Hi Theresa - I had a peek at your Nutrition/Fitness Tracker - MAN you do some exercise. You shouldn't need to do that amount, and certainly not so often.
I see what you mean about the calories, and I also understand why you got that message about them. You really DO need to eat quite a bit more to sustain that exercise. As an example, one day you consumed 1224 calories but burned 471. 1200 calories is the bare minimum for an average weight woman who is sedentary.
Considering that most of the exercises that I saw involved weights, you may find that THAT is part of the reason why you started to gain weight. You are developing more muscle, as well as defining what muscle you have. This extra muscle needs more fluid to maintain it.
As far as only losing a couple ounces a day, a lot of people would DIE for that!! My weight-loss amounted to 50lb in the first 16 months. It was a slow loss, yes, but guess what??? I am still heaps lighter than I was before I started this journey. I sat there for a year and then decided to move on down, having now reached my goal after having been overweight for about 30 years. The slow losses are actually more beneficial in that they are more likely to stay off.
If you re-enter in all your information correctly re the amount and type of exercise you are doing, and have a realistic goal of no more than a couple lb a week, then SP will give you an accurate nutrition range to aim for. It is best to rely on that rather than guess work, but if you still have problems, then seeking the help of a Registered Dietitian can be helpful - you Dr can easily refer you to one.
I read your SparkPage, and am very sorry for you tragic loss. Are you on any medications which can make it even more difficult to lose weight? I would guess that your Doctors have checked for conditions such as hypothyroidism as well? If not, it may be wise to ask for some bloods to be done to check for this sort of thing.
I wish you a successful outcome on this healthy lifestyle journey.
Edited by: SLIMMERKIWI at: 4/20/2013 (07:21)
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