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Tuesday, June 02, 2009

On the 28th of this month we leave for vacation. I had hoped to be at my 100 pound mark by then but I don't know now. ): Two days ago I told myself 10 pounds by the 28th, you can do it! I have swam my butt off, eaten right and drank water like nobody's business. My body has gained.

I don't understand it anymore. For four years I have sweated, cried, pushed, drank enough water for the entire state of Texas--twice, and eaten my weight in protein 4 times. I have had my annual tests done every year to make sure I am good and there is nothing wrong with me except that my body is stubborn and despite what I do, it doesn't want to go down, just up or stuck.

This really bothers me, obviously.

I have counted calories, not counted calories, figured out that carbs don't work for me and protein does, and then some weeks I wonder about that..

This IS the year for me damnit. I mean it. I have perservered this long and I'm tired of it. I love my swimming. I thought for sure that once I got back in the water it would put my body into a shock and it would lose, lose, lose. It hasn't. I have gained some muscle and lost some inches which is great, but I don't care what anyone says, I need that scale to tell me good news!

Two years ago I busted my right ankle biking. Found out I have tendonitis, and I tore it up pretty bad. Stopped biking and running and took it easy. A few friends of mine have offered to take me running, but I am worried about hurting myself. I am wondering if I start with a mile slowly, if this will help my body do what it needs to start losing again. I don't want to be stuck like I was two years ago, working out at the gym, eating right for an entire year and lost only 5 pounds that whole year.

I need this. I NEED this. I am so exhausted trying to figure out what else to do so get to my goal.
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  • HIKER52
    I too am a swimmer, but have a left shoulder injury that hasn't been corrected after two bouts of PT and one surgery...it is back to the Sport Medicine doc for me again.
    From all of the previous comments I 've read on this site it seems the most consistent advice is to mix up your routine. Our bodies get adjusted to doing the same thing...I have just joined Defined Fitness and am going to try some spinning classes, etc. The facility on Juan Tabo in ABQ just purchased state of the art cardio machines...fantastic, smooth machines. You could do their new Elliptical that adjusts to a running stride and have no stress on your joints or tendons..
    Next, how many calories are you eating? I have found that my metabolism is pretty darn slow so I keep my calories under 1500. You are younger so probably wouldn't need to go that low, but it would probably be pretty effective to eat a couple of days a week at a lower calorie count than what you are used to.
    4355 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/3/2009 9:40:55 PM
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