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MLS616 Posts: 157
1/5/13 11:57 A

I'm in the same boat! So I totally get it!
It's so frustrating. I work out, I eat within my range, and I do not lose anything.
I'm trying for 5-7 lbs and it just doesn't want to come off. I lost the first 10 easily, but have been stuck at 130-132 for more than 2 years!

I think for me personally I am eating too much. Even though I'm within my alloted calories, I'm at the high end.
So I'm going to try to do the lower end and see...and once in a while I nibble and don't count - which I have to stop, but it sounds like you're doing all this!

So I'm not sure I have any advice, but just some empathy ;)


1/5/13 9:54 A

Thank you all. I feel like I'm eating the bare minimum every single day. Lots of nothing but healthy clean whole foods are my preference, but since I end up with too much fiber, I have to choose some less than healthy options like low salt ritz crackers on my salad instead of quinoa. I count every calorie and stick to 1500/day including measuring and weighing everything. I workout hard. Every other day is intervals wih sprints while changing up the length, resistance, or intensity. I'm always beat when I finish, working out is never easy.

I'm doing similar things to what I did when I lost all the weight 5 years frustrating! Thanks for the words of encouragement. My hubby wakes up at 5am to workout with me so I will try to find time at work during the day to squeeze in 15 mins more.

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1/4/13 11:34 A

Portion control should help you and a smaller plates. It works wonders. emoticon

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1/4/13 11:29 A

Good for you! I wish I had done the same thing.
I noticed I gained a pound one month. Then another one the next month. I kept saying it was no big deal, what's a pound.
Add it up over two years and you have yourself a situation.

I'm close to your weight, but MUCH shorter, so I probably don't have useful advice... other than, maybe find a little way to cut calories, like cut out cream and sugar from coffee, and find 15 extra minutes to take a walk every day? Grab your new hubby and take an after dinner stroll. That sounds nice, actually...

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1/4/13 10:48 A


You have my empathy and I do understand how the difference in 3 pounds and the way clothes fit. Long ago I decided to go with staying in my healthy weight range and make adjustments when I see myself moving to the high end of that range. I wear a BodyMedia Fit monitor and average at least 45 minutes of moderate exercise per day. I have tried eating more as suggested and have found it only causes me to gain weight. The one thing that does work is to eat less. I am 5'4" and to maintain my healthy weight I have found that 1350 calories a day is the upper limit to observe. I do eat clean organic unprocessed food and no meat.
We are all individuals and IMHO need to tweak our strategies to what works for us. I also give you kudos for managing the 3 pounds before it becomes and extra ten pounds.

"'Enough' is a feast. Buddhist proverb
NICK3RD Posts: 6,117
1/4/13 9:53 A

Boy it feels impossible sometimes

1/4/13 9:42 A

I'm looking for some advice because I feel like I'm walking up an escalator AKA not seeing the results I want to see. Here is a brief intro to me:

I was married earlier this year and have since gained 3 lbs. I currently weigh 143 and am 5'6'', medium bone structure. I know what you're already thinking...3 lbs? Who cares? Get over yourself, LuckinLove........the issue is that I lost 40 lbs 5 years ago and yes, my weight has fluctuated over the years, but only by a few lbs here or there, and I have always lost it. I'm having trouble getting these 3 lbs back off. I can tell by how my pants fit that these 3 extra lbs are there...I tend to gain in my lower tummy and hips/thighs.

I've been using to count calories and it's telling me to eat about 1500 cals per day after working out 45-50 mins/day. The calorie goal isn't too far off from what this site just calculated for me, but Spark is saying to eat more.

I'm looking for advice to shed these 3 lbs. I don't want excuses like "it's just muscle weight" because excuses don't work for my personality type. I can tell how my pants fit that I'm not where I want to be. Most all websites focus on those looking to lose 20+ lbs, but I'm having trouble getting advice for someone like me who is close to their goal.

Anyone have any advice? Thanks.

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