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2/9/13 6:01 P

Thank you all so much :)

ArchimedesII: Thank you so much for the pep talk, it made me feel loads better. My mom and husband have been telling me that I need to listen to my body and eat when my tummy grumbling and just try to keep it healthy. It makes it easier hearing it from someone else though lol. You always have the kindest words and the best advice emoticon

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2/9/13 5:14 P


It is not unusual to feel some delayed onset muscle soreness up to 72 hours after the activity. Unfortunately, there is little to be done except to rest, maybe do some light walking which will increase blood flow to the muscles which may help speed up the healing process. Due to contrary beliefs, stretching will not make the soreness go away and can actually make it worse. The soreness you are experiencing is caused from microscopic tears in the muscle fibers and they just need time to heal.

As for your hunger, make sure you are eating out of true hunger. The signs may include growling tummy, irritability and moodiness, headache and inability to concentrate. If you are experiencing these signs/symptoms then this is your body's way of telling you it needs fuel. The reason SparkPeople gives you a range is so on those days you find you need more fuel you have some leeway. Even if you go over your calorie range slightly for the day--weight loss is a trend, not just what you do on one single day but what you do over the course of many days, weeks, months and years.

I hope you feel better soon.

Coach Nancy

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2/9/13 5:09 P


You're just experiencing some DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness). Do some stretches. stretching and light cardiovascular exercise like walking will also help reduce some of the soreness and any aches.

If you're hungry, it's okay to eat ! just try to eat something healthy. If you go over your calories, that doesn't make you a bad person or an unhealthy one. There will be days you eat more than others for many different reasons. And that's okay. Stop trying to be perfect. You don't have to be perfect to be healthy.

Think progress, not perfection.

Definitely do some stretching. Take a walk or do the elliptical. light cardiovascular exercise will help.

Don't worry ! You're going to be fine.

Edited by: ARCHIMEDESII at: 2/9/2013 (17:10)
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2/9/13 5:00 P

Ok, so yesterday I decided that on top of my bike rides, I would throw in 15 minutes of strength training. I was feeling sore afterwards, and when I woke up I was still a little sore (Scale of 1-10 it was like a 3) but as the day has gone on, my muscles keep getting more and more sore. I figured it was because I hadn't exercised at my normal times due to my husband working. So I went on a bike ride and came back and am just about unable to move.

To top everything else off, I have been ungodly hungry! I have only like 45-375 calories left for the day but I am feeling so depleted and that isn't including the calories I need for dinner

Does anyone have any advice to help with the sore muscles and some ideas as to why I am so hungry? I am terrified I will go over my calories for the day and scared I will throw myself off with all of this emoticon

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