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CHERYLERBE1
Posts: 137
7/15/13 1:48 P

212 down 4 lbs and I'm on vacation and their answer too meals is going out for every meal but lunch.



CILER11
Posts: 265
3/11/13 12:06 P

I agree that looking at your calories and fitness tracker could help. Have you had your calories readjusted since you lost the 60 lbs? If not your calorie goal may be too high. Or you might be burning more calories than you originally planned, making your calorie goal too low. Also changing up your fitness routine if you have not do so already could help. Adding intervals to your workout could help also.



NIRERIN
Posts: 11,746
3/11/13 8:10 A

if you are working out extensively and within 20lbs of your goal, you should not be in the 1200-1550 range. which tells me that something in your setup is incorrect. your ticker shows your goal weight to be 190lbs. if this is one of those unit conversion issues, make sure you get that adjusted. so go into your goals [start page, left hand side]. under pounds lost you will see change goal. click that. make sure that your info matches where you currently are. then use the goal calculator. if you have less than 20lbs to lose, you shouldn't be trying to lose more than a pound a week, possibly less. setting a short term goal [5lbs in 5-10 weeks] could be a good way to start getting to your long term goal in a reasonable manner. remember that the closer you are to your goal, the less you can actually lose [since you no longer have all of that spare fat laying around to use up] because you need to be eating pretty closely to where you will maintain. once you have done this and saved, go back out to the start page and click on change goals under calories burned. you want to make sure that this number is matching up with the end of week number on your fitness tracker. because while your minutes might match, if you're walking 30 minute miles 4-5 times a week, your actual burn is going to be well below what the program is crediting you for. and that calories burned number is one of the most important in calculating your ranges. and if you're running 5 minute miles for those 80-100 minutes a week, that generic conversion is going to be lower than what you are actually burning. if you need to take a side trip to your fitness tracker and run the past few weeks to see what you are actually burning in a week, do so. but make sure that number matches what you are doing on average. and save. then see what that does to your ranges. odds are it should raise them closer to where you should be maintaining, which is where you want to be eating right now.



SLIMMERKIWI
SparkPoints: (121,984)
Fitness Minutes: (32,445)
Posts: 21,066
3/11/13 7:15 A

It isn't uncommon for a person to come to a bit of a stand-still with weight-loss, as they near their goal weight.

Below are some links you may find helpful in kickstarting:
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness_artic
les.asp?id=874


www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness_artic
les.asp?id=1675


www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutrition_art
icles.asp?id=1605


www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness_artic
les.asp?id=676


I hope that they don't overwhelm you - LOL!

Perhaps you could use some of your 'work time' to get snippets of exercise in. Walk to the water cooler a bit more often, and make some loo trips more frequently. Who is going to check whether you really need it or not? During your lunch break are you able to go for a 10 minute walk? It is possible (probable) that you are just plain working too long! When I was working 7 days/week, (but 5 were full days, and the week-ends were morning and night for an hour or two each) my weight steadily went up. I had a very physical job. My Dietitian told me it wasn't uncommon in those circumstances, even when we are eating properly, as I was. I know that when I stopped work for a couple months, the weight fell off, and yet I never changed my food consumption at all.

Good luck,
Kris



SUMMERDAWNE
Posts: 69
3/11/13 6:59 A

Need some advice please. I'm 19 pounds from my goal weight. I've lost 61 pounds in the past 8 months. For the last 2 weeks, I've been maintaining my weight. Last week I was like.. "Ok.. well.. " and now this week, I'm not happy. I am working out 5 days a week.. between 80-100 minutes total. (I also work 16 hours a day 5 days a week so time is limited) and keep my calorie range between 1210 and 1560 by following the SP meal plan. Can you give me some tips for tweeking what I should be doing, to get back to my happy place on the scale again? Thanks everyone! Hope you all have a great week!



 
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