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4/5/08 11:00 A

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Even though you are eating in what you think is your calorie range...your range might be wrong. Go to your fitness page and adjust your goals. If you are exercising more then you have in your goals your calorie range will be wrong. I was stuck on a plateau...I did this and my range went up and I started losing weight again. Also go to your start page...look in the tools column scroll down to your goals. There is a spot there for your starting weight and goal weight click the change link next to that. You should see the bmi calculator..scroll down you can adjust your goal weight and then save your changes and this also will be your calorie range. Make sure you eat different calories don't stay in just one spot on your range. Make sure you change up your workouts. If you are always doing the same thing your body finds the most efficient way to do this and you will not burn as many calories. I change my strength training exercises all the time, I do different workout videos tae bo, the firm, yoga, pilates, dance (I have some for each type of workout), I also use my treadmill, and go for walks.

Taking it one day at a time.

If you are going to have a treat make sure you enjoy each bite.

My lowest was around 139...making my way back down and hopefully farther.


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MOMMYFITNESS's Photo MOMMYFITNESS Posts: 12,317
4/4/08 10:56 P

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Thank you all for your support! I have not tried calorie cycling. I have heard of it, but don't know exactly how it works. I am scared to try it.

"Do not destroy the work of God for the sake of food."

Romans 14:20a (NIV)







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JAKELOVER's Photo JAKELOVER Posts: 1,508
4/4/08 10:51 P

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Mommyfrost,

My weight does fluctuate at times too. I agree with many of the reasons other have stated, but I have a another to consider too. If you have upped your exercise you may need to reevaluate your calorie intake. If you are burning too many calories than your body may not think you are getting enough.
Have you tried cycling your calories throughout the week?
Also I agree don't let people get you down about how you feel about how you look. You are the one that lives in your body 24/7 and know what looks good for you. Don't be concerned unless a professional expresses some concern in my opinion.

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CLAUDIAFIT2008 Posts: 387
4/4/08 10:04 P

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I usually gain 1-2 pounds once a month or even every 3 weeks. That si when I get my tape out and measure myself, and in the weeks I know I did well, I consistently dropped off in inches. Within a week or two I drop those pounds and lose 1 more or so. It is VERy slow for me, but what I think might happen is muscke gain or simple fluctuation in water weight that everyone can have (women can fluctuate almost 5 lbs a month in water retention). My advice is drink more water, ignore the scale numbers for a week or two, keep doing what you have been (maybe add some new form of exercise to your routine). Get the tape out and measure, see if you have maybe lost some inches.

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MPLSTRACY's Photo MPLSTRACY Posts: 351
4/4/08 8:21 P

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I wish I had words of wisdom, but all I can say is I'm there too ... staying in my calorie range, exercising lots, and gained 2 lbs. I also posted a message asking for encouragement, and plenty of folks said they'd been there, done that, and there's often no identifiable reason. I try to focus less on the scale and more on the fact that I'm taking care of my body - but it would be nice to see that scale move and have my clothes fit better, too!

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JYNX777's Photo JYNX777 Posts: 160
4/4/08 7:19 P

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I totally feel your frustration. I don't have any answers for you but I'm definately stuck where you are. Exercising, eating right and up 2 pounds. I'm just gonna keep breathing and doing what I'm doing. I hope you do too :)

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MOMMYFITNESS's Photo MOMMYFITNESS Posts: 12,317
4/4/08 6:51 P

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Thank you for the advise. No, I did not get the i pod or MP3 yet. We are pretty broke and with the kids in sports right now money is tight. I am going to get one though.

"Do not destroy the work of God for the sake of food."

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4/4/08 5:55 P

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There are lots of reasons you could be up a pound - water weight and remember that muscle weighs more than fat (small consolation, I know). Have you been mixing up your exercise? Do some cross training and interval training to kick up your calorie expenditure. If you walk - walk then add little jogging spurts.

You pick your goal weight for YOU - if you think you can get to 130 and you'll look healthy, have at it. I am 5'5" and I used to be consistently at 120 before the second kid came along.

As far as eating disorders - saying you look fat in one picture is not one step away from anorexia or bulimia. Maybe the person who said that weighs more than you or has a jealous thing going on? Nobody said it to you a year and a half ago because maybe you weren't doing anything about it (the weight) then? Keep doing what you are doing!

Hey - did you ever get yourself an IPod or MP3 player??

- Dana

"I'm one stomach flu away from reaching my goal weight." - Devil Wears Prada


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4/4/08 5:37 P

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Why the heck am I up a pound? I have been working out seven days a week and staying under 1400 calories. I feel like my body is just hanging on to something. I know I can't give up, but geese. I actually changed my goal weight to 130 instead of 135. I think it is attainable. I hope. I am five five and a half and have always had an athletic build so I will never be model thin. Is 130 too small?

Another vent. I had someone tell me I was obsessed and going to end up with an eating disorder because I said I looked fat in a pic. How come when I said that a year ago nobody said a word.

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