So proud and bummed at the same time...

Sunday, February 28, 2010

This is really more of a vent, than a blog, but I figured it couldn't hurt to put it out there.

I've joined a RI effort to improve fitness, it's called "Shape Up RI" and it logs your daily steps, exercise minutes and weight loss. It's somehow motivated me to get back on track. I had gained about 7 pounds since Christmas. Okay, so this new motivation, coupled with my goal of running a 10k this year - I've been running my tail off. In the past there weeks, I've run 63.72 miles. That's so much more than I've ever done before. So I'm souped. I was scheduled to run 5 miles today -- I stopped at 6.2, but could've kept going. I virtually ran my first 10K! I can't believe it. I've doubled my distance in the course of a month and finished the run strong.

So, here's the vent. I HAVE NOT LOST ANY WEIGHT?!? How can you run 20 miles per week and literally not drop a pound?! Are you crazy?! This is not deterring me from running, but it's a bummer none the less. Oh, and please don't tell me muscle weighs more than fat. I'm pretty sure that's not my problem. :)

Ha! What a whiner. Thanks for listening!
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    Oh, my dear, I hear you. I didn't lose any weight even training for my half! It is SO frustrating. People kept saying "You're building muscle." I would get so MAD when they said that. I want to look better. I want to be SMALLER! Maybe you do need ot be eating more. I know this was a while ago, so maybe you've figured it out. I just want you to know that I understand your frustration!!
    3884 days ago
  • AWOLF24
    That sucks. Well, the running is GREAT but I know that must be so frustrating! Hope the weight loss kicks in for you. Maybe you do need to kick up your calories to compensate.
    3918 days ago
  • SASSYP24
    Isn't it so frustrating sometimes?!?! I have one thought...I increased my workouts a few weeks back and saw an alert at the bottom of "My Fitness" page saying I needed to update my settings because I had exceeded my exercise goals by so much. Turns out I needed to increase my calories by about 200 per day to fuel the added workouts. Try to see if your settings are set for the huge amount of exercise you're doing. Maybe you're not eating enough!
    3920 days ago
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