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Lost a little weight and some non scale victories

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

So I'm only down 0.2 lbs this week. Definitely not as much as I wanted. I will try harder this week. Even better, I've lost 1.5 inches so far. I've also gained 1/4 inch in my thighs. I'm pretty sure that's muscle from running!!

I find that I'm struggling with the eating. I know that when I work out, it puts my calorie range around the high mark of about 1900 calories, I can't eat all that. Then after I log my food in for the day on days that I work out, I sometimes still have a range of between 400-700 calories to go. I find that seeing that number gives me a "free pass" to eat what I want. It's so frustrating because I still want to stay within the range as if I didn't work out. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated :)

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    Great news on the inches down! emoticon
    I too have trouble with the eating. I work out a lot, and have a physical job where I'm on my feet, moving and lifting heavy things 12 + hours a day. I've never been able to eat as much as the tracker recommends. I don't know what to suggest for you to do, but if you figure it out, please share!
    2396 days ago
    Hey! Congrats on both the inches lost and the inches gained! Sounds funny saying that, but building muscle inches is very exciting! I understand EXACLTY what you are saying about that free pass. I combat this by only having healthy foods in my house, that I like. I still have to buy the junkie stuff that my other family members like so there is not a revolution in the kitchen. So instead of buying vinegar and salt potato chips, I'll buy mesquite BBQ. I hate that. And instead of buying cherry chocolate passion ice cream, I'll buy Oreo Cookie, I can't stand that either. No one else in the house knows what I'm doing. They think it was just their turn to get that special thing they have been asking for, that I never buy because it wasn't suited for every member of the household. It's a lot easier to say no, if the bad choice isn't preferable. emoticon

    2396 days ago
    Higher calorie healthy foods are a good suggestion. Maybe you could select an "extra" healthy snack at the beginning of each day, in a serving size, to eat in the evenings to make sure you hit your calorie range but also controlling how much you're eating.
    2396 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/13/2014 8:59:23 PM
    Great job on the inches. Remember (I'm sure you know this) muscle weigh more than fat so as you gain muscle the scale may not reflect that. Good work!

    I sometimes have the same problem. Track what I've eaten, way below my calorie range and then before I know it I'm at or above the top range. I try to eat my three meals and have around 300 to 400 calories per meal and then a snack of around 200 calories. That keeps me in my range which is less than your. Hope this gives you some help.

    2396 days ago
    Sounds like you can find some more calorie-dense healthy foods to have maybe pre or post workout? Do you eat foods with healthy fats like nuts or avocado?
    2396 days ago
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