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UNIDENT
Posts: 33,498
5/12/11 2:59 A

That sounds reasonably realistic, but to know for sure you need to check two goals.

Firstly, is your rate of loss per week on the weight loss goals page half a pound a week? Ie if you have 10lbs to lose have you given yourself 20 weeks to do it in? If not, change that to that. It might seem slow, but slow is better than no, right? :)

Secondly, is your weekly fitness calories burned goal the same as the actual amount of calories you're tracking from all that exercise?

If those two are that way, then just stick with it longer. You're on a healthy path and may just need to give it more time.



SGALLEGOS13
Posts: 31
5/11/11 6:40 P

Thank you for the useful information..I'm actually eating about 1700-1750 calories a day..So I should increase my calorie intake..or exercise less? This is all so confusing hahaha..I do have a "cheating" day, I don't eat everything and anything on that day, but I do treat myself =)

Edited by: SGALLEGOS13 at: 5/11/2011 (18:42)


SUNNYBLUESKIES1
Posts: 64
5/11/11 10:18 A

thanks for the information.



UNIDENT
Posts: 33,498
5/11/11 5:36 A

Exercise doesn't cause weight loss.

Your entire post is focussed on how you should have lost weight because you exercised. False.

What are you eating?

Your diet will make or break your weight loss success. Since you exercise far more than an average healthy adult needs to (are you in training for something?), you need to ensure you're adequately fuelling the body to get through such vigorous exercise. I suspect that, if anything, your problem is under eating.

How many calories are you taking in daily? You don't have much weight to lose so you should be aiming for a 300 or so daily calorie deficit (to lose half a pound a week), and with that amount of exercise should probably be eating 1700-1900 or so, at a guess. But I suspect you're eating more like 1200 or 1400, desperately trying to under eat and over exercise to "make the weight go", which normally actually has the opposite effect.

Edited by: UNIDENT at: 5/11/2011 (05:40)


SP_COACH_NANCY
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5/10/11 7:37 P

SGALLEGOS13,

Hang in there! It takes time for the changes to show up on the scale, but that does not mean the changes aren't happening!

Our weight is not a static number. It is actually more like a vital sign, similar to your blood pressure, body temp, etc. Because our bodies are largely made up of water, any deviation in our diet, hydration, workouts, even hormones can lead to a big shift on the scale.

Know that all changes within the body must begin at the cellular level...all the way down to the fat cells need to release the free fatty acids, to the muscle cells making bigger and more numerous mitochondria-these are the organelles within the cells-to give us energy.

It isn't uncommon to see a slight upward shift in weight when we start exercising, or add a new training regimen and eating better. For one the muscles are making more mitochondria which allow for extra glycogen-stored glucose in the cells- therefore, your body hangs on to more water to help with the cooling off process for exercise and for helping process energy. Your muscles will also have an increase in blood volume in order to have better availability to oxygen and removing waste, especially lactic acid. These things coupled with eating higher fiber foods, such as fruits and veggies can show a gain, when in all reality it is just a shift in fluids.

And remember too, that as important as exercise is, rest and recovery is when your body begins the adaptation process to exercise, so don't underestimate the power of rest.

Nancy



SGALLEGOS13
Posts: 31
5/10/11 7:34 P

Of working out, even on the weekends and NOTHING! not an inch or 1/2 in lost...not even 1/2 a pound =( Im counting calories, so I know Im not over-eating. I do 30-45 min on elliptical, crunches about 60, I change it up, I dont do the same thing the 2 hrs that I get "moving"..exp: dancing, jumping jacks, crunches, elliptical, light weights, videos...different combos every day..What gives?? HELP



 
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