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BARBWMS Posts: 1,396
10/26/12 5:08 P

Hey, even one pound is worth celebrating!

And perhaps you not only lost a pound, but prevented yourself from gaining several pounds, think of it that way!

I've had stretches of that sort of stuff; it has often been because I misestimated the calorie intake or overestimated the amount of exercise I had done. Even now, when I'm doing pretty well (I"ve lost over 70 pounds) one or two days a week I do a reality check and weigh and measure all my portions, just to avoid "portion creep." And occasionally I will jolt up my activity just to make sure I'm working hard enough to make it worthwhile.

Have fun, hang in there. You CAN and WILL do this!

N16351D Posts: 2,349
10/20/12 8:44 A

I can hear your frustration! There are other posts in this area on the same topic and you may glean some helpful information from them. Ideal would be to lose about 1-2 pounds per week.

Losing weight in simple; you need to create a calorie deficit. Consume fewer calories than you burn. The hard part is implementing it!

What else is going on? Have you increased your exercise in the last month? Do you have a program with intense and moderate exercise? Are you stretching and also building muscle? That helps one lose weight faster and gain muscle strength, endurance, and flexibility.

What is on that diet of calories? As an extreme example, I could eat my 1200 calories of candy all day, be within my caloric range and have such high fat diet that I don't lose any weight. Is your diet balanced with protein, carbohydrate, fat, minerals and vitamins? Are you drinking loads of water throughout the day? Is there alcohol in your diet? Alcohol and weight loss are almost (not quite, you can have some) incompatible. The two oppose each other.

I had great success with Bill Phillips, "Body for Life," and my girlfriend just lost 13 pounds in 6 weeks with weight watchers. She had struggled with the same 25 pounds for the five years I have known her.

Keep reading many posts for additional thoughts, ideas, and tips to figure out what is going on to help spur you toward your desired, quicker, weight loss. Good luck!

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10/20/12 8:24 A

I can't believe that after a month of tracking what I eat and watching what I eat, I had only lost 1 pound.

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