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Flab on Fire: A (sorta) Disappointing End

Thursday, June 30, 2011

So today is the last day of my June Flab on Fire Challenge. Here are the final stats:

Starting weight: 177
Goal weight: 170-173
Final weight: 178

Exercise Goal: 900 minutes
Final Minutes: 1000+

The number from the scale is what had me in a grumpy mood yesterday. I was at 172 last weekend. I have legitimate reasons for the uptick the last 48 hours, and part of me says not to list them, because that's making excuses, but another part of me says that they're facts so why not throw them out there.

Fact 1: It's TOM. Arrived a little late this month. Bloating.

Fact 2: I really increased my exercise this week. That always effects my weight. Muscle inflammation. I'm still sore from last week.

I really increased my hydration to try to combat the bloat, but it didn't help. I'm consistently up to 80-100 oz. or more a day.

Anyway... onward and upward. I'm proud of myself for not getting frustrated and going out to get one of those giant Magnum ice cream bars to feed my frustration. I'm hoping that after TOM, I drop back down to 172.

I will be starting the DIY Summer Challenge tomorrow. I'll post more details on that tonight. Working on my template and goals.
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    That darn scale can be such a downer. You are doing great. Keep up the hard work and the positive attitude!
    2521 days ago
    Next week, I predict, you'll be even lower than that!

    Keep rockin' it!
    2521 days ago
    I used to gain 4-5 pounds every month with TTOM. My doc - who was a guy - said that was impossible. Idiot. I'm glad you're not getting overly discouraged - tomorrow is a new, fresh slate to work on. You will do it!
    2521 days ago
    2521 days ago
    Just keep on at it . Don't let the scale control you! If your feeling great, that's because your putting in time exercising . Make it about the positive and not the negative, sooner or later your weight will be lost. emoticon
    2521 days ago
  • DIVA14K
    You worked really hard and it will pay off. Keep up the great work! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2521 days ago
  • KNH771
    I'm really sensitive to sodium too. I was really careful with that this week, so I can't blame the gain on that.
    2521 days ago
    Frustrating to not see those results on the scale. I have to watch my salt intake carefully before I go to my weekly TOPS meeting.
    2521 days ago
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