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February Weigh-In

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

I knew it couldn't last. The first month I tracked I lost 6.7 pounds. The second month I tracked, while eating the same amount and increasing my exercise, I lost 1.1 pound.

That's over a 30 day period. My low point was actually 1.1 pound lighter than that a couple of days ago, but let's go with the other figure for now.

I measured my waist and hips, but the difference between this month and my first measurement last month is too small to leave the margin of error.

A pound a month isn't bad. It's headed in the right direction, but it could be better by another pound or three.

So what are my options?

I could cut back on exercise.

I could add more exercise, but I'm already pushing my body's current limits. Besides, that defies the evidence.

I could cut back on eating, but the tracker is already telling me I eat too little.

I could increase my eating, which sounds counter-intuitive but would make the tracker happy.

Hmm. I'll rearrange my schedule so that I'm only doing high-intensity exercises on four days a week. The other three I'll just do yoga and balance games. That will slightly lower the time and intensity of my workouts. And I'll add more protein to breakfast. I'll try that for 1 - 3 months and see how it works.

Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go NOT work off some scrambled eggs with bacon, mushrooms, and salsa.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SIMABON31 2/27/2013 11:15AM

    I've tried calorie cycling (2 days lower, 1 day higher). This seems to work to help my body (and my mind) feel like I'm eating more!

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63KEEPONGOING 2/26/2013 3:32PM

  Don't give up! It will come if you stay committed.

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BOOKWORM27S 2/26/2013 12:43PM

    I know how frustrating this can be. I'm constantly having to tweak my menu and exercise. Just when the scale starts moving down..... my body changes and my weight starts going back up again.

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CHERIJ16 2/26/2013 12:40PM

    Hang in there. I know what you're going through. emoticon

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