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Chapter 2: In which I wonder if I should change everything...

Saturday, July 06, 2013

Well, I'm down 10 pounds since I started back with Spark in May. I think that's pretty good, and I'd really like that pound a week streak to continue. I recently started Couch to 5K training, and also training walking for the half marathon in October. I'm doing 10 minutes a day of strength training, and I'm maintaining a 500 calorie per day deficit in what I eat versus what I burn.

And I can't keep up that pace.

I asked on SparkCoach, and basically they caution that I might be doing too much and risking injury. I don't think I can keep up the intensity of the cardio every day, but it's what I need to burn the calories. And I'm unusually hungry these days -- all the time -- so I think I'm probably not eating enough calories, or not enough protein or something.

I have been reading The New Rules of Lifting for Women, which has been recommended by about 100 people, and I am wondering about incorporating some of that into my routine. I'm not sure about adding in calories -- I probably need to, but I'm also afraid to mess with the rather delicate balance that I have maintained.

Lots to consider and think about ...
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  • v ENCHANTEDBROOM
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    1089 days ago
  • v SPARKLINGHOPE
    Best wishes!
    1089 days ago
  • v TATTER3
    When I eat the recommended range for calories I gain...I just have to do my own thing and aim for balance. Keep Sparkin'!!
    1090 days ago
  • v WILDKAT781
    Wish I had some advise for you my friend...it may be that you need to slow down a bit. It is scary to think about changing something that is working, but you mustn't get run down...you've got that little one to think about!!!

    take care of yourself

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    1090 days ago
  • v RYNRIDDLE
    I am having a love hate relationship with food lately - haven't been working out as I should - hubby has been home sick and that just messes up my day sadly.

    I have that 3 day walk in Santa Barbra, CA coming up in Sept. so I have a lot of training to do - thus far the furthest I have walk/climbed in one day is 7 miles and that beat me up. Ended up being a 5 on the strenuous level - well heh heh no wonder it took us 4 hours. I haven't done anything since except my arm & leg exercises in the Jacuzzi.

    I just feel like am letting myself down all over the place. ;-{ so if you are losing 1lb a week we are doing something right. The day I weighed 204 I ate so bad and just ruined everything had down and continued that roll until I weighed 209 again. Geesh why do I self sabotage every time I do something good??

    Keep up the good work - maybe add some more protein that would be my first choice.

    Love You!!
    1090 days ago
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