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Per usual - no reward for hard work

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

So, this past week I exercised over 5 hours, completed 12.7 miles, stayed within my calorie count and gained two pounds. Love it. This coming week I will attempt to keep my calories about 200 per day less than last week, and attempt to exercise the same amount. We'll see.
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    Thanks for all of the positive feedback. You guys are great! Yes, I know that exercise and calories isn't everything. So I have to be completely honest. Although my cal/fat/carb was in check for the week, I did two things that i wasn't supposed to. I had wheat and soda. I bought this tiny little cheesecake (my reward for working so hard) and each slice was listed at 150 cal, which I had room for in my calorie budget The cheesecake had wheat, which I'm allergic to. Shame on me. When I eat wheat I retain water in the form of edema. Then there's soda. I always retain water when I drink soda. Shame shame shame. So, I was at the top of my calorie range this past week. Without the cheesecake this coming week, I can bring my calories down and I promise to stay out of the sugar and wheat!
    2238 days ago
    Agree with FitFox...many factors involved...remember muscle weighs more than fat've probbaly gained some muscle that you don't see. emoticon emoticon
    2238 days ago
    there are too many other factors involved here.

    where are you in your monthly cycle?

    also - when you ramp up your workouts, you retain fluid for a few days because you are healing after changing it all up.

    thats not weight gain, it's science. it happens to all humans, it isnt the universe withholding your rewards, it's your body reacting in a normal healthy way, which we want right?

    other factors include sodium intake and water weight.

    its not against you, it's with you and all of this is exactly what is supposed to happen.
    2239 days ago
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    Muscle weighs more than fat ? Be sure you're pushing yourself enough when exercising, so your heart rate is becoming slightly elevated ? Also try changing up your exercises and have fun with it! Don't just watch your calorie count- be sure your fat and carb. levels are in check too! Just like me- to many days with pasta of an evening got me last week! Gonna do better myself this week to limit the carbs at nite and focus on more protein and veggies for dinner! Also: Quit stressin'! Stress levels have a lot to do with it too! Just remember you'll get there! Just hang in there and keep at it to win the overall prize! emoticon emoticon
    2239 days ago
  • BARBIE176
    This blog entry sounds so familiar! Good luck on getting the scale to move downward this week! emoticon emoticon
    2239 days ago
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