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222NICHOLE
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5/27/13 1:00 P

Weight alone I've learned is something that you cannot let yourself get too wrapped up in or discouraged about. One of the best decisions I made was purchasing a scale that measures my body fat percentage, water level percentage, bone density, and pounds of muscle along with weight. I was becoming discouraged because I was steadily losing pounds and then stayed at the same weight for a while but thanks to the additional measurements I was able to see that I really had gained 2 pounds of muscle and a little water weight because I was drinking more often. Those are healthy pounds that I don't mind. So be patient with yourself. Possibly you gained muscle from your work out or water weight. If you go a month without losing anything at all, I would try to up your calorie range and maybe try switching up your workout routine, but one week is nothing to worry about. Focus on how good you feel when you work out and eat healthy. That helps me to not get caught up so much in the pounds lost but to remember that healthy choices are important regardless of weight loss. If you are patient and continue making healthy choices you will lose weight and have much more energy and health, even if weight loss can be slow some weeks. Don't let the scale discourage you! You are doing great!



LILLIPUTIANNA
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5/25/13 9:09 P

I think you're definitely eating too few calories. 1200 calories is the absolute minimum amount of calories for a small woman, who doesn't move much. YOU are working out for at least 30 minutes every day. You need to factor that in to your calorie counts or your body is going to freak out.



ARCHIMEDESII
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5/25/13 4:08 P

JUJUJO,

I don't know how much weight you're trying to lose or when you started. What you're experiencing really is perfectly normal. the weight doesn't magically drop off the minute we decide we need to lose. While a safe weekly weight loss would be 1-2 pounds per week, there will be weeks you don't lose. There will even be weeks you gain ! And that doesn't mean you're doing anything wrong.

Here's the thing, the closer a person is to a healthy weight for their height, the harder and longer it takes to lose those last few pounds. Ask any member trying to lose those last 5-10 and they'll tell you, it's slow going. they don't lose 1-2 pounds per week. if they are lucky, they might lose a half a pound a month. And once again, that's not unusual.

Someone who is morbidly obese could safely lose 1-2 pounds per week. NOT SO for someone in a healthy weight range for their height.

There's a lot we just don't know about you. I don't know how tall you are. I don't know how much weight you're trying to lose. I don't know what you do for exercise in that 30 minutes. I don't know what you've been eating or how much.

The more you can tell us, the better we can answer your question. Right now, we're just taking educated guesses. Could you tell us a bit more about yourself ? If you are trying to lose 5-10 pounds, yes, it is going to be slow going. You won't lose 1-2 pounds per week. If you're trying to lose 30+ pounds, then we need to know more about you and your eating habits.





JUJUJO
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5/25/13 10:50 A

Monday I weighed in and lost a pound. Yay! wednesday I weighed in again and gained half a pound..I work out every morning for at least 30 min and eat 1200 calories a day. I weighed myself again this morning and gained another half a pound so basically I gained the pound that I lost last week. I'm getting frustrated! I cannot seem to pass the 153 mark..I'm so ready to get into the 140s but its not happening. Am I eating too few calories? Could that be why my metabolism is slowing down? Should I work out an hour every morning? I just dont know anmore. Getting discouraged.



 
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