It's been a while

Friday, August 06, 2010

As it's been awhile since my last post, it hasn't deterred me away from the bigger picture.

I believe that I have licked the quitting smoking. I haven't had a cig in over 2 weeks. I still have cravings, and me and wrigleys gum are now best friends. I can smell better, (I probably don't smell too bad, myself), I taste food better, and I am able to work out with my Zumba class without feeling to winded, d/t lack of oxygen.

That brings me to my Zumba classes. I have picked that up to two days a week. I am able to see the beginnings of the benefits of this class. I am able to actually do a squat, my face isn't beet red by the end of the class (which I hold accountable to the non-smoking)

What I haven't noticed is any weight loss. I have watched my intakes, drank more water, laid off anything sweet, unless used with splenda, had a decrease in my caffeine intakes, watched my calorie, carb, and sodium intakes. I have passed by ordering lunches at fast food while at work, bringing in food from home. So, what's the deal? I think I even gained weight?!?!?!?! I haven't been "working out" enough to gain muscle. I eat 5 small meals a day, just like I'm told too. Stayed well within my calorie intake range. Just to get fatter????

Why was I happier fat, smoking, and drinking coffee all day long???? Am I the one person that found a loophole?? Hell, maybe I'm the loophole.
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    Another thought - if you have ramped up your exercise (Zumba burns a lot!), you may actually not be eating enough calories!

    In any event, you are definitely making progress you can track!

    Congratulations on the will power to stop the smoking! That in and of itself is a huge accomplishment!

    Start a list of the things you notice that you are doing better at, and concentrate on that - the weight will come off eventuallly if you stick to it!

    2783 days ago
    emoticon emoticon Your doing emoticon emoticon Things will get better as you go! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2813 days ago
    You'd be surprised - you may indeed be building muscle! Hang in there the scale will apologize to you. Are you tracking? When i couldn't budge a plateau I tightened up my tracking and everyday I was getting the message that I wasn't eating enough carbs. I came from the old South Beach/Atkins days where carb was a four letter word in more ways than one. Finally I thought I'd give the spark people credit and eat the carb amounts they recommended and low and behold, the weight started to drop back off. Congrats on the no smoking!! Best wishes to you!
    2814 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/6/2010 10:41:03 PM
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