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Saturday, January 12, 2013

Despite my fitness efforts, the pounds are literally piling on. I am trying to stop this crazy train. Another week of gaining and I'm heading to the doctor! I know I over indulged over the holidays, but that's levelled off. I'm eating relatively normally, not restricting my calories too much because I'm burning lots of calories. I did reduce my average burn on the spark fitness page today, so it can tease my nutrition plan down. It reduced my range by 300 calories.

I don't know. I feel like I'm literally blowing up. But I'm not retaining water and all my measurements are what they were almost 20 pounds ago. This is devastating. I'm up 18 pounds since Mid-October. One more week. I'll watch what I eat and stick to my fitness plan. If I go up again, I'm making an appointment.
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  • TANYA602
    Have you looked back at your tracks when you were losing to see what's different? I know when I eat too few calories and have more fitness minutes, I stagnate or gain. It's tricky finding your balance. You can do this though. Don't get discouraged, just do the research.
    1715 days ago
    I think it's time to bring in the experts. See your doctor, talk to a nutritionist, and see what's up!
    1715 days ago
    1715 days ago
    I agree with Amanda, you can workout too much, eat too little and it can cause a gain. Been dealing with that issue for over 6 years.

    This just happened to me the last part of December. I started to workout harder and the pounds piled back on (eating was squeaky clean) and the pants started to feel tight again. I have backed off of the workout (ok stopped altogether for now), increase my fat consumption and the weight has dropped back off. I also might have some food sensitivities that I am trying to figure out too so that may have contributed.
    1715 days ago
    Amanda, thanks for the reminder. I think something similar happened to me a year ago. I guess I didn't put it together because this time around, I haven't been tracking very well, so I assumed I was overeating. I do remember learning how that works and being scared as heck to increase my calories. Thanks for the tip on the Body Media gadget.
    1715 days ago
    You are exercising a LOT, and Spark assuming sedentary when they make your range. The range I need to eat in to lose 1 to 1.5 lbs a week is the range Spark gives me for losing less than half a pound per week. If you're exercising a lot, and eating in Spark's range, and still gaining, I would guess that you need to eat a LOT more, like 500+ calories more per day. I don't know your situation perfectly, but i do know that for me, any time I'm eating more than a 500 calorie deficit in a day, I start gaining weight, but as soon as I eat a bit more, the weight comes back off.

    Have you considered a Body Media Fit? It will tell you how much you burn in a 24 hour period, and you can tell how much to eat from that. It's expensive, but worth it, and I think it's a lot more accurate than a Fitbit.
    1715 days ago
    I am so sorry you are having such a difficult time. I have a couple of questions for you.
    1. Do you have all your weekly fitness minutes AND calories burned put in your fitness goals? (as opposed to just tracking)
    2. Are you still exercising 600-700 minutes a week?
    3. What is your calorie range and How many are you actually eating?

    I know these are really personal questions and you should feel free to tell me to take a hike. Feel fee to send me an email or private goodie. I wanna put our heads together and see if we can figure this out before you have to go to the Dr. (Again, feel free to tell me to go away!).

    1716 days ago
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