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Derp -- Weigh-In

Friday, May 17, 2013

I gained 1 lb this week. Booooo. However, I feel GREAT, and have been eating very healthy foods, so yay!!! Also, my fitness is right on track (two ST sessions and 3 walks), so I think this week is a success, despite a gain.

About that gain: I think I know what's going on... I've been eating too many carbs! First, I cheated a little this week and had some basmati rice several days (bad idea). Second, I did have wine more often than usual (5 days out of 7, lol) need to cut that back. Third: I didn't take into account how many carbs juicing entails. Juicing each morning has done amazing things for my energy levels.... but I need to balance my carb load the rest of the day to make up for it. Finally, my tracking hasn't been the best this week... so I was probably eating more carbs than I realized.

I don't want to give up juicing, so I'll have to work harder to make it fit into my primal, low-carb diet. I'm aiming for 50-100g net carb each day (Net carb = total carb - fiber).

I've started adding this fiber supplement to my juice each morning to lower its glycemic index and to replace some of the fiber lost in juicing:

I love it! it also has omega-3s and probiotics in it. Link:

I figure I will consume about 40g net carb at breakfast (juice+fiber supplement and berries), about 40g at lunch (veggies and fruits), and about 20-30 at dinner (veggies and a spoonful of frozen yogurt or a small piece of chocolate). I'm aiming for a macronutrient range of about 20% carb, 25-30% protein, and 50-55% fat. Calorie-wise, I am aiming for about 2200 per day for a deficit of 2 lb per week.

I think sticking to this plan will help me get back on track. I'm also still very close to my goal for June 1st (only 1 lb away), so I think it will alllll be ok. just gotta watch those carbs.

I will be tracking EVERYTHING this week!

Goals for next week:
-3+ Walks or yoga of at least 40 min each
-1 Full Body ST session
-1 Sprinting session
-Stay in cal and carb range at least 6 days
-Keep up the dietary awesomeness

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
FLMOMX2 5/19/2013 9:39PM

    emoticon game plan. You should succeed.

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BOOKWORM27S 5/18/2013 8:12AM

    Darn it! I know how frustrating this can be. Just when you feel like you've got it figured out, you get thrown a curve ball. Even after 11 years... I'm still dealing with these types of hurdles. Stay the course! You WILL reach your goal.

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SOFT_VAL67 5/17/2013 10:37PM

    great blog
i need to add more fiber as well...i have gained 6lbs since feb and im pretty angered with myself
but not giving in and not giving up
keep on working hard

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LOTUSBURGER 5/17/2013 8:05PM

    Very emoticon

I can't wait to hear how it turns out!

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MIDNIGHTER1 5/17/2013 6:03PM

    emoticon towards your goal. You plan is sound. I think you may have found your problem. I juice,but not as frequently as I should and try to increase my protein intake since I lift heavy weights. I try to fit juicing in. Fast way to get in veggies/fruit. You are a smart lady,you will figure it out and accomplish your goal.

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_BABE_ 5/17/2013 5:09PM

    I agree with Becoming analyze, react and adjust..and it's working!

Thanks so for the tip on the spiral vegetable shaver!

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SPARK-PPL-GIRL 5/17/2013 4:14PM

    Oooh neat supplement. It got rated very highly on Amazon too. I added it to my wishlist so I don't forget about it. I'm thinking of adding it to juices I make too. Thanks for the recommendation :-)

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BECOMING_HOLLY 5/17/2013 3:57PM

    I think that you are so analytical about your weight loss and I am totally jealous of that. I think that you have yourself figured out and you know what you need to do to be on track!

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LUVTOBOWL 5/17/2013 3:09PM

    I wish you all the best!

Sometimes it's like that, we can be so close to a goal and it seems it take longer to get there, but guess what? as long as we don't give up, we'll reach every goal we set emoticon

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