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2/17/13 2:00 P

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SELFMOM5 -- I am soooo glad you wrote this post!!

I am right where you are! Except I've been to a doctor and was told everything was good and healthy....not my weight part. Cholesterol, hormones, vitamin, heart rate.....all good. I'm eating the same range, but only working out when I can fit it in (usually 2-3 times a week). I find if I try to add a few calories, the scale moves up. It's only when I restrict calories more that the scale moves down, but then I feel weak. I had a baby about 10 months ago and used to work out al lot....I think part of it has to do with me working out less (and not as intense) than I used ot. Ugghh....any suggestions welcome!

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2/17/13 9:15 A

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This was also my first inclination.... you are eating too little. If you find it hard to add more calories, try calorie dense foods like nuts (raw almonds or unsulted pistachios are my go-to) and remember not to go overboard. Best of luck and don't give up! You have come so far. Keep up with the exercise. Even if you don't lose weight, remember, you are doing the best thing for your heart and metabolism.

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2/16/13 5:17 A

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Ya, I completely agree. I am leaving SP. This program just isn't working though. I'm not losing weight, it's taking tons of my time and money and I'm miserable all the time. It's like all the worst parts of dieting combined with AA!

I did want to write and thank people for their support. I think I'm just going to have to admit that I'm destined to be a fatty.I hope the rest of you have better luck.

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CHRISBEM's Photo CHRISBEM SparkPoints: (20,531)
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2/13/13 3:06 P

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Those plateaus suck! I agree with the post about maybe seeing a doctor to see if something else is going on, but maybe try varying your calories and activities more. When I was at Weight Watchers, I was told that if you stick to the same calorie intake or eat the same foods all the time, that your body gets used to... so you have to be sneaky and not let it get used to that

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2/9/13 1:50 A

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I went through that too. I went to the doctor and she said my Vitamin D was too low. She put me on a high dose of Vitamin D and then I started to lose weight again. Good Luck! You'll get there!

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2/7/13 9:30 P

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I'll add a fourth to the "too few calories" chorus and throw out another possibility. If your body has grown accustomed to the way you are exercising, then you might need to change up the things that you are doing to work out. If you haven't done so, try looking for exercise/nutrition tips and programs specifically designed to help break through a plateau.

Good luck!

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2/7/13 7:32 P

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I "third" that suggestion.

Joy
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"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." Lao-tzu


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2/7/13 12:39 P

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I was going to say exactly what the previous poster said. Sounds like you aren't eating enough calories to go with your workouts.

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2/6/13 4:23 P

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One other thing - I read that you are eating only ~1300 calories a day while working out and walking? It is possible that you are actually eating too few calories to go along with your vigorous workout routine - hence your body is holding onto the fat reserves instead of burning them. Perhaps try to add another 100-200 healthy calories and see if that helps.



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2/6/13 3:53 P

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Sounds like you are doing all the right steps.
I would suggest a visit to the doctor. There are several conditions that can hinder weight loss. They maybe able to pinpoint any issues and help with solutions.

Monaca
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Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.
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2/6/13 3:06 P

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haven't been on any threads lately since I have been logging my food and exercise on my phone with myfitnesspal.....I just cant seem to get this weight to move not even 1 lb and I am fed up!!!! I can monitor my food intake and only take in 1200-1300 cals a day for weeks and not lose a single lb. So, I add working out 30-45 min a day 3x a week and still no budge....what gives!!! Even tried doing the green coffee bean that dr oz suggested on his site and did that for a whole month and still nothing. I strap on my pedomitor everyday and make sure I am getting atleast 10,000 steps in and even take it off while I get on my elliptical so that I am not counting those as part of my 10,000 steps a day.
So what am I doing wrong? I am eating healthier I drink water all day long... I have lost weight twice before and this things have worked but cant seem to get my weight off this time....
I just don't get it.....

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