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Bit of confusion...

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Alrighty, so the last 3 weeks have been a bit odd. Odd in that my first week of my Biggest Loser regime I did great, I kept at it and started feeling way better. However, the next week and the one after (which was last week), I just didn't want to do anything. I wasn't tired or sore or anything, I just lost my mojo I guess you could say. I still lost a bit of weight, cause I was eating properly and stayed within my caloric range as best as I could, but I know I could have lost more if I hadn't suddenly become so lazy. It didn't help any that last week was my girly week, so I was also crying almost constantly as well as feeling terrible. In any case, I got back on my wagon and picked up where I left off as of this past sunday. The psycho in me decided it'd be a good idea to take up running (really walking with a few running spurts thrown in, though it's slowly becoming more running than walking), so I tacked that onto what I've been doing. So far so good, my legs feel like they're on fire, but it's a nice feeling. I haven't weighed in just yet, not since sunday really, but I was slightly curious about my measurements and if I'm losing anything. All the stuff I'm doing, working out, eating better, what have you, yet my calf muscles gained an inch... I don't understand... I suppose it's just me being a bit swollen from my day and all, and my initial measurements were taken first thing in the morning that day, but an entire inch? Am I gaining that much muscle so quickly after a month? I knew better than to try my waist considering I just had dinner maybe 2 hours ago, but I figured my calf muscle wouldn't be affected... Maybe I am a bit swollen, I was on my feet for much of my day what with working out and an hourlong (total to and from) walk this morning to the Subway close by for lunch. Who knows... Meh, it's all good, I know I'm doing well if I'm still losing weight overall and I'm finding it easier to move in general. I can do this. I just need to remind the boyfriend to remind me that I can do this. I like feedback and support, it keeps me going. Anyways, I'll see what's what with my legs over the weekend when it's officially time to weigh in and post new measurements.

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  • LHLADY517
    Just remember It really isn't just about the numbers and measurements, it's about being healthy.
    2640 days ago
    Good for you getting past that bad week, especially so early in starting up your new routine! I had a major funk off and on for the past several weeks, and I feel I'm pulling out of it too!

    Thoughts on your questions. Increased calf size will be from the working out! It is muscle. You could be slightly swollen too, I swell after I start running. I would just keep up what you are doing, and do measurements only 1x per month. Even every 6 weeks would be good too. You are losing weight, you are doing the right things, you WILL see results! Good job and keep it up!!!
    2641 days ago
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