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I finished both bootcamp challenges and only lost 3 pounds in January

Monday, February 01, 2010

Okay I am feeling a little frustrated here. I have been doing both boot camps ( New YOU and SP official boot camp ) plus walking at least 1 hour everyday for the past 4 weeks and I have only lost 3 pounds. I know that I way over eat, but I also over exercise and I am shocked that I have only lost 3 pounds in an entire month.

I will continue to exercise though because it makes me feel good. I know that I am doing right by my body. I know that eventually the weight will come off as long as I keep walking and working out.

Good luck to everyone!!!
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    Great job on the exercise! I'm so happy it is making you feel better.
    In regards to weight loss 3lbs is better than a weight gain. I suggest you track your calorie intake if you want to lose weight more quickly. We tend to underestimate how much we eat.
    Good luck,
    2457 days ago
    If you look on the Spark Blog, there is a whole article dedicated to explaining WHY we sometimes gain weight when we start a new exercise program


    Don't dispair! Like UCRGIRL_ says-the weight has to come off sometime!
    2459 days ago
    We all have these times when the scale does not cooperate. It is very frustrating! There are so many other positive things happening inside of you, it is definitely worth every minute you put into it! Just keep at it and the payoffs will eventually follow on the scale! emoticon emoticon
    2459 days ago
    3 pounds is very good! Wit all that working out, I am sure you also gained muscle weight. How are your clothes fitting?? Are you tracking everything you eat? Getting enough sleep? If these are all under control then hang in there and wait for your body to catch up with your expectations. If not, find ways to adjust these extra issues and then watch out world cuz there's a brand new you on the way!! Bottom line --- hang in there!!

    2459 days ago
    I am just getting started on SP today. How did you find the bootcamp information? My goal is drop from 220lbs to 170 lbs in a year. I'm really hoping to change my eating habits and pick up an exercise routine once again. The calorie counter today was frightening.
    2459 days ago
  • ONE6OH
    I agree that's pretty frustrating. May be you have increased your muscle mass with the exercise. Muscle does weigh more that fat. Whatever you do, don't stop exercising. It does make you feel good. Try eating just a little less at each meal and keep up your exercise routine.

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    2459 days ago
    I totally understand your frustration. I got on the scale this morning and had gained a pound when I have been eating in range and exercising more. Weeks/months like this really test your motives for doing the right thing. I know it's hard, but keep working out and if possible start tracking your calories. Eventually, the weight will have to come off. I'll plugging along with you. Good luck!

    2459 days ago
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