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Definitely not starving anymore


Sunday, July 15, 2012

For the last week I have increased my caloric intake from 800-1000 to 1200-1400. I expected the weight to come pouring off like hot butter from a steaming corn cob. But it hasn't worked out that way. I still remain over 200 pounds. I can blame it on that time of the month, perhaps, but I was reading someone else's blog (one of the Motivator of the Days) who had a very slow metabolism. She was losing like .2 pounds a week until she got serious about the fitness aspect of this journey. Then she started losing weight at a greater rate. And that is what it boils down to for me, I think, now. I need to start walking the walk every day if I want to see some real results and the fact that I am only sporadically/rarely doing so means I have another head game to deal with. Part of me wants to keep the fat on and I have to out-wit it. Any suggestions on how to restart/get back on track with exercise? If I can get the food and the fitness on the right track at the right time, maybe I can see some results!
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EBURGITE 7/16/2012 9:33PM

    walking is a great start. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/
training-program.asp?p=3
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tever you choose to do, be sure you enjoy it. dancing is fun. you can try bike riding or swimming. i have a fitness trampoline and it's really easy on the joints, but gets your heart pumping. there are lots of videos on spark people to sample.
when i started, i just did ten minutes a day. it was all i could do, but i tracked it and kept plugging along. i started with barely walking 1/4 mile, and i actually ran 2-1/2 miles the other day. i never thought that would happen, but if i'd have tried it last year, i'd have given up. be careful to not jump in too energetically, 'cuz you'll burn out, or potentially injure yourself. slow and steady wins the race. stretching after exercise makes a HUGE difference, too, so be sure to do that.
the other thing to do is track exercise calories, and be sure you're still in your range.
there's so much to learn, and if we can look at this as life-long learning, it will be easier.
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TEACHFIRST268 7/16/2012 10:16AM

    Yes, adding some activity will definitely help! I agree with AMPROSKE1, a walk a day will make a big difference! Not just physically, but mentally as well. It may be a HUGE STRUGGLE to get out there, but once you've finished - it's a great feeling of pride and accomplishment. Now that you're getting a handle on your food intake, make a commitment for walking days. Even start with 3 or 4 days a week for 15 min, then build upon that. Mark it on your calendar to keep track of your progress so you have that visual, as well. Track it for a week or two and see how this, in combination with your better eating habits, affects your weigh in. (o: You can do it!

Believe me, I feel your frustration - progress has been painfully slow for me lately. It came off quicker in the beginning, now...not so much. And though I whine and complain about it - venting my own frustrations in my blog - I'm not going to give up. If I give up, then I definitely won't reach my goals. HAVE to keep trying because I don't want to go back to where I was.

Hang in there - you can do this!


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AMPROSKE1 7/15/2012 4:15PM

    Just tell yourself to go for a walk everyday. Walking seems like nothing but it is better than nothing and it is easy. Reward yourself for sticking with walking (or any other exercise) for X days, non-food rewards of course. Small changes can make a big difference. Good luck! emoticon

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