Everyone has times when nothing seems to be working. Stick with it and it will happen. Sometimes you think you're sticking with the program but if you journal EVERYTHING you eat you find you're way over your calorie limit. I had that happen quite a bit in the beginning.I was not very honest with myself. It opened my eyes to see how much I wasn't recording before.
Don't give up just yet, we all have those points where our body just stops losing weight, Get some suggestions on dietary changes and look at what you are eating and compare it to the workout you do. It will come off!
Besides sharing your tracker, whether with Becky Hand, or publicly, you might want to provide some more info
1) What plan you are following? 2) For how long? 3) Are you maintaining, or still gaining? 4) Are you exercising? 5) How many calories burned? 6) What is you calorie range? 7 What is your current weight? 8) What is your goal weight?
Based on the limited information that you provided, you will get generic answers, that will probably not be of any help, because they are just guesses of things that worked for others.
"We can't solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them "
- Albert Einstein
“Whether you think you can, or you think you can't--you're right.”
I would like to make sure your program is set up accurately. Feel free to e-mail me privately if you wish OR you can provide the info in this thread. Can you share your height, weight, gender, age, SP calorie range and your typical calorie intake?
If you make your nutrition tracker public, it will also help us to make more helpful suggestions. Let me know if you need the steps to do this.
We look forward to hearing back from you...
Becky Your SP Registered Dietitian
9/18/13 8:06 P
I have been stuck at 170 all month even though I track food, stay in my limits and exercise. But, I did lose an inch from my waist and an inch from my thighs so I know I am doing something right. I remind myself that my new food habits and exercise make me healthier no matter what the scale says. I also found my cardio pulmonary capacity has improved so I can walk the stairs in the Rays stadium without feeling like I will die ! I refuse to give up PERIOD ! I have added weights to my repertoire every other day now and purchased the 28 day workout DVD from Spark which really burns calories, though I can't do all that they do yet. You just have to be patient and determined to succeed.
9/18/13 6:12 P
Are you weighing and tracking your food (everything you eat and drink that has any calories) so you can be sure you are staying within the recommended calorie range? It's really easy to go over if you are eyeballing portions and measuring cups can also be somewhat inaccurate.
If you don't have one, a good food scale can be a real help. You can get one for about $25. I never was able to lose weight until I started weighing my food and tracking every bite.
9/18/13 6:00 P
You don't have a sparkpage, so I cannot go look at your exercise and nutrition trackers, so I will be of limited assistance.
First, it is important to give lifestyle changes time. It took me 8 weeks before I lost a single pound on the scale, was I was working out and eating right and tracking everything. I did lose inches, though, and found I was building endurance while exercise.
I know there is that idea of "eat less to lose more, faster!", but your body does not really work like that. You need to eat enough to fuel daily activities and fitness. If you eat to little, it can hamper your progress since you body will hold onto every calorie and make it darn near impossible to lose fat weight.
Check your goal- It may be unrealistic. The closer you are to a healthy/normal weight, the harder it will be to lose. A person who weights 200+ lbs can lose 2lbs per week, but a person who weights 150 trying to get to 130 will have a slower go of it, and that is expected. If you are already at a normal weight for your height, you will find it very difficult to lose.
Quality of the food matters, and staying within your ranges is important. You want to make sure you are eating an appropriate amount of protein, fat and carbs, as well as getting plenty of fiber. Aim for at least 5-6 servings of fruit and vegetables per day, and avoid (when possible) processed, high salt foods.
Edited by: WHOLENEWME79 at: 9/18/2013 (20:09)
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9/18/13 5:32 P
Maybe you could start with small adjustments. Reduce the calories a little or lower the carbs. There isn't one solution that works for everyone. You may have to tweak it a bit.
suejenn Ontario Canada
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9/18/13 5:07 P
I am eating the alloted calories its telling me to and exercising and havent lost weight, and not keeping it off, why? Please help, I really like this program....wish it would work for me!
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