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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 it´s 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 can´t swim faster but I don´t 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....
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    Way to go! emoticon
    1613 days ago
  • NHES220
    Way to go! Those are great NSVs.
    1614 days ago
    emoticon job!! Keep up the emoticon work. emoticon emoticon
    1614 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/18/2013 12:10:30 PM
    wow! That's great endurance! Congratulations on your progress.
    1615 days ago
    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.
    1615 days ago
    Progress comes in many forms
    1615 days ago
    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!

    1615 days ago
    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!

    1615 days ago
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