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jo2love posted 7/21/2013 09:46 AM

Down .7 lbs.

Myname posted 7/21/2013 17:41 PM

For some reason my body fat % has been going up the last few weeks. 3 weeks ago SO came to town and I got off my diet a little and didn't exercise for a week. But for the last two weeks I've cut calories, increased my cardio and I'm still gaining fat. I'm very frustrated. I just don't understand why. Nothing has really changed.

jo2love posted 7/21/2013 18:38 PM

You are very dedicated to exercise and your work itself is a workout. Could your body be telling you it needs a little higher of a fat % to work properly? I'm not really sure.

[This message edited by SI Staff at 6:38 PM, July 21st (Sunday)]

Crumbled324 posted 7/21/2013 19:32 PM

Hey gang. Been a while since I posted here, so I start with an up 2.4 this week.

Been yoyoing in the weeks between this weigh in and the last one I posted.

Work has been hectic with a job shift and we have been fighting with our new mortgage companyabout a payment they lost... so I'm not so much stress eating as I am just off plan.

Exercise has been nil. Still attending WW weekly but I'm not clicking with the new 360 plan.

When my 6 yo DD asked how I did at my "Skinny Dr." Meetin this week I told her I was up. "You GOT weight? You should eat more salads." Was her reply. Lol

jo2love posted 7/21/2013 19:35 PM

Skinny Dr." Meetin

Too cute.

Myname posted 7/21/2013 19:40 PM

Jo2love, I'm almost wondering if I'm not eating enough carbs. I'm already eating fairly low carb and I cut my carbs a little more recently. That combined with cutting calories may be killing my metabolism.

[This message edited by Myname at 7:41 PM, July 21st (Sunday)]

jo2love posted 7/21/2013 22:09 PM

Myname, Sounds like that might be it. Maybe try more carbs for a few days?

I could eat bread all day.

nowiknow23 posted 7/24/2013 16:58 PM

On the road for work this week and next. I've been doing really well with the eating, thanks to an awesomely balanced and healthy complimentary breakfast bar at the hotel. Walking back and forth to the office each day, although it isn't terribly far, and have been too busy to suss out the vending machines, so no late night snacking either.

Hoping to see a bit of a payoff when I finally get back home to my ahole scale.

persevere posted 7/24/2013 20:18 PM

I have been MIA in here for quite a while, but I did start up with a kettlebell gym about 8 weeks ago with a groupon and absolutely love it!

It is a GREAT overall body workout and kicks my ass every time!

I'm going to school two nights a week right now after work so I've only been able to work out 2-3 times per week (usu two are kettlebell, one is a run).

I haven't lost much, about 3-5 pounds, but I haven't changed my eating much, and my clothes are starting to fit better and I'm feeling stronger, so something is happening!

Just started the second summer session at school, but as soon as that is over I plan on hitting the kettlebell workouts 3-4 times per week. It really is an amazing work out. (Similar to crossfit)

[This message edited by persevere at 8:20 PM, July 24th (Wednesday)]

nowiknow23 posted 7/24/2013 20:43 PM

WTG persevere!

jo2love posted 7/25/2013 12:30 PM

Nik, I bet all that walking will pay off and kudos for passing up the vending machines.

That's terrific, Perserve!

ajsmom posted 7/25/2013 12:40 PM

Well...up a lot this past Sunday - 2.6 - thanks in part to a crazy weekend prior to weigh-in.

Well, mostly Saturday for sure while at a picnic. It takes nothing for me to gain water weight, and thanks to some ultra salty foods, BAM!

Argh. I basically wiped out my great summer of somewhat steady losing.

I too am doing ridiculous high level workouts and once again think that I need to revisit what I'm eating to ensure I'm getting enough of what the body needs to rid the fat and not store it.

I guess my Mushroom Swiss burger, fries and some beers at a baseball game last night won't help.

I went into this knowing summer would be the killer for me. Most of my GTG's are on the weekends and I weigh in on Sunday mornings, so there is zero recovery/correction time.

Just have to pay the piper, I guess.

nowiknow23 posted 7/27/2013 09:34 AM

Back from my trip and down 3.2 lbs.

36.5 to go, but I leave for San Francisco tomorrow, and I have lots of social plans on the schedule. Fortunately, the hotel has a fitness center, so I'm committing myself to hitting the machines every morning. Fingers crossed!

Myname posted 7/28/2013 19:19 PM

Good job NIK!
I don't go to a lot of social functions, usually just my parents house, but I know it's tough to stay within your diet and not be rude. Try to keep your portion sizes down and don't lose sight of your goal. Always remember why you are putting dietary restrictions on yourself and why you are exercising.

This week my body fat % is down 1%, which is about the most I can realistically expect it to move in a week. I've kept my calorie intake down on my days I don't work and eat more when I do work so I keep my energy levels up. I am making sure I'm eating enough in the way of carbs too this week.

I have to admit, I skipped my cardio workout yesterday. I just didn't feel like doing it. I'm about to do a cardio right now though and plan on working out Monday, Tuesday and Saturday this week. I work long hours Wednesday-Friday so I usually skip workouts then. It's just too much after a 12 hour day.

Crumbled324 posted 7/29/2013 11:19 AM

Checking in... down 2 lbs this week.

PhantomLimb posted 7/29/2013 18:14 PM

Hi, everyone!

I'll admit off the top that I haven't read through all of the comments on this thread-- but I have a quick weight question.

Before DDay I was about 135lbs and a size 4/6. After DDays#1 and 2, I went down to about 120lbs and a size 0. I've since put on about 5lbs and the size 0 jeans are getting tight, so I'm back on a path to getting healthy. I'm also slowly integrating exercise back into my life (although so far I've found that challenging).

I've noticed that since I've started to regain weight, a lot of it is in my stomach. I was always pear-shaped, so this is odd for me.

Does anyone know if weight loss due to stress tends to cause your body to go through significant changes as you begin regaining?

[This message edited by PhantomLimb at 6:15 PM, July 29th (Monday)]

GabyBaby posted 7/31/2013 12:01 PM

Is it bad that I'm SOOO sick of the scale that I'm considering "self-surgery"?
If I chop off half of each boob, I'd likely drop 15lbs instantly- and still have plenty of boobage to spare!
Grrrrrrrrr...I've had absolutely no weight loss in the last two weeks, despite increasing workouts and logging every bite that does into my mouth.

@Phantom, I definitely noticed changes when I stress out. Unfortunately, I tend to gain not lose. If it were the other way around, I'd be a stick figure by now.

[This message edited by GabyBaby at 12:02 PM, July 31st (Wednesday)]

jo2love posted 7/31/2013 13:03 PM

It doesn't surprise me that the scale has not moved. I fell in love. Sigh. I miss that dreamy, yummy box of snicker ice cream bars, but now that they are gone, I'm not buying more.

Myname posted 7/31/2013 19:32 PM

Stick with it Gabybaby. The body doesn't like change so even when you cut calories and increase exercise the body will try and remain the same size and weight until it has no other choice but to start burning fat for energy. Stay committed and keep your end goal in mind when the yummy unhealthy things start calling you.

GabyBaby posted 7/31/2013 20:37 PM

Thanks Myname!
I have no real choice but to stick with it. The other alternative is to keep slowly but steadily gaining weight and that is NOT an option.

nowiknow23 posted 7/31/2013 21:10 PM

Jo - I'm glad you're cutting that "creep" out of your life.

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