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5 Pound Gain!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Although I'm still tracking my caloric intake, I haven't been exercising regularly over the past two weeks. Over the holidays, I ate LOTS, but kept exercising and didn't gain. So, the lesson is clear: I must stay active. I've almost given up staying within my calorie range, and I've been buying sugary snacks, and eating them, way too often. The second important lesson is just as clear: I must stay active to keep depression at bay. I've felt rotten all week and attribute it to not taking long walks and hitting my exercise bike.

The good news: I have the tools to turn this around. I've been successful before, and I will be again!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MOM2ACAT 3/20/2013 3:10PM

    emoticon The first step to getting back on track is figuring out what is NOT working. Hope you feel better soon!

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FIFIFRIZZLE 3/18/2013 1:11PM

    Good on you for keeping on tracking when you have gone off plan. You are so right, exercise and eating within your range is key to a stable weight.
On my last blog you talked about your sugar intake lately, I wonder have you tried a chromium supplement. I found this quelled my sweet cravings when I started to slip. When you have been bingeing on sugar it does take a few days to resolve those cravings, you need to hang on in there when the sugar monster is nagging. But you can substitute fruit for the sweet treats, and if that isn't sweet enough, try a few pieces of dried fruit, (prunes or figs will keep you in line) or stew some fruit and add stevia to get the extra sweetness.
Of course you can always try my chocolate roughs method, this busted my sweet tooth pretty much forever...

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ROSIEPD 3/18/2013 10:27AM

    You figured it out, you can take the action and control it! Hang in there!


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DIET_FRIEND 3/18/2013 9:47AM

    I'm right there with you. Having a salad today.

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CHARDY0125 3/17/2013 3:25PM

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