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I'm upset

Thursday, October 08, 2009

That I haven't lost any weight or inches in almost a month. I'm running late for work this morning but I don't even care, I'm so down and discouraged right now. Please no one ask me what I'm eating or how I'm exercising because for once in my life I really took this thing serious and tracked my food and I've been killing it at the gym, burn no less than 500 cals each session but the avg has been 650-700. So can anyone tell me what could it be, this has me not even wanting to work out the rest of the week, may as well just lay on my ass (since Im not losing weight anyway) and try to start fresh Monday morning.

And I know I shouldn't have done this but I am going out of town this weekend so I wanted to lose some quick weight so I've been doing the 3 day diet, today is the last day and you are supposed to lose up to 10 lbs, well my ass gained 2 lbs, so explain that one too. The only thing I can think of is that because I know better (that fad dieting is the worse) that's definitely why I'm not seeing any results this week. And to be truthful since I did start that crap I'm gonna finish it today and I'm gonna write the author of that stupid diet and tell them that this is a hoax and that this crap doesn't work. I may as well have eaten big macs and fries the last 2 days the way I look at it.

Well that's all, let me finish getting ready, please guys take it easy on me lol (I'm really crying inside though!) emoticon emoticon emoticon

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FIT_BY40 10/8/2009 12:57PM

    Thanks on commenting on my blog. I am stil bitter about my little weight gain this week but always willing to give what I think might help a friend in the same/similar situation.Our bodies get used to whatever it is we are doing and sometimes you have to give it a swift kick in the you know what to get it going. Perhaps if you eat a bit more for at least a few days or even work out less, it may do the trick. If you aren't getting enough calories your body will think you are starving and hold on to the weight for dear life. You have been going through this for awhile so I guarantee, you are going to bust through this and when you do, lookout, you are going to have some amazing weightloss. And one more thing, there is a quote I came across recently that I think would benefit you. DO NOT GIVE UP WHAT U WANT MOST FOR WHAT U WANT AT THE MOMENT. So leave those Big Macs alone. Hang in there! emoticon

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MSMYRA02 10/8/2009 11:32AM

    Ok so I went in and changed the number of calories I've been burning I don't know where Spark came up with 1640 per week but I've actually been averaging 2500. So with that increase my caloric intake went from 1250-1600 cals to 1380-1730 cals a day. Now mind you I normally ate at the smaller range so I really could allow myself 200-300 calories more a day. I'm going to be stuffed eating all that food. Well let me get to planning my menu for next week. Fingers crossed that the scale moves next Friday for me...or should I wait 2 weeks to weigh...decisions decision...

thanks everyone for all of your encouraging words and suggestions emoticon

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LILSHINE 10/8/2009 11:29AM

    You've received some great advice. I'll just agree and say eat more and see what happens. I'm struggling with getting in enough calories myself and I've been the same weight for a few days. Keep at it, you'll lose inches and that scale will move.

Have you notice a change in how your clothes fit? Is your body reshaping due to your workouts?

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QUEENTIFFANY 10/8/2009 9:27AM

    Just wanted to give you a squeeze emoticon I agree with the thought that you might not be consuming enough calories to handle those intense workouts! Please don't be discouraged! You are doing SO good, just figure out what works for your body and keep pushing!!!!

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JOLIEYOUNG29 10/8/2009 8:58AM

    Hi there my dear, okay first off you gotta get yo mind right. Attitude is everything and second you may need to reflect on your calorie intake. Remember if you aren't eating enough your body will hold on to everything. I'm new with spark and I'm still trying to get that down and yeah those 3 day diets and stuff probably don't work. Are you getting your water in? Hang in there, clear your head...your sunshine is coming! emoticon

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CWYNN01 10/8/2009 8:52AM

    Hey Diva,

Don't beat yourself up b/c if gaining 2 pounds is all the damage you did in a month of than don't be hard on yourself. I agree with others that it's probably a plateau. Are you using weights b/c this could be putting on muscle.

Your body does adapt to the same routine if you do it for 6 weeks, so it sounds like it is time to switch up your routine & try something fun & challenging! Keep on tracking those calories also & be sure you are watching your sodium intake b/c it does allow water retention.

You are going to be okay Diva, you have lost 20 pounds & on your way to losing the rest but just stay focused!! It's great to vent & get it off your chest.

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BEEBOP11 10/8/2009 8:35AM

I really think you need to eat more. I looked back a couple of days on your diet and you aren't even at 1000 calories. I know just with myself when I workout hard I need at least 1500 to lose anything. I've been working out extra hard that last several weeks and didn't lose and I was getting frustrated and then I increased my calories more and now I'm losing. Not sure if I was at a plateau or what, I think if you exercise hard your body needs food. This has been what I've had to do since January and I've lost a good amount of weight. Good luck and don't give up. The weight will come off if you keep trying.


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DEBBIEKAY1 10/8/2009 8:05AM

    Good for you! writing about it is the best thing you can do Never give up! you will see results just hang in there!
Hugs Debbie

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MSMYRA02 10/8/2009 8:02AM

    Thanks ladies, and HOWDOIHEARTTHEE, I am actually going off my cycle now, maybe that has something to do with it. Yeah I needed to vent, I will be at the gym today at 4, getting it in!

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LOVESLIFE48 10/8/2009 8:02AM

    I was in the same boat as you are now. I used to be on weight watchers, now I count calories. I started seriously in July. It took until September before I started losing. DON'T give up!!! Stick with it, it will come off! Now I'm losing weight every week!! Just stick with it!! Lyn emoticon

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    My longest plateau was 18 days. I currently am on a 4 day plateau. If you are exercising alot muscle weighs more than fat. I tend to notice no weight loss about a week before my period. I wouldn't do any fad diets, they don't work. I find it helps to follow the calories and the Nutrition tracker menu, good luck to you, and try not to get discouraged! emoticon

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COURTNEYDEY 10/8/2009 7:55AM

    Awww, that SUCKS!

Just wanted to reach out & say that plateau's happen to everyone! Hopefully you are at least feeling healthy!! If you ate Big Macs & fries, I am pretty sure on the inside you would feel pretty crappy!

Don't get discouraged!! You have come this far, hopefully just venting about it can help you get through this hurdle!

Have a beautiful day, life is too short!!!

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On my way to 10,000 spark points

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Should be there by next week!!!

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    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Oh, I remember my first 10,000 sparkpoints! WOW!! Keep it up & you'll be at 15,000+ Sparkpoints! Blessings, Dee

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Feeling great today....even though

Monday, September 28, 2009

Even though I probably gained from my bad choices this weekend. I'm finally getting to a point where I tell myself IT'S OK. I'm not going to be perfect every day. I feel like things are starting to happen and click for me. Not all the way their, but halfway. And my no means was it easy, its still tough, I work hard in the gym, sweat, blood, and even have shed tears, I think they were tears of joy and triumph though, I'm so proud of myself. This is the longest that I've ever stuck with anything! Keep cheering for me and motivating me, and sending your awesome words of encouragement!

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FIT_BY40 9/28/2009 4:11PM

    I've got your back. Keep it up girl! emoticon

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EOSAURORA84 9/28/2009 11:50AM

    if i have learned anything from spark it is that as long as you are doing what you are supposed to do 80% of the time, it is okay to slurge everynow and then on that i did this past weekend....keep up the good work...

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WORKINGSTIFF 9/28/2009 11:18AM

    Don't beat yourself up over your bad choices.

If you made bad choices, then that means that you know what good choices are.

Better yet, throw "good" and "bad" out of your vocabulary and see what happens. We all enjoy the occassional pizza, chocolate cake, pie, whatever. It doesn't have to be the end of what you've work toward.

Keep your focus on the positive and it will change your life.

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MONIQUE1908 9/28/2009 10:03AM

    That's the spirit. Don't feel bad if you have a setback or don't eat right. Just start all over again and pick it back up. You have to give yourself a little slack. It's not about cutting out all foods, just watching the portions.

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Friday, September 18, 2009

So I think I've hit my first plateau, for some reason I didn't think I would hit it at 186, being that I have so much more weight to lose. I figured somewhere around 150 or so that would happen. So what do I do now, my time is extremely limited, Im in school full time, I'm a single mother to an 8 month old, and work full time. Just all around tired. I do work out Mon - Fri for 45-60 minutes. Since I started working out 8 weeks ago, I started on the elliptical and I'm afraid that is the problem, becuase that is the majority of my workout. I thank the elliptical for helping me lose 17 lbs, but I think I need to befriend the stairmaster (which I super afraid of) and perhaps the treadmill. I'm also going to start planning my meals better for the week ahead. Yesterday I bought Jillian Michaels 30 day shred and I was super excited to start my first workout, but I lost the remote to my dvd, so I will be going out to buy a universal remote today. I was so mad, couldn't even toggle to the workout! lol! But at least I did burn 500 calories earlier at the gym that day. So spark friends, any suggestions on how to overcome this plateau, yes I know its a lifestyle change, and that I shouldn't solely rely on the scale. I'm working on doing better with that. I really need to focus some more attention on strength training as well as the cardio...hmm not enough hours in the day. Well wish me luck with the 30 day shred today!

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FIT_BY40 9/22/2009 11:33AM

    Varying your workout will most likely help. Your body gets used to things: same food, same workout. Varying either of those should help. Write all your food down, every bit. You may be getting calories in that you did not count. I personally am notorious for taking a bite here and there but have vowed IF I BITE IT, I WRITE IT! Good luck. We are all here for you! emoticon

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MACKJESS1234 9/21/2009 3:58PM

    Hey there, I was reading through blogs to see what kind of results people were seeing with a new DVD workout I just ordered when I saw yours.

My personal trainer recommends the stair climber at least 20 mins 2-3 times a week. I still do elliptical or some jogging, but split the time with the stair climber. IT WAS SO HARD the first week or so that I could only do about 10 minutes, but I got used to it. He says the climber is good because its cardio and it builds leg muscles, which are large muscles, and muscles burn more its a win/win, long as you can make it!

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TLBOARDMAN23 9/18/2009 12:01PM

    I hit a plateau at 174 just 2 weeks ago.....I felt the same way. I was stuck in a rut, doing the same exercise and eating the same amount of calories. So I tried switching it up: 2-3 different types of 30minute workouts 5 times a week, switching up my calories as well. Anywhere from 1300 to 1800 cals a day, real random. 1300 day, 1700 day, 1500 day and so forth. I also noticed I wasn't getting enough protein or fiber etch day, so now I eat a kashi go lean crunchy bar for breakfast (Just before my workout) it has 150-180 cals, 4 fiber and ~ 8 protein. It actually tastes pretty good. And of course I try to drink 8 or greater glasses of water a day. I also changed my vitamin to one a day womens active metabolism, I just weighed myself for the first time since my plateau (2 weeks ago) and I have lost 2.5 lbs. I think if you can find something new and just change it up a bit. Your body is probably used to your current workout and calorie intake. shock it and see what happens! I hope this helped me, let me know how it goes!

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JAJ123 9/18/2009 11:10AM

    PUSH thru it girl, it wont last forever! Jillian's 30 day will boost you too, that DVD is awesome! so no worries, just keep at it!

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CARMELGLO 9/18/2009 10:40AM

  weird I had to the same thing with the 30 day shred lol...I lost my dvd remote and had to buy batteries for my universal one...ALL worth it! Jillian really really gives you a workout! Good Luck!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Reposition yourself!

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

As September quickly came, I sat back and thought about how the year has flown by and the saying that 'time waits for no one' is so true. I often listen to Donald Lawrence's song Encourage Yourself while I'm working out. That song is so powerful and motivational. This song is so and death is in the pwer of the tongue we have to speak the word and believe that God will never leave or forsake us. Everything we go through may just to help someone else I pray that everyone get encourage by this song in time of need.

I look at my struggle with my weight loss and constantly encouraging myself even when others don't. I refuse to let the devil when and keep control over my life. What are some songs that keep you motivated and pushing along?

Here are a few of my other favorites:
Yolanda Adams - Step Aside
Kirk Franklin - This is it
Mary Mary - Heaven, Get up, Shackles, God in Me and many many more.

Thanks for reading :)

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HOTTCOUTURE 9/2/2009 8:40AM

    Hey POOH

I am steadfast and praying I feel I am happier in some areas of my life but still striving and working for improvement with other areas and content with some areas that I want to change but not sure if it is my time or season that God wants me to change!!!!

I have a blog in my mind that's on its way so I can get some feed back!

I'm still giving God the glory and I feel I am in a better position in my life!!!!!

Luv yah

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LILSHINE 9/1/2009 6:15PM

    I love encourage yourself! God did it, Giants, listen by Beyonce, a lot more can't think right now

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LADYPHOENIX61 9/1/2009 3:01PM

    Myra, I love Step Aside. I used to play it in church. Don't forget Mary Mary's "I Just Can't Give Up Now!" As for the weight loss, remember "The race isn't given to the swiftest but to those who endure." The group Tri-City is from my hometown and I have friends and family in the group. Their song "Seasons" reminds me that what ever and how much time we spend nurturing it is what we get at harvest. Keep sowing those seeds in the gym, on the fitness trail and with exercise DVDs. I promise you're going to come into your own! Don't give up, Myra!
Another song is "The Battle is the Lords" and an old one called "Be Ye Steadfast".

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