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Cruel and unusual punishment

Friday, July 24, 2020

My ads keep showing me Papa John's Pizza. This seems really unfair and very cruel. Zig zag calories this week were... well whatever. I worked out 3 days for at least 35 minutes. (Two of three were over 45) Lots of cardio, jogging in place, dancing and some strength training. Gained almost 3 pounds. I keep telling myself this isn't about the weight loss, more so about being healthy, but if I'm honest, I'm sad. Because I felt like I worked hard this week.😑 Is building muscle so no weight loss a real thing? I know I've heard it, but maybe it's false. I'm not going to give up (at least not yet, depression has reared her face for a while, *knock on wood*) Just feel meh. My body is chronically ill, so somedays I cant do anything, which doesn't help. I guess we'll try again tomorrow and hope for a better weigh in next Friday ..still kinda pissed about the pizza ads, tbh.😒
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    Hang in there. You know, as you decrease your calories, and cycle them, as you are doing, the body does shrink the fat cells. As it does so, water enters the fat cells. That can cause weight gain, BUT . . . eventually that weight is released. So don't give up. Proud of you.
    264 days ago
    To be honest I could throw the scales away. I have often given up because it hasnt moved. Im concentrating more on how my clothes fit this time. Good luck stick with it. I will not give up this time, nor will you.
    264 days ago
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    Girl, I feel this post. Firstly, retaining water as you start developing muscle is 100% a thing so all of your working out could definitely have you retaining water and not really a true weight gain, especially if you've just started adding in all the extra physical activity. I, too, get really frustrated with the scale. In fact, when I first started, I didn't weigh myself for two weeks because I really wanted to focus on FEELING better and not just a number on the scale and there have definitely been weeks where I contemplate skipping the scale because i don't want that stupid number on it to dictate how I feel. If you're doing the work- eating well, working out, getting your water and sleep- maybe a break in the scale is an option so you focus on how you feel and less on a number? Just a thought....either way, don't give up! It's worth fighting through and if something isn't working for you, it's ok to find another approach! Wishing you strength, you can do this!
    264 days ago
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