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What an interesting week


Thursday, March 07, 2013

Not quite in the "may you live in interesting times" sense of interesting, but it's been something. Maybe challenging would be a better word.

I started this past week on a real high, had very good weight loss for the week previous and more important, was feeling AMAZING. I'd just run 20 minutes straight without falling over, whee!

And then I got this ... thing I get occasionally, where I feel lightheaded and weak all the time to the point where even walking up a flight of stairs can feel iffy. It's something that can last for a day or two or for weeks. I don't know what causes it and I don't know what makes it go away again. My son started waking up in the middle of the night, disturbing my sleep, then my in-laws arrived for their two-week stay and started making unaccustomed noises at 11 pm or 5 am to boot, and I was exhausted. (Still am, for that that matter.) I missed one day of exercise entirely for sheer lack of energy/worry over how I would feel, and half-assed a couple more. Then just when I was feeling better again, one of my knees started twinging, argh! (I don't think it's serious, but I don't want it to get that way, either!)

And then food. My birthday was last week, and after a celebratory dinner of soup, spaghetti and chocolate cake I was closer to over-stuffed than I've been in months. Completely a worthy indulgence in my opinion, but still a little nervous-making, you know? And it's been every bit as difficult to adjust to my in-laws' presence and my mother-in-law's cooking as I thought it would be. I think I'm doing OK with it, but my comfortable routine is gone and so I'm always unsure of myself again.

And yet -- I'm doing it, you know? None of it's really thrown me. I haven't stopped exercising, and I haven't come remotely close to compromising my dietary goals. Something must be right inside my head.

Today was my weigh-in and it coincided with a new low -- down another two pounds. "Not overweight anymore" (165 pounds) is so freaking close now! It could well take me until April to get there, since the monthly "gain 3-4 pounds for no reason and hang onto them for two weeks" date is coming up shortly, but still. Pretty cool, pretty cool.
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RONDLEW 3/7/2013 5:35PM

    Drinking the water was actually pretty tough for me to get into at first too. I hated how it made me go to the bathroom all the time! But then my body got used to it after a few days.

The water tracker on the sp nutrition tracker is darn handy. I say that getting the water was the number one thing that helped me to feel better almost immediately.

Do give it a try! It will help everything. I keep bottles of water on hand at work and then I started drinking hot water with lemon at home (because I was so cold the last couple of weeks). It's 8 cups/day. But the 1/2 liter bottles are about 2 cups each and so is my huge mug at home. So that makes only 4/day. More doable to my mind.

Anyway, just a thought.
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KEATYNMBERGSTEN 3/7/2013 1:38PM

    Great job sticking to your plan while things are tough! It sounds like you have a really good handle on a tough situation.

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RENATARUNS 3/7/2013 12:32PM

    I KNOW I'm dehydrated. Water is so hard for me to keep up with. (Seriously, I am going to start a tracker for that and horrify myself. :) ) So that's a possibility, yeah. Probably not the whole answer, though.

Thanks to you both for the encouragement!

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AKATHLEEN54 3/7/2013 11:11AM

    Awesome!! Congratulations on not caving to your mother-in laws cooking and temptations for you to indulge!! You even pretty much kept to your exercise routine. Everyone has an off day now and then and it sounds like you are no worse for the wear!! Hope the dizzy spells go away. Do you think you may just be dehydrated? I wish I knew why it is that after we drop those one or two pounds it takes another 2-3 weeks before the scale moves again!!! ARGH!! At least it does eventually. You are so close!! Keep up the great work emoticon

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RONDLEW 3/7/2013 9:48AM

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Wow, as I was first reading this post, I thought ut-oh, she is way overwhelmed. But then you said you've been hanging in there! Way to go! And good inspiration. If you can hang in there through all that, I can hang in there through my stuff too. We will feel better in the long run when we take care of ourselves.
Good for you!

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