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One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

Saturday, April 10, 2010

This is my first week where I didn't lose anything. Actually, I gained a few. I knew this was bound to happen eventually, so I should have prepared myself for it. But I guess there's no preparing for a step back, because you want to keep making progress and moving forward, but perhaps that's a bit unrealistic.

I'm a bit disappointed in myself, as I know that I was the one who ultimately caused this to happen. My workouts have been fabulous, one of my biggest weeks of working out to date. I added in the Biggest Loser Cardio Max video to my routine, and totally love it. It's quick, and it really works up a sweat! I know 'they' say don't gauge a workout based on how much you sweat, because sweat is just cooling your body, but I admit I do. If I didn't sweat, I wouldn't feel like I pushed myself to my full potential.

Anyways, my point is, it wasn't a lack of working out that caused the gain. Definitely my food. Two nights ago I went to a movie and was convinced I needed a snack for it (old me, coming back to haunt me). So we stopped in the bulk candy section and ok, so I got a little bag of gummy bears. Yeah, they were good, at the time. So much so, that I ate all of them. I can't even tell you how sick to my stomach I felt afterwards! It was like a rock was camping out in my stomach, oh my god, I wanted to make myself throw up that's how uncomfortable it was. But I didn't, I just vowed that I'd workout extra time yesterday, and I did. Another day, I made a pasta dish for lunch, loaded with veggies and my soy chicken strips, and normally I save half for the next day. Yeah, definitely ate both servings. Felt guilty about that too.

So, a few hiccups this week has set me back. I just need to refocus, and know that I can't allow myself to lose control, I have GOT this. I'm halfway to my goal and I can't lose sight of how important it is for me to get there. Old me would probably throw in the towel right about now, and somehow rationalize that 20(ish) pounds is good enough, but that's not who I'm trying to be anymore. I need to push through this and give myself a good kick in the ass - you're not there yet and you can't slack on what you put into your body!
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    keep in mind it can be muscle growth like lovingmyself101 said. but even with that, it's good you know how you ate badly and how you can recoup. it's not so bad if you had anticipated eating badly -- i think that's the main factor. it's definitely find to eat "badly" once in a while but when you anticipate it so that you adjust your habits the rest of the day/other days surrounding it. that's the key.

    keep on going!
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    Comment edited on: 4/10/2010 12:25:54 PM
    Good workouts, though! You can't measure weight loss through sweat, but I'm pretty sure you can measure stress relief that way. Just remember to have fun with it! If you stay consistent, you will get there! emoticon
    2996 days ago
  • PEBZ22
    At least you know why you gained it. Keep believing in yourself and you WILL succeed. On the right track with understanding the problems and not blaming them on someone else. Great job!!
    2996 days ago
    Also consider that the gain could be due to a new workout causing muscle growth, which could account for a small gain. Muscle metabolizes fat, to that's actually a good thing no matter what the scale says.

    Keep going, you are doing it! -Rose
    2996 days ago
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