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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Most people plateau after losing a large amount of weight.. That's understandable, your body I feel goes into hold up now give me a minute to take all what just happened over the months mode.. I feel the body knows what it wants and knows what it needs... So can anybody tell me what type of F'ery is my body going through..I decided to get my happy tail on the scale Monday, because I was feeling good and thangs, and to my surprise, hold on to your weaves, wigs or ass, that scale told me I weighed in at 259, yes, I'm no math genius, but thats 12.8 pounds GAINed...uMMMM...Body, what do you want, what do you need, what's really going on..I started at 254 and now I am 259...Last week I weighed in at 246.2, how can this be...I'm supposed to have this plateau somewhere down the line...Am I crying about this, I started to, but my DIVATUDE would not allow this to happen...No time for being a SISSY, Woman Up, that's what I told myself as I looked in my mirror...So I looked at my journal and I noticed that I not only date them but I put my start time and end time of my journal...To my surprise I noticed on the sparks page there's an article about sleep effecting your health as well as weight loss.. Looking at my times of my journals, I do not go to sleep until 3:45 or 4:40, I get up at 6:30 am every morning to start my day....I am a ZOMBIE, a Diva Zombie....My body needs rest and the lack of rest is causing my body to go into this stress mode and effecting my weightloss...Could this have been my problem all these years, because I never go to bed early it's always these wee hour mornings that I force myself to sleep...LAWD, a ZOMBIE...For some strange reason this article was on the front page, A SPARK ANGEL maybe...I am going to put myself on a sleep schedule for the remainder of the month to see if this is causing this problem with my weight.. NO weigh ins until the end of the month for me....I don't want to be a FAT ZOMBIE...HAHAHAH you thought you defeated me stubborn body, but my SPARK Angels are all around me....No tears for this DIVA, not this time...I'm not playing with you, I will get my DIVA BODY BACK...In this till the end....W.I.P.

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  • no profile photo PTMICH
    Girl, I love reading your blogs, you are motivating me so much. You are so focused and determined. You are already a winner, everytime you encounter a stumbling block, you take a different detour. You are such a success. Your spirit wreaks success. I KNOW that you will reach your goal. There's no stopping you. You are fierce girl! You are really beautiful inside and out!

    It is true that muscle weighs more than fat and that could be the reason you weigh more. This is really true. It happened to me when I was in the military. I was losing fat, inches and gaining muscle and I weighed in more.

    You're right about the sleep. I've struggled with sleeping schedules for so long and I think this was a major reason in me gaining weight back since the military.
    3797 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/10/2009 3:00:15 PM
  • no profile photo CD2506950
    Sparkle1908-- Not to upset you--we're all just trying to help each other-- but a pound of feathers weighs the same as a pound of bricks...a pound is a pound. Even though looking at the pound of muscle is more lean than a pound of fat, it's still a pound. Jillian on The Biggest Loser says she wishes people would stop trying to justify themselves by this. The muscle/fat theory has nothing to do with what the numbers say. Just trying to help you out & others who think this way, b/c according to the experts, it's false...Hope this helps! emoticon

    Miko-- I do think you may have something here w/the sleep thing, though. I have heard that it's important in weight loss. I, too, am a night owl-- so you won't be the only one going to bed earlier, now. Thanks so much for your encouraging attitude!! It's uplifting to see you combat that kind of disappointment. Our bodies do have a mind of their own, for real! Keep up the good work, girl! emoticon
    4036 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/16/2009 4:44:17 PM
  • SPARKLE1908
    Are you sure you haven't gained any muscle? It weighs more than fat so you may be losing fat and just gaining muscle in its place....

    I do agree about the sleep (how do you function on a couple hours of sleep? emoticon I'd be sleep at my desk)...try to get you some much needed rest...your body may be trying to teach you a lesson for depriving it of sleep...lol

    We will win this fight though...work it out DIVA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    4041 days ago
  • D710DANCE
    Hey Sis,
    I feel your pain and can totally relate to this blog. So I'd like to share w/ you a few things that I have learned that hopefully will help you.

    1. If you have not done so already, take your measurements and take some new pictures...they will show progress that the scale sometimes can't see.

    2. You're right on target w/ the importance of sleep...I too have started to monitor how much sleep I'm getting more closely.

    3. Take a look at your average caloric intake, as we lose weight and increase our workout time/intensity we need to adjust our nutrition plan as well.

    4. We are women and our bodies go through "cycles" that will make our weight fluctuate. To work along with the natural functions of our bodies make sure that you're watching both your sodium and fiber intake....gotta keep "things" moving ;)

    5. Keep that positive attitude!!! If you know in your heart that you're doing the "right stuff" the scale will have no choice but to get with the plan!

    In the meanwhile, continue to work it DIVA!!!

    Love ya',
    Deondra :)
    4043 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/10/2009 11:47:11 AM
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