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Wk 97 Weigh In 2/16/13

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Posting a day late, I was fairly busy yesterday and just wasn't in the mood to write this blog post. I decided early on to always be open and honest with my blogs and I didn't feel like sitting down and writing it. So sue me!

I thought I had a pretty good week, made it to the gym a few times, trying to find the middle ground between over doing it and not doing enough. My diet wasn't too terribly bad, staying within range each day, although eating more carbs than I really want to and not getting as much protein as I want. I think I need to work harder on my diet, I feel like I've been getting too lax in that department :(

Anyway, let's look at this weeks numbers:

Weight : 216.8
Gain : 2.2
Total : 100.4

Yep, a gain of 2.2 lbs for the week and I'm not exactly sure why. I don't think my sodium intake the few days before weigh in were too high. Not only did the weight not leave, it invited friends over for a visit.

To be perfectly honest, I was upset over the weigh in and that's why I didn't want to write this blog post yesterday. I wasn't mad, more disappointed and a little confounded. But make no mistake, I'm not going anywhere, I'm going to TRY to eat cleaner and probably up the gym time a little. At least that's the plan :)

And before someone says "Maybe it's muscle!", let me say that I have done no decent strength training lately so I know that it's not muscle weight! However I do need to hit the weights (yes, I know I've said that for a few weeks now) and get back to building or at least keeping what muscle I have.

That's all for now, thanks for reading.

Ken Heaston
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    I think your doing awesome Ken. Don't stress yourself out too much. I bet it's just water weight or muscle which you want. I bet your look great. Just keep pushing forward and think about the postive stuff ahead and how you lost 100+ lbs which is super great. Your heading in the right direction. emoticon
    1854 days ago
    I knew sodium could affect your heart, but I didn't know it could affect your weight. How does that work? I'm usually bad about sodium.
    1855 days ago
  • GODSCHILD2_2011
    Ken, I know it's disappointing when don't see the scale move in the down direction even though you’re doing all the right things but on this journey we have ups and downs that why it's called a lifestyle change.

    The fact that you've lost 100.4 pounds is pretty fantastic. The determined attitude that you have is going to get you far on this journey and I have no doubt that the next weigh in is going to be a great one for you.

    Keep up the good work my friend!!!

    1855 days ago
    we all have been there. Focus on the fact that you've lost 100+ pounds so far ont his journey and this is not the end/finish line. I know you have it in your to push through! I know there are times I focus too hard on one aspect and sometimes the others fall. Keep pushing...there's plenty more fight in you. :)
    1855 days ago
  • RKJONES1953
    Your success has been nothing but spectacular. I'll get there. Weight fluctuates and if you are tracking including drinking water you are where you need to be. The less you weigh the more difficult it is to loose. Our bodies have been trained by us to save every calorie we can find.
    emoticon Be happy don't worry.
    1855 days ago
    We have both been there brother time and time again on this journey. The only thing we can do at times like this is brush it off and keep trucking. We aren't the people we used to be and never will be again. So we may fluctuate a few pounds up at times but we are still in this and we aren't going anywhere! You have done an amazing job and this is just a minor bump in the road!
    1855 days ago
    maybe its water bloat...fellas have ta deal wiff that too!

    I know it must feel rotten ta be all go go go, and have the scale kick ya like that....but, ya strike me as a strong fella and I KNOW yer gonna get over tha hump and move on...

    chin up bucko!
    1856 days ago
    Nightskystar - I'd rather have a pound of muscle than a pound of fat ;P
    1856 days ago
    Just keep pushing...and it will eventually happen. You have already proved you are not one to give up.

    This week may not be such a good one for me either...under the weather for the last 3 days and I'm worried how that will affect the scales. Wish I felt better.

    Hope this week is a better one for you~
    That favorite coffee from Starbucks, just because~

    1856 days ago
  • JULIA_211
    I know how you feel! Disappointment but ready to tackle the new week! emoticon
    1857 days ago
  • -DAVE-
    Been there, done that. You have helped me through my dilemma so here goes.

    1. Try to get over the number- the scale is not who you are; your behavior is and by judging by your pages and blogs, your behavior is damn, damn, damn straight on.

    2. Don't give the scale more time or meditation than it's worth. If you've done all you can and you're reaching for a number, then dig deep and look through your foods and days to see what may have caused this; otherwise, a number is just that. An indicator of what an electronic device feels like showing depending on where it is placed on any given day; note, this is subject to change as we mentioned to each other a week or so ago.

    3. Be supportive of yourself and don't beat yourself up.

    I'm sure next week will be down 2; I'll bet a nickel. emoticon
    1857 days ago
  • _BABE_
    I know fitness is important and definitely can make or break a great loss for the week but I sincerely think diet is the biggest culprit when it comes to real gains and losses. If someone is "in their range" for their weight and activity level maybe the answer is to change what and when you don't eat until noon...maybe a good breakfast at 7:00 am would fool your body chemistry... if you have been eating the same sort of things for awhile may even want to think about carb cycling as opposed to strick paleo regime.

    I know a plateau can be frustrating...but I hope I lose enough soon to be in your place and have such a dilemma!

    1857 days ago
    i hate that maybe its muscle thing. a pound of muscle weighs the same as a pound of fat. ya think? lol..anyhow..we are here for you!!
    i got a new puppy and think i deserve to lose at least 25 pounds this week from taking her for constant walks, jumping up to keep her out of stuff, etc. i'll be happy with a pound, but, really..
    1857 days ago
    No summons today how can we ... as it must be weight up week, daughter bought Thai food, hey that's really healthy,,, no?

    No, overnight increased 1.2 kg not lbs!!!! just as well weigh in was Sunday morning. so we are all in the CLUB.

    Only I don't post it as it would ' eat ha ha...pun?' into me all week and I'm not as strong as you are.

    So A+ for truth, A for coming up with a plan and B for accepting all our heart felt replies.
    Not bad report card really....
    1857 days ago
    The court summons will be in the mail tomorrow...hey, you asked for it!

    Had a similar thought about the mystery ups and down a few days ago. Sometimes you do everything right and gain, sometimes you slack and lose. As long as the overall trend keeps going down...
    1857 days ago
    UGH! I feel your pain, I was there last week!
    Sometimes there's just no rhyme or reason, right?

    I suppose, instead, maybe you could consider it a part of the 'better mental health' journey - a journey that we travel simultaneously on our quest toward improved physical health. Our commitment is often tested. We have to learn to deal with disappointment and yet still push forward and work toward out goals if we want to get there.

    (It's one darned lesson I sure am tired of learning, I tell ya!)

    Keep on keeping on and it will come. But you already know that. We've learned it from YOU!


    1857 days ago
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