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Monday, February 04, 2013

I had posted the other day about my little slide I was on. Well last night the piper demanded payment, and it wasn't pretty. I've gained 5 pounds over the last week or so. Five pounds.

My daily calories have been within range, but they have been terrible food choices for a few days. My workouts have been about the same.

Here's my fix:

1 - Better food choices.
2 - Keep up the workouts.
3 - Stay positive!
4 - Not weigh everyday.

My trainer has kept this is perspective for me. He tells me weight fluctuations are a normal part of weight loss. He also tells me to look at the big picture - one hiccup is not a diagnosis of failure, rather an opportunity to learn and move on.

So I'm learning and moving on.

Here's to a better week.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LJCANNON 2/5/2013 12:25AM

    emoticon You have a Very Wise Trainer - And A Lot of wise Spark Friends!! One Hiccup = A Learning Opportunity.
Good Luck with your Continuing Journey!!

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KARL1266 2/4/2013 9:46PM

    Thanks for this blog. It really struck home for me as I, too, gained this past week. Those 3 extra pounds on the scale stuck out like a sore thumb and I was really upset by it. Between your blog and the great support I have here, I'm definitely moving on. Thanks for echoing my thoughts!

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JUSTLLAMA 2/4/2013 1:54PM

    I definitely think sodium/water weight has a LOT to do with it. I've been over on my sodium several days this last week.

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SIGNAL38 2/4/2013 1:10PM

    Great attitude! And like JACARD said, the weight gain is probably mostly water retention.

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ROCKMAN6797 2/4/2013 10:03AM

    Great tips from your trainer, own up to your weight gain, learn from it, and then push forward. It is a bumpy road but one that you should stay on.


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CHERYL_ANNE 2/4/2013 9:56AM

    ... My daily calories have been within range ...

Well then I highly doubt you overate by 17,500 calories (5 pounds X 3500 calories per roughly estimating)!

Perhaps some of the food choices were high in sodium which would make you retain water, and if you're drinking 64 ounces of water a day, which roughly weighs about 8 pounds)... well... that's the more likely culprit!

Weight fluctuations are normal - and the scale is great at reflecting your relation to gravity - and not so good at showing you all the non-scale victories (NSV's) that you're achieving such as, inches being lost, how your clothes fit, increased stamina, eating healthy instead of dieting, etc.

I'm glad that you're continuing on your journey to become the healthiest you can be and not choosing to get in your way.

I wish you continued success!


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JACARD 2/4/2013 9:29AM

  One more thing to keep in mind -- if the gain is mostly due to poor choices, it is likely mostly due to water retention. So it should drop off again fairly soon.

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MICKEYH 2/4/2013 8:56AM

    Good luck you can do it !!

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