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Completely frustrated

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Well I'll start with the good stuff- I can now run 1 consecutive mile, something I've never been able to do in my life. Yesterday I ran 1/2 mile on 6.2 with an incline of 2! I have great energy, and can bend down and pick things up without grunting (Ladies you know what I'm talking about!)

Why am I frustrated? Because my weight keeps fluctuating, and lately it is up rather than down! (Reached 149 lbs then up to 153lbs) I had bloodwork done, and my scores were WORSE than 1.5 years ago when I wasn't anywhere near as healthy. I have my yearly physical today so I'm going to ask questions about these results.

I've been working out on a regular basis for 7 months, so why am I still so fat?? I'm wondering if I should be keeping my heart rate low ("fat burning zone") instead of always pushing myself to the maximum, "calorie torching zone." Every time you try to lose weight, as you get older, it becomes harder. The clock is ticking, I will be in Hawaii on July 3 which is only about 2 months away! My bridesmaid dress will need to be altered before that though.

I guess for the next 8 weeks I need to count every single calorie every single day. But this isn't a realistic way to live the rest of my life, I need something maintainable! AUGH
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  • LILPAT3
    Can you say stress? Take a breath and think for a minute. Healthier often means more muscle which is heavier than fat so if you are working out this may be the case.

    Blood work change....well mine did when I started working out all the time and it was not for the best. I had high cholesterol but take medicine for it and it is right now. So are my triglycerides which had me almost at a solid.

    Cut too many calories...body goes into starvation type mode and makes it almost impossible to lose weight. Do your clothes fit different, have included or excluded something in your diet in the last month?

    Lots to think about but I am sure you can and will handle it. emoticon
    3428 days ago
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