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3 pound gain what am I doing wrong???

Saturday, November 23, 2013

What am I doing wrong beside sodium being OUT OF CONTROL! I think it was week three I advanced to the Leslie Sansone's three mile walk . I just advanced to 8 pound weights for strength training and one to two days a week I do a 5 mile Leslie Sansone walk. I finally started doing yoga once a week last week. Also my legs and public transportation are how I get were I am going so I can walk any where between a half a mile up to two miles a day in short increments . My protein averages 80 grams daily. I drink 8 plus glasses of water a day. I sleep 8 hours plus a night with the exception of 2 nights this week that I only slept 6 due to pain.

week 0 I averaged calorie intake 1634 per week (pre-challenge/practice week) ;SODIUM 2609 ; weekly calories averaged burn 1131 1 pound lost
week 1 averaged 1569 calories per week; averaged calorie burn 1089 3 pounds lost
week 2 averaged calorie intake 1492 calories per week;average calorie burn 1142 3 pounds lost
week 3 averaged calorie intake 2008 calories per week; average weekly calorie burn 1187 2 pounds lost ****I had my first period in 7 months**** perimenopause
week 4 average calorie intake 1794; SODIUM 3634; average weekly calorie burn 665 1 pound lost during this week I actually got on the scale of couple of different time at one point I gained 9 pounds lost 5 gained a couple ....
week 5 averaged calorie intake 1179 carbs drop average of 100 ;SODIUM 3024; average calories burned 863 0 pounds lost did the lose gain lose gain again and balance at a 0 loss on Friday night
week 6 averaged calorie intake 1675; carbs continue to be low 100's ; SODIUM 3331; average calories burned 1609 gained 3 pounds grrr
*get the sodium within normal limits
* get carbs within normal limits, which proves to be a little challenge as I need to limit grains due to the abdominal pain they seem to cause I eat a lot of fruits and veggies already flax seed?
* I don't know what to do work out more work out less eat more eat less? if it was just one bad week but three in a row. I did start new a new medication 2 weeks ago Topamax its supposed to be a preventative for migraines with a side effect of decreased appetite and weight loss lol.

I feel like I've really let my challenge team mates down sorry.

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    Sounds like a good plan to see why the weight is going up - might be water or perhaps muscle instead of fat?
    Could be a good thing?
    2696 days ago
  • AUNTB63
    This journey can be so frustrating at times. We have all been there. For me sodium is a big problem. And lately sugar seems to be creeping back into my life....I plan on going back to my basics. We can't overthink what is going on, but we can see what we are doing and tweak our plans. I wouldn't change my workouts, but watch my sodium and see what happens.
    2697 days ago
    I know personally, I need to add in some weight/strength training. I read that we increase our metabolism as we add muscle mass. You seem to have several variables: new medication, hormonal changes, pain that affects sleep, maybe some stress along with the your concern about the slowed weight loss... I suppose its hard to know which variable we need to tweak.

    I also like what SEEKNG_RIDERS10 wrote: "trust the process." If we are doing the things we are supposed to be doing, maybe our body just needs a few weeks to adjust and then it will release some more pounds. :)

    Hang in there! --Angie
    2697 days ago
  • no profile photo CD14184516
    I don't know what your numbers are supposed to be but if you're doing everything right...then I can only say, be patient ( I know...) and trust the process.

    at least you have a great sense of humor with the new prescription side it!!!

    have a good evening, watch that sodium and keep pushing....not all progress is visible. you're doing great! emoticon emoticon
    2698 days ago
    The week I averaged a larger amount of calories eaten I lost more weight than the week with the least amount of calories eaten. I had few calories and burned 3x more with my workouts this week and gained weight when I lost in other weeks. I wish I would have kept my old profile so I could see what I was doing then.
    2698 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/23/2013 10:13:40 PM
    I could not lose weight on that many calories.
    2698 days ago
    Much success to you!
    2698 days ago
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