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Nov 22nd, 2016, 12:00 PM  
sarahc4536
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I love your positive thinking
And good luck with your challenge!
 
 
Nov 23rd, 2016, 13:25 PM  
RachelFW87
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Hi All,

Well I am 2 days into my challenge (10 Speed foods and less than 10 syns a day) and I am doing very well (much to my surprise). I no longer feel hungry at work and have dismissed my half pound gain on Monday from my mind.

Lots of dashing about this week but my plan has worked perfectly. Between it, my cycling and swimming and my determination I can't fail for anything but a loss next week.

Fab day :-D!
 
Nov 24th, 2016, 16:06 PM  
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Woohoo


I love that you're feeling so positive about the plan even after not liking your result on the scales
 
 
Nov 25th, 2016, 07:53 AM  
RachelFW87
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Hey Sarah (I am assuming that is your name from your user ID)

I have found in the past that several things set me on a more permanent set back:

- Letting one slip become a land slide with the mentality of "well I've eaten one bad thing now I may as well eat the contents of the sweet section in my supermarket".
- Beating myself up about having such a big fall and then the evidence of that showing on the scales or in how I feel.
- Letting my depression influence my eating over the next few days (and the cycle begins a new).

So in my 2nd time around I have decided that I need to find things that give me that sweet kick without allowing me feel like a failure and to not make my entire life about what I can't have.

I have done this before and I will do it again!

Thanks for your support and positive comments.

Rachel :-D
 
Jan 12th, 2017, 08:55 AM  
RachelFW87
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Hey All,

Well with the Christmas & New Year out of the way I thought I would go back to putting my thoughts out there. Lost 1lb over the Christmas period and another 3lb in the week just gone (9th Jan).

I am now troubled with the thoughts relating to exercise. I have been maintaining my food diary and kept Syn consumption to a minimal. However, I keep hearing that exercise can hinder weight loss. I cycle 3 miles each way to work every day and I am concerned with how this is going to affect my losses (or not).

Does anyone have experience regarding exercise in relation to weight loss?

Thanks for your help.

:-)
 
Jan 12th, 2017, 13:40 PM  
sarahc4536
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It does have an effect, but it's mostly just an effect on the scales.
If you start to exercise when you haven't exercised in a long time, or if you largely increase the amount of exercise you do, and particularly if you ache afterwards, it's because of a fluid build up in your muscles.
When you exercise, you create small tears in your muscles and the fluid helps to repair those tears.
Usually a person can find that for the first 4 weeks of first exercising, or increasing their exercise, the scales won't be too friendly in the loss department.
However, you will usually find that although the scales aren't being friendly, you notice a difference in how well your clothes fit. Because your toning up, your clothes are likely to start feeling more comfortable or even too big.

My advice would be to take your measurements.
Take them this week, and then again in 2, or 4 weeks time, whichever you prefer. And if the scales do show a reduction in the lbs lost, check your measurements.

It's easy to say, but don't be disheartened because as long as pure sticking to plan, your losses will kick back in after a few weeks


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Jan 12th, 2017, 13:53 PM  
RachelFW87
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Hi Sarah,

I did cycle to work regularly before Christmas but had stopped for a few weeks so I wouldn't say its been a long time or a large increase. I do ache a little from time to time but nothing life threatening.

Will take your advice on the measurements and see out it plays out.

Don't plan to let it get the better of me. I know that I am sticking to plan in my heart and I do feel healthier so just have to see how it goes.
 
Jan 12th, 2017, 14:00 PM  
sarahc4536
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You may not see much of an effect in getting back into the cycling then.

I love your positive attitude too


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Jan 12th, 2017, 14:08 PM  
RachelFW87
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Thanks, it is a nice feeling to stay positive about weight loss as an experience.

My temptation in the past has been to eat less when I exercise (almost trying to force my body to survive on less). Not this time! I am sticking to plan and if my food diary is looking a little bare I go in search of free foods or something Syn light if I want to satisfy a sweet craving. No longer feel guilty about eating as well! First time in a while!
 
Jan 12th, 2017, 14:24 PM  
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I know a few people who have found they've been much hungrier after exercise, so they've been protein loading like there's no tomorrow
At least they're feeling full
 
 
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