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Saturday, August 01, 2015

I am about the same place I've been.
That is not a bad thing either. I work, I come home, take a few minutes to put things away and prep for the next day then I go pick up the grandson. We come back home and play until supper. Then bath and bed. I pick up and clean then to bed myself to do it all the next day. This is life and everyone does it, well for the most part. I have crocheting I'd like to do, books I'd like to read, paintings I have in my head to still put on canvas. I've put these things on hold to do this for my daughter, my grandson and myself.
I did a week of the cabbage soup diet and went down 7 lbs. My tracker didn't reflect that because I'm terrible about updating it to reflect upward rise. I gain and lose the same 5 lbs consistently so I don't take the trouble. I am right back up now though in that 5 lb range.
So now that I've given my leg a longtime to heal, I'm trying to up the fitness. I use the ellipical instead of just walking fast on the treadmill. I took out my kettlebell (but haven't used it yet) and I'm walking at lunch. I am doing better at tracking the food and fitness and I've found that I am not going over my range as much as I though I was. Which begs the question.....why am I not loosing?
The answer is still, I don't know. So I keep on trying to learn and I keep on trying new things. Sorry but just stick with it doesn't cut it after a year and a half with no change. Yup, my weight hasn't changed in any real way. I was down within 10 lbs of my goal once about a year and a half ago. What happen? I can say a lot of excuses but it still doesn't cut it. Silly questions without any answers. But I am rambling. I love me and I feel like this was a complaining blog and it wasn't meant to be. I like upbeat and make me feel good so I'll add this here
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    Ah man, what happened to your leg?
    1981 days ago
    emoticon I Am up and down all the time, too.
    I plan on finding my goal weight in the next few weeks and try and maintain.
    2142 days ago
  • BOPPY_
    Good to see all the exercise! emoticon

    Don't hurt yourself!

    Lee emoticon
    2182 days ago
    I think you are doing really well to stay in the range you are with your leg and everything...new job...grands to care for...other things that could cause you more stress than you may think. But, hope you will keep on keeping on...5# up and down is NOT going backwards to starting place. It is just a stubborn plateau. And...oh yeah...please share with us....we all have these same kinds of struggles. emoticon Enjoy!
    2191 days ago
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    2191 days ago
    Strength training has done more for changing my body than anything else so pick up those kettle balls. Last winter when I was really concentrating on losing weight, I did use the treadmill a lot and I did try and stay within a calorie range of 1400-1500 calories. But I do think the strength training made the most difference. And now that I am trying to maintain the weight loss, my muscle mass has really improved my overall metabolism which makes it easier.
    You are a very busy woman with a lot of responsibility. You don't have unlimited time to devote to this so I know it must be hard. But I think it is worth an experiment. Cut back on the cardio just a bit to give you the time to work on building muscle. Stay within your calorie range but really focus on getting a lot of protein. (I tried to get around 100 grams per day, especially on strength training days) Stay away from the foods that don't add to your overall nutrition. You will feel more satisfied, your body will start to change and the weight will come off. It really worked for me. Try and work on strength 3 times a week. I bet it will really help.
    2191 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/2/2015 7:51:02 AM
  • MSHEL7
    I am where you are right now. Unfortunately I don't have any answers. I hope you can find something that will work for you. My physician told me to up my cals, but I know that won't work for me. Good luck.
    2192 days ago
    What does your PCP say about your weight? About your fitness? About your nutritional options? About your desire to reach a lower weight?

    Does s/he support your goals? Do you buy into her/his prescription for health?
    2192 days ago
    You can lose weight on "diets," but the pounds never stay off. Your best bet is to eat healthy and slowly lose the weight. I wish you loads of luck! ;o)
    2192 days ago
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