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4/7/10 12:32 P

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oh that is good to know! Hopefully you can get balanced out and on track!





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PRESTON7992 Posts: 11
4/7/10 1:08 A

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Apparently my issue is that I have a terrible hormone imbalance. I was reffered to and endocrinologist because my obgyn discovered my fsh, lh and estrogen were at dangerously abnormal levels. I was explained that weign gain and/or problems losing weight are most common symptoms of hormone imbalances. As least we know what the problem is =)
I'll begin a treatment next week which should regulate my body all around for the most part.

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2/22/10 2:06 P

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Ok guys thank you.
I will definitely try that out, I really hope it works!

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2/21/10 6:14 P

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Preston, are you entering your cardio in SP? When you do, if you are exceeding the suggested amount for what you are consuming, SP will tell you this and provide a link to click.

Here you put in how much you are burning a week and it will change your calorie requirements. I hit a plateau for about 2 wks and when I started to eat more, then the scale started moving. However, I was so used to staying around 1200 calories, it was hard to go higher. So I would bounce around some.

Please check this to make sure you are consuming enough.





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2/20/10 10:54 A

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I know this from experience so believe me when I say you are not eating enough calories to lose weight. I know its a weird concept but its true. Your body goes into starvation mode and holds onto every single fat cell. It will actually consume muscle before fat if this continues. So eat up (as much as you can) and get your calories back into your healthy range. Hope you feel better soon!

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2/19/10 7:33 P

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I consume between 1200 to 1400 daily, no more than that.

Edited by: PRESTON7992 at: 2/19/2010 (19:34)
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2/19/10 10:55 A

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Preston, You are not answering some questions we asked you, so it is hard to help.

Are you consuming enough calories for the output you are doing? I do not believe you are.





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PRESTON7992 Posts: 11
2/19/10 1:45 A

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I am about 12 lbs lighter than I was a year ago. I am definitely mixing up my workouts, my cardio is high intensity lasting about 30 min, plus light weight training. Portions are a considerably small, I eat less than all my friends and family and I'm NOT the lightest one.

I feel like I am obsessing way too much over this. My weight is all I think about and I feel like maybe I am screwing myself up mentally and not losing weight cause of stress, I don't know what to do anymore. Maybe something is wrong with my body? I dont know =(

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2/18/10 12:37 P

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Preston,

Do you weigh or measure your food? I found that when I "eye-balled" my portions, I went a bit over my calorie range. You really do need to stay within your range, not over or under. I also overlooked little things like condiments, coffee, milk in my coffee.

I'm also not losing weight as fast as I'd like to, but I AM getting healthier by exercising. Is your weight loss mandatory for the show you mentioned? Are your clothes fitting better, despite what your scale reads?

BTW, what is the show? I'm just curious. emoticon

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2/18/10 11:59 A

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You both have to EAT a certain amount of calories (well rounded) for what your body requires for your energy output.

MMSCHUT1 you are definitely not eating enough.

PRESTON7992, SP does not count calories burned w/ weight training. Factor in what you are really burning in cardio only and make sure you are burning enough for what your intake is.

I stayed at the low end of 1242 calorie range SP gave me and lost 1/2 # a week power walking 1.6-3.2 miles 5 days a week.

Edited by: BAILEYS7OF9 at: 2/18/2010 (12:01)




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MMSCHUT1 Posts: 82
2/18/10 9:09 A

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I don't understand, I've been sick for several days and only manage to eat one bowl of soup a day and diet 7up. I'm gaining weight. What's wrong?

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2/17/10 11:24 P

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most people get TOO MUCH protein. you only need about .5g per pound of bodyweight, make sure you're VARYING your workouts, eating a BALANCED diet, and eating enough. how did you lose the weight initially?

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2/17/10 7:48 P

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chicken, fish... I include it all =(

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2/17/10 7:42 P

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fruits and veggies are great but what about protein??

Progress not perfection is the key to living every day to its fullest!!!
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2/17/10 7:28 P

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I eat fruits, veggies, lots of water, even cut soda 100%, its been about 3 months. =/

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2/17/10 7:19 P

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I know that this might sound crazy, but maybe you are not getting enough calories. Are you eating enough protein??

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2/17/10 7:08 P

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I burn about 300 a day with cardio but I also lift light weights. That example was given to me by Spark but what I am trying to say is that I burn WAY more than what Spark reccommended and I still don't lose weight!

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2/17/10 6:51 P

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I don't think that 460 calories a week will be enough. Wouldn't you need to burn about 300 or so in a day??? I aim for about 350 a day through intense cardio. I am still struggling with the last 5 pounds or so but I found that that works for me.

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2/17/10 6:13 P

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Ok, I know I am not too overweight or anything. I am 22, 5'3 and i fluctuate between 130 and 135. No matter what I do, I can't lose the extra 20 lbs i've been trying to lose!

This plan was given to me by Spark:



Go From 130 to 128 by 2/24/2010
Consume between 1200 and 1550 calories per day
Burn 460 calories per week change


I consume about that many calories, low fat foods, mostly organic, I definitely burn well over 460 calories working out a week. It's been months and I am depressed because I feel like a little cow! I need to lose this weight in 2 months for a show! ahhh I am going crazy!

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