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FITTINGIN130
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6/28/11 9:51 P

It definitely strikes me that you're not eating enough and working out too much to lose weight. I'm no expert but check the trackers and see what caloric recommendations are for you. If you're doing the same routine that you've always been doing, it's time to switch it up!



JENZO411
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6/28/11 3:16 P

Thank you everyone for your helpful ideas!



THISISMYTIME123
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6/28/11 2:46 P

I had a period of time like that, what ended up working for me was working out less and eating a little bit more, sounds a little redundant, but it works




SBECKER526
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6/28/11 2:22 P

I exercise about 14 hours per week. I vary my workouts from trainings to classes to sports. Exercise is a big portion of my life. I do hit plateaus in weight loss. First of all, I consumed to few calories for the "burn." My metabolism slowed down. What I needed to do was to put boundaries on how much exercise. I also set smaller goals for weight loss. I enjoy what I do and who I am. I made long-term meal changes. I get on a scale once a week. emoticon



JENZO411
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6/27/11 7:22 P

Thank you, I have been doing the exercise thing for about three years and have lost about 50 lbs since I started. But I am just starting the tracking my food and exercise. But now it just seems like my body says it is done with the losing weight.



KEL_CE
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6/27/11 6:05 P

ok gotcha. Good! You had me worried! 1-2lbs back and forth is pretty natural even within the same day.

I just averaged out the amount of exercise you are getting and it averaged to about 2.8 hours a day. Depending on the intensity of the exercise 1550 might not be enough. It's on the cusp of being ok but without know the exact workouts and how many calories you're burning with your exercise it's hard to tell.

Also how long have you been doing this? Sometimes it takes around 1 month for your body to respond to the new normal. Also as you begin to build muscle your muscles themselves will retain more water making your weight look higher than it is. Also as your muscle grows it will need a larger blood supply, also adding "fake" weight.

If you've got your calories all balanced with the amount of exercise and your weight loss continues to be slow you might want to see a doctor. The biggest culprit for slow results is the thyroid. But for now if you're new to the game give it some time and more importantly don't give up!

Edited by: KEL_CE at: 6/27/2011 (18:05)


JENZO411
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6/27/11 5:31 P

No I am not losing 1-2 lbs that is just how my weight changes day to day. It stays right around the same number all the time. I am not sure how many calories I am eating per day, just started this last week and it looks like I am eating probably over 1550 per day. At least since I started tracking anyways.



KEL_CE
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6/27/11 5:23 P

Are you saying you're losing 1-2lbs a day? That sounds like very unhealthy weight loss. 1-2lbs a week is what's considered healthy, depending on how much you weigh.

How many calories are you eating a day? You're exercising around 3 hours a day. That's a lot and you need to fuel your body.



JENZO411
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6/27/11 5:18 P

I am feeling very frustrated, I work out about twenty hours a week. However the weight just does not seem to want to come off. I am just staying at the same weight, only changing one or two pounds a day. How can I get my body to make a big change and finally get rid of the 80 lbs I need it to. Please help if you have any ideas for me. Thanks!



 
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