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Scale hatred...time to put it away

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Hey Sparkers I've been so m.i.a... With Monday being a holiday I really didn't do anything but relax. My honey made it back on Saturday safely so I'm happy about that.

Tuesday I was a busy from the early morning until I left. Yesterday was headache day...and I stayed in my office in the dark all day. Today I'm feeling better...although I was awake since around 1 a.m. Just having some prayer and talking with The Lord. This Ebola thing has been heavy in my heart, especially since my daughter lives in ft. Worth...I had to put in some prayer for her and her friend along with others I know in the area. But that wasn't enough...I felt compelled to pray for the nation and people walking in fear of this thing...okay I'm moving on...prayer in unity can change the situation

As for my journey...I'm just done with the scale...I stay within my calories, carbs and exercise...I gain weight. I lower everything...or go higher...I gain...I don't workout but eat right...I gain....I have gone up to 273.2 from 266.6 every since I started carb cycling and even lowering my carbs. Nikki I'm starting to think its medical as well...I'm going to weigh tomorrow morning and that will be it until I'm done fasting or thanksgiving.

...warning TMI.....

I've been quite backed up or not regular like I normally am...this is very uncommon since I have Crohns and never had any problems in that arena. The only things I've changed in the past few weeks has been...

Started taking probiotics
Started taking enzymes
Stopped taking my green food vitamin (ran out)

Doctor had out me on farxiga suppose to help me lose weight (it's really for diabetics) not doing a darn thing...stopped taking it. I'm guessing one of these May be the problem.

I'm going to see what happens as I begin my fast (spiritual) one of my reasons is to inquire of The Lord about this journey. I've struggled to long on my own to not have gotten past this evil obesity. So I'll be missing while I'm fasting. I'm taking social media out of my life. Lord the things some people post will blind you and scar you mentally.

I'll miss you...but I'm praying for you and your journey as well. I will overcome this. Thank you for your support and prayers.

  
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SUGAR0814 10/17/2014 12:26AM

    Wishing you well with your fasting! Take care of yourself! emoticon emoticon

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Still feeling frustrated

Thursday, October 09, 2014

I upped my calories for one day yesterday and I'm back to the plan today. I'm hoping this will boomerang my body into weight loss again.

I still have a surplus of calories to eat after I workout and log my food in for dinner. No way I'm eating 600-700 calories before bed. I'll be patient. I put in some serious prayer this morning about it. I know God won't let me down.

Honey returns tomorrow and of course my body and the scale looks the same. Well good thing he loves me as I am...but I will continue to work towards who I believe I can be.

  
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FORZACHANDMATT 10/10/2014 11:20AM

    You may look the same right now but I bet you feel a lot different!

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SUGAR0814 10/9/2014 11:48PM

    I think it's your exercise. You can't fully exercise like you were before your injury which means what little exercise you are doing is only helping you maintain or in "the range". You might have to become more strict with your intake. Log everything for a week (honestly!! Not saying you're not honest, but sometimes I know I will eat something that I don't want to log) & log your workouts.

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NIKKICOLE83 10/9/2014 10:34AM

    I wish you knew what it was that makes it so difficult for you to release weight. You are one of the most consistent, hardworking women I know and it doesn't make sense. Perhaps it is a medical issue?

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SWALLIS7 10/9/2014 7:46AM

    You can do this! Be positive and believe in yourself!

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Sticking with lo carb why is scale not moving ... or moving up?

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Seems I've been on a steady ounce by ounce climb since my official weigh in on Saturday. I know our bodies fluctuate day by day but this has been the case for about two weeks now. I was carb cycling and decided this week to lower my carb intake a bit more and nothing yet.

Yeah I'm going to give it time to work itself out. This meal plan I'm trying is for 4 weeks. So I'm going to wait it out and see if I need to adjust. Today I'm adding in a little more carbs to increase my intake a bit. I've stayed away from fast food and soda this week so far.

I did make it to the gym yesterday. I used the elliptical for 40 minutes. I was so ready to stop at 20 but I made myself go until 30 at least but then I got to 30 and kept going. It's a mental battle. My body follows my brain and sometimes they battle and leave the final decision to me. This time I won the battle. I also strength trained my upper body.

Who ever said or thought that losing weight and being healthy is easy...never tried it! I'm just so tired of this... I want to see changes and weight loss. I'm tired of bouncing around the 270..266 mark. I want to move past these numbers and never see them again. I just know that I can get there but I just don't know how to make it happen. It's like I almost feel I have to stop eating and exercising and maybe I'll get there and maybe I won't. But I will never give up trying and when I get my breakthrough. There will be no going back! A testimony I will give because I know that no body but God did it!!!

  
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NIKKICOLE83 10/9/2014 10:37AM

    Have you had blood work done? I wonder if you have an underactive thyroid? What is your intensity like when you do go to the gym? Are you tracking every single thing that enters your body? I am just perplexed as to why the scale hasn't moved for you and I want you to have success so badly. I am rooting for you!!

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SUGAR0814 10/8/2014 11:06PM

    Keep at it! That scale will move! emoticon emoticon

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TEEPHOTO 10/8/2014 7:14PM

    It will happen for you. emoticon

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Tuesday day 2

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Yesterday I give myself an A- for the day. I didn't get the A+ because I didn't finish about 1/4 of my water. I just couldn't drink any more. I was too full after eating dinner. I was a bit off in my day time drinking so I was behind by the time I got home.

I did the c25k day 1 week 1 and I only walked. Instead of jogging I increased my speed to a faster pace and walked consistently on an incline. I also strength trained and tried those battle ropes...whoa what a workout. I could barely battle 30 seconds. But I'm not giving up. I stayed on my eating plan for day 1. I had a few almond joy mini yesterday and I will do better today.

On to day 2...

  
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SUGAR0814 10/7/2014 4:58PM

    One day at a time!! emoticon

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ELRIDDICK 10/7/2014 7:44AM

  Thanks for sharing

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GETHNOW 10/7/2014 7:38AM

  You can do it - God Bless

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I'm back and it's already October

Monday, October 06, 2014

This is day 6 and I'm just amazed at how quickly this year has gone by. I haven't been blogging but I still at it. Last weeks class had me off schedule but I'm back today. With a new attitude and new goals.

Yesterday I completed my first attempt at meal prep. I baked chicken wings, made tuna salad and a lo carb meatloaf. Now all I need to do is add some veggies and my meal is done. I don't have to think about it, cook it and then eat. Now I just grab, reheat and eat. I know as long as I eat these pre prep meals only I'm within my carb and calories for the day. Last week was all high carb days to shock my body. It shocked it alright I gained another pound. Well I can't blame anyone but me. I didn't workout as much, I didn't drink my water every day but a pound will be lost this week. I'm dedicated to 5 workouts this week. A gallon completed daily and staying consistent.

My goals is to stay at it and make changes that will last a lifetime.
Lose weight, gain muscle and burn calories
Continue meal prepping
Gallon daily
Workout 4-5 days a week pushing past my comfort zone

I'm going to try and use the c25k app today. Instead of jogging/running I'll increase my pace on the treadmill as high as I can handle. I still can't run with the knee. Got to drop more weight before that will happen. But I'm going to give this a try today.

  
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SUGAR0814 10/6/2014 11:53PM

    Only do what your knee will allow you to do. If it hurts to jog on it, then just walk. If you're walking on the treadmill, increase your incline & speed. Just don't hurt it & then it's a setback! emoticon

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LADYGSC 10/6/2014 7:45PM

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GETHNOW 10/6/2014 7:32AM

  You can do it! God Bless

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