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no lbs lost but inches

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Been keeping up with my swimming and can tell my body is firming up; much less jiggle. lol

Haven't lost anymore weight but I lost a half inch on my waist , which makes me very happy.
I didn't do any other beginning measurements but I'm sure my thighs and arms are firming up as well.

Found I reallllly have to cut back on calories before the scale will move. But when I swim for 40 min., then work in the garden for about an hour - I get too hungry to not eat more.

I know you're not supposed to cut back too much on what you eat or your body goes into "starvation mode" but if I don't I only maintain my weight and not lose.

But if I'm honest I reallly crave carbs if I cut back on them. Like and intense gnawing that drives in crazy - especially in the evening. Try not scratching poison ivy-- it's like that!

I still have to do some figurin' to see what works for me ; what is enough to keep me fueled to maintain activity, and what is too much.

For now.... I'm feeling good about my body toning , energy level and positive outlook (most of the time).

Thanks for reading and keep up the good spark!
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    You are doing great. That exercise makes your body so much better in every way. I am glad that I have been able to get back into it, but must take it slowly and build up my stamina.

    Thanks for your lovely words and understanding on my blog. It is wonderful that someone else actually understands me.

    I will continue to do what I can do, and to fight against the feelings of inadequacy, because the alternative is unacceptable.

    God Bless and have a great rest of the weekend.
    1947 days ago
    Good job losing those inches! That's what it's all about in the end, isn't it?
    1975 days ago
    I need to do my measurements again. I am afraid to do them since the scale is not moving I know I will be dissapointed if the other is not down. I love your horse with his tougne out.
    1975 days ago
  • PJB149
    Eventually, you will find that balance that works for you so you can quiet those carb cravings and be able to see a loss at the scale.

    I am still working on the carbs myself. God did not visit me with a 'sweet' tooth. I got the salt and carb end of that stick. emoticon

    However NSV's, losing inches (especially around your waist) is a good thing. Keep up the good work, watch the nutrition, and that pesky scale will eventually reward your efforts.

    Hang in there.

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    1975 days ago
    Keep on keeping on!!! emoticon
    1975 days ago
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