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    GEOGIAGIRL2   3,171
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Help! I am not seeing progress.

Friday, June 22, 2012

I need some advice and pointers on what I can change to see results on the scale. First let me say that I have made a complete change in my life. Here are some of the changes.
*Work out at the gym for 45 minutes a day times 5 days a week. I have tried some of the classes but I am not ready yet. I love working out and have started walking in the afternoons. I also strength train 2 days at the gym.
*Lots of healthy cooking including whole wheat products. I am tracking on here on spark people and in a journal that I keep in my purse. I stay within my average calories for the day which is 1200-1500. I have limited bread and potatoes which are my weaknesses.
*If I do eat out I look up what I am going to have ahead of time and plan accordingly.
*I have started this week adding one protein shake a day to replace one meal.

Now with the couple of changes that I have made you would think I have seen some changes but NO I have not. I am not giving up (like I have done in the past) but need a new direction to go in. Summers are really hard for me since I teach elementary school and being off and home usually makes me eat even more. I normally gain a couple of pounds in the summer but not this summer. I really am working on changing my lifestyle and making this work.
What else can or should I be doing?
Thanks my spark people friends!!!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MISSB8604 6/22/2012 1:13PM

    You're doing a lo of GREAT things! You should be proud of yourself.

Every little bit helps. Just take your time and stay positive. You are on your way!

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SLJWATTS 6/22/2012 12:45PM

    I hear your frustration and second it- I have found over my life that I can do one thing or another- eat right or exercise. When I exercise I tend to not focus on my food as tightly as I should and vice a versa...
Studies say that we constantly overestimate our exercise loss and underestimate how much we are really consuming- with that as a base premise
1. Search for hidden calories- condiment add much, restaurante food is always a mystery you do the best, but there are ingrediants that are not always apparent, use measuring cups and spoons while at home.
2. Do you have a time each day when you are hungry- I have found if I eat something at 3 PM that is nutrition rich I don't feel the need to snack at night or eat as much dinner...
3. Don't exercise to the point that you feel you can add some extra food- keep you exercise at your level of performance- push yourself, but don't kill yourself- let your body tell you how hard to go...
Hope this helps- I have struggled for most of my life and am just now understanding some things that I wrote in my blog yesterday... That said DONT GIVE UP- you can do this... and a new you that you are happier with will emerge... emoticon

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GOULDSGRANITE 6/22/2012 10:58AM

    That has happened to me as well. Eat Right, exercise like an athlete and no results. There ARE results, you just can't see them everyday. Eating right, one day at a time, is a huge win. I think sometimes our bodies are changing, sculpting and not losing, so it is frustrating. One day at a time, will win the race! emoticon

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