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Working Hard or Hardly Working?

Saturday, May 08, 2010

*begin whining transmission*

So, I feel like I've worked really hard this week on my eating, on my exercise and just in general on supporting healthy habits.

I've gained weight all week. emoticon

Maybe it's not a lot and it will come back off once my period starts next week (sorry if that's TMI), but it's still discouraging, especially when I'm getting notices that I've "exceeded my calories burned goal by a large margin this week." The last few times I've done that, I've LOST big time.

*sigh* I've been trying other healthy ways of dealing with my frustration - talking to supportive family members, stretching more, petting my dogs and have only spent, oh, 15 to 20 minutes fantasizing about getting a regular sized Oreo Cookie Shake from Jack in the Box (only 815 calories and 39 g of fat if you were wondering! Or wait, how about a medium original Chocolate Frosty from Wendys? Only 410 calories and 10g fat. Or how about a Jamocha shake from Arby's? 610 calories and 35 or so grams of fat. Can you tell I was thinking about ice cream yesterday? that was all from memory and typed within about a minute. super sad - but check my food tracker - I don't even know the last time I had any of those). emoticon

I'm really hoping that this is just water weight and that it will come off once my hormones shift back. What else could it be? My calorie targets for the week have all been met, I didn't go over on sodium, and god knows I've done enough exercise for the week.

That's why today I decided to just go for it and eat what I wanted to eat and stop obsessing. Funny thing - I stopped way short of my calories because I felt so full (and earlier in the day) and actually ended up not eating enough because of my "no eating after 8:30pm goal."

It's coming, I know it's coming, and I just need to stop obsessing about the how and when and just keep doing the work.

I've already made so much progress - I can't turn back now.

*end whining transmission* emoticon
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  • _VALEO_
    I know how discouraging it can be. Have you tried other measurements to see how you're doing?
    I avoid the scale during my period time, it is just too frustrating.
    Good job on talking you into stopping the obsession. It seems like you're leaning to listen to your body instead of being obsess by it: that's a very exciting experience and a great way to success!
    3271 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/9/2010 7:34:07 AM
    Thanks for the reminder on that - it had crossed my mind, as I've been at the low end of my calorie goals. Looking back at my past blogs, it was about a month ago, surprise surprise, that I was feeling about the same and then started losing again. I'll check my nutrition/exercise goals and make sure everything is on target. Thanks for the comment!
    3272 days ago
    It probably is water weight, but perhaps you've been eating too little and you're having a famine reaction: see
    3272 days ago
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