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Somewhat discouraged about weight loss

Monday, April 02, 2012

I don't understand why I'm not losing any weight. I know I have days where I'm over the calorie limit, but I feel like they're the exception, not the rule, and I feel like I'm exercising more, and harder, and STILL I don't see a loss.

In the past few weeks I've tried to start adding in some strength days, because I know I have been lacking in that area, and I know it's important.

And I am changing my calorie range. SP had it estimated as 1500-1800, but I am moving that down to 1400-1700 starting today. I don't know if that tiny difference will help, but I'm willing to give it a shot I guess.

I just want to succeed and lose these 15 pounds.

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ELISOS 4/3/2012 11:00PM

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MOSTMOM1 4/2/2012 11:05PM

    I bet that strength training will kick in and make a difference.

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HEAT7918 4/2/2012 9:00PM

    Been there, done that, got the T- shirt.

Then suddenly, when I wasn't paying much attention, boom! Dropped a few lbs and noticed my pants were all getting baggy.

It will happen to you too!

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SHIRE33 4/2/2012 7:07PM

    I admire your tenacity! You will get there.

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BUBBLEJ1 4/2/2012 7:04PM

    I hear ya! My body plateaus like no ones business. The best advice is just to stick at it! If you focus on eating right and exercising, the weight will take care of itself.

When I started strength training my weight stalled. And I got so discouraged, thinking 'this is supposed to be helping?!'. BUT I stuck with it and now the weight is coming off, slowly but surely. I think what was happening was, I was building muscle and losing fat at similar rates, which meant no weight loss. For a few weeks I had to focus on my clothes getting smaller, and fitting into smaller sizes.

Good luck, you can do this!

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TWINSMOMMY607 4/2/2012 6:11PM

    Big Hugs! Sometimes our body is really stubborn and holds onto the weight even though we are doing everything we should. Try mixing it up. I find that I have the most success when I run one day, do cardio intervals and strength training another day, talk to the dog for a long walk another day and so on. It helps keep my body guessing and I see progress faster. If I work out too much I don't lose any weight at all, not matter what I do. Hang in there!!

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FULLOFFAITH 4/2/2012 1:22PM

    Hang in there you are making a life style change and the scale will catch up.



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GODSCHILD2_2011 4/2/2012 12:56PM

    Sometimes it seem like we are doing all the right things but not getting the results we think we should have can be very disappointing and discouraging especially when you see the other Sparkies posting their weight lost on a regular basis.

I myself have been in this place several times the past year. I have only lost 10 pounds this past year and I have many times felt like something was wrong with me because it is coming off soooooo slow but, I have made a decision that no matter how long it takes, I will continue on this journey. I have often heard others say that the last 10 or 15 pounds seems to be the hardest to get rid of but I truly believe that by tweaking your plan, you will get the results you're looking for.

I know that it been challenging but just know that by watching what you eat and exercising on a regular basis the good you are doing for your overall health and your body.

Never give up because emoticon.

Always remember that you are never alone emoticon

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Got r done

Monday, March 26, 2012

I got 9 out of 17 things on my to-do list from last week done. I feel pretty good about that. emoticon

This weekend my boys went camping, so KT and I hung out. We did some shopping (naturally), attended a fun birthday party, and watched some cooking shows. Hee. I love that she likes cooking shows! She also let me (she's 4 but she runs the show) do some much needed cleaning and straightening of the house. Always feels really good to knock THAT off the list.

Yesterday was my big accomplishment -- I had a good chunk of time all to myself, and I chose to go for a hike up Kennesaw Mountain. I went all the way to the top! Usually I give up before I get there, but yesterday I just kept going. I had no time contraints (that's my usual excuse) and I just DID IT. All the way up, and back down, was a 75-minute workout.

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Plus it was gorgeous out, so I got a lot of sunshine and vitamin D! Good medicine! Hope it'll keep me going all week.

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KAYYVAUGHN 3/30/2012 8:34AM

    I'm impressed. That is a long walk, but a beautiful one.

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ELISOS 3/28/2012 11:02PM


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ANKLLOYD 3/26/2012 11:01AM

    Way to go - see no excuses (my little thought from the Biggest Loser show). Keep at it. You are doing to do great things.....

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MOSTMOM1 3/26/2012 9:35AM

    Oh, good for you!!!!!
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Weekend, and the to do list

Monday, March 19, 2012

We had a great weekend. Busy, but fun, and the gorgeous weather put all of us in such nice moods! Spring makes me feel very lucky to live here in Georgia (but ask me again in June/July and I might disagree). We did some of our spring planting in the yard, and I feel MUCH better about that. Just mowing the grass gave everything an immediate face-lift.

And we went out with another family on Saturday night, to the bowling alley! How fun! I drank two beers, which is a LOT for me. I haven't had beer in ages and I forgot how FULL it makes you feel! Ugh. I won't do that again anytime soon, but we had a great time.

Here's my to-do list. It's not all for this week, but it's rattling around in my brain making me nervous/stressy, so I think I need to just dump it out. Don't mind me, nothing to see here....

Easter decorations up from basement!
Finish and file taxes!
Grocery shopping (DH?)
Clean bathrooms
Easter basket stuff!!
New dress shoes and play shoes, KT
New sandals both kids
New clothes both kids (summer tees!)
AJ's school project this week! before Friday!
Call salon and reschedule
Call dentists?
Call cabinet refinishers for quote
Go to bank
Turn in receipts to school
Clothes/shoes for me for spring - work/church
1st communion gifts for AJ - order online
Aquarium tickets for Apr 4?

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MOSTMOM1 3/25/2012 11:03PM

    That was a mighty big to-do list. Did you survive?

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KAYYVAUGHN 3/25/2012 5:43AM

    Lee, I wish I was as organized as you are in your life.

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ELISOS 3/21/2012 2:43PM


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Update 3/15

Thursday, March 15, 2012

I decided if the co-workers ask me directly what I think about their diet, or if they tell me directly "I've lost XXX pounds in one week!" THEN I will say something. But just overhearing them talk about, it, I'm not going to butt in. No one likes a know-it-all.

Another busy week, although I'm grateful for it: Monday I worked from home w/my son because he had some days off school. I love working from home once in a while. I kinda wish I could do it once a week again, like I used to about 5 years ago.

Because it's EIGHTY DEGREES around here lately, I'm thinking a lot about my yard (and how terrible it looks). I really hope to pretty it up this spring. I want new planters, new plants, and maybe some new paint or stain for the deck. Hope I'll be able to make all of that happen!! I am ususally pretty bad about not prioritizing tasks like that. On one hand, it's good -- I don't let myself get bogged down with things that aren't really important. On the other hand, if it would make me feel good, I should do it -- and this WOULD make me feel good.

I've been slightly hungry for a week and a half but I'm hoping that means I'm doing this right. emoticon Doing pretty well keeping calories in-range. Woo hoo!

It's a running day - I need it!! I'm on W6D3 -- 25 minutes running. Don't know if I'll make it, but I'm going to give it a shot!!

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ELISOS 3/16/2012 12:26AM


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EL-E-E 3/15/2012 1:27PM

    Bah. Didn't have it in me. I ran 10 minutes and walked the rest. It's still cardio, though, and THAT's what I needed.

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WALIDGAZALA 3/15/2012 7:38AM

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KAYYVAUGHN 3/15/2012 7:32AM

    Running 25 minutes is great. I know that I couldn't do it.
Good luck.

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Good week overall!

Friday, March 09, 2012

It's been a good week, calorie-range and calorie-burning-wise. Hooray! I needed a good week. Today's meatless Friday, woo hoo! Black bean burrito, here I come!

Can't stay too long (I've already been on longer than I should, since I GAVE UP doing this for Lent, ha!), but I do want to be faithful and track stuff, and just wanted to post that I'm happy today and hoping for a loss on the scale when I weigh in -- maybe tomorrow? maybe Monday? I'll be sure to let you know!

Thx to everyone for their support on my last blog post!! You guys are great friends.

Stay motivated, do your ten minutes, and have a great weekend!


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MOSTMOM1 3/14/2012 7:11AM

    You rebel, you.

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KAYYVAUGHN 3/9/2012 4:27PM

    Great job Lee. You are on top of things.

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MLIANNE 3/9/2012 12:50PM

    Glad you're still checking in even it's not allowed :P Also, great job on the good week! Keep it up. I'm happy you're feeling chipper :)

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