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Week 4 weight gain?!?!

Sunday, December 23, 2012

I need to refocus and look critically at what I've been doing because the scale moved up one lb. this week. emoticon

I'm pretty upset because I've been putting a LOT of effort in. So here's my ideas of what may be wrong:
1. I've been eating too much cheese. I track it all and have been eating in range for the most part but I should be snacking on veggies, not brie. Its better if I keep it as a more occasional and special treat anyway.
2. I have been drinking WAY too much on the weekends. I'm planning on giving up booze entirely for one month in January. My mom and husband are also participating. I like to do that occasionally because I think I drink more out of habit a lot of times and its good to get away form that.
3. My workouts are getting too easy. At the gym I get lazy about looking up new exercises to try and just do the same old routines I'm used to. My body is not getting the confusion it needs. I just need to keep mixing it up constantly.
4. I am seemingly unable to get 8 hours of sleep every night. I HAVE to make it a priority so I have the energy to push myself when I'm skating and working out.

And now to stay on track for my long term goal I'll need to lose 2 lbs this week with X-mas right there in the middle. My plan to stay on track is to eat just small samples of all the rich and delicious foods we'll be having on X-mas, and load up my plate with the veggie based side dishes. I will also make sure to workout every day this week no matter what. Even if its only 10 minutes.

Ultimately, I'm not beating myself up but I do need to stay accountable to myself and what I'm trying to accomplish here.
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    Sounds like you have a solid plan to get through the holiday week relatively unscathed which is great and more than I can say for myself. Heh. Oops!

    Hope you had a good Christmas! Good luck with your goals for the week! :)
    2305 days ago
    Hopefully you can figure out the culprit soon!!
    2307 days ago
    It was the alcohol, without a doubt. If you reduce or skip it, the pounds will come right off, you may even see a 3 pound loss.
    2307 days ago
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