to this spiral. I told myself ONLY Thanksgiving day itself can be a cheat day but that didn't happen. I didn't go back for seconds on Thanksgiving and I only had one small piece of one pie, so I had to try the second one the next day, as well as all the yummy leftovers. Time at home was spent with family...besides the walk I didn't have time to work out. And the days before I stopped working out because I was busy packing and getting things done before the trip home. ugh.

I'm not looking for "oh everyone falls off the wagon, you can get back on" stuff. I know that. I'm trying. I need to find the motivation somehow. This is about me telling myself that I like myself better now and I want to keep it that way. This is, as always, about being accountable.

And yet, I still won't be working out tonight. ugh. I knew this, I should have planned around it but nooo. It's too hard for me to exercise in the morning, I know a lot of people do, but for me it's always a struggle to get out of bed in the morning, and even if I eat something before my workout I get light-headed and tired during it; I always feel better and more effective working out later in the day. I also think sleep is important and I can never fall asleep early enough in order to wake up as early as I would need to workout.

Anyways, less than a month until Christmas and my main goal is to get back on track. That means working out 5-6 days a week, staying in my calorie range 6-7 days a week, and watching my potassium levels. Hopefully I'll be able to get back down to my target weight. Also, I've FINALLY been seriously talking about getting a heart rate monitor and have done my research on which functions I want it to have and specifically which ones I like (bf is well aware of this). So if I don't get it for Christmas, I will get it as a gift for myself. Can't wait!!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SHMARA 11/27/2012 3:23PM

    Yep, me to. 3 pounds up. Getting back on track!

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SQUIRRELLYONE 11/27/2012 2:31PM

    You'll get there! I'd be in a bit of a funk, too, if someone told me that all my delicious good-for-me-ies suddenly weren't :(

Get up, get out, and love it!

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ARCHIMEDESII 11/27/2012 1:53PM

    Fluctuations of that kind really are perfectly normal. I've gained or lost as much as 3-4 pounds in a day because of shift in my water weight. Also, not to get TMI, but when is the last time you had a bowel movement ? Your waste products have weight. So, if you don't do a poop in the morning, you still have the physical weight of all the food and water you ate the day before.

One day, for scientific purposes (eh-hem), I weighed myself before and after a bowel movement. You know what ? One day, it was as much as a two pound difference. The things I do for science. LOL !!

The point, don't beat yourself up because the scale went up by three pounds. a fluctuation of that kind really is normal. Consider that in order to truly gain three pounds of fat would have required you to have eaten an extra 10,500 calories on top of your normal intake. So, if you know you didn't eat that much extra food, then you know you didn't gain fat.

Thus the reason to not worry.

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CLRWILLIAMS25 11/27/2012 1:31PM

    My weight fluctuates like that on a daily basis (probably due to my fluctuating sodium intake... working on that). I'm not sure what happens mentally when we see that crazy low weight, but I agree with you that is gives part of your brain the "I can do whatever I want" buzz. We all have off weeks, and this past one seems to have been an off week for a lot of sparkers (myself included).

And I definitely feel ya on the morning exercise. I had planned to start waking up early November 6th (end daylight savings time) to get an extra workout in, but hit snooze and never looked back. Even with an extra mental hour, I still couldn't do it!

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HFAYE81 11/27/2012 1:10PM

    You can do it!!! emoticon

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LEB0401 11/27/2012 12:00PM

    I'm having trouble post-Thanksgiving too. I'm on this gnarly carb cycle where all I was is sweets and I'm constantly hungry. I must've REALLY done some damage to my insulin levels if I'm still reeling. But that ends TODAY! emoticon

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SHRINKING_SARA 11/27/2012 11:36AM

    I had a gain as well from poor choices. Lets get back on track! I think your plan to track and stay in the calorie range is the smartest thing we can both do right now. emoticon

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DEBJAE 11/27/2012 11:15AM

    I get won't receive any "we all fall off the wagon" speeches from me, lol.

Focus on the day ahead of you, not the whole week...this helps me from getting discouraged and overwhelmed when I am out of my exercise habit.

And I am an evening workout way I'm getting up earlier than 5 (already do that for work) to work out when I have all that free time in the evenings. Do what works for you, what comes easiest.

You got this! emoticon

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GOPINTOS 11/27/2012 11:12AM

    I gained 4lbs but not stressing it. I know it is mostly water weight and not fat weight as I know I did not eat an extra 14,000 calories. So, it's water.

So, I ate low carb yesterday and high fat - good fat, and 2.2 was gone this morning.

Yours is probably just water also sweetie, especially if you were dehydrated to begin with. It will be gone before you know it :)

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THENEWJOSIE2 11/27/2012 11:12AM

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