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LIZERRA
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4/9/13 5:14 P

18 pounds is a great accomplishment. Give yourself a few days to rest. Regroup you thoughts, get out you old pair of pants that do not fit because of the weight loss! Think about how you never want to get back into those pants. Do some research for meal plans and get back on the track for health.

I find if I focus more on the health benefits than the weight loss I don't get so discouraged. Also make sure you are using body measurements along with weight charts. Sometimes the weight does not register a loss when the measurements show significant loss.

Keep your chin up the goal is within reach, it really is!



ARCHIMEDESII
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4/9/13 11:56 A

Kim,

Even though the scale hasn't been moving as fast as you like does it mean you're not making a difference. Remember, there are changing occurring in your body that you can't see.

Do you know what your blood pressure is ? If your blood pressure has dropped over the last 120 days, your doctor would be thrilled even if the scale didn't budge. Lowering your blood pressure is a huge sign of success ! Does that show up on the scale ? Nope.

What some things that might have changed since you decide to eat right and get some exercise ? if you took a daily 30 minute walk, you reduced your risk for heart disease by over 30%. You may have noticed you're sleeping better. You may have notice you can walk up stairs without getting tired. you may have noticed you can carry more bags of groceries. you may have noticed you get fewer colds.

There are many subtle changes you might not have noticed because you've been too focused on the scale. The scale is only one way to measure your health and it isn't always the best.

Also, as others have noted, you don't have to starve yourself to lose weight. In fact, eating too little can hinder a person's weight loss, not help it. I know this is going to sound strange, but a person has to eat in order to lose weight. QUALITY of the food you eat matters.

Weight loss is nothing more than a byproduct of a healthy lifestyle. If you're eating right and getting some regular exercise, the weight will come off on its own.

The fact is, this isn't the Biggest Loser. Weight loss really is pretty mundane and boring. it's difficult to stay motivated, but we keep plugging on because we know it's the RIGHT thing to do. You have to tell yourself that you really are worth all the extra effort it takes to live that healthy lifestyle.





SLIMMERKIWI
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4/9/13 3:59 A

If, when you say "under my calories" you mean that you are eating below the minimum range, then that is quite likely your problem. I know it seems weird, but increasing your calories can help you to lose the weight. Generally the minimum calories in your range is when you are sedentary.

Kris



KIM2260
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4/8/13 11:29 P

thank you all, and yes i do track food most days i'm under my calories,which i need to work on, along with a long list of others. just did zumba on wii for 25 min.i feel a little better, now for a hot bath and hopefully get a good nights rest and wake up with a great attitude to keep fighting for what i want weight loose. you guys are the best....................... thanks all emoticon



VELVETMERLIN
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4/8/13 10:37 P

I agree with SlimmerKiwi about the nutrition tracker. Even if you decide to keep it on private, the best thing to do is to track your food (if you aren't already). I say this with confidence because I have been doing this since February 1st of this year and I wasn't losing ANYTHING, even though I was exercising. I started tracking my food in March and within the last 10 days I've been eating healthier (I thought I was beforehand-turns out I wasn't) and it's moving now. Not every day, but most. I'm not saying this is definitely your situation, but it does help.

Don't give up! Down the line you will be all depressed and regretful about not sticking to it; I know because I live it. No-one is going to have a perfect day. There will be slip-ups here and there and sometimes there will be situations that you can't control.

Congrats on the 18, BTW!



SLIMMERKIWI
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4/8/13 10:15 P

Hi Kim - it sounds like you are quite frustrated and down at the moment. First off I would like you to give yourself a BIG pat on the back!!! The fact is, you are 18lb LIGHTER than you were before you started!! That in itself is a huge positive. It took me 16 months to lose 50lb - the slower losses are actually the ones to celebrate because they are more inclined to stay off and are also a healthier way to lose!

I went to have a peek at your nutrition tracker because you said "my eating is ok with some slip ups here and there. i just dont know what to do." Unfortunately it isn't on show. Do you use it? If not, I strongly suggest that you do, because that will enable you to make some positive tweaks to help you. Where you say your eating is "ok" some say it is ok when in fact there are lots of slip-ups but because they are small, people under-estimate them. "Occasional" in the true sense is fine, but any more than that, it can really hinder our progress.

I hope that you find what works for you, but remember, if you give up you definitely WON'T get to where you want to be! It is only by sticking in there that you will manage that!

Kris



ZORBS13
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4/8/13 9:52 P

Well, if you give up, the only things that will happen is that a) you won't get any healthier b) you won't lose any weight c) you'll probably regain any weight you've lost.

is that what you really want?



KIM2260
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4/8/13 9:50 P

i'm not feeling vary motivated, nor have i lost any more weight i been at this for 120 days and sometimes i feel like this was a waste of time, but deep down i know it wasn't still exercising not as much as when i first stared but some is better than none, my eating is ok with some slip ups here and there. i just dont know what to do . i thought i would have lost more than 18 pounds emoticon



 
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