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Strange Body

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Over the past several years, I've struggled to understand why my body loses, holds and gains weight at different times. I've tried to use science as much as possible to figure it out. I wear my Body Media at times to see how many calories I burn compared to how many I eat. I definitely lose when there is a deficit, but not at the times I expect.
I seem to drop a pound or 2 every two weeks. I try to make my calorie deficit so that I lose 2 pounds a week, but my body says no. Maybe it's because I'm so close to my goal? But I'm so happy that this week, it let go of 2 pounds. Did I follow my diet to a T? No, I got frustrated one day this week and had a "free night." I ate BBQ pork sandwich, snacked and drank wine. The rest of the week I was good. Maybe that shook up my metabolism so that I dropped the weight? Also, another weird thing is that I did not run at all this week. My hip and toe have been sore so I am resting them. I have continued my walks though.
I guess me trying to figure our exactly how my body works is like men trying to figure out women- it's never going to happen :) Well, at least I'm losing now. Two more pounds to my goal weight range (120-125). Today I am 127!!!!!
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  • IRP1114
    Sounds like a pretty normal body to me! Makes perfect since that you lose when you combine both a break which equals less stress and a high calorie day which equals a rebalanced body as far as hormones particularly leptin, levels that usually drop when we stay low calorie too many days. Just a good reminder we need to keep a balanced approach! When we really want to make progress it is hard to listen to the logic of these things. Sometimes simply listening to our bodies is all we have to do!
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