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BYEPOUNDS Posts: 6,224
7/8/12 1:49 P

I also have had plateau's that last for a while, patience and staying with Sparks is the way to go!

MADDERMAUS SparkPoints: (36,731)
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7/8/12 1:47 P

Don't worry about it. Just keep on track. You've hit a plateau that will pass with time. I hit plateau's that lasted a week, and some that lasted a month.

Do not fall into the diet mind game trap!!! 50% of weight loss is in the kitchen, the other 50% is in your brain.

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7/8/12 11:42 A

Seems as though some people become obsessed with the scales which hinders progress. When I start my weight loss journey I increased my cardio by increasing my miles on the treadmill 2 miles to 5 mile , 4-6 days a week. I also added some reps exercising in the gym. I did not step on a scale untill 6 weeks later which I thought was broken. stepped on another one, I lost 12 pounds. Over 4 months I lost 40 pounds and rarely stepped on a scale

JENNYMG33 SparkPoints: (2,344)
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7/8/12 11:07 A

Fat weighs less than muscle. Your weight may not be going down, but your amount of muscle weight may be going up.

BEAR8MM SparkPoints: (19,920)
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7/8/12 12:55 A

All good advice, I'm sure. Just wish I could keep losing at the same rate, and regain my "chick magnet" status that much sooner!

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TSINCLAIR1965 SparkPoints: (22,159)
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7/7/12 11:53 P

Sometimes it helps to change up the foods you are eating and I try to eat at the higher end of my allotted calories a couple times a week as well. emoticon

GOING4MUSCLE Posts: 5,223
7/7/12 11:49 P

As long as you're eating and exercising in a healthy way, then you're not doing anything 'wrong'. It's just that after the water weight is all gone..then the hardest part begins to happen..and that's fat loss. At this point, then 1-2 pounds a week is the new average per week.

Keep in mind, though, men have an easier time with losing weight, than women do, because of more muscle and the lack of hormone fluctuations. So there's no reason to rush the process...you'll be there before you know it! emoticon

ANARIE Posts: 12,436
7/7/12 11:05 P

A pound a day is dangerously, ridiculously fast. It's not unusual for something like that to happen right at first, but it absolutely must not continue. At your size, between 1 and 2 pounds a week ON AVERAGE is much safer. On average means not every week. It's normal to have weeks when you don't lose or even gain a little in spite of "doing everything right."

Weigh yourself less often. Once a week (at exactly the same time on the same day of the week, dressed exactly the same way) is more than enough. Everyone's weight fluctuates during a week; statistically, most people weigh the least on a Thursday, for some reason nobody has bothered to figure out. If you weigh yourself on different days of the week, you'll see differences that have nothing to do with anything you've eaten or any exercise you've done.

BARBWMS Posts: 1,259
7/7/12 1:04 P

You quite possibly aren't doing anything wrong.... the pound a day loss is more likely an adjustment of water retention, etc... and your body has to find an equilibrium.


When this has happened to me I've done a couple of things which might help...
--first, make sure you're accurately measuring portions and totally recording what you've been eating. That, for me, is the single biggest help
-- measure yourself in ways other than the scale... if you're also working out that's significant
-- be patient. I know that's hard, but your body is making big adjustments. Make sure you eat ENOUGH quality food so your body can continue to serve you well and be healthy.

I guarantee if you're doing these things it will start to come off again.

Good luck!
Barb

BYEPOUNDS Posts: 6,224
7/7/12 1:01 P

Just stick with Sparks and the people here,

You'll be fine!

BEAR8MM SparkPoints: (19,920)
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7/7/12 12:31 P

When I first started here, I was losing about a pound a day. Even though I am staying in the calorie guidelines and trying to maintain the nutrition guidelines, I have been stuck at the same weight for the last 10 days or so. I am doing more exercise than the guidelines call for, so I'm stumped. What am I doing wrong?

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