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Help - I'm Stuck!

Friday, October 31, 2008

I was doing so well -- I was working hard and watching the scale go DOWN! But now I'm STUCK.

I'm up & down between a 12-15 lb loss and can't seem to get past it. I NEED HELP!

Does anyone have any ideas on how to get my mojo back? I will admit the past couple weekends have been full of weddings and traveling -- so that could be part of it. I just really need some encouragement that the scale WILL move again! And of course - any tips would be appreciated!

My current program:
Calorie range - 1200-1550 and I am almost always in my range
Cardio 4-5 x's @ 30-40 min each week.
No strength training right now...
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    hi, how are you doing? I have a few suggestions that I think will really help you. The reason you are having trouble losing additional weight is because your body had been "conditioned' to burn the current amount of calories for the amount of food that you are eating. In order to lose the extra pounds that you want to lose you either have to eat less or exercise moe. I recommend that instead of exercising 4-5 times a week for 40 min., instead exercise an hour 4-5 times a week. It is just 10 min, longer but it will make a difference. However, you need to do more than just that if you don't want to cut additional calories each day. I suggest also adding something different to your exercise routine. Run or spend time on a stationary bike, or walk at lest 30 min. a few times a week. I strongly suggest add weights to your exercises. The more muscle mass you have the more calories you will burn while resting ( reading, watching TV, talking). Just as it took some time losing weight when you first started to exercise so will it take time to lose this additional weight. It usually takes 2-3 months to see noticeable results. The bottom line is , you need to do more of it more often. I believe that you can do it. You lost the other weight you wanted to girl, you're almost at the finish line , all you have to do is finish this race!! Be patient with yourself. YOU CAN DO THIS! YOU BECOME WHAT YOU BELIEVE!!!!! Shelly emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3398 days ago
    You can also try getting moving a little at night just to keep your metabolism going.

    You are doing great!
    3400 days ago
    Hey Roxy - turn around - your MOJO is right behind ya - tapping on your shoulder darlin'!! Put the scale in the back of the closet. Start taking your measurements instead. PAT yourself on the back for your consistency every day! I definitely recommend strength training too! I love my weight lifting class and it is the only thing that has really shown me an inch loss!
    You ARE doing GREAT and should believe in yourself!!!
    Happy Halloween GIRL!!
    3401 days ago
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