Friday, October 9, 2009

Rainy Day Friday

Yesterday did the cardio class at the Y, it was less than stellar tonight.  The leader (usually kicks my butt) was not on her game and wasn't as challenging as usual.  This is probably for the best as the knee is still recovering from last weekend's run.  It's still feeling very tight and pivoting really pulls the medial tendon.  I have been babying it for this week, hope it heals enough for me to keep up some level of running.  I enjoy my new running partner too and don't want to let her down.

I do have to confess that I am a bit frustrated at the last several days of weights as I really have been behaving, I even boosted up the calories.  Now granted, I haven't been exercising much this week, but I have been diligent and honest about the food diary.  I am hoping maybe the problem is just one really large gastric bypass BM that will push me over the brink.  This would at least be a little rewarding...those RNY friends should relate to that!

( are going to have to show me how to pretty cut and paste from the calorie count site.  I don't like how it transfers into here) I will post weight on Sunday....trying not to get hung up on the day to day changes.

Double date tomorrow night...dinner and a movie.  Seeing the "Informant" I believe.  I know nothing about the movie so don't know what to expect.  Dinner will be at Texas Roadhouse in honor of my friend's birthday.  I am kind of looking forward to a night of not saying "No" all night to one of the kids.  We haven't had a date night in forever!! 

I have invited several people struggling with weight issues here and introduced them to the calorie count site.  If any of you have ventured here, I hope you enjoy posts and participate with your own struggles and questions.  Welcome!

More this weekend....


connie said...

I'm still not sure how to post w/o it being a comment.....

I had the same cut and past trouble. I have not done this for a week or so, so I kinda forget...but I think I ended up putting it into ms word and then cut/past here and it was better.....some of them I just took the time to edit......

I'm extremely flustered with the scales....but on the other hand kinda glad since I'm diligent in recording my food journal and avg. around 1600 cals the scales is doing what they have been doing before I started recording.

I'm up 4 lbs today.....which is only a loss of 2 net from the end of Sept. But, like you Steph, I'm hoping just holding lots of junk. Also, I still have my ovaries and my boobs are really maybe kinda a hormonal thing.

I'm determined to make a difference and lose the weight. I don't know what it will take, but I'm willing to do whatever it takes. Honest, I'm very willing.

I'm thinking perhaps I need to jog more....I have not for a good while now. Just been spinning 3 times a week, tae bow twice a week and lifting wts. once. Maybe start swimming again.....and considering dropping down to closer to an avg of 1400 calories???? Thoughts?

Anonymous said...

BB here...
My take is, it's not the type of exercise you do, just that you do it. Cross training will just help you develop other areas of fitness and prevent injury from fatiguing and stressing the same part of the body day after day. You just have to stay after it.
I've said this before, but I strongly suggest getting your resting metabolic rate tested. The reason I say this is my wife has always struggled with wieght. She looks at a dounut and gains a pound. At one point she had reduced her caloric intake to 1,200 calories and added 200 or so when working out but her workouts were very aggressive and intense. Bottom line, she wasn't taking in enough food to fuel the body. This can cause problems as well. She tested her RMR, learned her RMR was 1,450 and also was given a good estimate on how many calories other activities and workouts spent. She still works at controlling her weight but she knows what she needs to fuel her body...she's not guessing.
Another thing to look at...strength training builds muscle, more muscle burns more calories...increases your RMR. Don't be afraid to strength train infact this will long term help because it increase RMR so your body will be burning more calories just resting. Don't worry about "bulking up", very few women can get that body builder look.
I'd also suggest not just looking at the scale. Take and post body measurments. Your body may be changing in measurments while weight change is minimal.

BB out

Anonymous said...

Diana had told me about your blog! I figured out my calorie count and was shocked! I haven't come close to eating that many calories! Maybe that's why I have leveled off. No matter what I eat or don't eat my weight has stayed the same. Time to shake things up a bit!