Thanks for the feed back. I utilize all the reports. My differential suggests I should be losing. I switch up my workouts through type, time, and intensity. I am going to track sodium more carefully and see what happens. If I go another month without losing, I will go to my Dr. Last year my thyroid was sub-clinical or just above needing meds. I really want to avoid having to take the thyroid meds, but will take them if needed. I am the last woman in my family not on them!
So for the next four weeks I will stick to whole foods, lean proteins, etc, track sodium, and see if that makes a difference.
If you've lost 10 or more pounds in the last six weeks, it might be time to adjust you calories. If you've been doing the same workout, it might be time to try something new, up the intensity, or go longer.
Although my weight sometimes fluctuates b/c of extra sodium or hormonal fluctuations, losing weight has really been calories in vs. calories out for me. When the scale stalled for me and I felt like I'd been doing pretty well, I'd check out my "Reports" on Sparkpeople-- to better understand my results on the scale.
You can look at your calorie differential over time and, I believe, your nutrient intake over time. Most of the time, I'd be doing really well with fitness, but I was eating just over my range--- so the net impact was that I maintained my weight for a week. If you think sodium is playing a range, you could start tracking your sodium intake over time. You might learn that you tend to retain water for a few day after a meal out--- b/c they use more salt in restaurants than most of us do at home. It's a great feature if you consistently track!
That's all I can think of right now. ;)
It really might be time for you to try something different, I just wanted to encourage you to get a good sense of why things are stalling. Hopefully, you'll also learn more about what's working/ not working for you right now-- and that will help you pick another great diet plan!
Hope this helps!
Edited by: PHD140 at: 8/29/2012 (10:11)
Pounds lost: 0.0
Fitness Minutes: (4,677) Posts: 117 8/29/12 4:59 A
I have been using the BDS for 6 weeks. I read and use my cards and skills. I track everything. In six weeks I have had only 2 days where I really went overboard with calories. I exercise at least 30 minutes most days and the scale is not moving. My first diet choice is tracking here and staying within range. My choices are mostly healthy and the only problem I see is that my sodium is too high on somedays. My second choice diet would be more limited, akin to weight watchers core plan, but with logging here at spark. How do you decide when it is time to switch diets? I am curious about what others have done.
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