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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

I came home from weeks of travel and decided to face the music. I have gained back 10 of the 20 pounds I had lost.

I had no choice but to kick it into higher gear. Last week, I exercised 5 days out of 7, including both cardio and strength training. I cooked my own food and ate mostly healthy all week. (Eating wasn't perfect, but it rarely is for me.) I was pretty on top of my game, minus that bag of potato chips.

So of course on Sunday when I weighed in I had GAINED another two pounds.

WTF, body? WTF?

I have chosen not to acknowledge that gain. I also have some hormonal issues going on and so I'm going to continue with my good habits for another week and try the scale again next Sunday.

It was a blip. I will not let it get me down. It was hormones combined with a momentary 'what the hell are you doing' body reaction combined with the fact that I weighed in on Sunday morning after a girls' night in complete with several glasses of wine and mindless snacking on Saturday night.

This week I've already exercised twice, and again have home cooked and healthy food to sustain me. This week my body will catch up with my brain's plan. We do this every time. I stop exercising, I gain weight, I start exercising again, my body freaks out for a few weeks.

It was a blip. I will not let it get me down.
It was a blip. I will not let it get me down.
It was a blip. I will not let it get me down.
It was a blip. I will not let it get me down.
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    You know what? I used to have to talk myself down off the scaffolding every other weigh in. But I told myself it was a blip, it was water weight, it wasn't true. And as it turns out, most of the time, it was a blip, it was water weight, it was a scale lie. The 10 pounds may be real but the 2 pounds is likely a lie. Don't let it get you down. emoticon
    2253 days ago
    I try not to weigh in more than once a month. I can go up or down 4-5 pounds based on time of month, time of day, how much water I have had, how much salt I have had, etc. I prefer to look at the big picture.

    You know exactly how to lose weight, and you are doing all of the things you need to do; it will happen.
    2253 days ago
    It generally takes my body a month or more to get with the game plan. Which is a real bummer.

    You've done this before, you know how it works, you got it all under control :)
    2253 days ago
    I often 'ignore' when the scale didn't go down... I'm great at that! But you bet'cha, I record when it finally gets back to reality! ;)

    I refuse to acknowledge a gain... for that makes it real!!!
    (altho', then you get the pleasure of achieving a pound lost again LOL)
    I like to think if I ignore it, I know it's going to go away again soon, no need to dwell on it!

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    2253 days ago
    It's actually pretty common to gain a bit of weight when starting again from scratch as the muscles realise "oh, you're serious about this?"... usually it falls off again within a couple of weeks, with more losses to go!
    2253 days ago
    2253 days ago
    emoticon emoticon You will beat this, and remember Never Give Up or In! emoticon emoticon emoticon And if you want lets go for a walk emoticon me & emoticon you! emoticon
    2253 days ago
    Great mindset, lady. It's most likely your body just re-adjusting, and/or hormones. There's almost always one weigh-in a month where my body decides to revolt and gain 2ish pounds. Wah wah! YOu got this!
    2253 days ago
  • STEPHANIE302013
    keep up the good work - a blip is noting in the long road!
    2253 days ago
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