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Day 8... Week 1 Reflections

Saturday, January 08, 2011

I must admit, I am a little disappointed... I weighed in this morning and am only down 1 pound. It seems like such a lot of hard work for such a little movement on the scale. But then I think about what may be going on in my body and that does help a little.

1) I may be retaining some water. My body is probably not used to the amount I am drinking yet plus I had a really salty meal last night.

2) I may be building some muscle. Since I just incorporated strength training into my routine that may account for things.

3) I did pretty good on calories this week but did blow it 2 days. We all know it takes a deficit of 3500 calories to lose 1 pound so perhaps those 2 days bumped my calories up just enough to not lose more.

All in all I should be glad for a downward trend on my scale.

I did do my exercise this morning. There was the moment of absolute exhilaration in which I was so pumped up. I love the natural high that exercise can give. I am doing something wonderful for myself and my body. It thanked me!

Now I am off to reward myself for my hard work this week and get myself a massage.

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    Could be that fish fry sticking with you. Next week could you order a baked potato instead of fries and broiled fish instead of fried? You might suprise yourself and actually LIKE it and wouldn't that be a bonus? I shock myself by how satisfied I feel after eating a better choice. (Really, one pound a week is very good! Hang in there!!!)
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