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LILLIPUTIANNA
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4/13/13 10:32 P

BGOMEZZZ,

I am 5'1 and 131 pounds...and my weight loss has officially slowed down as well. It was right at 132...which for us, puts us at a healthy BMI. The unfortunate fact is, our bodies may think they are absolutely fine now.

One thing I would double check is that you are getting ENOUGH calories. I burn 1000 calories a week, and SP has put me at 1250-1630 calories a day. That's a bit more than the 1200-1550 you're at. Be sure to account for all your calories burned, to make sure you aren't freaking out your metabolism. Sometimes you have to eat more to lose weight, as strange as that sounds.

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BUBBLEJ1
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4/13/13 9:54 P

Weight loss slows after a few weeks. Keep at it, and if you don't lose anything for a month or more you may need to adjust your plan.



BGOMEZZZ
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4/13/13 6:29 P

Hi SP_COACH_NANCY,

Thank you so much for replying! That's what I was thinking, that I should give it a little more time. It's just odd because when I first started, I was losing a pound of week - but I think that was the "easier" weight I was shedding.

Edited by: BGOMEZZZ at: 4/13/2013 (18:30)


SP_COACH_NANCY
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4/13/13 6:23 P

Hi BGOMEZZZ,

If it's only been a few weeks I would just stay the course. It's not unusual for our weight loss to slow down as we draw closer to a healthy weight for our height. Remember too that weight for most people is seldom a linear process--in other words losing steadily over a period of time.

If you are still continuing to have issues, than you may need to shake your plan up just a bit, but I would give it some time.

Coach Nancy



BGOMEZZZ
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4/13/13 6:06 P

Hi guys -

So I've had issues with my weight for a really long time. I'm just considered overweight for my height - I'm 5"1 and I'm currently as 133 pounds. I'm trying to reach an ideal weight goal of 110.

When I started SparkPeople back in January 25, I weighed at 146.6 and I've dropped all the "easy" weight I guess. But now I'm back at my high school weight, and it's been staying stagnant for the passed (almost) few weeks. I haven't really changed my diet and I've done p90x, so I'm not sure if it's my work outs I should be changing or what I'm eating. I've been thinking about adding jogging as a supplemental workout because my body is very stubborn about losing weight, but I gain it all back really fast. I also try to drink a post-protein shake after an intense workout.

Do any of you have any advice for me? Sorry if this was kind of long, I'm just really lost on what I should do.

P.S. I'm on a 1,200 - 1,550 calorie counting diet range, with only eating 135-252 g of carbs a day, 27-60 g of fat, and 60-136 g of protein.

Edited by: BGOMEZZZ at: 4/13/2013 (18:10)


 
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