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I have a Dilemma…

Thursday, September 22, 2011

It’s a good dilemma to have I suppose, although it does leave me feeling a bit sheepish.

So last weekend, I weighed in, recorded that weight, and my measurements. I’ll do the same thing this Sunday to keep consistent. Last weekend, I weighed 229.6. I expected the gain from the family visit and allowing myself to over-indulge far too often on too many not-so-healthy choices.

I weighed this morning, because I’m nosy. I weighed 222.2. Now, we all know it’s not logical for a body to drop 7.4 lbs in just 4 days. At least, not this body, at this stage of my journey.

Why sheepish? I guess because maybe I should have been more patient, waited out the water weight, etc. and so on. Then again, I have been kickin’ big ole bootay this week, hitting the gym three nights in a row so far and sweatin’ my patoot off in a serious manner.

Having said that, I am considering suspending my attendance at the group workout class until AFTER the Girlfriends’ in October. I’m still pretty frustrated with the class and how it's being run, and made some poor decisions about the state of my legs and my muscles, and now because of those poor decisions, my legs are shot. I’m supposed to run 14 this weekend with the Tribe as a last long run before the Half. Fortunately, I have an extra week on the rest of the team (they’re running the Portland Half on Oct. 9, I’m running Girlfriends’ on Oct. 16, one week later) so if this long slow one goes badly, I have a chance to recoup and try again next weekend.

Anyway, there’s always a chance that I could go hog wild and eat back on 5 lbs between now and Sunday. It’s not likely of course, but we just never know, do we? Heh.
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    What a great dilemna. What great honesty and support from people who know you. Thanks for sharing it all here. Hope all goes well with the 'real' weight, the real decision and the legs!

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    3549 days ago
    Yay for you. I agree you should suspend the class if you are frustrated with it, take care of the legs.
    3550 days ago
    So I have never had quite that big of a "sneak peek" coming in that big (but i have had 6) ... the next day.. I was back up at the "average" so don't focuz on the 7 so much... as keep doing what you need to do!

    and also... I agree if you are having issues, and are concerned about the class, skip it!! You and your legs are worth more than a badly ran class!

    3550 days ago
    I think you have to do what your heart says... and dang it! if even half of that 7 lbs is truth you ROCKED IT! Let us know what the outcome is!!! Inquiring minds and all that (nosy women!!!)
    3550 days ago
    Wow! That's quite the dilemma. I think if the running is more important, then it'd be wise to focus on that for a bit, especially til after the big race in Oct. Then all you'd have to do is focus on that and eating well. Not too difficult. I'd love to know what you decide and how the long run goes this weekend. I'm cheering for you!

    3550 days ago
    First of all...CONGRATULATIONS on your sneak peek!!! Every once in a while I'll hop on the scale for a peek, just for a little encouragement to make it through the weekend. Your peek is definitely encouragement!

    As for your workout class...I think you just need to listen to your body, it'll tell you what it needs. If you feel like it's too much on your legs, then perhaps it is. Just listen closely so that you can keep doing those things that you enjoy...injury free!
    3550 days ago
    Congrats! That must have been a wonderful surprise! And I really don't think you're going to give up your plan and risk putting those pounds back on. LOL!
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    It's wonderful to know it was just the sodium, etc. and getting back on plan helped. I'm so happy for you.

    Make sure to listen to your legs so you don't get sidelined. I can't wait to hear about your running progress!
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    3551 days ago
    LOL! I'm so happy to know that I'm not the only "nosy" one who sneaks peeks every now and then!

    Sorry to hear about your class. Taking a break might not be so bad. It'll be good to reduce the stress/frustrations with it and give your legs a break. Take care of those babies. They're going to carry you to the finish in that half!

    Have fun with the Tribe! Can't wait to hear all about Girlfriends'.
    3551 days ago
    yup, sodium bomb happened and you're recovering.

    however imagine my eyes doing all sorts of contortions (narrowed eyes, furrowed eyes, eye rolling, etc.) about you go hog wild between now and Sunday. NOPE, not gonna happen. :)
    3551 days ago
    psst... serves you right for sneakin' LOL (I'm kidding)

    Seriously though, think about how you ate while the visit was going on... bet lots of sodium in there (fair food for one!) and now you are on track with good food, and water, etc. Wouldn't be surprised if the "dip" on the scale (no, not YOU LOL, the weight LOL) stuck around ...

    Candy, you inspire me. You are so honest and upfront with your program/journey and do so with a great big healthy dose of reality balanced with a great sense of humor. You are going to be just fine!

    Can't wait to hear about the runs, (umm that didn't come out right lol) and if the weight drop sticks.

    ~Irish (aka The Incredible Shrinking Mom)

    3551 days ago
    I sneek on the scale to but never saw that much of a drop. Wouldn't it be awesome if it stuck. Take care of those legs.
    3551 days ago
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