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I'm so ticked!

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

I keep gaining weight every week! I don't get it!!! I've been working out harder than ever and eating well. I feel defeated and like I'm making all of these steps forward then being pushed back even farther. I don't want to be stuck at 190 forever, I'm always stuck here. I wish when I was at 180 I would have really kicked my butt into gear and finished what I started.

Sigh. I think of maybe three reasons this is happening:

1) My muscles are sore and retaining water/I've gained more muscle from all of the running I've been doing
2) I'm consuming too much sodium without realizing
3) I'm not consuming enough calories for the amount of exercise I've been doing

I think it is a combo between 1 &3. Yesterday I did just throw in the 30 day shred then went on a run and as a result my muscles are sore today. I also sometimes still feel hungry after getting to 1200 calories because I've been burning a ton, which makes me believe my body is in starvation mode trying to hold onto all of the fat. I'm gonna try and eat on the higher end of my calorie range which is 1200-1550. It's kind of hard to eat more, I feel like I run out of healthy things to snack on or add to meals.

Does anyone else have experience with gaining weight on your weight loss journey while you exercise and eat right? It is terribly frustrating I must say, it almost makes me wonder why I even bother. I know that thinking like that is ridiculous though, and I'm sure my body will eventually get the hint and cooperate.
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    I stumbled on your page after seeing your weigh-in post on the Bobcat team. I totally understand your frustration. Sometimes you just need to be patient and trust that if you are exercising and eating right, it will all work out in the end. Our bodies aren't looking at a calendar ;)
    Also. . about getting enough calories. . . When I first recommitted to my healthy journey last Tuesday, I went over-board. I was only consuming 900 calories and guess what? I didn't lose anything. I got so tired and weak, because I was running 3 miles every day and going on a walk during lunch. I decided to start taking a multivitamin and upped my calories to 1200, and I feel so much better! I also dropped 5 pounds :) It won't keep up like that, but I know it makes a difference. Make sure you are getting enough water to help you get rid of the excess sodium in your diet too. Feel free to add me as a friend.
    2226 days ago
    Muscle weighs 3x more than fat. Your toning up could temporarily plateau your results. Plus your body will accommodate to your exercise/food regime. Change up your routine & see if it helps. Sodium is huge 4 water retention. Kristi Physical Therapist
    2226 days ago
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    I agree that it could be #3. I keep reading that you do have to make sure to eat enough calories. That being said, I have a really hard time remembering that myself! Good luck!!!!
    2226 days ago
    I think there's a good possibility that #3 comes into play more than you give it credit for. If you're working out hard regularly, 1200 is really REALLY low. Definitely eat at a higher range for a bit.
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    2226 days ago
    Yes. I just chalk it up to "stuff happens" and carry on.

    Make today the greatest day of your life

    emoticon Until tomorrow!

    2226 days ago
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