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Feeling down...

Thursday, July 11, 2013

I haven't blogged in over 6 months... sorry for ignoring you my spark friends!

Anyway I have a new system where if i dont workout i have to weigh myself which I dread and typically I only end up weighing myself once or twice a week. But the scale isn't moving even though i've kicked up my workouts and i'm eating clean at least 80% of the time.

Basically i'm completely frustrated, i know its not as simple as eat less+ exercise more= lose weight but i've been working at this for what seems like forever and i'm 20 lbs heavier now than I was a year ago today. I'm not going to say that i eat perfectly all of the time but I dont cheat very often and i've changed my "cheat meals" into more healthy foods than I would have previously considered a cheat meal. I drink at least 80 oz of water everyday.

I have set myself some new goals and if the scale doesn't move by the end of them then i'm going to the doctor because I really dont know what else to do.

here are my Goals by September 1st
Exercise minutes: Minimum of 1500
Weight: 195 (12 lbs lost)
Pants size: 10

I'm finding it incredibly difficult to stay positive when i'm working hard and nothing is changing after months of hard work. I set goals back in February to be a size 10 by my graduation and a size 8 by my boyfriend's birthday (which is in 3 days) and i'm still hardly fitting into my size 12's. some days they are baggy and some days they are tight but the scale never moves.


Any advice and words of encouragement are greatly appreciated.
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ELIZABETH5268 7/11/2013 4:34PM

    If you haven't seen it yet here is the link

http://www.sparkpeople.
com/blog/blog.asp?post=new_feat
ure_calorie_ranges_based_on_fit
ness_tracking

to the new option members have to help know how many calories to have in a given day.

You might also like Spark Coach, you can test it free for a month I blieve. There is an option program of plateau that might help you. If gives you advice and challenges to try everyday for a month under that program and might just be the boost you need to get things moving down again:)

Good luck, you can do it!

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GREGGWEISBROD 7/11/2013 1:29PM

    Something that I suggested to another Sparkler is to put your food tracker up for all to see. It does two things, keeps you honest, and also allows others to maybe see and make better recommendations based on your diet. Just a thought! If you're definitely being a calorie nazi and exercising vigorously at least three times a week with a good cardio, then you should definitely be losing the weight. If your cheats are big time though, and your workouts aren't pushing your boundaries, then that might be part of it. Keep working at it, doing something is a million times better for you than nothing, and you might just need to tweak something to unlock your fat burning goddess! :-D

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BONOLICIOUS2 7/11/2013 12:55PM

    First of all - turn that frown upside down!

Second of all - I hear you on that frustration, I know that feeling and it SUCKS. It can zap your motivation even more. A few words of advice:

- Switch up your workouts. I hear your body can get "used" to your workouts and sometimes you have to "shock" it back into action?
- Maybe see your doctor. They can run some tests and see if anything is up.
- Are you strength training? Some people have certain body types and all you can do at one point is tighten it up versus shrink. Does that make sense?
- Play around with your diet! Maybe do some days vegetarian/gluten free or something? You could learn new healthy recipes along the way!

GOOD LUCK and whatever you do - DON'T GIVE UP! You can do it!!!!!!

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VANESSAVOS13 7/11/2013 12:38PM

    I'm sad to hear that you're struggling, :(

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FARIS71 7/11/2013 11:24AM

    The scale is just one measure of wellness. Energy. Sleep. Hydration. Fitness. Lab results. Able to fit in roller coaster seat or movie seat or booth. Able to get rings on and off. Stamina. Strength. Emotional Control.

All also valuable measures. Don't let the scale ruin your efforts.

Hang in there - the journey is worth it.

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MTAL203 7/11/2013 11:23AM

  sounds like you are doing all the right things - I agree with you, if things still don't change a trip to the Dr. might be a good idea. Could be your thyroid or some other such thing is preventing you from losing weight despite all your hard work. Don't give up - you know you are a healthier you, no matter what the scale says.

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