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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: tinyurl.com/b5elp
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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
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  • FLMOMX2
    emoticon game plan. You should succeed.
    1615 days ago
  • BOOKWORM27S
    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.
    1616 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/18/2013 8:12:45 AM
  • SOFT_VAL67
    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
    1617 days ago
  • LOTUSBURGER
    Very emoticon

    I can't wait to hear how it turns out!
    1617 days ago
  • MIDNIGHTER1
    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.
    1617 days ago
  • KIPPER15
    emoticon
    1617 days ago
  • _BABE_
    I agree with Becoming Holly....you analyze, react and adjust..and it's working!
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    Thanks so for the tip on the spiral vegetable shaver!
    1617 days ago
  • LEARNIN2BSKINNY
    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 :-)
    1617 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/17/2013 4:18:38 PM
  • BECOMING_HOLLY
    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!
    1617 days ago
  • LUVTOBOWL
    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

    emoticon I know emoticon

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    1617 days ago
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