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ROXIGIRL
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9/18/12 3:15 P

Thank you so much for your advice! I really appreciate it as I have been asking around with No real answer to my question.



TONKA14
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9/18/12 3:12 P

If you know the calories you are burning because you use a heart rate monitor then certainly add that level. If you don't, try to enter an estimate based on the calories the program typically calculates for the workouts you typically do.

Coach Tanya



ROXIGIRL
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9/18/12 2:52 P

Thanks Coach Tanya. Can i just enter amount of calories I burn a week? I am doing lots of DVD workouts so it will be time consuming to calculate which is strength / cardio ( all my workouts include combination of both)



TONKA14
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9/18/12 2:48 P

When you are exercising more than you plan is set up for, your calorie ratio may not be right and your body may be holding on to energy reserves instead of using them. Adjust your Spark plan to reflect the exercise you are actually doing. Then make sure that you are eating within your range (toward the top end of the range on days you exercise and toward the other end on the day you don't) and stay the course and you will certainly see things move toward your goals over time.

Coach Tanya



ROXIGIRL
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9/18/12 2:02 P

I feel exactly as you do. I have increased level of my exercising quite a bit over last few weeks ( prior this i have been doing on average 5 hours a week). Still, nothing. My appetite have increased but weight is exactly as it was before.

What can you do? I love exercising so I still will be doing no matter what!



REMMUSP
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9/18/12 1:43 P

Thanks guys. Yes, I did start eight days ago and even though I know it's not good to weigh everyday, I have been. I am just frustrated because I have been working out for months now and I haven't seen any progress. My clothes are a little looser, but that's it. I definitely want to lose it slowly because I know that that is the only way it will stay off for the long term, I am just tired of the up and down. Thanks for the encouragement though. I am going to keep going. Maybe it is just water weight and my body adjusting to the new calorie goal I set for myself.



GAYEPB
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9/18/12 12:55 P

Stay on track, exercising is working but also remember that muscle weighs more than fat so while you are working out like crazy, you are building muscle. Measure yourself, I will bet that even though you went up in pounds, that you may have lost inches.



SSTOWE8
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9/18/12 12:41 P

It looks like you just started 8 days ago. if I read your profile right. Slow and steady! What I would do is take the first week just to adapt to new exercise and tracking habits. Then start weighing yourself ONCE A WEEK. This is not a quick fix solution. This is a take it off slowly and keep it off forever solution. So you results are going to vary week to week with a steady downward motion. Give yourself say 6 weeks of just doing and observing before you freak and think there is something wrong. Slow and steady. Keep on trucking.



REMMUSP
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9/18/12 12:34 P

I have been exercising and tracking like a mad woman. I am well within my calorie range and I always exceed my fitness goals. I went down almost three pounds, then when I weighed yesterday I went back up those, plus 0.6 more!!!! WHY??? I am really struggling to stay motivated when I see that.Ever since having my third child it has been this way. Up and Down, up and down with no real progress. I'm tired of it :( Hopefully someone has a suggestion.



 
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