When my husband was in the Navy, he was aboard a carrier for a 6 month deployment. The only thing edible in his opinion was the chocolate cake. He ended up gaining a lot of weight while on deployment. Once he returned, most of the weight came off. He had friends that needed to do the yearly weigh-in while on deployment. They were following the Atkins approach and having some success. Good luck on your journey!
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Pounds lost: 2.0
Fitness Minutes: (112,567) Posts: 6,531 2/23/11 10:08 A
Hey Goneforgood! Welcome the Spark! The meal tracker is found under "my tracker" and "my nutrition". Just go there and start putting in your food and you will be amazed at how just writing everything down helps. Having to live in a situation where you are trying to be healthy and gluten free and deal with cafeteria style food seems daunting! Can you ask the cook staff for help? Take one day at a time and make gradual changes....Let us know how you are doing... Starting the Spark is a step in the right direction. Smiles Barb
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Hi and welcome to the team. Like the others said track your food and see where your calories are coming from and also you may need to change your work out because your body got used to what you are doing and now you need to challenge it to work a different type of exercise.
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Welcome! You might be experiencing weight gain due to all of the exercise... muscle weighs more than fat, so if there was any fat left to lose, you may be gaining muscle and that could be why the scale is going in the wrong direction. Give it a few weeks and you might see a change.
Further, I agree: use the tracker to see where you might be going wrong, it's very helpful and you can also ask it to track vitamins, iron, etc. It's all very easily laid out.
Make sure to look at your portion sizes. You may be taking in a lot more than what is normal, and that could also have something to do with what you can change.
Once you've entered your current weight (in the weight tracker) and your goal weight, then you can start tracking all of your walks and food and see what needs to be altered.
Good luck! And don't be discouraged, it's a slow process. Judge your progress based on how you FEEL, not what the scale says.
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current weight: 296.0
Fitness Minutes: (59,745) Posts: 21,393 2/22/11 7:07 A
Hello I need help with nutrition and meal planning which will enable me to lose weight. I am in the Army and deployed so my food choices are pretty limited with eating in a cafeteria. Most of the food is prepared in bulk. The healthy bar consists of rice, boiled chicken and a vegetable. They do have a salad bar. I get bored eating the same things day in and day out. Breakfast is usually fruit and yogurt because all of the food is pre packaged frozen and reheated so there is no way of knowing the ingredients that are in the food. I walk at least 6 days a week for 60 minutes and do strength training twice a week for 30 minutes. I am not losing weight and have gained. I am pretty discouraged at this point. Is it possible to use the nutrition meal planner on this site or how do you plan meals. Thanks for any advice that you have.
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