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Patience and Confusion

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Patient I am not. But I'm working on it. I decided a couple months ago that I would stick with this lifestyle change and journey no matter how long it takes. I'm still committed to that but there will be hard times. Today is one of those days. I LOVE SP and am happy in general, but I just cannot understand why the scale isn't moving the way it should. Yes, I know there are non-scale victories and I'm happy for those but let's face it; we all want to see that number on the scale drop. So today I did some math. A 3,500 caloric deficit is supposed to equal one pound of weight loss and I can't seem to lose a pound (over weeks). Let's look at some numbers. According to my trackers, last week I created a caloric deficit of 4,699 and I burned 2,722 in workouts. That's a total deficit of 7,471. If 3,500=1lb, I should have lost 2lbs, right? So how come I didn't lose anything??? I am confused and my patience is thin today. I need a hug emoticon
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  • 4CYNDI
    So... emoticon Unfortunately our bodies don't understand math. I can go sometimes months without seeing the scale move (or go in the wrong direction) then.... all of a sudden wham... 3 lbs down. You'll get there.
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    emoticon emoticon emoticon Be Encouraged!!
    1866 days ago
    You also have to look at what type of exercising you are doing. If you are doing a lot of strength training (which I am an advocate of) the scale will not move as much because you are building muscle. And yes of course we want to see the scale move but you should definitely take measurements as well because when the scale isn't moving but the inches are dropping you will still feel wonderful. However, if neither is taken place then it allows you to regroup and look over everything. Regardless, you can do it and I am here to back you up. emoticon emoticon
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  • SPARKLE1908
    I understand your me, I have the same makes tracking and trying to be meticulous with everything go out the window when the scale doesn't reflect that work...I'm not even going to say "don't look at the scale" because I look at it...LOL...I have come to the conclusion that I just have to keep doing it until my body "catches on" and realizes that I'm not playing so it can release the fat... emoticon
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    Comment edited on: 1/9/2013 1:49:53 PM
  • HHB4181
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    I don't know the answer to that? Maybe your body is taking longer to adapt?

    When are you weighing yourself? I weigh myself after I go the bathroom in the morning and before I shower and before I eat or drink anything. I try to be as empty as possible.

    1867 days ago
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