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LTRAEN Posts: 14
1/11/14 2:46 P

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Thank you. You have answered my question to the fullest. Thanks again



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1/11/14 1:28 P

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Anarie has given you some great advice. Take a look and let us know if you have more questions.

Coach Jen

"You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call "failure" is not the falling down but the staying down." Mary Pickford

"No matter how slow you go, you are still lapping everybody on the couch."
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1/10/14 7:33 P



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Two weeks is not a plateau. Two MONTHS is a minor plateau.

You won't lose weight every week. Sometimes you'll go most of a month without seeing any change. Sometimes you'll even gain a pound or two when you know you've "done everything right." That doesn't mean there's anything wrong; it's just the way our bodies work. There are literally hundreds of things that affect how much you weigh on any given day, and only a tiny number of them have anything to do with food.

Water accounts for more variation than fat does, and the amount of water in your body can change for all sorts of reasons. The most common one is hormone cycles, so if you're a woman, compare your weight today to your weight exactly 28 days ago and you'll get a better idea of whether you're looking at changes in fat or in water. But your weight can also be affected by how tired you are, whether you're getting a cold, how much salt was in your dinner last Tuesday, the phase of the moon, the weather..... you name it. In order to keep from going nuts, you kind of have to learn to separate health from weight. If you're eating more vegetables and less junk food and getting a moderate amount of exercise, you're making yourself healthier whether the scale gives you a pretty number or not. The scale just slowly gives you a second, less important way to measure your progress; the nutrition and exercise trackers are what tell the truth.

Also, did you start the "diet" right after the holidays? Most people-- not all, but most-- have a last wild "fling" with food right before they start a diet. If you ate a lot of cookies or had a last pizza-and-ice-cream night, that is likely just catching up to you now. Your weight doesn't respond immediately whether for good or for bad. If you follow your diet plans perfectly and exercise every day, you'll lose weight eventually, but it's not necessarily going to happen right after you change.



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LTRAEN Posts: 14
1/10/14 5:54 P

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I was on the Daniel Fast for 2 weeks and then i joined Weight Watchers. Could this be the problem? Thanks again



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1/10/14 2:21 P

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This is my third time for plateau busting. I will not give up. I think I am the problem since I'm half heartedly moving through each day of exercise. It's in my attitude!

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1/10/14 1:49 P

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What was your progress like before these 2 weeks? How long have you been following this program?

Coach Jen

"You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call "failure" is not the falling down but the staying down." Mary Pickford

"No matter how slow you go, you are still lapping everybody on the couch."
LTRAEN Posts: 14
1/10/14 1:22 P

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Hi i'm following Weight Watchers and i have 45 ils to lose. I do 30 minutes of walking at work and 30minutes on the treadmill. I drink at least 8 glasses of water a day and also track my food intake. Thank you



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1/10/14 1:05 P

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What kind of weight loss progress had you made up to the point when your weight loss stopped? Do you measure yourself? Is it possible you've lost inches even if the scale isn't moving? Are you tracking all of your food? How much weight do you have to lose?

If you can provide some additional details, we'll try to help.

Thanks,

Coach Jen

"You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call "failure" is not the falling down but the staying down." Mary Pickford

"No matter how slow you go, you are still lapping everybody on the couch."
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1/10/14 1:03 P

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Two weeks isn't too bad. Are you tracking your food? Walking is good, but you need to get your heart rate up to burn more calories.

One stumble does not a failure make.

Everything in moderation.


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LTRAEN Posts: 14
1/10/14 11:54 A

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Hi i am having trouble losing weight. I get on the scale once a week and it has been the same for 2 weeks. I am doing everything right. Please tell me what else i should be doing. I am getting my 10,000 step with my Spark people pedometer. Thanks in advance emoticon



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