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Getting frustrated again!


Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Okay so I have not budged from 210 for 2 weeks now. I dont know what has happened but I have been working harder than I was previously and still NOTHING! My body is aching from me working it so hard. So I have decided to change some things. I use the fitbit and it is working great. The only problem is I think that it telling me to eat more because I was more active is hurting me. So Im going back to the way I was doing things before the fitbit came along. I am going to eat a certain amount of calories and no more. No matter what my fitbit says. I dont want to hurt my weigt loss but I am not losing anymore so what difference does it make! I am going back to what I was doing before. It seemed to be working for me. I just dont know what else to do. The calorie intake calculator I have used said to eat 1368 a day and the old method I used to use says to eat 1470 so i figure somewhere in there is what I am supposed to be eating each day.
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OTEN36 1/23/2013 2:41PM

    I can so relate Jessie. I am exactly where you are. Last week I walked 30 miles on the tread mill and didn't lose an ounce. I was just so bummed. My mileage had been in the upper teens to mid twenties but that week I really wanted to see the scale move and well it didn't cooperate at all.
So I stopped the evening walks for a few days. Ate a few hundred more calories and now will go back to what I was doing before and see if that was enough of a change. I know also I've gained muscle mass but it's still a bummer.
Time to have an attitude adjustment I guess and keep going.
I'll check in on you later.
Dee emoticon

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STONECOT 1/23/2013 1:43PM

    When you exercise harder than usual, your body stores mre glycogen in your muscles to burn to fuel the exercise. Since you need two molecules of water to burn one of glycogen, it stores that too. Instant water retention. It will adjust as your body gets used to the greater exercise. Bodies are not machines, they don't lose x lbs for x calories, it goes more in a series of slips. A fortnight is a small time to be bothered about, maybe you should weigh yourself less often.

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1935MARY 1/23/2013 7:01AM

    I know what you mean. My scale hasn't moved in weeks and that wouldn't bother me if I had lost inches ,even if it was 1/4 of a inch somewhere ,but I measured yesterday and it hadn't changed. So I am going to change some things also and see what happens. I am going low carbs. I am diabetic and I know carbs are not my friend. I less I eat, the less insulin I hate to take. I know insulin can add weight. Good luck to you. Have a great day.

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MYRTLE811 1/23/2013 7:01AM

  I know how frustrating it is to do the right thing, eat the right way and have no loss, but your body sometimes needs time to adjust to your new weight. I think that somewhere in the middle is a good idea for calorie count, but don't go under that. That's when your body shuts down as mine did when I tried to force the issue.
You are making a great effort and the fitbit is a great tool to use. Keep up the great work and you will lose. Sometimes when I'm going to have a weight loss, I actually see a gain on the scale, had to get used to that too. It's all hard, but you have the right attitude. You'll get past this! emoticon

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