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Don't Panic

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Don't panic -- track! I knew I had overeatten on Monday eve. Because I tracked I knew it was about 700 calories over and I would have about 1/4 pound to lose. But Tuesday morning I was up more than 3 pounds. I figured it was sodium. Wasn't too worried. But Wednesday morning I was still up over 3 pounds and I'd done so well on Tuesday. Hmmm. I felt persecuted -- like I was being punished for something I hadn't done or more like being punished excessively for a minor infraction.

Well, this morning there it was - 132.4, only 6 tenths of a pound over what I was Monday morning. Don't panic. Just keep on keeping on. Eventually the scale will reward your effort. Okay now. If I stay at the low end of my calorie range or just under, that 6 tenths will be gone in no time!
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    This sort of blog is really helpful, showing how others share the same challenges and deal with them. Thanks for sharing your experience.

    I hope you don't mind that I've added you as a Sparkfriend because I like your blogs and always feel drawn to read them.

    I agree that Natalie is adorable, too.
    3536 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/18/2009 5:35:07 PM
    Don't panic! Remember that you rode 11 miles yesterday too. You are in the process of changing to muscle which weighs more than fat. Initially I always gain during this process. Then, suddenly your weight will drop back again. Your weight can fluctuate as much as 3-5 pounds in one day depending upon how much sodium you eat. Sometimes upping your calories every once in a while will actually help you lose in the long run so don't worry. You are doing a great job! Keep up the good work!
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    3538 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/17/2009 8:45:01 AM
    I been there to.One day The emoticon said one thing the next day it said something difference.Just hang in there.
    3538 days ago
    That happens to me all the time. It's part of maintenance, but can be frustrating. I'm getting used to it.

    3538 days ago
    I would go nuts if I weighed every day. No more than every two weeks for me and I'm trying to get to once a month.
    3538 days ago
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    Exactly. Don't panic. Hang in there, keep at it.
    3538 days ago
  • BILL60
    Good stuff! Thanks
    3538 days ago
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