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Throw in the Sweat Towel?

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

I felt like giving up this morning. Really, just throwing in the sweat towel. I had eaten more than half the days calories at breakfast. The scale is frozen & I felt like crap. I wondered if I should blog about it or what I should do. I decided to go to the motivation section & read until I found some of that motivation for myself. Read, I did, then I posted about all the non-scale victories on a message board, made a small, nutritious dinner & went to pilates. Someone offered me a ride home from pilates because it's raining. "No" I said, "I've already logged those 4 minutes." When I got home, of course, the dog needed a stretch. If I walked just 22 minutes more, I would be at 90 minutes for the day. I set the timer & off we went, returning in 22 minutes & 22 seconds. Now I'm feeling fantastic. What was the problem this morning?
I have been hovering at the minus 25 pounds point for about 3 months now. I have tried to be very committed this Fall challenge, but at times I have been very hungry. I'm not sure how to balance the increased exercise & my level of satiety. Right now, what I need is sleep.
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By the way, when I subtracted my calories burned, from my caloric intake, I was barely over in spite of the crap breakfast.
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    Great on you for straightening your day out. You are doing awesome by the sound of it. Just don't give up. Eat protien like the others day. Switch up your exercise routine - try different things, higher intensity for short spurts, etc. And weights training is essential - if you are already doing that, do heavier weights and longer sessions. It did wonders to crank me out of a 5 week plateau and khas kept me moving downward to my goal. emoticon
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  • GAYLEP67
    Sounds like you did a terrific job at bouncing back, Gail! emoticon Increasing your protein and/or your fibre intake will probably help you with the feeling of hunger. It was the one thing I found when I first started on SP, my protein intake was REALLY low. Now that I've increased it, I'm rarely hungry. I eat an egg white and veg omelette for breakfast and it keeps me full until lunch! I don't even eat a regular mid-morning snack now.

    I'm really proud of you for all that you did to correct your course! emoticon

    3384 days ago
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    So it WASN'T a totally LOST day!!! emoticon I am SO PROUD OF YOU for going and reading those inspirational stories until you found the motivation you needed. I probably would have just gone back to bed and wished the day away! YOU are WONDERFUL!!! emoticon
    3384 days ago
    Lots of protein, lots of fiber... both helpful for my satiety. Now that I think of it, that explains my eating the past couple of days, too. Need to increase that protein!

    Good job for not giving up the entire day after a rough start.

    3384 days ago
  • DOODIE59
    You handled your day perfectly. Thank you for demonstrating the proper way to deal with an "off" morning at the breakfast table, or any other table:) You turned your day into a winner. Good work!
    3384 days ago
    emoticon emoticon on not giving in and making a great comeback!!! I am so happy that you went to the motivation boards instead of throwing in the towel!

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    3384 days ago
    Sounds like you made it a productive day! emoticon
    3384 days ago
  • BECKYI39
    Glad you looked to the positive and stuck with the exercise. Today is a clean slate!
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    emoticon on recovering the day! Are you getting enough protein each day? I remember once I tried to go meatless and only eat fresh fruit & veggies and I was starving all day long. That experiment did not last long.

    Never give up, never give in!
    3384 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/11/2011 6:56:18 AM
    Don't worry, we all have days that start out like that. Way to go on the recovery in the evening, though!!

    I guess my question would be, are you doing any strength training? And if you are, are you a) making sure to up your weights occasionally and b) eat enough? I remember before starting P90X, we were watching the "How to Bring It" video, in which Tony Horton cautions you not to undereat, because the workouts are intense. So far, so good. Imagine my shock when I calculated my required calories and came out at 2200! That's a LOT, especially when you're trying to eat clean, lol!!

    Hope you slept well emoticon
    3384 days ago
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