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What gives?

Saturday, October 18, 2008

I've been doing the Curves Smart workout for a month now. If the numbers are correct for a calorie burn I have been averaging around 525+ 5 days a week. I have been making great progress on the workout and feel great. I have been really watching what I eat. It has been healthy foods and though true in the upper part of my range, I GAINED HALF a POUND this month. Plus the dumb little thing they use to do body fat said there was a ONE and a HALF Pound gain of FAT! Like I said WHAT GIVES? Though I measured a total of 3" smaller (that's 2 thighs, 2 arms, and abdomen) I was 1/2" larger on my waist and a .60% gain of body fat??? OK, I know the instrument they use has all kinds of things they say that throw the readings off (like water intake- I drink around 12 cups a day on average) and I still wonder why they use it. It has done nothing except discourage me. I had hoped that Smart would help me start losing again...I even added a lot more walking/jogging into the mix and nothing. Could it be just a menopausal change? I haven't lost since I stopped my periods last year! In fact I have had some steady and discouraging gains.
I wish I could write something more up beat like soooo many, but I just can't.
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    I could not deal with too many tools/measurements, it's too frustrating.

    You might want to consider keeping it simple. Go by how you feel more than by the numbers. Numbers are elusive and don't show the whole picture. If you are feeling great and your energy increases, eventually the numbers will stop fluctuating and continue to go down. Especially with it only being a month and gaining muscle, which you know weighs more than fat. Keep working it, it WILL pay off someday. Try not to be too impatient. You might not always see the results, but they are happening.

    It "is" harder to lose after menopause. The body does redistribute fat and our shape changes. I am there too. I'll hit one year on New Years Day. I accept that I will never again have a youthful body and that each and every age has it's own benefits and I seek the positive about them. Now I strive more for health, vitality and being able to be more active than I do in the body/looks department. That doesn't mean I don't want to look sexy again! lol. My whole goal revolves around being a great looking woman AT MY AGE....exclusively for my husband.

    Sending you a ray of sunshine!
    4247 days ago
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