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JOANIEBUG46 Posts: 4,213
6/22/11 11:15 A

Next time you're at the grocery store, just take a look at a box of butter (1 lb.). Then tell me that's not alot to lose! Be proud of yourself and keep on going!

Success isn't a result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire."
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JMIRROR SparkPoints: (17,442)
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6/21/11 11:00 P

good for you! I have not lost a pound in weeks.

All things work together for good!
6/21/11 2:18 P

I think it's a great thing! I worked out 5x a week for about 30 minutes a day, stayed in my calories allowed and didn't lose ANYTHING for about 4-5 weeks. Then all at once I dropped a few pounds.

Don't get discouraged...:)

First Goal: 30 pounds gone
6/21/11 11:03 A

yes & congratulations for shedding that one pound.

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GAL8DY SparkPoints: (76,043)
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6/20/11 8:54 P

yes. progress is progress. congratulations on losing that pound. emoticon

ALLPROTAMMY SparkPoints: (3,926)
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6/20/11 8:51 P

any weight is better than it was a week ago, a month ago, a year ago...I don't have a scale but put the weight I thought I might be...I don't know what the magic number is to be for my height and age...I am going for progress!!!

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6/20/11 8:00 P

Any weight lost is a gain! emoticon

CHEETARA79 SparkPoints: (83,704)
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6/19/11 9:57 P

That sounds fine to me. According to your tracker, you've been doing lots of ST which is awesome. It's possible you put on a bit of muscle as well as losing some fat.

You don't have to eat the whole thing.
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6/19/11 12:20 P


LADYVALK SparkPoints: (160,003)
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6/19/11 10:55 A

Yes, a loss is a loss!

Restart Weight- 207

1st Goal - 200 - Met 7/26/11 198.6

2nd Goal - 193 - Met 9/9/11 192.4

3rd Goal - 186 Met 10/4/11

4th Goal - 179 Met 11/15/11

5th Goal - 172

6th Goal - 165

Goal Weight - 159

6/19/11 7:54 A


CASSIOEPIA Posts: 18,093
6/19/11 12:00 A

Congratulations on losing a pound in your first week. I caution you to not place too much emphasis on the scale. Several people actually gain weight when they start exercising. This "Ask The Experts" article explains it very well:

Hope this helps!

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6/18/11 6:28 P

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I would have been THRILLED if I had lost a lb that first week. It took 3 MONTHS before the scale moved! -- My body needed to make changes from the inside out.

Everyone is an experiment of ONE. What works for you may not work for me and vice versa. As the previous person indicated, doing the right things over time DO make a difference--as long as your output exceeds your input. (That is where the biggest issues lie in weight loss: calories in versus calories out!)

Keep in mind that if you are female, TOM itself can cause variations of 1-5 lbs depending on LOTS of things. So give yourself time... Don't get addicted to the scale... And be sure and take measurements so you can see progress in other ways!

Good luck in your journey!

"We would accomplish many more things if we did not think of them as impossible."
~C. Malesherbes~

"Your mind will be like its habitual thoughts; for the soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts."
Marcus Aurelius (121-180 AD)

ONLINEASLLOU SparkPoints: (59,481)
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6/18/11 4:40 P

Sometimes, it takes a while for the pounds to start coming off. Be patient. Eat healthy, get some exercise, and let the process move forward at its own pace.

Also, don't put too much stock in any one weight. Your body may be holding on to a little fluid. Muscles that have been worked hard usually retain a little and swell a bit.

Remember: Your first goal is to start establishing healthy habits. Did you do that? If you accomplished that, you accomplished a whole lot and should be proud of yourself.

Edited by: ONLINEASLLOU at: 6/18/2011 (20:35)
"Aim for progression, not perfection." -- SP Coach Nancy

"There is hope for me. There is hope for all of us." -- llou
SLLEE1961 Posts: 2,277
6/18/11 4:27 P


JILLITA55 SparkPoints: (74,274)
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6/18/11 3:35 P

1 pound is 1 pound, but you should have lost more than that. Check on this website and they will give you good ideas and recipes to help you out,. And don't forget to drink all of your water everyday day

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6/18/11 10:24 A

I only lost one pound this week and I haven't exercised in over 6 months. I exercised religiously this week not to mention kept within my calorie count. Shouldn't I have lost more than one pound the first week?


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