Half a pound is half a pound, Lise! Dig out a tub of margarine that weighs 250g, hold it in your hand, and you'll realize how much you've really lost.
I've reached a point in my life, metabolism and weight loss cycle to know that I can't lose more than a pound a week -- my body rebels the following week with all kinds of symptoms, including fatigue.
Having said all that, if you really want to track how much you can expect to lose per week, there is a Report called Daily Differential. As long as you track your food intake and your cardio output, the report is quite helpful. I use it to help me keep a -500 calorie differential per day. 500 cals x 7 days = 3500 cals = one pound of fat. Although I love seeing a differential around -1000, after 9 years of losing weight, I know my body can't sustain that for very long without affecting my metabolism in the wrong direction.
It's more important to do physical activities and eating sensibly CONSISTENTLY than to overdo it 3 days a week and hope it works out. The consistency is what will make your body change the most.
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current weight: 186.0
Fitness Minutes: (38,636) Posts: 2,906 6/29/11 10:35 P
@ Lise~ Don't let those darn scales intimidate you Lise! This has happened to me over and over again! Sometimes your body needs to 'catch up" to what you have been doing and the loss will show up next week~ if you continue to keep your calories where they should be.
~lol~ thing is~ this works the opposite way as well~ if you have overeaten all one week~ get weighed and you might see a good loss~ even though you did not expect it from what you had eaten! BUT the next week~ even though you behaved well~ the scales go up! because your body has just said~ " Hang on a sec here~ she ate like a wee piggy the week before and I forgot to make her gain!: ~~lol~~lol
Heather~ New Brunswick~~Canada
Pounds lost: 26.8
Fitness Minutes: (39,670) Posts: 3,259 6/29/11 9:55 P
i got weighted tonight and i only lost .5 pounds...i did stay in my calories so i am kind of disappointed...i planned to lose 2 pds a week so i am not on track...i already eat soooo much , i guess i ll have to do more of lol
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