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Feeling like a bloated sow.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

I weighed on Friday morning. I was 139. Not that bad, but compared to 7 months ago it's significant and I feel every single pound. Especially this evening. My gut is bloated, my legs feel fat and when I sit my belly just hangs out.

I keep telling myself "today I'll really watch it and stay away from rice, corn tortillas and ice cream. But then I'll go out for an hour and a half run up the side of the mountain, and think I deserve a treat! That sort of thinking must be killing my efforts. I'm mega active every single day. We even climbed a 14ner last week! It was a 9.4 hour hike carrying a 20 lb backpack!

There is another problem that I noticed right away. I had to double my Blood pressure medicine when we moved up here. The minute I did that my metabolism slowed down to a crawl. THis made me realize that when I halved the medicine last year was at the same time when I started to lose weight effectively.

I'm pretty bummed out tonight, but I also started to do strength training again with my aerobic stuff. Hopefully I can kick start the metabolism again.
I do switch up the aerobic stuff quite a bit throughout the week, so I know I'm keeping my body guessing.

I'm going to start tracking my calories to see what the heck is going on.

I told hubby tonight that I probably need an 8 week detox from certain foods. I thought I was doing well, but I feel so bloated.
My clothes are very very snug and I don't look or feel the way I want to.

I need help!

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    You're one of the lucky ones - you've experienced what works and what doesn't for your body. That's a great stepping stone to working back to where you want to be
    2180 days ago
    Thank you everyone for the encouragement!
    2182 days ago
    You'll get back. I did the same thing - changed to eating more low carb and paleo type. It took about 6 weeks but when I did eat some processed carbs I felt sick. Carbs put on weight but if you can cut back on them it will help. I don't feel bloated anymore either.
    2182 days ago
  • BIGT_56
    Wow, now that is some kind of exercising!
    I do the same thing with the eating. I go for a 20 or 30 mile bike ride and feel I "deserve" a treat. It makes me so mad to think what I would have lost if I hadn't been so stupid.
    I am trying to get a handle on my eating too. I am on day 3 of a refined flour and sugar "detox". I am doing pretty good, but I am craving something sweet with my coffee really bad.
    Hope you can find the thing that works for you. I have found when I track faithfully, I do so much better. Hope it helps you figure out what is going on.

    2182 days ago
  • GLC2009
    that sucks that with all that exercise you still have to watch what you eat. it's just not fair.
    but, glad to see you back here on spark emoticon
    2183 days ago
    I know how you feel about the bloated issue! I gained back just six pounds and feel that way. I have had to kick myself to get started again, but already in the last two days I feel better about myself again. Hopefully the tracking will help you figure out what's going on, and you'll be back to feeling and looking great in no time.
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    2183 days ago
    Good luck with the tracking.
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    2183 days ago
    I sympathize with you as I am struggling with the same issues... I hope you find the right balance to make it work for you! emoticon
    2184 days ago
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