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CREMEENS3
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3/6/12 6:26 P

Keep pushing on. Your body sometimes takes a while to adjust. Once it does you will start losing again.



LARRYA5
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3/3/12 7:01 P

Im right about where you are. Was losing rapidly till about 255 last 10 pounds has taken a looooong time. As long as Im still losing Im good Ill keep going. Took a while to get this big,going to take a while to get back. I agree I know Im building muscle so the scale isnt the whole picture. Congrats on your loss so far,keep up the good work!



ROCK_CLIMBER2
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3/3/12 12:04 P

Keep up the good work, Life isn't sprint, its a marathon.



JIML289
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2/26/12 11:43 A

I would think that you have built some muscle. The scale is only part of the picture.
I'm sure that you are feeling better, and your blood lab tests are improving.
Change up the cardio, and just keep following the plan. emoticon



SECTION1RON
Posts: 4,597
2/26/12 10:16 A

I have found the same thing. up 0.5 and 0.1lbs over last two weeks. I have started adding more fitness to my program about two months ago and feel like my body is changing and getting firmer in abs, arms and legs. So, I am hoping the light gains are related to muscle building.



GRAVELRIDGEBOY
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2/11/12 4:22 P

Do you use the tape measure feature on here? That is a good way to find out what you are really doing. I do not like using the scale to show progress because when you workout you are building muscle which is denser than fat is. So you might be losing fat and gaining muscle (which is a good thing). Another thing to do is change up your routine a little, you body might have gotten use to what you are currently doing. I have a 9 mile route that I use but I add weight while doing it. Ankle weights, hand weights, or even a weighted vest. I am in an area that limits how far I can go unless I want to do multiple laps so I started using weights. It will also cut your times down when you are without them. Last year I was averaging 9-10 minute miles with 30lbs extra, but without the weight during races I was averaging 7-8 minute miles. This year I am using 50 lbs and so far my times have suffered (12 minute miles) but I am hoping that it will help me because I want to do a marathon this year...



EASTENDCLAM
Posts: 1,759
1/30/12 6:50 P

25 lbs in a couple of months is pretty good. If you're hitting a plateau, change some exercising up to something else.



N0_EQL
Posts: 625
1/29/12 4:03 P

Don't go under your food intake limit. The SP program balances your intake with your exercise. Stay at least to the middle of your range.

It is very likely your body is going into "conservation" mode converting all calories to stored calories because of the modest intake.





HUGHESJER
Posts: 7
1/29/12 3:28 P

I have been stuck in a rut here for the last several weeks, I started in October at 270 and now down to 245 but have been there for a while now. I have been trying to change things up and push myself farther but doesn't seem to be helping. Currently I am running 15-20 miles a week at a 9min/mile pace and strength training 2-4 days a week. I am also sticking to my recommended nutritional intakes, 99% of the time I am in the low limit if not under. Anyone have any ideas...I am open to any suggestions to keep myself headed in the right direction. Thanks.



 
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