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Thursday, April 02, 2015

I joined SP in 2009 and lost 40lbs before falling off the wagon

So surely by now this time I knew better ... I got my diet so healthy and mostly clean that when I went below minimum calories more than once..... I ignored it. I figured if I was not hungry it was ok. (I knew better)

When I was hungry I struggled to stay within range despite eating more... Here is the clincher... I really upped my exercise this week... by more than double. I danced/zumba'd 4 days for an hour instead of two and I pushed myself to keep up instead of allowing myself to lag behind. So It was really way much more!!! BUTTTTTTTTT.... I did not allow my food tracker to adjust for my exercise.

So basically I put myself in starvation mode. (I sooooooo know better!!!)

I increase demands and reduce available fuel. as far as my body was concerned, I was facing the end of the world, running for my life and eating off the land.

So from last night I upped my calories, Enjoyed a few old favorites. (I'm still laying off the Ben and Jerry's ..... Who needs to reawaken THAT craving!!!) and I'm weinging again on Saturday for my Awesome A team 5% spring challenge.

Without this challenge I would have avoided the scale longer and not realised I stopped losing. Thank you sparkpeople for all you do for me.
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    Patricia you are so right!!! I knew that too but its easier to remember when its someone else gaining weight!!!!! Lol
    2065 days ago
    Also, when we up the exercise, our muscle tissues get a little inflamed retaining a bit more water than usual. It's all a process. If you are making more muscle, expect a normal raise in your weight.
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