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Day 239: Take a good, hard look

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Well, guys, last night's weigh-in was as crappy as I expected.

After one month away from the Club I've maintained. Yep. No loss. No gain. Just sat flat.

I'm going to take one second to complain. I don't understand how I can not lose any weight when I literally track everything that goes into my mouth 12 out of 14 days a week. I read labels. I consider what I have budgeted. I keep within my ranges. More than that, if the BodyMedia armband is to be believed I burn, on average, 2500 calories a day. Even if I eat 2000 calories a day that's STILL a deficit (and I'm not eating 2000)...


I did get a fantastic piece of thought last night.

I already know what I need to do in order to be successful.

In fact, I already have mealplans.

I think it also comes down to getting more -daily- activity minutes. Maybe 90 minutes in one day isn't enough to make up for fifteen on another? So, the plan is two-fold.

First, I'm going to look at my three most successful weeks during the first six months and I'm going to 1) make a shopping guide out of them and 2) see what my minutes were. I was doing less in terms of distance then; but, I was also doing more in terms of days. So, this will give me a target. It may turn out that I just have to do short runs every single day of the week with a long day on the weekends to keep my mileage up.

I'll let you guys know what my plans are :)

Alright, time to get some real work done.

Hope you guys have had a better month than I have!
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    The other side of it is that you did not gain.
    Sounds like you're doing a lot of things right. The only thing to work on now is... Patience! :)
    1956 days ago
    Your determination is so inspiring. Don't get discouraged by minor plateau! It's your long term body testing you to see if you really want this and what you will do to maintain it. Great success is in your future! I am your number 1 fan and can't wait to get the updates.

    Nite nite
    1956 days ago
    Everyone hit plateaus especially when you have less to lose. Glad you are still tweaking things and are really motivated to succeed. emoticon
    1957 days ago
    That sounds like a really good idea! I should go back and look at what my first two month's food was like. I know I am doing a lot more, activity-wise now than I was then, so there's not much I can change there. (I can start a second round of P90X.. noooo! The soreness!... I probably should... -..- )

    I think food-wise, though, there's probably a lot I can take from my mealplans those days. Heck, I was able to look back 3 years and see what I was eating then when I fell off the wagon! Some of those days were good, and others were hilarious, because I was tracking all sorts of stuff I'd NEVER eat now. :X

    Edit: I was also going to mention: If you still have trouble after that, it may be time to play with your macronutrient ratios! IE: If you're currently doing about 40% protein, 40% carbs, 20% fat, it might be time to try to bump protein up to 50%, carbs down to 30%, etc. It all depends on whether your body has a hard time letting go of things like bread, or if your downfall is eating thick slabs of fat on steaks, or whatever :P
    1957 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/13/2013 11:56:15 AM
    Sorry you are disappointed with your weigh in. Just remember it's just a number, and it only reflects your weight at a certain time and place, not the effort you are putting into your healthy lifestyle! It sounds like you are doing everything right!

    Keep up the great work!

    1957 days ago
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