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Just buy me a Birthday cupcake......or not!?

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Well, this is a very confusing time for me. I had been stuck, dropped 4.2 pounds in a week, almost nothing the next week and then I ATE!! I had 3 high calorie days (2100-2500 cals) and I LOST and I continued, on purpose, to eat around those numbers and I'm still losing (and right before TOM ~ now THAT'S huge!!)
My family has had 3 birthdays in 2 weeks and that's the reason for the higher calorie days. The family has asked about cake for my birthday and really, I don't want cake right now. I thought about asking them to just get me a cupcake so all of that isn't sitting around here, but then, NO ~ the best gift I can give myself is to take care of me so I just don't want it!! Not to mention the motivation behind the fact that my weight this morning was the lowest I've ever been in my adult life!! Happy birthday to me, happy birthday to.............oh yeah, where was I????
Anyway, there is always a "they"!! DH and I ask each other all the time, "Who is "THEY" anyway?" The experts......but who are they? Can you tell I don't tend to believe everything I hear/read? So, I know that you are supposed to eat more calories the more that you do, but I guess now I believe it too!!LOL. Really I have always believed that ~ consciously ~ but it really doesn't make sense to me so maybe somewhere within, I just couldn't.
I was working out very hard when I wasn't losing......guess my body was about to let me know about it. If anyone ever looked at my tracker very often, it would make them dizzy thinking about how often I change my calorie range......BECAUSE I'M CONFUSED (or changing up what I do ~ but usually just confused!)!!! So, I'm gonna stick with this for now........do whatever it takes!! Even if it means eat more???? Oh punish me!!! What a slippery slope!! I'll be watching closely though!!
Still running (C25K, W4) and loving it!! I signed DH and I up (yes, he approved first! emoticon) for the Miracle Mountain Ranch 5K Stampede at the end of May. It sounded so meeeee!!! So I jumped in AND I'm sooo excited. Well, I'm always sidetracked so that means I've got loads of things to do before DH gets home and we run.
Do what it takes to reach your goals ~ you're worth it!!!! I hope you all have an awesome day!!
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    This is so awesome!! I am glad you found something that is working. I wish I could have found/commented on this before, but I have been so dang busy with my school I have not had much time to spark. I hope that you are still bustin' the c25k thing. Keep up the hard work.

    On another note, I remember a few months back your DH was worried about one of his students that had cancer in his back. How is he doing (husband, and his student)?

    Have a great week!!

    3467 days ago
    Happy Birthday and good for you!!! Awesome choices all around!

    3493 days ago
    Hello Cindy,

    You are an inspiration! Thanks for sharing such a joy filled blog.

    I too found if I eat more, I lose.

    Oh, and Happy Birthday my fellow Zonie!

    You are beautiful
    You are smart
    You are so worth it.

    3493 days ago
  • STACYE13
    emoticon Happy Birthday emoticon

    I've had the same thing happen to me with the calories. It's a good thing to pay attention to what your body is telling you. That's the most important thing. I was trying to stay close to 1200 before and losing hardly anything. Now I'm staying in the SP goals and losing again. It's great!
    3494 days ago
  • SPEEDY143
    YaY... another successful trip around the sun!!!! emoticon HAPPY~HAPPY BIRTHDAY and emoticon there's LESS of YOU to love this year emoticon Now that's got to be better than a cup cake emoticon Enjoy your body and have fun getting ready for the Stampede...... "Watch out everyone here comes Cindy!!!" emoticon

    Love you sweetie,
    3494 days ago
    emoticon Cindy! You're doing such a emoticon job!
    emoticon Happy Birthday! emoticon
    3494 days ago
    I think your blog has got to be the most cheerful one I've read all day! Thank you for shining your sunshine on me today! I needed it! emoticon emoticon
    3494 days ago
    Happy Birthday to you!!! What a way to celebrate! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    Way to go on the 5k Goal for your and hubby! emoticon
    3494 days ago
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Hope you have a FANTASTIC day filled with all kinds of blessings.

    Maybe you could have your family check into getting you one of those fruit arrangements for your birthday if there is anyone around you that makes them.....that would be special and not quite the same as cake.

    emoticon on your weight loss too.
    That is AWESOME!!!
    3494 days ago
    Happy Birthday!!!

    That's happened to me once or twice. I'll eat a lot of food and then the next day I'm suddenly down 3 pounds!! It's pretty awesome. However that's not always the case with me and I have to be pretty strict for now with my calories.
    3494 days ago
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