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3/21/11 8:59 P

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Queenbeeme - Ah, but you're building muscle while losing fat and muscle weighs more than fat, so even though you're losing fat weight, you're also gaining muscle weight. But that's good! All that extra muscle will increase your metabolism to help burn that fat even faster. It may take awhile but I'll bet sooner or later you'll have a nice loss on the scale.

How are your clothes fitting? Are they looser? Try taking your measurements if you haven't lately and see if there's a difference.

If you do the same workouts all the time you might need to switch it up or try heavier weights. And make sure you're logging your food and trying to hit your goals.

Check out this series of articles called Plateau Busters
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Good for you for persisting and not giving up! The pay-off will come.

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3/21/11 11:06 A

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Queenbee--It's great that you've been seeing changes in your body! Way to go with the dedication! The pounds will come off! Do you track your food? It gives good feedback. Also, if you're staying in your calorie-range, maybe try changing up the ratios of fat, carbs and protein to see if your body responds to the shake up! Just thoughts...good luck in your journey! emoticon

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3/21/11 2:44 A

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Hi. I am a new member to this team, but until the last 7 months was an on again off again Firm-er. Since last August, I have been pretty dedicated and have seen changes to the shape of my body, but even with eating well I have only lost 6 pounds. It is driving me crazy!!! I was hoping to make some friends, get some tips, and stay motivated to lose 30ish pounds. I have been ready for months...if only my body would cooperate!

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3/20/11 8:59 P

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After many years away, I am slowly (ever so slowly) working my way towards using my large collection of Firm workouts (on VHS, of course).

I'm 45 and am proud to say that I feel like I can actually do this - and so can you! Having muscles makes you feel strong and powerful and you get a lot of great cardio too!

Good luck to you!



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Edited by: GOOSIEMOON at: 3/20/2011 (20:59)
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3/15/11 5:45 P

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Hello and welcome! I'm also 49 and weigh just about the same as you. I understand how you feel and every time I look in the mirror I think, "this is not me!" It's intimidating to think about how far we want to go, but we can do it one baby step at a time.

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3/15/11 5:39 P

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I am so sorry for your loss. I was just sitting here and thought, "Man I am tired of feeling like this. I am GOING go home and Firm." So from a million miles away, I have your back. I have actually used The Firm before and I say, its the only exercise routine I have used that I see work almost immediately. I 'hate' it because it hurts but I SO MUCH MORE love it because works. Once I get past MY OWN negative attitude all the work outs are actually a lot of fun. I recently purchased another, more dancy set that people are raving about. I've done it a couple of times but when it's over, I don't feel anything. With The Firm, I feel my workout for the rest of the day. I feel tighter, I have more energy...I feel like I've accomplished something. Good luck to you!!

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3/15/11 4:46 P

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Hi to all my fellow sparkpeople!
I am a 49 year old female and widow. I lost my husband almost 4 years ago while he was sick I was the soul caregiver for him night and day. I lost a ton of weight I am 5"4 inches tall and when he died I weighed 129 pounds people thought I was too thin but I felt good even though I was exhausted from the ordeal of caring for my husband and then loosing him and learning how to deal with being a widow and starting my life over. I now weigh 179 pounds and feel grossly obese and fat and very unmotivated to loose and get up the energy to loose as I know it is alot of hard work. I have come to the site for encouragement and finding some hope through others to help me get going onto another chapter of my life but most of all to become healthy and meet others in similar situations. I wish you all the best and good luck in your own accomplishments and weight loss as well.

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