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TUXEDO0791
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7/5/12 1:35 P

More bad news... For years I thought that I was 5'9 which is correct when I was in HS, 20+ yrs ago. So I was basin my weight for a 5"9 male which would be about 175-185 2 more inches guess I need to be between 170-180. As for strength training walking i felt my lower body would work, my upper body my work (requires a lot of lifting 2-50 lbs per shipment) would work. I to cheap to buy weights.



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7/5/12 12:51 P

TUXEDO0791,

How tall are you ? Perhaps the reason your weight loss is slowing is because you're close to a healthy weight for your height. The closer a person is to a healthy weight for their height, the harder it gets to lose any excess. So, depending on your height and how much more weight you need to lose, you may just need to be more patient.

You've already lost quite a bit of weight and you've kept it off. That's fantastic ! Why aren't you losing more ? Once again, hard to say because we don't know anything about you or what you've been eating over the last few years. it could be because you're nearing a healthy weight for your height. If you're down to that last 5-10 pounds, this will be slow going. Someone who is morbidly obese could lose 1-2 pounds per week. However, once again, if you're nearing a healthy weight for your height, losing the excess will take longer.

Do you do any type of strength training ? Walking is great, keep walking. But if you want to change your body, you need to strength train. Add lean muscle because muscle burns fat. the more lean muscle you carry, the more efficient your body will be at burning fat. Also, a good strength training program can help you to lose inches without losing any scale weight. it's a matter of changing your lean to body fat ratio.

Because you're a guy and have a higher percentage of testosterone than women, your body will benefit from a good strength training program quickly. You may find that strength training will do more for your body than trying to lose that last five or so pounds.


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7/5/12 12:44 P

Hi Tuxedo,

So how long have you been walking? Remember the body's goal is to always move to a state of homeostasis or balance, in other words, the more you do a particular activity the more efficient your body becomes at performing the task at hand. Add that you weigh less than you did when you started your journey, well, you are expending fewer calories. This is why it is important to keep raising the bar so to speak. You either need to up the intensity, time or distance of your walks or you need to change your modality.

How are you with tracking your nutrition? Are you pretty consistent with this task?

Are you doing any strength training activities?

Coach Nancy



TUXEDO0791
Posts: 9
7/5/12 12:08 P

okay I''vie been trying to lose weight over 5yrs now... I start @ 252 down to 195 butt naked ( when i weigh myself @ work it jumps to 201 discouraging me) but every since I reached 195 my weight just floats up 2 to 3 lbs and I have gotten it down to 192.6, but always heads back up. I eat over my calorie count sometimes but mostly i stay within 100 calories +/-.. I walk almost every day 2 to 3 miles weekends 5 to 10 miles depends on mood... I never seem to get past my 192.6 I wanna reach 185.. Give me some advice please.



 
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