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December 3rd , Testing Myself and Moving Forward

Monday, December 03, 2012

​Here it is another day and I am in a pretty good mood to say the least. I am not real happy after today's weigh in and measurements. How can one person gain 5.3 lbs in 7 days.....that just seems ridiculous. I also did my measurements most stayed the same from last time or gained just a little bit. A few areas I lost 1/2 inch or less so this is really confusing especially since I started exercising with the fold up bike. Maybe its just not enough but that would be a bit ridiculous gaining while exercising. Now I do know I havent been keeping track of my calories religiously but since I have been doing this for over 5yrs its an automatic thought of how many calories I am putting in my mouth and I also have the habit of either measuring my food or know the exact line on a bowl or plate for the correct amount. Now granted the last few days we ate quick pick up food but I also order the same things over and over so I know exactly what I am eating.

​Okay enough of that, yesterday I went out with my DH to Best Buy and the Mall. My Penguin (Panic Polly) was in my jacket pocket the whole time. either squeezing or rubbing the smooth blue eyes. It seemed to help but I have to say the mall was pretty bad for me but I did make it without breaking down so that is a good thing. By the time I got home I was just exhausted so the rest of the evening was crocheting and relaxing with football. I didnt do any other exercise but since we walked all around Best Buy and quick walking in the mall I counted one hour of exercise.

​Goals for today, Blog my thoughts (check)
​Drink at least 4 cups of water with my coffee/decaf through the day
​Exercise at least 30min (may be split up) today on the fold up bike

​December is a turning point and I will continue making steps forward.
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

JMARISK 12/5/2012 10:27AM

    You can do it, girl!! Keep your chin up! I know it's frustrating to have the numbers go up, especially when you're working so hard. You're probably gaining muscle or retaining water like we women tend to do.

Keep reminding yourself that you are still doing the best thing for youself by staying active.

You are emoticon

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JUSTLLAMA 12/4/2012 8:53AM

    Those scales can be evil. Don't focus too much on that number and instead focus on the overall picture.

I'm glad you are tackling your anxiety. Panic Polly is a great idea! I have anxiety in large crowds too, so I understand where you are coming from. I actually take a med if I know I am going to have to deal with a large group of people. Keep pushing. You are doing amazing!

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KATD13 12/3/2012 11:22PM

    emoticon You're doing great!
Love Polly Panic!

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ERCELLAJS 12/3/2012 11:13PM


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CATHYGETSFIT 12/3/2012 9:12PM

    I hate the scale and really try to avoid it. emoticon I prefer to measure or at least go by how my clothes are fitting. emoticon The weight could be water retention or it could be your medicines. Even though the scale isn't moving in the right direction I believe it will be soon. You are doing the right things and it will show soon! emoticon emoticon

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CANDOSUE52 12/3/2012 7:32PM

I like that you keep challenging your anxiety.
I have a little shield with a Scripture on it. I keep it in the pocket of my scrubs every day at work. While I am commuting I often just hold it between my fingers, in my pocket.
It doesn't always work completely, but it DOES help somewhat, and every little bit helps.

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ALEXSGIRL1 12/3/2012 6:08PM

    just because you are not loosing you are stilll toning and get good nutriants into the body whaich is great. and you went to the Mall /. keep exercising and eating right have a great day

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REFFIE1 12/3/2012 3:35PM

    Bah, humbug on the stupid scale! Looks like I am going to have to sic our black lab on it for sure! It shall be shaken off! Just keep up your great spirit and don't even weigh yourself until January. It takes a lot of exercise to move that scale, take it from me! Portion control is always key. Maybe try proteins and veggies, and less carbs. Also, I agree you should look into your meds as causing some gainage. At least you will know why but you don't want to go off them because they are working so well for you.

I will let you in on a little secret. I hate malls they totally stress me out. I actually get lost in them, lose my sense of direction, can't remember where I parked my car etc.! I just stick to small stores or craft fairs and such for gifts. I know for kids you have to hit the malls for sales. Good for you for surviving a mall expedition - yuck!

Still, totally proud of you! emoticon emoticon

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    The weight may also be due to any medication you are on. Medications to treat psychological problems such as anxiety and depression can cause major weight gain. Some doctors may say mild but everyone's bodies react differently. I would probably say that this is the most likely culprit. On top of that, you have Hypothyroidism. The low dose of medicine may prevent weight gain from the Hypo or you may need your dose to be raised a bit.

People always seem to relate weight gain with calories and food but that's not always true.

I know it's difficult to see the changes on the scale but what is important is that your mind is healthy. Mental and emotional health comes first, then physical health. Exercise does help with mental and emotional health though. Keep going. You are doing great. :)

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    You can do it. Don't worry about that scale.

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