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The Worst Case Scenario

Monday, July 25, 2011

I actually haven't lost any weight this week, but I'm not too concerned. Or, I'm trying not to be, anyway. It's just one week, after all. If I haven't lost any more weight by next week, then I'll really start worrying. Not that it isn't a little frustrating and disappointing, but I know that there are plenty of possible reasons that the scale isn't moving, and it's not necessisarily that I've done something wrong. But still, I do have to wonder what it is...I can tell you, one thing that's changed is that I've been getting a lot more physical activity this week. I've started swimming 30 minutes a day, and since I started that, I've really felt great and had a lot of energy. Which is perhaps what prompted my little DIY adventure weekend...I'll blog more about that when I've actually finished my little bathroom renovation project. Right now the countertop surface is curing, which means I can't actually put the new sink in until Wednesday at the earliest.

Anyway, that's why I have to wonder...maybe I'm not getting enough calories to fuel my workouts, and I'm going into starvation mode? Or maybe I'm actually gaining muscle at the same rate I'm losing fat? Or maybe it's both, and I'm gaining muscle only to then have my body "eat" that muscle instead of fat...which would really, really suck. That is possibly the worst case scenario...

Again, probably better to reserve judgement for a week or so, but I have decided it would probably be best to eat towards the top of my calorie range for the time being, seeing as I am getting that extra physical activity. Hopefully that isn't a mistake, but I guess this is just going to be trial and error for a while. I definitely don't want to stop swimming, because I enjoy it and it does seem to be giving me that extra energy. So I'll try to adjust my calories up just a tad, and hopefully it won't hurt anything (I'll just try to get those extra calories from things like fruits and least that won't do too much damage if I'm wrong, right?).

I'm wearing my hair curly today...I did it the retro way, which means I actually spent an hour last night twisting up my hair and putting bobby pins in it (I hate using curling irons, as I tend to burn myself and it really isn't that good for your hair, anway). It actually turned out pretty nice...I wanted to take some photos to share, but unfortunately, I seem to have accidently done something to the camera software on my phone when I was trying to clear out pictures this morning (possibly I accidently deleted the software itself...I'm really not sure). Hopefully I can figure it out later tonight and I'll have some pics by tommorow.
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    Honestly it sounds like a good plan. If you're moving more your body needs more fuel, simple math. And I'd rather feel stronger and have the scale not budge then lose a ton but feel like crap. Try doing your measurements, that'll give you a sense of whether you're upping your muscle mass.
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