Only 100 grams?

Monday, December 17, 2012

Goodmorning sparkers !

I hesitated whether to blog about this. But here I am.
I weighed in with my personal trainer yesterday and I only lost 100 grams. he was not disappointed though because I gained some muscle mass.

Yesterday, I was fine with only loosing 100 grams.
Today I have mixed feelings. I have been upping my calories because they were much too low now I am at around 1000 calories on non work out days. I feel this is alright for now as I do not want to shock my body.

I noticed my energy and mood are much better too. I take more rest and space out my workouts. Once again I seem to be doing all the right things but with so little change on the scale I am worried. Oh well... I'll just be patient I guess, that worked last time.

My other worry is the HOLIDAYS !!! I am going to Madagascar (my country of origin). We eat a lot of rice there, I will be eating with family going to diners and there is NO gym. My aim is not to gain. Loosing would be a miracle. But I am focusing on NOT gaining. I am a little scared. I have never been thrown in this kind of setting since I changed my lifestyle. I pray and hope I'll be fine.

Does anyone have any tips on what to do during the HOLIDAYS?

p.s: I am already looking for a gym and hope to at least go three times a week while there.

Wishing you all the best resolution for the next year and a wonderful end of 2012 sparkpeople.

With love
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    Have a great holiday!

    As for what to do to combat the Holiday eats, just walk, walk, walk and try to eat in moderation!
    2005 days ago
    I'm not adding anything new here but I have to agree. #1 Enjoy your time with your family! Enjoy your food and drinks, just use your head. Move as much as you can. Find fitness opportunities!
    And a loss is a loss...way better than a gain!
    2008 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/18/2012 9:40:29 PM
    Dear all,
    thank you for preparing me for the holidays. I am definetly going to enjoy it. I will print out a bikram yoga routine and bring some ropes, running shoes and resistant bands before my departure. Although I worry, I have a plan for next year. Finally fully join the gym. My bikram yoga subscription is already running until february 2013. Most importantly I cannot wait to show off my weight loss to my family. I posted some pictures on facebook to prepare them. I also pre-typed a letter, but because they have been so understanding and since there have been NO stupid questions.e.g: Are you sick? I ended up just putting the pictures up. I cannot wait to go on holidays, enjoy my new found health and body. I hope you all have a great holiday too.

    Kisses and hugs all around
    2009 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/18/2012 4:59:46 AM
    Take the loss girl, and the win- it's not as easy to gain muscle mass as you think. Don't let your trip home give you a moment to fret, videos and the internet are available, but don't underestimate the power of walking. Take some time to walk and enjoy your probably don't get to see it as often as you want. As for the rice, think moderation and you'll be find! Happy Holidays! emoticon
    2010 days ago
  • OOLALA53
    I have never cut anything out of my eating plan completely so it is much easier to deal with having just about any food, though I eat a lot less of certain foods. I'm lucky that I'm much older and no one tries to push food on me. I have been working on cooperating with my true appetite for three years, so I legitimately don't like feeling too full. When you get like that, it's easier to resist extra food and people insisting you eat because you really don't want the food. You are not just turning it down because you "shouldn't" eat it.

    Do the best you can this year and know that things will be even better next year. emoticon
    2010 days ago
    In my book, a loss is a loss! Good job!

    My recommendation for your holiday vacation? ENJOY IT!

    You don't need a gym- some of my favorite workouts are done at home using HIIT (high intensity interval training) videos off the internet. Jumping jacks, push ups, planks- those will be your best friend when visiting home. Just don't stress too much about losing weight, enjoy your family!

    Hope you have a great week!
    2010 days ago
    Great job on the loss! My only advice for your trip home, is to enjoy your family. If you do gain while you're there, you'll be able to get it off when you come home. Stressing over food and lack of exercise can really put a damper on the festivities. You know how to eat right, make the best choices you can, and try to walk as much as possible. But again, ENJOY YOU FAMILY = )
    2010 days ago
    I was glad to see that you wrote that you would be patient. That is very important in this journey. Your patience will be rewarded.

    As for your trip back home - do as much walking as you possibly can - walking is excellent exercise and doesn't require any special equipment.

    Lastly, be sure to JUST HAVE FUN with your family! That's the most important thing!
    2010 days ago
    first a loss of 100 grams is still a loss and something to be proud of.especially as you are gaining muscle mass which is denser than fat so will slow down weight loss so you should maybe start concentrate more on your nsv and the tape measure as i am sure you will be loosing a gym while you are away i think you should atleast take some resistance bands with you,skipping rope,good pair of walking/running shoes with you for several reasons.a,you might not find a gym.b,if you do it might not be in the near and you might not have the time travel having the resistance bands with you there are loads of strength exercises you can do with them if you are not familar with them you can find videos for them on internet and here by spark.they take little space and you can do them anytime any might even wantto do it in the privacy of your own room as some people might be negative towards you wanting to can always run/walk .you can even start a family walk for in the evenings etc.remembr where there is a will there is a can do this if you want it enough.have a great holiday have fun and be active. emoticon
    2010 days ago
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