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What I am realizing

Monday, October 01, 2012

I am realizing that I am eating too much. I think I am eating ok and doing good, but I think I am still eating too much and out of my calorie range. Today I had a salad for lunch and I know I had too much dressing. Too many almond slices on it. I see that now that I am tracking. I am trying to be honest with my food because not being honest is just hurting myself.

Today I had my first gain. And I am not even that far into my journey. I am about 6 weeks in and so far have had losses every week until now. I was so upset. 1.2 pounds gained and now I am off my goal. I should have lost 10 pounds for September, but I didn't. I lost 8. Not enough for me. I am so very bummed.

Training for the half marathon starts tomorrow. I have been walking and working on that everyday for the past two weeks. I did 3.41 miles on Saturday and my ankle really hurt. I made an appointment for Thursday to see the doc to see if there is anything I should be doing. Also to get her advice about run.walks so I know I am doing what she suggests. She is a runner herself so that makes me feel good. I need to go get my feet checked out too for shoes. I know the shoes I have are good, but I wear them all the time and I was reading you shouldn't be doing that. Your running shoes should just be for when you are running/walking. I will be more careful with my next shoes.

So, today starts a new month and a new start to this journey. I vow to track my food and NOT weigh every single day. I am going to try to just weigh on Mondays. I have been, for the past 6 weeks, weighing myself everyday. While it doesn't bother me so much when I am losing, when I gain I feel like i am failing and I don't like that feeling, at all.
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    You have to remember that your body does fluctuate on weight. Focus on your average weight, not your daily weight. I gained 1.2 lbs this past week, too, but I'm not worried about it because I know it is due to the cold I have and TOM due any day. Temporary weight gain could also be from too much salt, not having had a BM (sorry if TMI), drank a lot (and I'm talking about just water, etc., not alcohol) and haven't gotten rid of it yet, etc. I know if I weigh myself first thing in the morning and then again after I go to the bathroom, I will have lost a lb or more! If you are not wearing the same weight in clothes/shoes, that could affect your weight, too.

    Losing 8 lbs in a month is GREAT! You shouldn't lose more than 1-2 lbs per week and 8 lbs is just under 2 lbs per week!
    3221 days ago
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    I need to stop weighing myself every day too! Drives me crazy, does nothing good. I now commit to weighing myself on Monday mornings. Good luck!
    3223 days ago
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