You know the old saying "slow and steady finishes the race." It totally applies to developing a new, healthy lifestyle. I have lost weight quickly in the past only to gain it back plus more. After joining SP I am learning how to do it right this time; and although I would like to see faster results, I know they will come and I am confident that I will be able to maintain a healthy weight. It's all about changing for a lifetime, not just until the weight comes off.
Best of luck to you and your wife. You can do it!!!
Hi Elias and welcome to the team. I am also at a plateau as that sounds like where you are. dont give up. You have gotten some good advice about the tracker. Use it and drink lots and lots of water. Wishing you lots of luck on your weight loss journey. Slow is better. Shirley from florida
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You are doing an awesome job of changing your lifestyle and you should be proud of that even if the weight is leaving as quickly as you think it should!. I have the same problem so I can totally relate to you. Since you don't like to go to the gym alone, is it possible you and your wife could go as a team? My husband meets me three days a week on my lunch hour at the gym and he does the treadmill and sometimes weights. I do the elliptical and weights. Then we try to fit in some other type of cardio several days a week. During the summer we usually do it together, but he doesn't like to go to the gym any more than the three times so in the winter I'm mostly on my own, but I try to go right after work and do an hour of cardio. I sincerely hope that you find something that works for you.
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Good for you making the effort! I'm here for you. Plateaus suck! If your wife is in it with you, go for a walk or hike on any nice days(we may not have many more for awhile) The best exercise is that you get when You are enjoying the day,having fun,playing. I live in Oregon and am a summer baby, So I enjoy every sunny day we have! Find something you love,indoors or out,and have fun with it!
Sounds like u are on a plateu ! Dont give up. you are doing a great job with healthy eating and stuff. I hope you are using the daily nutrition tracker.When I get something like this I just reduce my clories by a 100/day every week till I start loosing again. Remember less of you need less fuel to run and never forget that to loose you need to have around 500 calories a day deficit. Hope to see you soon like this......
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I joined Spark people a while ago, but I must admit it hasn't been easy to keep up with all the correspondence going on SparkPeople.com Working with computers all day just take away all my will to sit at my computer when I get home! :-) I think I've introduced myself before but didn't get any response so here I am again! :-)
I'm trying to lose weight. I'm overweight-not obese. I exercise regularly, both my wife and I are trying really hard to eat the right way. It hasn't been easy. :-) SparkPeople is my morale boost. I get great ideas about eating habits, workouts and other needed tips/advice on how to stay fit. One of the drawbacks for me as far as exercise is concerned is motivation. I love weight lifting, but going to the gym alone, gets a bit old at times! :-) I'm really looking for a training partner, somebody we can meet at my local gym, push each other, make me go above my usual limit.
When I joined the gym, I was 236lbs. Now I am oscillating between 215lbs and 220lbs. I joined the gym like a really long time ago, progress has been slow. We've cut down on fatty foods, eat whole grains, no processed food, limited junk food, no/very little sugars, rode my bike to work 16 miles-one way and through all this my weight has not really improved/dropped as much as I would like to see, no real results to show for all my hard work. I just don't know what I'm doing wrong. It is kind of disappointing. :-( Anyway, I'm still determined to lose up to 50lbs by May next year. I'm hoping my fellow Sparkers will always be here to support me. Thank you and I wish you all the best. :-)
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