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More Active, But My Pants are Tight

Monday, May 06, 2013


I got my fitness minutes back up, and I'm strength training three times a week and getting my butt kicked. I am also doing ab work at least three times a week. I weight 161 pounds on the lighter days. What's the problem? My pants are still tight. I have officially one pair of pants that is not too large or too tight. (Plus, I'm slightly bloated.) It's time to buy more pants; however, we can't do any extras for another few pay checks. We splurged on gifts for other people this weekend for birthdays and anniversaries, and the splurges weren't very large.

What a difference from when we were single.

The other reality is that I need to eat a little less again. Maybe 1300 calories a day. I am failing miserably at my fat grams, too. My goals for this week are to:

(1) Eat a little less at each meal and leave some food on the plate. (Oops so far with the oatmeal.)
(2) Rest from the gym 2 days only.
(3) Increase my cardio to 60 minutes a day, if my knee allows.
(4) Eat less fat and aim for 30 grams of fat a day.
(5) Start taking iron pills.
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  • DEB9021
    We picked up an extra dog for at least a couple of weeks, possibly for a year, and he is a year younger than our dog. So I've been getting extra walking in the mornings and evenings, but missed all my strength/cardio videos that I usually do. Plan to get back to it for the rest of the week, though. Definitely feel the difference if I don't get those strength moves in. I am bloated this week, too. Darn period. I gain weight every 4th week, and it makes it hard to see how I'm doing because I waiver up and down a lot. I guess as long as both the lows and highs get lower over time, it's all good. It's just hard when you can't see clear progress from day to day or even week to week. Frustrating, right?
    1775 days ago
  • 68ANNE
    it is hard to leave any oatmeal
    1777 days ago
    Great plan you can do it.
    1777 days ago
    Looks like a plan for success chica.
    1777 days ago
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