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Saturday, December 08, 2012

How is it you can work your buns off w/ consistent exercise and the scales do not necessarily reflect change? This seems to be a common angst for many and much has been said on the subject.

So........... This week I did something different! I did NO 'dedicated' time in the gym or in my home gym either! (not even weights and ball like usual!) ....... One might think, "Wow!! You are really headed straight for the ditch, aren't you?" .........
But, I still kept my food tracking up and stayed right on the money, and to my 'happy surprise' I lost TWO pounds in about 3 days! ............
I do have to fill you in though, because I would 'never' advise peeps to stop exercising and take a week or so vacay! .........

This week proved to be extremely active--work wise-in my very physical job! emoticon Being in motion the majority of the day ..& hiking up tall stairs ... proved that by moving and keeping that metabolism in gear, it can be done!
Moral of story ........... Keep moving and take advantage of every opportunity to move ........ and stay on course with food intake and meal planning. emoticon

And now with that unusual week ending (& others gone from work) ... I will return to my more 'normal' routine of workout and get goin on my ST once again. emoticon

12-28-12 Well, I feel much better! Just yesterday, I read a blog by sparks saying not to look to those scales but more how you look, feel in your clothes, AND by the compliments you receive and how people in general receive you! I liked this ............. so there scales!!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
HOLLYM48 1/5/2013 4:48PM

    I hear you! I too work in the medical field and it is very physical work! I am an MRI technologist in a very busy hospital in the Minneapolis MN area and there is so much lifting, pulling, transferring of pts that it is a workout in its own right.
I have found in my 6 months of being active on this site, that the exercise has become addictive and it is a great stress reliever for me! You are right that we have to go by how we feel, how our clothes feel, not what the scale says. It is just a number and it is not a race, just a way of life! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GRNDMOM43 12/25/2012 1:01PM

    I have found this is also what happens to me. For now it is no or very limited exercise. I think our bodies need that rest time. emoticon

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LANA2520 12/11/2012 2:41PM

    keep going emoticon

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OPTIMIST1948 12/9/2012 3:00PM

    Sounds like a great plan!

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BIGPAWSUP 12/9/2012 11:37AM

    You are fantastic. I'm so happy for you.

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ALEXSGIRL1 12/9/2012 10:23AM

    the more you move during the day not just exercise count you are doing great

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TIG123GER 12/8/2012 4:37PM

    I find the exact same thing. If I work out every day, I lose slower than if I work out a couple of days and then take a day or two off. Doesn't make any sense to me but whatever works! Congrats on the 2 pounds!!!

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    I'm finding the same thing! Glad it's happening for you! (singing) "Keep on movin', keep on movin' don't stop, no"

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DISAPPEARING1 12/8/2012 1:27PM

    Congrats on the 2 lb loss - that's awesome. It's funny isn't it - I've noticed some weeks I eat more & exercise less and still drop, but I'm like you and track EVERYTHING! Great blog - thanks for sharing.

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REXTINE1 12/8/2012 12:39PM

    Good story - I hope next week goes as well for you.

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ICANINSIGHT 12/8/2012 10:31AM

    It all counts. I put heavy cleaning logged in on the Spark fitness tracker. You are doing great!

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