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CSMITH283
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7/11/11 1:39 P

You are welcome JOANDDI. I will be interested to see how you do. emoticon



CSMITH283
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7/11/11 1:23 P

Oh yes. I've also remembered that you should check in with your doctor for a physical and get assessed. Make sure there are no other issues that you might not be aware of going on with your body. Make sure you know any side effects of meds you may be taking. And perhaps consult with a nutritionist about what you are eating, and any improvements to make it the best nutrient value food for the calories you are getting. It seems we should try to be aware of what's going on with our changing bodies at these stages of life. Doesn't seem there is as much body of knowledge about staying active and vital after 50, and how it works with the body. Still, we sometimes do need to consult with experts about it, and try to bring all our health efforts together so we have it "tailored" to our selves. I have several friends who've had to do something like this, but have finally gotten results and found what's been hiding and hindering them.



JOANNDI
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7/11/11 1:19 P

Thanks for the encouragement.



JOANNDI
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7/11/11 1:18 P

Thank you, yes i know it is very hard, guess we just have to keep on trying and one of those days, we will get lucky :)



JOANNDI
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7/11/11 1:17 P

thank you again



KELLYTHEFIT0710
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7/11/11 1:17 P

I am going through the same thing. What happens for me is I will go a month or two without losing an ounce, then all of a sudden I lose 5 pounds. Everyone that I talk to, including my trainer, can't figure it out. I feel like if I keep doing the right stuff it will work out, but it is frustrating! The theory is that age is the culprit! emoticon emoticon emoticon



CSMITH283
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7/11/11 1:13 P

Seems to me as we age, our bodies are trying harder to hold on to what we've got, plus our metabolism slows. When we start a new activity, our bodies try to compensate to keep us at the level it's been used to. It takes time and consistent effort to break through that and get the body to recognize that it can be healthy and function at a better set-point or equilibrium that's lower (ie, ok to lose some weight). Besides the gym time and workouts, try to remind yourself to keep moving, and do other things to keep you mind off your body and full of positive purpose. It will take months of effort, but you should see at least slow progress when you are doing it right. Tweak things in your program to get a better result. Sometimes it takes the right combination of eating and exercise, sleep, etc.
I've certainly been in this same boat. It's very frustrating. However, it can be done!! It will take more than you think. So persevere, push through, step it up, and we'll be here to cheer you!



CHOOWY
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7/11/11 12:55 P

Okay, you have me stumped! My suggestion is to repost this in the Diet and Nutrition or Fitness and exercise boards. I think some of the SP experts in those areas cruise those boards......



JOANNDI
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7/11/11 12:48 P

yes, been keeping track of that also, first i wasn't eating enought, but now eating the recomended amount



CHOOWY
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7/11/11 12:47 P

Have you checked your recommended calorie level?



JOANNDI
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7/11/11 12:45 P

thanks for responding, trainer has and doesn't understant it either - :(



BURNINGEMBER
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7/11/11 12:38 P

Since you're lucky enough to be seeing a trainer, talk to them. Ask them to help you measure body fat percentage with calipers and ask how your strength has progressed. It is likely that the scale hasn't changed but your body composition has.



CHOOWY
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7/11/11 12:38 P

Have you been tracking your fitness and foods here on Sparkpeople?

I got down to within a few pounds of my goal weight and then have plateaued for about 4 months, despite starting to run 3x a week. Once I changed up my foods to higher protein, lower carb I started to look leaner, even though the scale has remained the same. The South Beach Diet and the Zone Diet are examples of this.

Every individual is different in their metabolism, but this is what is working for me now. I know I have to up the cardio and strength training to 6 days a week if I want to get to my ultimate goal weight.

You sound like you're doing the right things. What does your trainer say?



JOANNDI
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7/11/11 12:28 P

hi, thank you for responding
58, 5'2" 170
trainer twice a week, work out on my own twice a week.
Cardo, weights and no change to clothes



CHOOWY
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7/11/11 12:26 P

Would you mind sharing some information about your current exercise and food programs?

I think we would need that information to be able to comment.

In general, you may not be losing weight, but in fact, getting fitter and healthier. Sometimes strength training builds muscle, which weighs more than fat. You may also be losing inches and your clothes may fit better, even though your weight on the scale may not reflect any change.

Are you incorporating cardio into your routine?



JOANNDI
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7/11/11 12:22 P

hi, i am 58 and been going to the gym since March with a personal trainer for the last month and i have not shed one pound. Eating every two hours as suggested by the trainer?

Is there a secret? any suggestions?



 
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