Thursday, February 24, 2011

Better A Busy Bee Than A Lazy Daisy

Sorry I haven't posted for the past couple of days. School has been out for the past week here and my sister needed a baby sitter for my 6 year old niece. So I volunteered to keep her. The first day she comes in with her little "Snack Bag" full of goodies for the week and as I'm putting them away I see the enemy. Girl Scout Samoa Cookies!!!! Their my absolute favorite. I mean I seriously look forward to seeing the Girl Scouts set up in front of Walmart every year so that I can get my stash of Somoa's. I put them away and told myself "their just cookies, you can do this". But I swear every day I have just tried to ignore the fact that they were even there. I mean I didn't even pull them out to give to her because I didn't even want to look at them. LOL. Then finally yesterday we went on a picnick to the park with a bunch of other kids so I threw them in the bag. Then once they had all finished eating I took them out and opened the box and just walked away from the table. I seriously didn't even want to look at them. That's how much I love those damn things. But other than that little dilema she has kept me very active this week so far! We went to the Aquatic center on Monday to swim, then we had 3 scavenger hunts and a water balloon fight on Tuesday and then the park visit on Wednesday. We played tennis and rode bikes for a couple of hours. So I've deffinately been able to get in some extra excersize. I guess it's better to be a busy bee then to be a lazy Daisy.

On another note, I weighed again yesterday and I GAINED a pound! I know it's only 1 little pound, but a pound is a pound to me! And I don't understand why. I mean I've been eating the same, drinking my water, and I have excersized more in the past 2 weeks than I ever have. A friend told me that it could be because I am putting on muscle now. But I thought that was just an old wives tale or something. I have been using weights alot though. I have 4 pound ankle weights for when I'm riding my bike, and then some 10 pound weights to use for working on my arms. Does anyone know if this is true or not? I really want to know if that could be why or not. I'm not gonna let this get me down though. I know I will keep losing as long as I just stay focused..... :)


  1. You can definitely go up from working out temporarily. Muscle weighs more than fat, but it's discouraging. Great job with the cookies!!

  2. I would say you are probably retaining some water. I have been told (I ASUME that its true, since it was from a personal trainer) that you have to be a major weight lifter to build so much muscle that it will weigh more than the fat that your muscles will burn. BUT that same person told me that when you first increase your exercise level your body will retain water (up to a month, but usually only a couple of weeks) to help those new tender muscles along. True? I have no idea. But I have noticed whenever I have stared an exercise program in the past I NEVER loose the first week... sometimes not even the first two. Hope this helps. :)