Another weight loss post…

…yep about to post another one.  LOL…that is only because I am seeing such great results and I hope that by posting this stuff it will help others if they should stumble across this blog.  Yesterday I did Advanced Live Volume 12…Billy broke me off again.  Today I did Advanced Live 7…the floor work was a killer and it was in the beginning.  A change to mix up some things.  The kids were there to cheer me on…my daughter was there to Drill Sgt me into doing all the reps. It was too cool to know that the kids are behind me as well.  I have an article that I found on LOW CARB FRIENDS that was very informative and it helped me understand what my body is doing right now.

Why we work so hard, but nothing seems to change…


I got this from another LC site and thought it is a really great article, enjoy!!
Why we work so hard, but nothing seems to change…
A biologist at Berkeley shared something very revealing on the low-carb BBS system about 4 years ago that helps us all through the erratic weight fluctuations you invariably encounter:
Fat cells are resilient, stubborn little creatures that do not want to give up their actual cell volume. Over a period of weeks, maybe months of “proper dieting”, each of your fat cells may have actually lost a good percentage of the actual fat contained in those cells.
But the fat cells themselves, stubborn little guys, replace that lost fat with water to retain their size. That is, instead of shrinking to match the reduced amount of fat in the cell, they stay the same size! Result – you weigh the same, look the same, maybe even gained some scale weight, even though you have actually lost some serious fat.
The good news is that this water replacement is temporary. It’s a defensive measure to keep your body from changing too rapidly. It allows the fat cell to counter the rapid change in cell composition, allowing for a slow, gradual reduction in cell size. The problem is, most people are frustrated with their apparent lack of success, assume they have lost nothing, and stop dieting.
However, if you give those fat cells some time, like 4-6 months, and ignore the scale weight fluctuations, your real weight/shape will slowly begin to show. The moral of the story – BE PATIENT! Have faith! YOUR APPEARANCE AND SCALE WEIGHT MAY FLUCTUATE, EVEN BACK-TRACK, BUT YOUR RESOLVE, COMMITMENT AND FAITH SHOULD NOT!
http://www.low-carb.org.uk/noninstantthin.htm

This is very encouraging since I do feel the muscles working when I am doing the Taebo.  I did have the soft squishy stomach there for a minute and I actually gained weight although I have been sticking to exercise and my food plan like I should.  The other day I woke up and I looked at myself in the mirror and most of the squishy jiggly puff is gone.  I still have some loose skin there but that is from babies and gaining and losing weight over the years.  Still considering a tummy tuck later, but I also see this as my battle scars from life that I do wear proudly.  I haven’t felt this good in many years…I feel much better than any pill prescribed to me could make me feel. 
I tried on all my “work” clothes that I refused to throw away from many years ago.  They all fit and lucky for me they are all classic stuff that will never go out of style.  I can now look like I work in an office again.  I refused to buy big office attire.
I figure this…if Janet Jackson at 40 can lose weight and look fabulous then I can.  Granted I don’t have her money or resources…but I do have the drive.
I’m gonna go and cook dinner now…I’m starved…

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2 Comments

  1. Robin says:

    Thank you for commenting!! This article is the best one that I can go back to when I am feeling discouraged in my efforts. There are times when I ask myself WHY am I doing all of this and some days I see no results…now I know why! Those fat cells are stubborn…but I also know that I am MORE stubborn!!
    Good Luck in your efforts…If I can do it I know that you can!!

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