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MRSR13
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7/5/13 4:55 A

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Thank you for your reply.. I'm definitely going to try tracking my nutrition. It can't do any harm!

For the past 2 week I have been tracking my workouts after I have done them, maybe today I will try heading to the gym with a workout planned ready..

This is normally the point where I get frustrated and eat cake but I'm determined this time to sort it out!

Thanks again!! emoticon

Goal 1: 159lbs (5lbs loss)
Goal 2: 154lbs
Goal 3: 149lbs
Goal 4: 144lbs
Goal 5: 139lbs
Goal 6: 134lbs



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CORTNEY-LEE
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7/5/13 4:12 A

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I think tracking for a week or so may be very beneficial for you. That way, you can look at your average calories and see if you need to make adjustments. You want to be creating a deficit of calories, but you also want to make sure you are getting enough to fuel your workouts.

My trainer also advised me to switch up my workouts every 4-6 weeks. As far as switching the diet up, maybe one of the experts can help you with that. I don't really switch mine and eat the same types of foods all of the time.

Looking at your ticker, I can see that you only have about 30 pounds to lose. A 1/2 pound to 1 pound is a very reasonable and good weight loss for you. Granted there may be some weeks where you will drop 3 pounds, but they will be far and few between.

best of luck Spark Friend!





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MRSR13
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7/5/13 3:46 A

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Hi everyone,
I currently go to the gym for 1hr a day mon-fri, I have sat and sun as my rest days. During my workout I do both cardio and strength training (ie weights etc..) although I do vary the intensity and routine to keep it interesting. The first week I lost 3lbs, this week just half a pound.. Monday to Friday I am burning up to 400-500 calories daily.
A friend told me to carry on for up to 6 weeks before taking much notice of the scale, she said her trainer had told her by then her body would have become used to the new exercise/diet and the weight would melt off.. which it in fact did for her.
Does anyone else agree with this advice?

I don't track my calories exactly although I am very conscious of what I eat, I have tracked in the past and after a while I find it tedious and annoying and I stop.. but now I'm thinking I should try for the next week and see how much of a difference it makes? Maybe I'm not eating enough for the calories I'm burning??
I don't know.. I'm just feeling frustrated so if anyone could give me any advice I would be very grateful!

Thanks in advance.



Goal 1: 159lbs (5lbs loss)
Goal 2: 154lbs
Goal 3: 149lbs
Goal 4: 144lbs
Goal 5: 139lbs
Goal 6: 134lbs



 current weight: 159.0 
 
164
161.5
159
156.5
154


 
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