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REDVELVET21 Posts: 1,826
1/23/13 4:44 P

Weight loss is 70-80% of your food intake so if you stay focused on your food intake and exercise when you can since your work week is longer, then when your week is shorter go back to your regular workouts your body will be fine! You can do this stay focused!

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1/22/13 8:11 P

I totally endorse ARCHIMEDESII comments.

Sometimes it can take a few weeks for the scales to start shifting. I would be more inclined to forget about the scales at this point and concentrate more on gradual changes. Odds are that your body will notice the difference before the scales do. Things like how your clothes fit; your quality of sleep; the condition of your hair/skin; your energy levels - etc. etc.

You are doing really well - keep up the good work, but remember those baby steps :-)


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1/21/13 2:49 P


Don't worry ! While a safe weekly weight loss would be 1-2 pounds per week, there may be weeks you don't lose. There may even be weeks you gain ! And that doesn't mean you're doing anything wrong. The weight doesn't magically drop off the minute we decide we need to lose. It really could take 6-8 WEEKS of healthy eating and regular exercise before a person sees a change in the scale. And that too is perfectly normal.

Don't drop your calories. I know this is going to sound strange, but a person needs to eat in order to lose weight. Eating too little can hinder a person's weight loss, not help it. You don't have to starve yourself to lose weight. but, you do need to be patient with yourself and your body.

You didn't gain the weight overnight. it's not coming off overnight.

As the Coaches all day,"Trust the process".

STARDUST2K4 Posts: 1,376
1/21/13 2:34 P

I'm in the same boat. I've had an awesome week, and though unintentional, I ended up burning 6400 calories! I haven't lost a pound in over 2 weeks, in spite of exercising and tracking all of my food. It's quite frustrating!
My strategy for this week will be to lower my intake of white starches for this week, to see if that has any effect.

I'm frustrated and a little nervous too especially because I'm so close to losing my "100th pound".

BRITOMART Posts: 7,818
1/21/13 1:15 P


Sadly, bodies aren't like bank accounts--in/out doesn't always show up the way it does on a balance sheet.

If you made many large changes, your body may be really surprised, and holding on to see what happens next.

I suggest you throw your scale into a closet. Take measurements. Practice REALISTIC healthy eating and exercise for 30 days. Then measure again. Only then take the scale out and see what's happened. At that point, you'll have created a realistic baseline. If you have lost--great, keep on going; if you have stayed the same, give your food/exercise charts a good going over; same if you have gained.

It takes time for the body to adjust. If you have a lot to lose, it's likely to come off faster/sooner than if you have under 20 pounds.

Here's the bottom line though: if you are eating healthy and exercising, even if you don't lose an ounce, you are doing a wonderful thing for your body and health. Weight is only one consideration.

Good success to you.

TONIO2013 SparkPoints: (153)
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1/21/13 12:56 P

Hi there, had an absolutely awesome week of tracking this week, but not weight loss.
Exercised 4 days of the week, due to work 12 hour days.
should I drop my calorie intake?

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