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Anybody experience this before?

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Sooooo......this might sound odd but stay with me.
I lose more weight when I concentrate on loosing weight.
I track everything. I can see every ounce of food and every step of exercise on my tracker. I do the same thing every variables. Here is the odd part, when super busy with my business and family my weight loss stops. I don't gain, I just stay at one weight. Weeks that I am not so busy and completely focused on my weight loss I drop much more weight.
Is it possible that our minds have the ability to juice metabolism through our thoughts? I seriously believe mine does.
Does anyone know of any studies that have been done on the subject?
Any thoughts on this?
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    All great points BLUE42DOWN.......I am sure there are a few variables that impact my weight when busy vs not. I think it would be a lot easier to get my brain around these differences effecting my weight if they were more substantial I guess. I work from home so my days are fairly static and busy for me basically equates to simply being more distracted than usual. I think more about work stuff than my weight loss. When not busy I am thinking about my weight and keeping myself in the moment.
    The thought of focus and concentration on weight loss is interesting and I think there is something to it. I would love to learn more about it.
    2128 days ago
    Well, two things I can think of.

    One is that the variable is in the things you don't track. For example, if you're more likely to be sitting at a computer for longer hours when you're super busy with your business or sitting and driving a lot when busy with family, but doing household chores and out working in the garden when you're not, your exercise that you track may be the same, but your activity level the rest of the time is different. Other things could be sleep, what you eat (if you swap to easier to prepare meals, different types of food), and even easing up on the workouts because we're more worn down by the busyness (not at 30 minutes on the elliptical are equal).

    The other is that with all the things we don't know fully or understand completely about the mind - body connection, it is entirely possible. Stresses, excitement, worry, all sorts of things cause physiological changes. Some could conceivably affect how metabolically active your body is.
    2128 days ago
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