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feeling like I am wasting my time


Thursday, February 05, 2009

I admit that until about three weeks ago I wasn't exercising as I should or really watching what I was eating. I do it for a while and then I quit. Well I gained a few pounds back, but my scale is driving me crazy. One minute it says I weigh 134 then it jumps later on to like 140. That is a big difference. So, I have no idea what I truly weigh. I guess I will weigh first thing in the morning if I can remember to do it. I am doing the new YOU Bootcamp and I am doing a good job. I am not skimping except a little on the cardio. I don't do 30 minutes every single day, but at least four or five out of seven days I am. So... why aren't any pounds coming off????? I am getting discouraged. Very discouraged and feel like I am wasting my time. I went in a few minutes ago and upped my weight in the weigh in section so I can put what it is saying right now. I will update in the AM if it changes. emoticon I know I have to stick to things and not be so sporadic, but sometimes it is hard. If my routine gets interruped, I am just off for a while after that. I am trying to stay focused, but right now I feel like no matter what I do, the weight is just going to keep on coming back. emoticon
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CSIENK 2/6/2009 10:09AM

    I forgot I had added these to my favorites...

http://www.spar
kpeople.com/community/ask_the_e
xperts.asp?q=58

http://w
ww.sparkpeople.com/resource/ref
erence_calorie.asp

Good luck!


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CSIENK 2/5/2009 3:22PM

    Hi. The title of your blog caught my eye when I was browsing the new posts. I went to your Spark Page to see how many calories you were taking in, but I see you're only tracking your cardio and strength training. Make sure you know the calorie range you should be in (before I switched to maintenance - yesterday! - my range was 1250-1500). The closer I stayed to 1250/day, the better my weight loss was. The thing that was hard for me to remember in the beginning was that I had to up my calorie intake if I was working out a lot and burning calories. So - if you're burning 200 calories in your workout, you have to add 200 calories to the minimum requirement for the day. (For me that would be minimum 1450.) If you don't do this, your body goes into starvation mode and protects itself by storing fat, not losing it. There are a couple of good articles on the site here that explain it better.

I want to encourage you to keep at it. Even if you have no time for exercise (we all have days where there just isn't enough time), stay within your calorie range and aim for the low end and at least you won't gain. You can do it.
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NHSTITCHER 2/5/2009 7:06AM

  I know how you feel. I did the boot camp workout in January and didn't loose or gain, I stayed the same all the way around. No weight loss, no inches lost, nothing, so I am doing it gain in Feburary.
Just stick with it and you can do it!

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