Yep, it is True, My Tracker has moved Backwards 25 pounds. I started Lifting Weights back in December and at First I told myself that that the weight I was Gaining was Muscle.
But the truth is, I was NOT eating like I should have been over the Thanksgiving and Christmas Holidays. But I was lifting Heavier Weights than I had been, and my clothes were fitting OK, so I just ignored it for awhile.
Then the Spark Fitness Tracker started warning me that I was "Eating Too Little and Exercising Too Much." I really did NOT want to eat more, so reluctantly I began gradually cutting back on my Exercise Time. After a few weeks the Fitness Tracker stopped giving me the Warning, and I hoped that some of the Weight would drop.
I also started being more careful about my Diet. I still have Treats occasionally, but I was eating as well as I ever have on this Journey.
But in spite of those changes, my weight continued to float UP the Scale. I refused to change my Ticker, because I believed that it was a temporary thing and that some of it was Too Much Sodium, and On and On. You all know the Excuses that we can come up with when we don't want to Face Facts.
Last week I had the Trainer at the Gym check my Body Fat and it has Gone Up 2%. My measurements are all Up, too and some of my Jeans are getting TIGHT.
So, I changed my Tracker, went back to Exercising about 2 hours a day (I really DO enjoy that, Honestly!). And I have cut back on Strength Training to 2 days a week instead of 3 Days and I am doing a LOT of Walking as well as using the Treadmill and Recumbent Bike at the gym. In the past Two Weeks I have lost almost 3 pounds! WOO-HOO!! I am also doing some Body Weight Exercises 2 Days a week.
Our 35th Anniversary is November 24th and Gary is wanting to take a trip. IF I lose 1 - 2 pounds a week from now to then, I will be back near my Goal Weight Range. Whether we go on a Trip or not, I would LOVE to see that. Plus October is the 3rd Anniversary of my reaching My Goal Weight.
So, here we go on the Next Stage of this Crazy Journey. I am Glad that You are all traveling with me.