I just don't get it!

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Ok, so I watch biggest loser and I know that weight loss is as simple as calories in/calories out. Well, I am just not so sure about that. I have been working by buns off. I work out nearly every day. Our training plan has two days off a week, but I usually go and walk around the neighborhood on those days. Every day I eat oatmeal for breakfast, brown rice and chicken with broccoli for lunch and what ever my family is having for dinner. I do not track my calories religiously, but I am always conscious of portion and calorie count. This week I got on the scale and damn if I didn't gain 2 freaking pounds! I got the body type diet book and maybe it is not as simple as calories in calories out. Maybe it should be proper calories in calories out. I sure hope so, because it is going to really suck to be 280lbs trying to do the ironman CDA 2015!
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    I started weight training in September and didn't see the scale budge until three weeks ago. But I did measure myself, and those numbers changed!

    I think we have to build up muscle for a while before it really starts burning the fat for you.

    Keep doing what you're doing, and you will see results!
    3789 days ago
    Thanks for your kind words today. While exercise and me have this love/hate relationship (mostly hate), I have a friend who exercises a little too diligently and actually began losing weight when she increased her caloric intake. I'll figure my love relationship with food will always have to be in "check" to some extent. I have found it a whole lot easier now to grab a veggie or fruit to satisfy a hunger, where as my trigger foods (fresh bread or salty crackers) have a very small place in my home these days. I praise God that I have time now to be able to cook most of my meals (and eat out), where the prepackaged has some very unusual ingredients. Have a great week!
    3789 days ago
    You have to be patient. As my husband reminds me often I didn't get this way over night. Also have you made sure you are eating enough calories?? If you are exercising a lot you might need to up your calories. emoticon
    3789 days ago
    If you have just started with this program and exercise you may be turning fat into muscle which weighs more. Hope you are measuring yourself because you may find you have dropped in inches.

    Jane on Guam
    3789 days ago
    Please be patient. Our bodies naturally go up or down on what seems like a whim to us, but the intricacies of our wonderfully created bodies have another story to tell. Then there's the foods that have hidden salt, where water weight/water retention becomes a factor. Sometimes, our metabolism simply gets crushed, making weight loss that much more difficult. Sometimes our bodies just need to play catch up. Our bodies love diversity: all sorts of different foods (various colors and nutrients), varying speeds during our workouts, etc. Perhaps a little shake up will give your metabolism the boost it needs. Eventually, other measurements and the weight will come off. The lesson of patience is a difficult one and like any good test . . . if we don't pass it, I like to think we get it again and again until we get it right. (Feel free to delete this message if it sounds to much like preaching). May 2011 be your year of greatly improved health. -- Evelyn
    3790 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/2/2011 11:16:16 PM
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