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!?#@(& - Gained 4 pounds!

Monday, April 30, 2012

This morning I weighed in after a three day mini-vacation and found that I am up by 3.5 pounds since Friday morning and up by more than four pounds in the last week.

I know why this happened. I exceeded my calorie limit for 5 of the last 7 days and I have not exercised in the last three days.

I am upset because I work so hard to lose even 1/2 a pound. Allowing myself to let that effort be erased by a few days of "relaxation" is not worth it.

When I think about how I got to this point, I attribute several things: I met a major goal in getting off my last blood pressure med. Becoming lax about my exercise and food plans is my old self sabotage behavior.

Also for the last several weeks, most of the people in my weight loss group have reported that they have been gaining weight or at the very least, not continuing to lose weight. The first couple of meetings when they talked like this, I just felt virtuous and a bit surprized that they were not staying on program. Then, regressing to my former unhealthy thought patterns, I slipped into an "its okay" mentality.

So I will not dwell in failure. This is a learning experience. My body needs 1200-1400 calories a day and at least 60-90 minutes of cardio and strength training a day.

I am determined to get back to what works.
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    I love your determination. You are in charge of those pounds they are not in charge...go girl run them off...I have a funny picture in mind of all of us cheering you on as you run those pesty pounds off. emoticon emoticon
    2241 days ago
    Good luck with your "come back".
    2242 days ago
    Another "ah ha" moment! I love that you know exactly what you need to do to stay healthy...I'm also glad to hear your not beating yourself up over it. Stuff happens, vacations are reason to "celebrate" a bit but we have to remain vigilant! You'll take that off when your back to your normal routine. And isn't it nice that we now have a "healthy routine" that we know we need to stick with....I love it, it works, it's changed me completely and for the first time in years and years I feel GREAT! We know it, back at it woman!
    2242 days ago
    Great attitude. It is definitely a learning experience. As long as we take heed, we can turn things right around.

    Also, there's probably a good chance if you ate well over that you also had more sodium than usual - and some of what you're seeing is water weight that will slip back off just as quickly as you return to what works.

    2242 days ago
    Huzzah! Love your determination! You'll do 'er!
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