HCB's Journal, 01 October 2012

Just as I feared, the scale barely moved this week - but I understand intellectually. Emotionally, I am irritated and feel defeated.

I had a great week with consecutive days of exercise and proper nutrition, and had some moments where my increased fitness level was apparent. I am still playing with my food plan and this week probably got too much fat from eating avocados. They are great for us, but do pack a hefty amount of fat.

I reviewed my RDI as part of one of my challenges, but know it is not a perfect science. In fact, somtimes, I think when I eat a little more I end up losing. (No, I am not in "starvation mode.") It is about metabolism, exercise building muscle, water, and food intake.

AND, I got in another great JM kick-boxing circuit training DVD workout this morning!

Here's a great article:Four Things About Weight Loss

Always grateful for:

- The good health of my loved ones
- My FS Buddies who support and encourage me to continue
- "Butt-kicking" myself to a smaller size today
- My DH - who is my greatest "cheerleader"
- My Bengal cat companions named Bodhi and Ravi
- My work - which has meaning and worth to other human beings
- My connection to the Mother Earth and its entire splendor
- My physical health

Diet Calendar Entries for 01 October 2012:
1066 kcal Fat: 26.84g | Prot: 110.58g | Carb: 116.28g.   Breakfast: 2% Fat Milk, Super Advanced Whey Protein - Chocolate, water, Pure Almond Milk - Original, Coffee (Brewed From Grounds). Lunch: Low Fat 2% Small Curd Cottage Cheese, Trader Joe's Turkey Jerky, water. Dinner: water, Roast Beef (Lean Only Eaten), olive oil, brocolli, red pepper, sweet potato, mushrooms. Snacks/Other: Strawberries, blackberries, Fage 2% greek yogurt, All Bran Buds, water. more...
2893 kcal Activities & Exercise: Desk Work - 6 hours, Sitting - 8 hours, Sleeping - 9 hours, Driving - 30 minutes, Circuit Training - 30 minutes. more...
on diet HCB's own diet  


Stay Strong. You are building muscles that will be even better at buring fat. You are doing well, just don't lose the faith...you are going to reach your goal! 
01 Oct 12 by member: Hildi72
Great article, thanks for sharing!  
01 Oct 12 by member: Rubie-sue
Trust your intellect! You are doing awesome - are you kidding. Look what you did last week! 
01 Oct 12 by member: Neptunebch
When it comes to the RDI, I have the same problem, I have to eat a little more to get things moving, but I am not hungry most of the time. I have been having where I lose for a week and then go 2-3 weeks without losing, it sucks! 
01 Oct 12 by member: Soulnoid
Hey - it barely moved but at least it moved! Will check out that article tonight.  
01 Oct 12 by member: BuffyBear
Don't sweat it, we all hit those pesky plateaus! Stay on course! If it continues on without a change, try to vary up your exercise routines and maybe add some high intensity interval training. We all stall at one point or another. You'll get through this. 
01 Oct 12 by member: CJT1217
Your trend is great so change it up for a few days or a week.Sometimes if I do that then I can go back to my old ways but it will jump start again, confuse my body I guess. Doesn't work as well as it used to at this point though. So much less room ugh! It is disheartening but you will plow through just like all your other obsticle! Lately it seems I eat more when I am emotional and other times I am eating when I don't want to because if not I'll gain. It's so confusing! 
01 Oct 12 by member: thynes
HCB... your positive outlook and energy will get you through this journey more than the looking at the scales will. Keep moving and eat less. Your body is using the fat as fuel. Not to worry. I am proud of you and love the article you posted. Thank you so much... that really did help me. :) 
01 Oct 12 by member: Mom2Boxers
You know what's great? You are working on figuring it out and not giving up and that's the most important thing! The way you have been losing weight and looking at your chart is amazing. You are such an inspiration to us all. Keep figuring it out and you will be back to your downward trend in no time at all. 
01 Oct 12 by member: skwhite
Well, it may be "barely" moving, but it is moving down, not up...hang in there! 
01 Oct 12 by member: Baxie
Keep that smile on your face, you are doing awesome and you are my butt-kicking inspiration! :) 
01 Oct 12 by member: kimjinxie
HCB I am right there with you! At least YOUR scale is moving - mine isn't even BARELY moving! Wah! 
01 Oct 12 by member: kmartdollie
HCB- I hear ya! I find it hard to keep motivated when the scale isn't showing losses, but I have learned to pay attention to the way my clothes feel and I take measurements to see if I have lost any inches (or centimeters) ;) Thanks for the good articles--good information for us to remember when we get discouraged. By the way you are doing GREAT!! regardless of what the scale tell you. 
02 Oct 12 by member: newmooney


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