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JOANIEBUG46
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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!



JMIRROR
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6/21/11 11:00 P

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



JLSPARKLES
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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...:)



ABQBIKERCHICK
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6/21/11 11:03 A

yes & congratulations for shedding that one pound.



GAL8DY
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6/20/11 8:54 P

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



ALLPROTAMMY
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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!!!



SUNSET09
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6/20/11 8:00 P

Any weight lost is a gain! emoticon



CHEETARA79
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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.



PPHILLIPS9
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6/19/11 12:20 P

YES



LADYVALK
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6/19/11 10:55 A

Yes, a loss is a loss!



MOTTAMAMALOU
Posts: 6,159
6/19/11 7:54 A

yes



CASSIOEPIA
Posts: 17,993
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:

www.sparkpeople.com/community/ask_the_expe
rts.asp?q=68


Hope this helps!
Judi



BERRY4
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6/18/11 6:28 P

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!



ONLINEASLLOU
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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)


SLLEE1961
Posts: 2,277
6/18/11 4:27 P

sure



JILLITA55
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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



1986LIVE2076
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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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