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LUCKYNUMBER23 SparkPoints: (12,413)
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1/31/12 12:37 P

1200 calories might be too low for you. Up it to 1500 a day and see if it works. What are you eating? You might be eating too many empty calories. The key is lower your carbs and up your protein. When your body starves itself, it takes from your muscles first and then your fat. When you exercise do you get your heart rate into a target zone (220 - your age) *.85. The key to exercising is not how many minutes, but to get your heart rate up so you can burn fat.

SPARK_COACH_JEN Posts: 57,908
1/31/12 11:30 A

I would recommend adding strength training to your routine twice a week, and changing up your cardio routine when you can. After about 4-6 weeks of doing the same thing all the time, your body starts to get used to it.

Also, if you were losing weight consistently until now, it's normal to have a few weeks (or even longer) where you don't lose as your body adjusts to the changes you're making. What is your SP recommended calorie range?

Coach Jen

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1/31/12 11:25 A

no i do measure but will start, it seems if i eat more i gain. i have been stuck for 2 weeks. i have copd so cardio is hard to get in. i do 1 mile on the treadmill a day and 2 miles on a stationary bike a day. sometimes it takes 3 or 4 times to get it done. with the copd its hard to get the heart rate up. i feel like I'm at the of my rope.

SPARK_COACH_JEN Posts: 57,908
1/31/12 10:12 A

What is your SP recommended calorie range? 1200 calories sounds low for your current weight. Do you measure yourself? Is it possible you've lost inches even if the scale isn't moving? How long has it been since you lost any weight?

Coach Jen

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1/31/12 10:06 A

i have gone from 262 to 217 and now stuck. 1 eat around 1200 calories a day. i have copd so cardio is limited but i do get in 2 miles a day on a stationary bike and 1 mile a day on a treadmill. i have started incorporating weights in my routine. any suggestions would be great.

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