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Onward and downward to week 4

Monday, November 09, 2009

Challenges for this week:
Maintain the first two week's challenges (tracking, water).
Try a new workout.
Add 15% more minutes to your cardio total.
Strength train! do a little something at least 3x this week.

Last week was a write-off all around. I wasn't allowed to run and I was feeling bad for myself. I had four days where I consumed over two thousand calories. That made my average intake 1955/day. Sad. Very sad.

Days in range: 3
Calories consumed: 13,687 (1955 avg)
Calories burned through exercise: 863
Fitness minutes: 108
Water: 1/7 days - HOLY CRAP!!
Fruit & veggies: 5/7 -this I can live with.

Well now I feel even worse. The thing that gets me is, this week was about as opposite as I could get from the prior two weeks where I maintained or gained weight. And yet, I lost a pound. AND I have pms.... weight-loss is so friggin' confusing.
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    OH gosh! I can totally relate on the weight loss confusion! I also ate crazy one week, I went on a binge fest and still ended up losing! Then the week after, worked out like crazy and stayed in range and lost nothing. Sometimes it makes one want to give up but yet we still keep pressing forward!

    3675 days ago
    same thing here! two wks ago, worked out every day and loss 1 1b. This wk. no exercise and ate crazy, 2lbs down.
    3677 days ago
    I'm going to subscribe to your blog. We can cheer each other on as we ramp up our training for February. Thanks for stopping in on my blog today. I like that "back to the barn syndrome". Coming from my farm background, I know exactly what that's all about!

    As for this blog, it's all in the past. A fresh start. What new workout did you try?

    And I have to agree on the weight loss frustration. I'm doing the Calorie Deficit on HTC team, have been doing awesome over the two weeks, and this morning stepped on the scale to the tune of a 1.5 pound GAIN. But giving up is not an option. Gotta Believe!
    3681 days ago
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    Its a new week, you know what you need to do so get out there and run run run!

    Cheers to a better week :)
    3688 days ago
    I don't have any words of "wisdom" to add but I'll just say...

    What KEAKMAN said x1 million.

    And this week's a new week.
    3688 days ago
    Well, I can empathize. Ok, so I was able to exercise/run, but I didn't on Thursday, Friday or Saturday because of scheduling issues, and my food those days was also crazy. The downside for me was that my weight definitely went UP. I agree that weight loss is very confusing and frustrating. However, Keakman is right. We have to focus on the things we do right.

    Now, how are you feeling and are you good to run yet?
    3688 days ago
    I learned a valuable lesson this weekend....instead of focusing on the places where you failed, focus on the places where you succeeded. Tell yourself: Hey, I was restricted from running and it made me feel like crap. Sure, I overate, but I still got in my veggies for the most part. And now I know that if this happens again I need to be prepared for how my brain/heart/spirit is going to take this running ban and adjust.

    You lost weight and even more importantly, you didn't quit! THAT is cause for celebration! emoticon
    3688 days ago
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