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Wk 96 Weigh In 2/9/13

Saturday, February 09, 2013

This week was the antithesis to last week. Last week I had 360 fitness minutes, burning over 4,200 calories and I gained 1.2 lbs. This week I didn't go to the gym at all, logged no fitness minutes and no calories burned and I posted a small loss. I have concluded that I must have over worked myself last week while also under feeding myself. I'm going to try to avoid doing that again!

I think next week I will return to the gym, but at a more moderate pace, mixing up my workouts a bit. I definitely need to get some strength training back into the mix (I know I've said that several times already, but I do know that I need to do it!).

The funny thing is that my eating wasn't awesome this week, I was still fairly lazy and just ate what was easy instead of taking the time to make my food and eat clean. I wasn't eating take out or anything like that, but having protein shakes instead of having food, a spoonful of peanut butter in the afternoon, etc.

So, once again, if I ever nail down my eating I'll be more successful, especially if I can couple that with a solid gym plan! But for now, I'm going to rely on what has been working and just try and make a few small changes here and there, just too many other things going on right now to make this the priority and put other things off.

Let's see the numbers for the week:

Weight : 214.6
Lost : 1.0
Total : 102.6

So with no gym time and only decent eating I was able to lose almost all of last weeks gain. Huzzah! Hopefully if I can stay relaxed (my mental mode may have also played a part in the loss this week) and eat a little better while adding in a few workouts next week will be another loss. Keeping my fingers crossed!

Ken Heaston
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    very good lessons little brother! You are awsome!
    1855 days ago
    Got to look at it one day at a time and losing slow is the smart way to go because this is for the rest of your life being healthy. Just stay postive and remember that resting and down time is just as important and sometimes working out too much will mess with things as well. I say emoticon emoticon job !! Like you said to me on my Feed it's .. It's and not was . Your doing something about it and that's important Ken.
    1857 days ago
    That always happens to me!! I take a break or take in a few calories and worry it will result in a gain and most of the time it is a loss....not sure how that works?!!? Here's to another great week :)
    1859 days ago
    Well darlin, I dont have ta make sense every time! Right? Meh, yer kickin butt all over tha place no matter what! Keep in mind too....yer buildin up tha muscles! Woo Ha! emoticon

    And they weigh more than tha "F" word!
    1859 days ago
  • -DAVE-
    Overtraining can sabotage you. It's done it to me in the past. Take it easy and try shuffling your cheat day. Good luck and keep on rolling!

    1859 days ago
    Yeah sometimes we need the rest once we put in a crap load of work. it takes us a while to balance it out. Awesome job this week!
    1859 days ago
    Well done Ken! Everything in motivation right?! Good luck with next week, i'm sure you'll conquer nutrition and exercise one day - you seem on the right path! Its what i aim for also lol!

    Good luck!

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    1860 days ago
    Same thing happens to me when I put in some extra hard work. For example, I burned over 4,000 calories this weekend cleaning massive amounts of snow and eating within my calorie range but I am up 1lb today. I think it's water retention, fatigued muscles and I washed my hair this morning and weighed in while it was wet.
    1860 days ago
    I feel like sometimes as much as we wrack (rack?) our brains over this, unless we're being studied and/or scrutinized by some physiologist in a lab, we just might not have the exact answers of what is going on with our bodies during this process...instead we just have to keep making conscious, educated decisions and NOT GIVE UP!

    You are not a 'giver-upper' my sparkfriend! You keep pushing forward and continue to be an inspiration. Congrats on the loss this week!

    1860 days ago
  • BOSS61
    I find I do way better when I mix strength training in. I LIKE cardio better, but cannot do that exclusively. Just can't.
    1861 days ago
    Your doing great Ken. Sometimes you need the down time . I am overdue myself. I usually take 1 week off every 4 months. Problem is I feel way lazy when I do it. Congratulations on the loss:) Hope you have a great week ahead:) emoticon
    1861 days ago
  • JULIA_211
    emoticon Congratulations on your loss this week! emoticon Your weight loss thus far, emoticon emoticon
    1861 days ago
    Congrats on your weight loss this week! (surely your hair was not thick enough to cause a 1 # loss just from shaving it??I had to laugh at that one!))
    1861 days ago
  • LISAN0415
    Ihave noticed when I work out quite a bit- to the point I am sore, I can gain up to 2 lbs for the following 2-3 days, I think it's swelling/inflammation, lactic acid and water. then the next week is where I see bigger results, so I have learned to push myself hard one week, and then the next week go at a more moderate pace- plus it helps the body not get too used to the workouts.

    You are doing AWESOME!

    Keep it up!
    1861 days ago
    One pound at a time! Maybe some of last weeks' gain was muscle???
    1861 days ago
    emoticon A loss is a loss is a loss :) It may not have been the most ideal week for you but it was still a loss!! Good for you!! :)
    1861 days ago
    Great work, it sure is a juggling act.

    Our bodies need a lot of taming, but you did great this week. Maybe its because you have the skills now to recognise foods that your body can use to power it. What you like has changed with time and research.

    There is a book out that says you should eat when you feel real hungry and stop when you feel full.
    I'm not at that stage yet as I still like the idea of keeping to 5 small meals. I guess i need the control for now.

    Hope your mum is still doing well after the op?

    Have a great week!!! emoticon emoticon
    1861 days ago
    Ken, a loss is a loss...right?! Just keep your eye on the big picture, you have done an amazing job, and you're still at it, you haven't given up, so you are a winner!

    I'm overweight, I have a bad knee injury from a horrific car accident years ago, when 4 drunk teens hit me head on. Three of the boys were killed instantly. I have scars on my face from crushing my face into the steering wheel, so I'd like to share something I put on FB this morning...

    You know as you get older and you don't feel or look like you did when you were younger all it takes is a comment like this to make you feel like everything you've lived through, scars and all was worth it~ Last night as I was putting by 4 yr. old Granddaughter in her car seat to go eat dinner with my family, she says "Grandmom, you are perfect. Everything about you is perfect!" My eyes teared up and thought to myself, in her eyes I'm perfect what else in this world could possibly matter?

    Today I hope you are with someone that sees you perfect in their eyes.
    1861 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/9/2013 8:17:18 PM
  • _BABE_
    Did you shave your head? emoticon
    1861 days ago
    Congrats on the loss!! You'll get a handle on the food soon!! I've been playing around with my food too trying to get in the right amount of veggies. Hubby thinks I'm weird, but he can't stand veggies!
    1861 days ago
    its all a learning experience isnt it? Congrats on the loss!!
    1861 days ago
    Huzzah! Great work, keep pushing & you'll eventually find a routine that is balanced and fits your life. emoticon
    1861 days ago
    Wow!! fantastic weight loss to date. That's fantastic - when you do get discouraged, take a peak behind you and see where you came from.
    1861 days ago
    I may have over worked as well and I am changing up for next week. I hope I have some success with this change. emoticon
    1861 days ago
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