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I am going to bust

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

this $%#$ plateau, one way or the other. This is getting ridiculous!

Last week: 191.4
This week: 195.6

+4.2 lbs in one week...and I swear my eating has not been that crazy!
So this week in an effort to see if its sodium, etc I'm going to double track -- on etools for the Weight watcher points and here on Sparkpeople for sodium, carbs,etc.

I have to confess one thing... I use a LOT of splenda in my coffee... like 3-4 packs in a cup. Crazy I know. And I didn't realize (until I entered it in the tracker) it could contribute to the calories, carbs,e tc. Yeah..silly of me I admit. So one thing I'm going to work on is trying to cut back on how many packets I use in my coffee. Since beginning this journey I've retrained my tastebuds in a lot of ways, I can do it here too.

I did not strength train last week, but will try to do it again this week... what can I say, I'm stubborn!

I also might see about trying to vary my running a bit... I need to cover some distance to keep preparing for the half..but I have NOT been doing things like hillwork, etc. Maybe I can try that too.

Other than that, I'm surprisingly cool about this whole thing. I mean, I got pizzed a bit, but I'm over it and I'm going to regroup ... going to track like a maniac.. at least that way at least maybe folks can look at my tracker and suggest some changes. (My tracker has always been public.)

I was even toying with the idea of telling my doctor -- look, I'm doing weight watchers (as he knows) and I've been on a plateau these past few months. I feel like I'm doing all the right things... can you give me a referral to a dietician for a consult or something? I figure it can't hurt to ASK, right?

Other than that, not much new...
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    I would just weigh-in the day before your long run to make sure it's not just weight from running. I've been up as much as 5 pounds by Sunday morning after a long run Saturday. It takes me all week to get back down to where I started for it to jump back up the day after running. Everyone is different. :)
    2257 days ago
    Boo for plateaus! You'll get through it. Keep it up.
    2257 days ago
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    I often weigh more the day after my long run but not usually two days after. Maybe try weighing yourself daily for a week to see how your weight fluctuates. Or you could try to stop weighing for a few weeks. That's what I'm doing since it was driving me a bit nuts. I'll let you know if that was a good or a bad plan after the 25th! Intervals or speedwork would help a lot with your running and possibly your weight loss. I do tempo run sunday (or monday) long run wed and speed on friday, adds variety and has definitely improved my pace :)
    2258 days ago
    My long runs are usually on Sundays... because thats the one day a week I'm guarenteed to be off. (otherwise I'm every other Friday working/off... same with Sat..) --if I work Friday, I'm off Saturday, etc.

    Do you think moving my long run to those days (Fri or Sat) could help?

    This Sunday I got off to a late start and it was in the 80s.. so instead of 10-12 miles I "just" did 2.9... and it was brutal!!
    2258 days ago
    Pooh. I'm sorry to hear about your plateau! I agree, it can't hurt to ask your doctor for some help. Are you weighing yourself the day or two after your longest run for the week, by any chance? I hope your training is going well!
    2258 days ago
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