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Monday, April 29, 2013

Feeling really frustrated today. This is the second week in a row where I've gained weight, not lost, not even stayed the same. I'm UP a full pound over the last two weeks.

And what's different, you might ask? Exercise.

But I'm not exercising less, I'm exercising MORE. My knee is finally strong enough again to return to my treadmill desk, so I've been walking (slow, like 1 mph) for 3-5 hours a day, 4 days a week. And somehow the magical calories in/ calories out formula fails again. I actually lost more sitting on my ass on the couch while I was laid up with a hurt knee.

Super annoying, right?

Trying to keep things in perspective. More energy, muscle vs. fat, blah, blah, blah. Hoping for a breakthrough soon. Ugh.
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  • 68ANNE
    It is very hard to deal with any gain but I agree with others. Muscle weights more. Give it time, it will level out and fall off
    1757 days ago
    Do remember that you may have lost some muscle while not being able to workout... and maybe that is too much for your body?
    1759 days ago
    Hang in there. When that happens I try to remind myself that no matter what sort of "fuzzy logic math" my body is apparently trying to pull over on me, that I'm better off continuing with the exercise than I am sitting on the couch. For me personally, I also found that certain types of food (like carbs especially), seem to cause more problems for me (despite staying with the calorie range etc), if I have them 1-2 days before I weigh in weekly. Whether or not that's really true, or the real culprit, I'm not sure -- but when I discovered that, it did make me feel a little better. Keep up the walking -- that's definitely good for you!
    1759 days ago
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    1759 days ago
    It's hard when the scale won't move - I'm having one of those weeks too.
    Although I notice my knee doesn't hurt quite as much, so I consider that a sign of progress.
    Wish there was a magic wand, though! emoticon
    1759 days ago
    I am sorry, I know how you feel. Have you used a measuring tape to see how you measure up in that area. I did and it made a big difference. Just don't give up. Everything will pay off eventually.

    1759 days ago
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