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12/1/12 10:10 A

emoticon emoticon on your starting with Spark. You are starting at a much better time in your life. It is not easier but your results will be preventive for you. Go for the healthier life style as your body loses weight and reap the benefits of healthy ACTIVE living.
Remember slow weight loss is proven to be more permanent than rapid weight loss, give yourself time and often Strength training using resistance bands is a really good workout. ST builds muscle and muscled burn calories .
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12/1/12 9:47 A

Everyone loses weight at a different rate. I started with SparkPeople and began with walking 30 minutes a day. In the beginning I was losing 5 pounds a month. Since then my calorie needs have declined and my exercise has picked up, but now I only lose about 2 pounds a month. It is discouraging, but I still perservere!

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11/30/12 8:02 P

Welcome to SparkPeople! You'll find lots of support, information and inspiration here. All the best on achieving your goals!


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11/30/12 12:12 P

Is there any way to increase the intensity of your workout? That may also help too.


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11/30/12 10:39 A

Gabriela, it is quite normal, a jump start will often take a you to a weight loss. BUt I am a slow looser also. I suggest taking a jump start challenge and switch you our exercise to something your body is not so use to. And make sure that the calories you eat are good calories.
Drink your water

I hope that your figure out what is going to work for you sometimes you have to play around with what is happening to jump start that weight loss.
BUT Welcome to Sparks people. There are also a large number of articles in the Healthy lifestyle that are very good references for you to be able to move forward and get started.

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GABITA23 SparkPoints: (1,434)
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11/30/12 8:09 A

My name is Gabriela and I started spark program about one month ago. The calculation of calories to reach my goal weight is between 1200 - 1500 cal /day. So far I have no change on my weight, I follow the calories count and only twice I was higher than the max. allowed. My daily exercise is a 60 min walk. I don't expect a huge drop on my weight so fast, however I was wondering if anybody can tell me if this is normal. I am thinking that the calculation is not right for me, maybe I need less...the current one is good to maintain my current weight.

Thank you

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