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MSNOVEMBER
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Posts: 27
6/14/13 12:04 P

I really liked that article PerfectVelvet linked to.
I have found when i dont see scale loss or inches loss for some time, i basically have to just change my mind set. I have to start thinking positive and focuson how I am bettering my diet and my body by eating healthy and working out. I swear after at least a week, the scale moves and the tape measure moves!
Clouding your brain with Ugh NOTHING is working just drives you crazy! Love yourself and force yourself to stay positive!




PERFECTVELVET
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6/14/13 11:27 A

Here is a Spark article I've had saved in my favorites for a long time:
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutrition_art
icles.asp?id=1605


Losing weight is not an exact science. It seems like it would be pretty obvious, but it really isn't. There are so many factors (like the article explains) that contribute to a loss, a gain, or nothing at all.

You haven't tracked your food for the last couple of weeks, so I'm not sure what your calorie range is and what you're actually eating. Are you keeping track of it elsewhere? I've found that tracking my food is my #1 path to success. Have you tailored your plan to fit you? (You may want to lose 2 pounds in a week, but if that drops you to fewer than 1200 calories, Spark won't let you do it.) Are you eating enough for the fitness you're doing? (Talking a walk around the neighborhood burns fewer calories than something like Zumba, and you need more calories if you're doing something with a high intensity.) Revisit your plan and reset it if necessary to make sure you've got it all squared away.

Aside from the scale, have you noticed anything else? Inches down? More stamina? The scale weighs everything in your body, not just fat, so consider tracking things other than your weight.

Keep pushing - you can do it!



GONABFITCOWGIRL
Posts: 290
6/14/13 11:20 A

I've been trying for the past two months to shed some weight and the scale has not moved. I started exercising 3 days a week on top of my regular weekly activites and i've cut down on soda and eliminated sweets.I stay in my calorie range at least 6 days a week, I track them on another app. I also added in more veggies and eat smaller portion sizes. So what gives? Any tips to get the scale moving would be greatly appreciated



 
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