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What am I doing wrong?

Saturday, July 17, 2010

I have really expected a loss on the scale, but nothing is happening. I don't know what the heck I am doing wrong. Working out every day, journaling everything eaten. Trying to not let it get to me..

  
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SMILEYBABS 7/17/2010 5:02PM

    Hello!
I have seen your name before on the CoreBuddies sparkteam where I am also a member. I saw your post and want to first congratulate you on the level of exercise you have attained and are maintaining. That is totally awesome. I did look at your diet log and will make a few suggestions:

According to The Spark book, for your weight and being regularly active, to maintain your weight, you should consume between 1876-1900 calories a day. For a weight loss goal so close, you subtract 200 calories per day making your daily calorie goal between 1676 and 1700 calories per day. Your log shows quite a bit short of this goal. Your body is holding on to every calorie you eat like it is starving!
I would also suggest shaking up your breakfast a bit. Seems like you have the same thing every day. I used to do that, too but now I have oatmeal or eggs or cold cereal to have some variety that my body is not used to having day in and day out. I would also suggest more variety in and also more fruits and vegetables. I would also suggest cutting down on sugar-free snacks by limiting them to one serving a day and replacing them with something more nutritious like some yogurt, fruit or a granola bar. Even a small cup of ice cream once in a while is about as much as some of the sugarfree items if you are looking for a cold snack. Lastly, I suggest a bit more and more of a variety of protein, including dairy. For all the muscle work you do, your intake seems a bit low.

Hope this helps. Feel free to take or leave my suggestions. Let me know what you think of them.
Barbara

Comment edited on: 7/18/2010 12:34:58 AM

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JACKIE4019 7/17/2010 12:33PM

    Sounds like you have a lot of good advice here. But just to repeat, this just happens. It WILL be better in weeks to come. Just keep on eating healthy and exercise.

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FLOOSIEMAGOO 7/17/2010 12:14PM

    Hello you,

It's easy to have no pity for you as you have so little to lose. JUST KIDDING. That's ridiculous; your 15 pounds is like my 50. So I can definitely relate. I have never folllowed a program so closely, with so few pounds lost.

However, just the fact that I don't crave sweets, my hot flashes are gone and I feel so thin is worth it.

To be honest, you have so little to lose. Often those huges loses on SB happen to people whose eating habits radically changed switching to SB - they were eating loads of crap. Likely, you were already eating pretty healthy. Between having a relatively small amount to lose and pretty good eating habits, most of the changes are happening for you at a level that you don't see outwardly, but your blood work will show a different story.

Curbing your cravings is a way to ensure long term success on any program.

Also, if you workout hard, make sure you're getting enough calories.

Just don't stop. Changes are happening; you're so close. I will see your success as a beacon of encouragement for me.

Good luck.

Chana
Spark Baby!

PS - Stay off the scale... it's like checking your boyfriends texts.


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KIMOTHY77 7/17/2010 6:52AM

    When I have days of weighing frustration, I choose not to step on the scale for a couple of weeks. This way I can focus on being healthy and not just the weightloss.

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SASKATIA 7/17/2010 6:52AM

  It just happens sometimes... bodies are very strange things.

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TKD_1D 7/17/2010 6:40AM

    make sure you are getting enough calories...if you go under 1200, you won't lose...and you may need more calories depending on how much you are working out...hope this helps...

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Frustration has set in

Sunday, July 19, 2009

I have been on WW online for 3 weeks now. I have only lost 1 1/2 lb, don't use all WPA and have earned an average of 50 AP's per week. I am really trying but nothing is happening. I am not using my AP's to eat at all. I am going to try Simply Filling this week to see if that helps. I know that I am gaining muscle for sure, since I do weights 3 x per week along with all the spin classes and running, but I am so frustrated at the scale!

  
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RUNNER23 7/19/2009 10:25AM

    Shelley...you're doing GREAT, my friend! Total FAT loss so far....6 sticks of butter! That's FAT...not muscle!!

Do you take your measurements? I've been doing that, and it's often more rewarding than using the scale.

If you eat Simply Filling Foods, then you will be Eating Clean :-) So going that route may be well worth it.

Go ahead and use all of your WPA...you may not want to use your APs but you should be using your *35* to fuel your workouts and keep your metabolism fired up.

Are you eating several small meals throughout the day?? Do that.

Eat Simply Filling ( Eat Clean), use your WPAs, eat 6 small meals throughout the day (every 2-3 hours), and chart your measurements.

I bet that will do the trick...you are active enough, for sure - that's never been an issue with you :-)

Oh yeah...don't forget to eat some healthy fat and drink your water!

You look beautiful already...you only need to realize it emoticon

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DLH41054 7/19/2009 8:15AM

    Don't get frustrated. That's 1/2 lb. per week. Not so bad!!!!!

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SANDRA-G 7/19/2009 6:40AM

    I took a peek at your page to see where you are as far as weight loss. At your current size the weight will come off a lot more slowly than for larget people. I'd say forget the scales and just feel good that you are eating healthy and staying fit.

Easy for me to say but I just don't let that particular number get to me. Good luck in your journey!

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Need to Get Back on Track

Friday, December 26, 2008

This last week has been full of eating sweets and not being honest with myself. The scale is showing a gain of 2 lbs. I thought I could maybe not journal my food, but that is definitely not true. I have to be journaling everything. Yesterday is done and it's time to get back on track today.

  
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RUNNER23 12/26/2008 8:42PM

    I hear ya Shelley! I'm right there with you ~ although I'm guessing my scale will show a much greater gain! It's been no holds barred for me for the past 2 weeks. Ugh. 2 pounds for you isn't bad...get a grip and move forward...it sounds like you're determined to get back to reality. Go for it!! I'll follow your lead!

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Down another lb.

Friday, November 21, 2008

My weight is still heading downward. After being sick for awhile and losing 6 lbs, I am back to my normal weight loss. I was down 1 more lb this morning, now at 122. I am afraid to go much lower, because it is beginning to show in my face. Now I am trying to tone up with my trainer. I haven't been able to go much, but now that I am feeling better, I hope to get on a schedule of 3 times per week, with spinning and other cardio still at 5 times per week.

  


Doing fantastic!

Monday, October 27, 2008

My weight is staying between 123 and 125, and starting next week I will be using a personal trainer to help me with starting a weight lifting regimen in addition to the spinning, elliptical and running. I am really psyched! I do really love finally belonging to a gym again after many years.

  
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KASHMIR 10/29/2008 2:03PM

    I hope you will enjoy the workouts with the trainer as much as I have. It took me a while to get used to it, but I really like being able to see just how far I can push myself.

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MISSJCISRUNNING 10/27/2008 6:17PM

    Great progress Shelley!!! Thanks for sharing your success!!! Jackie!!!

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