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Magically Lost 5+ Pounds

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Actually, It's more like 7 pounds, and it really wasn't magical. I'm just not retaining water anymore. Anyway, that taught me two valuable lessons: Ride out low points due to the hormonal blahs and don't freak out when weight fluctuates. Number 1 made number 2 very difficult this go round, but I hadn't been so high in weight in ages. O.K. months and I haven't had such a dreadful T.O.M. in a very long time. I had to take pain meds for like three days straight.

But that is over and this week, the eating is back to "normal," and I am drinking water regularly. The veggie challenge didn't quite stick, but I eat more fruits and vegetables than before, so I'll take that win. When I get paid again, I'm going to buy more fresh produce and invest in big frozen bags of veggies and maybe fruit.

I also did make it to the gym today for two hours, but realized I was too tired to life weights or do situps, so I lifted for about 10 minutes and did cardio. I stretched for like 15 minutes, which is long for me, but I was wussing out towards the end. Now, I feel like I ran a marathon. Tomorrow, I'll shoot for thirty minutes of arms and twenty of core work. I'm sure by next week, I'll be doing my normal routine. However, I can't wait to walk-jog again. That may be my treat on weekends until the weather gets dreadful.

I did most of my goals for today, but I didn't manage to do random acts of kindness. Well, maybe two if giving advice and lifting other people's spirits count.

So, it looks like I'm off to bed early. Sheesh.
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JUMPINJULIE 8/16/2013 3:19AM

    I hear you on TOM mine is god awful. You are amazing. I'm so happy for you. Happy dance time.

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DEB9021 8/14/2013 8:31PM

    I routinely fluctuate by at least 5 pounds depending on how close I am to TOM. I try to judge my weight only by the week after, just to be consistent. I do weigh at other times, but refuse to really "believe" what happens from one week to the next. Comparing to a month ago shows a more realistic pattern. So annoying, because when you are trying hard to do all the right things, that is too long to WAIT!

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BLKLILY 8/14/2013 2:20PM

    OMG...So emoticon emoticon

I am going to take your advice and hold strong. I know I am retaining water and hope to drop it soon like you!

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CLESHER 8/14/2013 11:21AM

    Way to go...I am fighting T.O.M. in two days and am very bloated...up 5 lbs on the scale this morning...but know a lot of it is water....ugh!!!

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