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BRITOMART Posts: 7,426
1/21/13 1:19 P

Have you been tracking? recording every single thing you eat/drink/do?

Your trackers look very empty! I ask because sometimes others can give great insight into what we are doing 'right' or 'wrong' if we let them into our lives that way.

JAMIEPRINGLE09 SparkPoints: (205)
Fitness Minutes: (212)
Posts: 7
1/21/13 12:17 P

Thanks for all the support and tips....I know that inches are better than weight its just hard to stay motivated during the winter...Stuck in the house is hard on the whole family...I know these things take time, but when pants you wore loose 3 mths ago start getting tight its depressing. I will try to be more patient and b grateful for what I have rather than what I want.

SPIDYPRINCESS1 SparkPoints: (312)
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Posts: 23
1/16/13 8:45 P

I was or am having the same issue. It sucks because thats my motivation in a way is seeing the drop on the scale. What i had to start doing was getting a app on my phone that i update with weight, chest size, waist, theigh, and arm size, It then shows the total loss in weight and then inches.I do this all every morning while my daughter eats breakfest. The other thing i recommend is takeing a picture every week or two. I havent done this in awhile but plan to tomorrow morning and compare it to the one i took in Nov. (hopefully it goes well) lol.

BANDOMOM1 SparkPoints: (3,251)
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Posts: 336
1/16/13 3:08 P

I too havent lost much at all, but I am losing inches. I know I feel pretty good about healthy eating and exercising and thats what matters. My mind is more focused, and I am happy.And Happy Mind, Happy Body.

WORKING07 SparkPoints: (1,759)
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Posts: 46
1/16/13 2:41 P

Can i just say that i would LOVE to lose inches vs. weight if i had a choice?!? What the heck does the scale mean when you're clothes are now loose?? :)

REMCMFA Posts: 734
1/16/13 1:37 P

I don't focus too much on the scale. I love going by how I feel and how my clothes fit.

Good Luck...better yet...have fun (and patience)

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DMJAKES Posts: 1,590
1/16/13 12:13 P

I noticed on your page that you want to lose 10-20 lbs.....if that's all you've got to lose it's going to take time, patience, and perseverance on your part. The closer you get to goal, the harder your body will fight to hang on. If you're already in a healthy BMI or very close to it, you must resign yourself to being in this for the long haul.

Put your focus on eating as many healthy, nutrient-dense foods as you can, and getting within as many of your daily ranges as possible. Make sure your goals, exercise minutes, etc are all reasonable---someone your size is NOT going to lose 2 pounds a week in a safe and sustainable manner.

Exercise - make sure that what you do counts. Cardio should be 30 minutes max, but should bring the heart rate up and wear you out. Are you doing any strength training? If not, start---that will probably do as much (if not more) for you than cardio.

Don't let the frustration get to you....just think about what a great example you're setting for your kids!

DIDS70 Posts: 5,070
1/16/13 9:48 A

Patience my dear, Patience. Just eat clean, exercise, and take care of yourself. Your body has to catch up. I may have lost the initial 5 pounds when I started to eat clean years ago, but now my body has to catch up. it will be fine. Don't distress yourself. The stress that you are causing yourself is far worse than doing nothing.

I don't look at other people's trackers as I don't eat the way SP claims I should, but you could always make your tracker public and the people who eat the way of SP can probably give you some advice. (i am vegan raw so no meat, no dairy, mostly veggies and fruit, nuts and seeds are in my diet. I refuse to go back to the Standard American diet)

Inches are actually better than weight in my book.

TANSLEIGH Posts: 13
1/16/13 9:36 A

I am struggling 1/8 pound at a time it seems, but I just think back to my mom's frequent saying: "Inch by Inch, it's a sinch!"

JAMIEPRINGLE09 SparkPoints: (205)
Fitness Minutes: (212)
Posts: 7
1/16/13 9:16 A

I just started Sparkpeople on the 4th and since then I have been eating better, watching my calorie intake and working out between 10 and 30 mins a day....Whats frustrating me is that I'm not really losing any weight at all....I have lost an inch aroung the waist and thigh so thats something, but I really don't understand why i'm not losing pounds......Any advice would be great....I'm starting to get frustated and its making me want to eat.......

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