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All I want to be is dense

Friday, April 23, 2010

I don't really care if I weigh 400 pounds, as long as I get back into a size 12!

After loosing 22 pounds since Dec 29, this is where I am at the moment...

The Bad News: I have weighed between 207 and 210 for the last two weeks even though I am exercising three times a day and eating around 1,500 cals a day. I have been "stepping it up" but alas, I have stalled at one spot on the scales. I've added a pedometer to my outfit and am logging 10,000+ everyday. I ride my bike to work where I walk up 16 flights of stairs over a work day. I walk an hour with my guy and do push-ups & squats with the wii. This is all very well, but seriously, exercising is very out of character for me, it'd be nice to loose a pound or two.

The Good News: Despite this, I am loosing inches. Well, at least I think I am loosing inches. I really should measure myself someday. I am wearing clothes that haven't fit in a very long time. Clothes that fit back when I weighed 180 pounds, not 207.

So all I can figure is I am getting denser but not any lighter - I know I should be really happy that I am wearing some of my skinnier clothing but really, I would like to see a number UNDER 200 when I weigh myself. Even 199, I am not that picky.
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    The scale is really a very poor tool for measuring progress, most especially when you work out.

    When I started my program at 210, I promptly gained 2 pounds the first week. emoticon I was in shock BUT I just kept on and soon the scale started moving in the right direction.

    If smaller clothes are now fitting you, then I'd say you are doing something right.

    But I agree, it's great to get below 200!! emoticon

    4036 days ago
    I have had the same problem, exercizing and not losing. I was running about 20 to 25 miles a week. My nutritionist, who is also a runner, told me to back off the running when trying to lose weight. I did and I lost about 10 pounds. She said it is because your body will try to hold on to everything it can while you are in training. Talk to a nutritionist to make sure that I haven't passed along bad info. Everyone is different.

    4037 days ago
    Hey, as long as you are losing inches, then some kind of good exchange is going on in there - and muscle is more dense than fat! It'll tip the scale in the right direction soon.

    Keep up the good work - you can do this!

    4037 days ago
    Don't worry about you weight so much! Everyone plateaus from time to time! It may suck to not see the scale move, but I bet that you really are losing inches . . . measure yourself! In my opinion it is better to have more than one indication of success, so that we don't pin all of our hopes on one!

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    4037 days ago
    You really should measure yourself. You might be surprised with how many inches you lost. Before last night, the last time I measured myself was in December. Apparently, I have lost 4 inches on my waist. Boy was I surprised! Measure yourself and keep up the great work!!!
    4037 days ago
    Hang in there. You are doing very well. Stay off the scale for a while. The scale is NOT your friend right now....and could lead to discouragement. FEEL your progress via your CLOTHES. I know I do...and it really means more to me than what the scale says!
    4037 days ago
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