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Putting the "f"in Friday

Friday, February 19, 2010

"F" in Friday, eh? This week seems to be a write off. My Wenesday workout was a gastromic disaster and my 5km run planned for Thurdsay was skipped, I did a few turns with a shopping cart through Wal-Mart instead. Of course, then it's bedtime for Brian and my Survivor was on last night. I could have went downstairs and sat on the recumbent bike...but I guess I really didn't want to.
It's the third month of my excercising, it's been going as planned, so why do I feel so let down? The scale is not February!! Not up or down. I suppose thats OK but this is like a plateau but I know that I don't do well in these plateau situations. Blah! I've been following thru on my goal of working out 5 or 6 times a week. December I worked 27/31 days, January was the same, February I'm on track too. I think I am changing up my routine enough for my body to be "confused" metabolically. I have so much vaiance in my exercise routines there is no way I should be retaining. Is this all muscles??? I have my doubts.
I'm counting calories but I'm not trying to be the the queen of health. Just someone who makes responsible decisions for her body. Like last night I took Brian to McDonalds, I had a diet coke and I waited until I got home to have Lean Cuisine Panini. Not a perfect meal but a healthier alternative to McDonalds.
I will go to my workout tonight...I will work hard and sweat. I will get a good nights sleep and be healthy...
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    Remember you may not lose pounds, but you could be losing inches. McDonald's is not a bad place, they do have salads just select a low fat dressing then you can enjoy a small meal with your son. By the way the fruit parfait is good also.

    I'm very proud of you. You set a goal and you're sticking to it. emoticon
    3042 days ago
    Who knows what it is?

    You are doing the right things and the results are not showing up on the scale. Sometimes that happens. It does not mean that change is not occurring, just that the scale is not moving.

    I find that if I do not drink 10 cups of water per day, the scale does not move for me. I also need to get 8 hours of sleep or no weight loss occurs. This does not compute for me. But I know based on my personal experience, that it is true for me. You may look through and see if you are doing something differently than you were when you were losing weight. Examples: changes in medication, difference in sleep, change in amount of fiber, change in bowel habits, drinking more diet sodas. There are so many variables that affect our bodies, it is sometimes impossible to know exactly what is causing there to not be a loss now.

    Sometimes, I think, our bodies just go, "Hey wait a minute, I can't change that quickly. I need time to adjust." And once the adjustment period has passed, then you start losing weight again.

    Great job keeping on track despite the stall in the results. That is the hard time to keep doing the right thing, but the results WILL COME.

    3042 days ago
    I feel like you read my mind. I've been being very careful since the first of January and have only lost about five pounds. Walking a lot of miles, watching what I eat, journalling all the food and exercise. One thing I haven't done is any strength training. Not ready for the gym, just want to get some weight off first. But maybe that's not a good strategy? I'm going to be 44 soon. Is my metabolism that messed up? Probably not. But it feels like it. Good post. Thanks for writing.
    3042 days ago
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