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TRW422 Posts: 40
2/3/12 7:08 A

Yes, I am about 9 pounds from where the Dr. says she would like me and about 20 from where I would like to be. Isn't that always the way?

TRW422 Posts: 40
2/3/12 7:07 A

Thanks everyone....I will track my fitness minutes better so that we can all take a look. I am not quite sure how to track the TRX suspension workout minutes, but I bet there is a way. I will find it!:) Thanks for the support.

ACHIEVE2012 SparkPoints: (5,176)
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2/2/12 10:18 P

From your ticker is shows that you are 9 pounds away from your goal which tells me that you have very little weight still left to be lost. The last 10 pounds are going to be the most hardest to lose since your current weight may not be that high. I am not sure what it is, so I hope I am assuming correctly.
I think the body gets used to doing a lot and for the last few pounds we have to do even more activity to see the results. Since you are working with a trainer, he/she should be able to tell you how to effectively/efficiently and safely change your routine to see further results.
As for food, as suggested already, have a professional look at your meal plan. emoticon

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2/2/12 10:10 P

Are you tracking your fitness minutes in SP too? If you are, there will be a weekly total for calories burned on your fitness tracker. Take that number and go to your start page. In the My Goals & Progress box click on the red work CHANGE under calories burned and put in your total. The system will update and tell you what your calorie range should be. If you are eating in your range, then I would recommend you post on the Diet & Nutrition board, SP staffs that with professionals who can look at your meal plan. Both the trackers need to be shared so that they can look at them.

Don't give up - changes happen at the cellular level long before we see it on the outside. Your heart, lungs, and organs all appreciate the effort you are putting into getting healthy.

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2/2/12 9:22 P


Have you had your body composition done? There comes a time when body comp trumps the number on the scale. Sadly, the scale only tells you how much you weigh. It does not differentiate between fat and lean body mass. It could be that your body is at a proper body comp for your height.

Also if you are quite active 1200-1500 calories may not be enough to support your current level of activity. Remember food is fuel for your body. It keeps our normal biological functions up, but it is also need to aid in repair and recovery of damaged muscles. Not eating enough can actually cause your body to conserve calories.

If you are working with a trainer, I would recommend you talk with him/her and see what he/she has to say as well

I hope this helps!
Coach Nancy

TRW422 Posts: 40
2/2/12 8:50 P

I have been exercising religiously since September, as well as eating much better. I have been within 1200-1500 calories since January 1 at the very least. I am drinking water. I am doing all the things that should be taking off the weight, but I haven't lost a pound in fact, I have gained three pounds since I started exercising (lots of TRX suspension workouts with a trainer so I have been slack). I was able to run 3-4 times a week until mid-Dec when I had a foot injury. I could certainly use another viewpoint at this time. I started tracking all my food again on SP in hopes that it will help. Any advice is appreciated.


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