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MISSING: My Metabolism

Monday, January 28, 2013

Be on the lookout... I've lost an old friend. I am ashamed to say that I am not sure exactly when it happened (early 40s I believe), but sometime in the last several years, I've seem to have misplaced my metabolism. I actually think it might have run ran away from home with the constant abuse and lack of appreciation. I can't really blame it, but either way, it's gone. Kaput! I miss my old friend and want it back. Desperately!

I've tried luring it back through exercise, but managed to have it be replaced by some lesser version of its former self. Seriously. I thought for sure that regular boot-camp style exercises 4 days a week would lure it back. No such luck. Between 4 days of boot camp classes, walking 3 miles yesterday, and eating in line with my requirements, I some how managed to gain half a pound!! If I had done this years ago, I would have been well on my way to my goals. Oh how I miss you metabolism!

You know how the saying, "You don't appreciate something until it's gone." How true it is!! If I had to do it all over again, I would have appreciated you and used you to my advantage 20 years ago. Now I am starting over and dealing with the mere shadow of its former self. It's not fun, but I'm not going to let it stop me. I'm going to dust off the depression of the gain and keep pushing on knowing that I am dropping inches.

If you still have a metabolism, appreciate it while you still can!

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    1847 days ago
  • FISHER011
    emoticon You've brightened my Monday-great blog! emoticon emoticon
    1847 days ago
  • CHERYLA2012
    You've gained a half pound of muscle - not a half pound of fat... :D

    And if the inches are dropping - you're still moving in the right direction regardless of what the number on the scale says.

    I sincerely applaud you for your dedication to boot-camp style exercising!

    I started SP the way I mean to go - which is - I'm lazy - and know that SP gives us extra calories based on the premise that I'm going out to work X number of times a week - so I made sure to change those settings to reflect what I was willing to do.

    Yes I received a reduction in calories, but now I know that I won't be taking in more nutrition than my body requires.

    I also eat at the midpoint of my SP caloric range, which, is a calorie deficit of 500 a day times 7 which hopefully translates to loss either via inches or the scale.

    You're getting there - maybe not as fast as you like - but you're getting there!

    1847 days ago
  • NEWLEAF2013
    emoticon Great blog! I know how you feel!
    1847 days ago
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