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Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Assessing my current food/exercise avoidance plan:
---Constantly exhausted
---Not losing weight
---Always hungry
---Had a dizzy spell last night & could hardly drive home from yoga
This doesn't seem to be working. DP thinks I'm not eating enough. I've actually been eating more lately than I had been--I've been in the SP calorie range (1200-1550), which is probably why I can't lose any weight. I have to go under 1000 a day to lose (I'm short and small-boned).
Something has to change. As my birthday gift, DP arranged 5 sessions for me with his friend who is a personal trainer--maybe I should set up appointments. I used to love weight lifting. Now I don't even do it. And cardio is down to maybe twice a week. Still doing an hour-plus per day of Ashtanga yoga, if that counts. DP says it doesn't, since I am so acclimated to it.
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MISSUSRIVERRAT 4/4/2013 7:02AM

    Probably be a good idea to get ideas from outside sources......like the personal trainer that your husband set you up with. You could also do try the Spark trainer for the free trial period. It seems to me that to really feel healthy & fit that you will need to do some weight lifting or strength training of some sort and cardio.

Maybe you need to drink more fluids?



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CHERYL_ANNE 4/3/2013 11:47AM

    If you truthfully answered all the questions on SP and that is the range you were given - then that is the range that is healthy for you.

At some point, despite the number you want to see on the scale, your body will not lose any more weight unless you delve into unhealthy territory.

It's a funny thing, but eating too little fuel makes harder to lose weight because your metabolism slows down thinking it's famine-time and hangs onto everything it's got.

You can always double check the amount using a BMR Calculator here: http://www.bmi-calculator.net/bmr-c
alculator/and then followng the link beneath it to calculate your Daily Calorie Needs.

You don't have to take my word for it - here's an excellent SP article:
3 Reasons Why You're Not Losing Weight
http://www.sparkpeople.co
m/resource/nutrition_articles.a
sp?id=1605

I wish you much success as you become the healthiest you can be.

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