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AKATHLEEN54 Posts: 595
1/30/13 1:00 P

Read the blog and all the comments. I know how you feel as my scale is not moving either and it can be very frustrating but I am trying to do as many of the members say, which is to focus on how your clothes feel and your overall wellbeing. They all gave you some excellent advice, which I am trying to absorb as well. Most importantly do not give up!! emoticon emoticon

PUNKYSMOMMY SparkPoints: (30,774)
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Posts: 420
1/30/13 12:11 P

Are you sure you're measuring/weighing your food accurately? I did this several times that didn't work. This time I'm measuring more and I'm also aiming for the bottom of my range instead of the top. I find that I lose weight at 1200 but not at 1550.

CYND59 Posts: 7,691
1/30/13 11:42 A

Do not give up. I think your hard work will pay off. Be patient.
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ONTHEPATH2 SparkPoints: (56,230)
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Posts: 3,093
1/30/13 11:36 A

Just don't quit. It's frustrating - but if you quit, you may find yourself where I did - further down the road with more to lose. Hang in there! It's a lifestyle change, not a diet!

MYUTMOST4HIM Posts: 11,447
1/30/13 11:18 A

Well I hope some of this helps...
First, do you track sodium in your nutrition tracker? In my opinion it is a silent sabotager .
Second, You are building muscle, so initially you really need to think of this phase as "setting the stage". This muscle you are building will help you gain momentum later.
Third, I am speaking from experience because my first year on my journey I lost EIGHT POUNDS but I lost THREE DRESS SIZES!!! It works - it really does as long as you don't focus on the scale and let it be the determining factor as to how you are doing. The scale is ONLY one tool. Measure body parts, clothing, energy etc.... These are tools that work TOGETHER

TONKA14 Posts: 4,947
1/30/13 9:11 A

If you have been doing the same workout for a while it could be your body has adjusted and you need to shake things up a little bit. This article can help you add intervals to your walks to increase the intensity that may help.

Walking Workouts with Intervals
Training Programs for Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced Walkers
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness_artic
les.asp?id=1221


Here is more about the benefit of interval training...

Get Results with Interval Training
Add Fun and Variety to Your Workouts
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness_artic
les.asp?id=489


Coach Tanya

JODYCANDOIT SparkPoints: (3,506)
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Posts: 16
1/30/13 7:57 A

I feel like Im doing all the right things but am spinning my wheels, stuck in the mud. It has been a month, I have eaten healthy, stayed withinn my calorie range, walking 4 miles 3 days a week and doing yoga 2 days a week. drinking water, blah, blah, blah. what has my weight loss been in this month? 2 lbs. and thats if I stand on the scale just right. I started at 180, and at 5'5" I do have the weight to loose. Does ANYONE out there have any advice or tips for me???? thanks

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