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Tuesday, October 01, 2013


Me again for a quick long overdue checkin!

Still busy busy with baby and everything else :)

I have slowly been getting the pounds off! At one point in the past few weeks I was a tantalizing 2lbs away from the top end of my prepregnancy range!!! How is that???

Buuuut then over two weeks it crept back up. Bummer.

So got assess:
Is it water weight?
Have I not been burning as much as I thought?
Have I been eating more than I need?

Prolly a combo.

Water weight:

Ill just let this ride out, see where I am next week.

Not burning as much as I thought:
My exercise plan has really picked up speed- literally! I am running way faster than I had been and putting in ore mileage, plus the ST has been intense. At the same time I havent been walking as much as before, for a few reasons. First of all, Ive been feeling really lazy after my super intense workouts. I wonder if I should let some workout days be just a tad less intense so I dont feel so burnt out about doing additional movement through the rest of the day. I mean, I feel like all my workouts over the past few weeks have been at level 10- definitely a recipe for burn out. Additionally, my son is walking a ton now (11 months) and he does not enjoy being in his carrier as much, not to mention we got a new carrier that is hard to put on and take off, so I kindof avoid using it...

So all that probably amounts to less walking. I think over the next 2 weeks I will commit to at least one additional twenty minute walk, on top of my hour long workouts, every day. Maybe after two weeks Ill amp up to an additional 40 minutes (broken into 2 two minute walks).

Eating more:
Yes. This. Definitely. I think Ive been falling into the trap of the 'licensing effect.' I've been having these tough workouts, plus my son is eating more of my food, so I end up feeling like I can nibble more here and there, maybe eat 100 or a bit more over my range... Not good, it adds up. Additionally, its just hard to eat at adeficit, no matter how meticulous you are with the quality of your calories. Sometimes you just feel hungry and that sucks. Especially when you are trying to focus on your beautiful baby boy, or some reading you have to do, or getting off an important meal, or getting in a little extra walking ;) But its how you lose weight, with a caloric deficit, and for me, that sometimes means Im hungry and feel crappy. Oh well, Im so close. So Im going to try very very hard to stay in my range 1600-1900 over the next two weeks.

Ok, thanks for the refocus!!
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    Refocusing is so important and now you have a clearer view because you wrote it down. I always feel better when I write down and, for me especially, when I am stuck. Keep up the great work! emoticon
    2475 days ago
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