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How I Am Incorporating Alert Caffeine Gum Into My Fitness Routine

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Thank you Alert Caffeine Gum for sponsoring this post. All opinions and experiences are my own.

Anyone else struggling with getting back into a routine after being off for the holidays? I know I have. Add in that Lil Man was sick an entire week before Christmas and daily naps became the norm, I'm really struggling to make it through a normal day.

Although we haven't gone back to school yet, Hubby is back to work. And that means if I want to get in a workout or at least one without company and interruptions, I have to get up early and workout before Hubby goes to work. And the rest of the day is the usual go go go.

Thankfully I've had the opportunity to try Alert Caffeine Gum. 1 piece of Alert Gum is about the equivalent of a half a cup of coffee. (And for me that means no jitters). It's just enough ooomph to give me the boost that I need.

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.

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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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