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DGEOGHEGAN
Posts: 447
10/9/12 4:52 P

You already got the message but don't let the scale dictate if you are a sucess or not. It's only one messure. Being healthy is about more then that number. Stick with it, make good choices and stay away from those scams!



ESTELAC1
Posts: 233
10/9/12 4:08 P

you guys are so right. thanks! glad i restarted spark people.



ALISKYE
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Posts: 1,416
10/9/12 10:45 A

Keep up your good work and don't let the scale rule your life. On average most people don't lose weight every single week. Be proud of the days you kept to your food plan and the days you exercised.

Good luck.

Edited by: ALISKYE at: 10/9/2012 (10:45)


KRISTEN_SAYS
SparkPoints: (73,230)
Fitness Minutes: (34,425)
Posts: 5,088
10/9/12 10:23 A

"Stop.
Step away from the scale.

Bodies do not behave the way we want them to, when it comes to weight loss.
It's not predictable; it's not a straight line down; it fluctuates; it stands still.

Keep choosing healthy, and things will progress."

I agree 100%! Some weeks you'll lose, some weeks you won't. It's that simple. Weight loss is unpredictable and inconsistent, BUT if YOU'RE consistent with healthy eating habits, exercising and taking care of yourself, you WILL see results eventually. If you know you don't want to go the supplement route, then don't! Even if you do lose weight while taking supplements, how will you feel if/when you gain the weight back when you stop taking them? Frustrated, discouraged, sad that you spent all that money on them? Trust me, this journey is unbelievably rewarding when you do it the old school way - eating healthy and exercising, and NOT with supplements that may or may not work. (I think I responded to your other post in another forum, haha.)



HEATHOG
Posts: 65
10/9/12 10:14 A

I (re)started SparkPeople this summer after my youngest was potty trained and I keep bouncing between 4 pounds above and under my starting weight. As of today, I'm still at my starting weight.

However, I feel better and look better, so it's working...just not the exact way I had hoped!

Keep at it. Only you can do it!



CHEETARA79
SparkPoints: (71,539)
Fitness Minutes: (49,055)
Posts: 3,467
10/9/12 9:47 A

Keep making healthy choices, tracking your food and getting regular exercise. The weight will come off when it wants to. Very few people lose weight every single week.

I know that's not the answer you want to hear but it's the truth. Weight loss pills are not going to help you make your weight loss permanent.



SP_COACH_NANCY
SparkPoints: (158,833)
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Posts: 46,222
10/9/12 8:33 A

Hi ESTELAC1,

Know that weight loss is not a linear process for most of us, but more like peaks and valleys...in other words there will be some weeks where you may lose, some weeks where you may gain and even some weeks where you maintain but that does not mean your body is not changing.

Remember too the scale only measures what you weigh...it does not measure your health and fitness, so try not to give too much power to the scale. Your goal is to live a healthy life which includes a healthy weight.

Be strong, you can do this!

Coach Nancy



CJADERUN
Posts: 657
10/9/12 8:16 A

Maintaining for a week and a half isn't a problem. In fact--maintaining at all isn't a problem. Remember that, in the end, we will all be maintaining our goal weight.

Just keep making good choices. If you go two months without movement, then change the amount you eat or exercise.

Make sure that you are tracking EVERYTHING!

Best of luck!



CMCOLE
Posts: 2,667
10/9/12 6:51 A

Stop.
Step away from the scale.

Bodies do not behave the way we want them to, when it comes to weight loss.
It's not predictable; it's not a straight line down; it fluctuates; it stands still.

Keep choosing healthy, and things will progress.

Through the summer, I hovered around one side of a particular weight (a pound or so either side). However, I didn't let it bother me, because I knew I was continuing to eat well, and exercise, and even if I didn't lose more; I'd use it as training for maintenance. However, the weight loss finally kicked in a little after about 2.5 months (not 1.5 weeks).

Keep up the good work



ESTELAC1
Posts: 233
10/9/12 3:24 A

Hi everyone. I'm pretty bummed because I started trying to get healthy about three weeks ago and for the first two weeks I lost 10 lbs, but I haven't been able to lose a thing for about a week and a half now. I'm tempted to take weight loss supplements, but really didn't want to go that route. Has anyone out there had any luck with anything?



 
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