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HERE2BME Posts: 2,461
6/4/11 9:33 A

Thank you all for the advice. I will not go below 1000 calories. I don't want to backslide or get sick. Not to mention I can barely get down to 1200! I will not stop, I will keep exercising, and I will keep eating healthier and healthier. I am new at measuring, but I will get the hang of it.

Thanks to all, I feel better about what I am doing and that it is realistic for my loss to be so dang slow.

Dawn

DIETITIANBECKY Posts: 26,657
6/4/11 7:38 A

Since you are already within a healthy weight for your height, you will lose weight more slowly. It is also important to focus on other measurements too....like percentage body fat and decrease in inches. Take body part measurements!!! Make sure your goals are realistic too.

For someone of your height, you can drop slightly lower in daily calories, but I suggest no lower than 1000 daily---since this is fewer calories, there is little room for "extras". ...so focus on meeting your nutritional needs.
SP Registered Dietitian Becky

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6/3/11 5:56 P

Give yourself more time - you mentioned that you started at the beginning of May, and that was really only a couple of weeks ago, right?
At your height and weight, it's going to come off much slower than someone who has a lot to loose. Play around with your numbers a bit - you might need to eat more to loose if you're burning a lot of calories. You mentioned that you're eating 1200 cals a day, but you're also working out a lot - if you enter your weekly workouts into SP, what's the recommended calorie range it gives you? Try eating at the higher end of your range for a few weeks and see if that helps.
How long have you been doing strength training? If you've only started it recently, give yourself some more time, since muscle isn't going to build right away. if you've been doing it for a long time and still aren't getting the results you want, what about hiring a personal trainer for a couple sessions?

Good luck :)

HERE2BME Posts: 2,461
6/3/11 5:10 P

Yes, I know I am in the middle range, but I have belly fat and muffin top. I have been strength training and feel stronger, but look and weigh and measure the same. I wear a 5, not a 1 or even a 3 like I should. I'm not asking for the gold medal in weight loss, just a small ribbon.

LUANN_IN_PA Posts: 16,192
6/3/11 4:45 P

You are smack dab in the middle of a normal BMI.
Losing weight will be very difficult and slow... and MAY be unnecessary!

HERE2BME Posts: 2,461
6/3/11 4:38 P

I recently got back into exercise and healthier eating the beginning of May. I have been walk/jogging 10 to 15 miles weekly, doing a strength training bootcamp video almost daily and eating around 1200 cals. I have not lost a single pound. According to SP my BMR is 1232. If I'm not suppose to go under 1200 how in the world will I lose weight? Any kind of safe supplement reccommended?

I am a 37 female, weigh 110, 4 feet & 11 inches.


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