Tuesday, June 1, 2010


Please forgive me for missing Monday's post.
The truth is...
I spent Memorial Day with my twins and hubby going up to the mountains for a relaxing dinner.
We also went up for some scenic drives.
We also went swimming at the pool.
It was relaxing and fun at the same time.
Let's call it our "last harrah" before his kids come for the summer.

I'm not looking forward to this summer except for spending some fun times at the pool with the twins and running my first 10k.

His kids stress me out.

Another reason that I didn't post yesterday (if I'm being honest) is that I didn't lose.
I didn't lose any weight
even though I ran 12 miles last week.
I danced 2-3 hours five days.
I worked on legs and upper body with free weights.
I worked on abs 3 days.

Why is that?

Here is what I came up with.

I may not be eating enough for all the activity I did.
I may not have been drinking enough water.
I've been sick.- congested, coughing.
I didn't get enough sleep.
I've cut down on medications to help me with PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome).

I just don't know.
I'm so sick of these last 9 pounds.
Is it that hard to get rid of these last few pounds?
I guess I've been spoiled since January that I've been losing every week.
I guess it was inevitable that I would hit another wall.
I remember hitting a wall a few weeks back when I only lost half a pound.
This stinks.

What should I do?
Well... I'm changing my 10k/Half Marathon training a bit.

I'm going to eat more lean protein than carbs every day.
I won't eat breakfast before my short runs, but I'll drink some Gatorade during.
I'll eat breakfast after my short runs.
I'll eat a small carb breakfast (2 toasts with 1 TBS honey) before my long runs on Fridays.
No more white rice for me. It tastes good, but I have to really cut it out due to the fact that it turns quickly into sugar when consumed. I need to watch my sugar!
On "indulging" days... I need to control it! I can't give in to EVERY craving.
Drink MORE water. This won't be so hard. It's getting hot!

I'm going back to running 4 times a week- 3 short runs and 1 long run on Fridays.
SLEEP. SLEEP. SLEEP. I seriously need 8 hours of sleep every night to recover and lose weight.
That means I need to be in bed no later than 10:00 p.m. EVERY night. That seems reasonable, so I don't know why I haven't been doing it.
I'm going to give myself another 2 weeks to see if I can lose weight, and if not, I'm going to speak to my doctor and let him know that I want to go back to my original doses of medications without having to go back on Crestor. I don't want to do this, but maybe my body really needs to be on these two meds to help with my PCOS.
Eat more veggies!

I'm sorry for this post.
I know it's a lot to read.
However, it is my journey. It is honest. I can't lie to you.
Thank you for your kind words and loving support.

On a side note, our hula and tahitian performances went great!
Everyone had a great time, and I was really impressed that all the girls (even me) learned the three dances so quickly.

Love you all.
I'll see you here tomorrow.

Food and Activities for Today
2 mile run (short run)
upper body with free weights
3/4 cup Cheerios, 1/2 nonfat milk
7 almonds
2 slices multigrain toast, 6 slices turkey, 1/4 cup nonfat cheddar, 1 TBS BB spread
1 cup orange slices
6 oz. chicken breast with Thai red curry, mushrooms, red and green bell peppers
1/2 cup quinoa (no more white rice for me)


LeeLee said...

You hit it on the nose with your 1st thought! I don't think you were eating enough for the workouts you were doing. What's so good about you not losing this week is that you know why!!! With the changes you've listed I think you are going to be fine! Best of luck to you! Keep on Pushing!

Chess said...

It's not good to exercise on an empty stomach, so please don't stop eating breakfast before running, even if it's just a short run. That will attack your lean mass that you've been building up. For the last stubborn pounds, I hear Jillian Michael's book, Making the Cut, is excellent for shredding away the last little bit. It's strict, but the reviews are good. Maybe you could try looking at that! Good luck with everything! :-)

MissHaneefa said...

They say the last 10 are the hardest to loss, it looks like you know what you have to do! You got this!

Jennifer said...

I have had this same issue a few times of not losing and being disappointed after all my hard work. then my health coach told me to cut down the exercise. At first I did and the weight came right off. But then I decided I didnt WANT to exercise LESS so I decided to eat more(and continue exercising) so my body was not in starvation mode. And it worked just like that!

I am not sure if you have done it or not but there are websites out there that will calculate your RMR (or BMR) resting matabolic rate and it will tell you how many calories you need to eat per day if you were merely "resting". then you can calculate how many your body needs in accordance with your activity level. It is really amazing and a great tool. And I have checked it with the estimate of how many calories/points Weight watchers allows and it was pretty accurate. If you need more info on this let me know and I will send you a link. good luck to you and hopefully changing some things up this week will be just what you need :)