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Thursday, October 17, 2013

...I will start with being negative - my weight loss is not progressing as it should. Immedeately my innner voice starts telling me that I am probably cheating and not tracking as I should...until I start to study my numbers more closely. I am nerding a lot about this and track my food and my exercise in detail - and as I get a rewarding difference every day I should be losing. But it seems that most of that difference comes from exercising, if I take away the calories I get from exercising itīs not that much of a difference and it does explain that the weightloss seems slow this week.

But - non-scale-victories was the subject: When I started exercisin after midsummer I could not swim long or fast without getting severe cramps in my legs. I could do 30 minutes if I did not press myself.

When the cramps come I have to slow down and "walk" in the water for a while.

Yesterday I swam for 60 minutes and the cramps started to announce themselves at 55 - but I could handle it and could finish without changing swimstyle.

I still canīt swim faster but I donīt care. It will come if I keep on working.

Walking - I have walked the whole track – 2,5 km - in a row without getting severe pains in my feet afterwards. As I have about 800 meters before I get to the track it is 3,7 km alltogether, great progress! Any year now I will start to run....

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
GGMAKAT 10/19/2013 1:11PM

    Way to go! emoticon

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NHES220 10/18/2013 3:15PM

    Way to go! Those are great NSVs.

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MOMINE 10/18/2013 12:10PM

    emoticon job!! Keep up the emoticon work. emoticon emoticon

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AJDOVER1 10/17/2013 6:43PM

    wow! That's great endurance! Congratulations on your progress.

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JOYINKY 10/17/2013 10:06AM

    These are "functional" victories; a high priority in my book! emoticon
Calories burned= weight X distance moved. Speed doesn't matter. Unfortunatey, as we lose we have to move more to burn the same calories. We're in constant flux! I think you are doing great! Stay the course.

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NANCYPAT1 10/17/2013 6:39AM

    Progress comes in many forms

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CHRISTASP 10/17/2013 3:49AM

    Oh, that is great progress! Congrats!
Swimming faster will come later. This shows that your body is now used to the exercise and can do more ! Wonderful!

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SEAJESS 10/17/2013 2:31AM

    That is so interesting about the exercise and weight loss correlation! I need to hear that... I've been dragging my feet on exercise. I am so impressed that you swim for an hour! Forget the speed, the endurance is AWESOME!

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