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Thursday, February 07, 2008

My body is so weird. Just when I think I am on the right track, I have a setback. At my 2nd Kmart weigh in I had lost 2 1/2 lbs. and was very happy. I continued on with what I thought was working for me--eating more veggies, staying away from sweets and excercising more. Well, for some odd reason I have gained it all back PLUS 1/2 lb.
Someone metioned to me that perhaps I was not eating enough calories and my body went into starvation mode with all the exercise I have been doing. It is so hard for me to wrap my brain around that. I mean, all my life I've been told and have read that you need to DECREASE calories to lose weight. Now, I'm reading more of the opposite. What is true?
Sometimes it is so hard to tell fact from fiction. It can be mind draining trying to figure it all out.
Anyway, I've decided to try increasing my calorie intake and see what happens.
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    The first week I was following my healthy eating and strength training plan I was excited because I dropped a couple of pounds right away then for the next 2 weeks I put on 6 pounds so I was 4 pounds more than when I started. I was feeling a little discouraged until I put on a pair of pants I wear to work and found out that they were getting loose on me!!!

    I had lost inches instead of weight ... so I decided it must be what I've always heard ... muscle weighs more that fat! Since then my weight loss has been slow ... but I am losing ... not gaining. I've managed to lose 14 pounds. Another thought I had ... I didn't gain my usual 20-25 pounds during Jan-March! So by my math (which has a lot of gray areas) I'm actually a head of the game by about 35/40 pounds! Most summers I spend losing the winter gain ... this summer everything I lose will be a BONUS!!!

    Hang in there ... just keep plugging away. Try to keep balance in you diet ... not just during the entire day, but at each meal. Your body works off of what you put in it ... the better balanced it is the better it can function. If you don't track your food, try that for a couple weeks ... it will keep you on track, and will show you where your biggest weaknesses are.

    Good luck!

    Co-leader of the Erie Sparkers
    3608 days ago
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