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BARBANNA SparkPoints: (108,158)
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7/28/13 3:37 P

This question is contingent on your current weight, fitness and eating. The more you weigh, the sooner you will see results. It has taken me a year to loose 28 pounds, but I have seen changes steadily. My husband just noticed that I have lost weight which is sad since we are married and he see's me "Full monty" all the time.

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ALORIX SparkPoints: (18)
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7/28/13 2:59 P

So how Hard should you work out to see drastic results? I want to be toned, what do i have to do to get that noticeable change? .

LAURIEANDBLUE2K SparkPoints: (31,519)
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7/28/13 1:04 P

I have been at this full time for just about one month and I can already see changes even though I'm only down 8lbs. I am happier, have more energy, and my clothes are fitting better. I have worked out 30 days in a row and I love it.

SIMONEKP Posts: 2,615
7/26/13 9:11 P

my weight started falling right away but it took a few months for me to really see a difference in terms of smaller clothes etc.


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CANTOUTSHYNE SparkPoints: (9,044)
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7/26/13 7:42 P

I started having more energy after the first 3 weeks. Now I have lost 20 pounds its just a domino effect of things I have noticed, such as strength, clothes fitting looser and better sleep.

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7/26/13 6:23 P

ALORIX, there are no shortcuts. There's a lot of temptation in trying to find one, but there's not. Don't think of this as a race; it's a long-term journey.

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KEEPGOINGEMILY SparkPoints: (20,360)
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7/26/13 2:23 P

I think you need to look at something besides the mirror to notice changes in the short-term.

My exercise program includes strength training, and it's a really great feeling to notice you need a heavier weight to keep the same moves challenging! Or being able to do something just a little bit more easily than you could before. These types of changes will preclude any outward changes to your appearance, so it can be very rewarding to pay more attention to what you can do instead of how you look!

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ALORIX SparkPoints: (18)
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7/26/13 1:38 P

Is there a way to get a noticeable change sooner?

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7/26/13 12:17 P

I didn't notice a huge difference when I looked in the mirror for the first few months, but my clothes were fitting better and looser about one month in. Give it time! Be patient :)

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WADINGMOOSE Posts: 1,048
7/26/13 11:47 A

Depends. I started seeing results in my c25k plan right away. I also noticed I was sleeping better and didn't get indigestion all the time. And my bank account was bigger because I wasn't eating out all the time.

My scale still hasn't made big changes, but 8 weeks in I'm down a pants size.

KOLA84 SparkPoints: (177)
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7/26/13 11:44 A

I b4 fine just as long as i can see and feel the difference

DRAGONCHILDE SparkPoints: (58,536)
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7/26/13 11:41 A

It can take as much as 6 to 8 weeks for healthy lifestyle changes to show up on the scale, especially when you add exercise. This doesn't mean your body isn't making big changes on the inside, nor that you won't see a difference, just that the scale isn't necessarily the best measure of your progress.

You will start feeling and looking better right away... the rest of it will catch up!

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JENNILACEY SparkPoints: (80,279)
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7/25/13 11:38 P

The scale started moving as soon as I started cutting calories. I didn't notice much difference until my first 20 lbs came off.

Take your focus off the Marshmallow.

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KOLA84 SparkPoints: (177)
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7/25/13 10:45 P

Just wondering how long it takes before I will begin to see a sign of improvement

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