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If you've been anywhere near me, then you know that Miles is a huge part of our lives. If you haven't met Miles, here is a picture of him when he was just a baby pup. Miles is a Mountain Cur.



Now, he will be 2 in December, and he's still just as adorable. He thinks he's a huge lap dog. He loves to lay on the back of the couch. It's ridiculous, but we love him.




He is my running buddy, but he's also Hubby's hunting dog. This means that he's outside a lot. When I run with him, he's usually on a leash. When he's with Hubby, he's usually off leash once they are in a safe place away from traffic. Hubby uses a tracking collar, but he needs a leash when they get near roads, or when he needs to make sure that he stays out of certain areas.

I wish we would have had the Release N Run l…

Extremely Low Calories Stalled My Weight Loss

So, I'm doing the Biggest Loser challenge (Get Fit) at the local gym... (Sabotaging Your Diet) well... I was doing great ... and then.. I reverted back to some old habits (eating for comfort, eating cause I was bored, eating "just because") and really after some higher calories days my weight was ok.. it actually even dipped a little.

Stock image.. not me :) 
But then I freaked out and restricted my calories more than normal. I hate to give a number since everyone is different. But I was hoovering around the 1000-1100 range. And those calories were.. well... junk food for the most part.

After 3 days of really restricting my calories... my weight jumped up MORE than last week. So at this point, I'm a pound heavier than my weigh in last week.


I know that I'm dealing with some pesky hormone issues. In fact, I know that may be an attributing factor for the rest of the challenge!

But I also think that trying to eat so few calories has derailed this week. This is my own personal opinion based on my own experience. But I looked back at my log in MFP, and the weeks that I lost the weight I was definitely eating more and eating healthier.

I want to stress it's not just about calories but about what you are eating!

HOPEFULLY this is a lesson learned for me. By trying to drop more weight quickly, I shot myself in the foot so to speak.

So... back to eating healthier choices.. and not trying to restrict my calories to the point that I don't have any energy at all.

I know this week might not be a loss, and mentally I'm trying to not dwell on that. I'm reminding myself that THIS IS A JOURNEY, and I'm learning from this challenge.

I hope in some small way that you are too..

**** read the next post Experimenting With Calories as this discussion continues ****



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