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OK. Pictures upload - two pounds gained. :-(

Friday, June 17, 2011

OK, so I'm on a roll right! I am exercising, trying to eat better and what happens on week 5. A weight gain of two pounds. OK. I've heard it before, "muscle weighs more than fat", "it's probably just water", "you'll lose it", "don't get discouraged".

I do feel sad about it. I know all of the above, but I want the scale to move in the other direction. The only silver lining is that I have cramps too. So that helps the thought process as to why I have this gain. I'll keep exercising and I need to eat more cleanly.

I like that phrase - "eating clean". emoticon I think I will employ that thinking now. I also am going to make another change for week 5. Instead of drinking coffee every morning I'm going to switch to green tea. I hesitate to take foods out of my regimen. I don't want to do eliminate carbs totally. I can't live with that long term. I also know I need to add weights. So I'm going to add weight training for week 5. Just a video at first cause I'm still working on time to get to the gym. Hopefully I can weight train 3 times this week. That's the goal.

We'll see what week 6 brings. I'm marching down to my August deadline of losing 20 pounds. At this rate, I don't think I'll make it! But I will try to make it. I don't want to get radical, but whatever suggestions anyone can give, it will be greatly appreciated.

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  • ROSENJ1965
    Keep up the work and the results will come. I agree you shouldn't take carbs out of your diet - they have too many benefits! But we certainly can eat *better* carbs and in the appropriate proportion (I need to work on that myself!!!).

    The weight training videos sound like a great start. I SOOO need to settle into a weight training regimen, but it's sooo hard when cardio activities (running, biking, etc.) are my first love.
    2561 days ago
    My mum always insists that the scales are less important than the tape measure! I do look at my weight but it's the inches that I care about more.

    2561 days ago
  • ALICIA214

    I always feel let down when I gain a little when I know I have done everything right
    but I am finally realizing the variables in our bodies for instance for the past 3 weeks
    I have gone up on the scale when I should have gone down having kept to my plan
    and this week when I was not quite so careful, I lost 3.8LBS go figure!!!

    Keep marching you will get there emoticon
    2561 days ago
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