Post by runningmommy519 on May 9, 2017 5:17:36 GMT -5
I am so tied of seeing the same numbers on the f'ing scale. I haven't lost any weight (in fact I've gained despite eating right) in almost 3 weeks. I know the scale isn't everything but it's be nice for it to at least be moving downward!
Seriously, I think I know this problem. I wake up and my hands feel huge. My wedding ring feels tight. I thought it was dehydration but I upped my water. So I'm not sure why I'd be retaining water. I'm think I'm Going to try to up my protein a bit.
runningmommy519, have you watched your sodium levels? Maybe your diet has too much sodium in it. Sodium makes me swell right up.
I'm going to take a look at mfp later today. I briefly looked at that after I posted and on the days I looked it varied. Some days I was high. Some days I was low. I want to go back and look at everyday this past month and see.
A big change I made was limiting dairy. Cheese was causing me to binge hardcore so I decided to stop eating it. Then I found an alternative dairy free yogurt. I also stopped eating cottage cheese. I think this has caused my protein levels to go down a bit as a result. Greek yogurt and cottage cheese are packed with protein.
highs: Getting some running in, we've been getting good running weather so that helps. I put E in the BOB after school and go do a couple of miles, then try to get out for a few miles alone on Sat or Sun.
lows: Teacher Appreciation Week....which means lots of junk food at school. Tomorrow: ice cream sundae bar. But it is fun and a nice treat!
goals: Cleaner eating, less sugar. (always always always the goal) Also, get back to doing yoga at least a couple of days a week.
runningmommy519, could you add back in the Greek yogurt and just not do cheese? I know it is good for me, especially for breakfast!
Yes! I picked some up. I also picked up cottage cheese. I'm going to try to stay away from sliced/shredded cheeses (like Colby, cheddar, Swiss) etc. simply because they trigger me to binge. But 1/2 cup of cottage cheese would give me like 22 grams of protein. I am about 95% sure this is the reason for my stalled weight loss.
Oh my gosh. The class was pretty neat. They did a lesson with the parents in the room then we left and they did more with just the kids. No English by the teacher. None at all. S1 looked pretty freaked out at first. He's normally very much involved but he kinda sat back.
I got out and I ran 4 miles on my own yesterday! (on my own=without the stroller) I really start to loosen up after 3 so it is nice to be able to run longer than that. I miss going out for decent miles.
In another win, I made oatmeal with strawberries for this morning for breakfast, so I am feeling quite virtuous. My breakfasts had gotten crappy.
But in not-so-great news...I want to fit in my old clothes again! I am about 10 lbs. over my weight when I got pregnant with E. Especially my running clothes, I wish those still fit because I only have like 2 pairs of shorts I can run in, the others are uncomfortable and/or indecent. And I don't want to spend money on new clothes either.
Highs: gymed 4 days. One day was hardcore with MH.
Lows: food and alcohol are my friend. I do okay during the week but the weekends are a bust.
Goals: stop looking at the damn scale. Make the gym happen Monday through Thursday since I'll be away this weekend (!!!!). With my new work schedule starting this week, it'll mean I have to go after N goes to bed which means I'll end up in bed later... we will see if it happens.
Post by runningmommy519 on May 15, 2017 17:43:26 GMT -5
There's a fitness page i follow where she testing a new beachbody program that comes out in July. This person is already pretty fit and to be honest, doesn't have a lot of weight to lose, if any. I'm pretty sure she's already within the range for a healthy weight for her height. That doesn't mean she shouldn't lose more weight but it does mean she shouldn't lose 10.4 pounds in the first week on this program. Am I just being crazy for being annoyed by this?
Post by runningmommy519 on May 15, 2017 17:47:59 GMT -5
Highs: I was able to increase my protein and the scale is finally moving!
Lows: honestly, right now I can't think of any
Goals: I decided to sign up for an avatar nutrition account. For 10 bucks a month they figure out your macros (protein, carbs and fat) based on your individual goals. They also factor in body fat percentage (using a tape measurer) and weight. I have heard good things about macro counting so I'm curious to see how it goes. It is so much food! These are my macros this week. They'll change based on my weight loss and body fat percentage.
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