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8/16/12 1:38 A

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There are so many things that can lead to weight fluctuation sodium, sleep, water intake are just a few. As for workouts start slow and gradually work you way up doing too much too fast may lead to weight loss or gain depending on your intake calories. Just keep track of things and try making changes eventually you will figure it out!

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8/10/12 11:31 A

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I think we all wish weight loss could be a quick fix. I know I would love it if it were!

That said, great job on bringing more fruits and vegetables into your life and the daily exercising. Walking is a form of exercise.

That scale can be evil. It stares at me every morning tempting me to hop on. It takes a lot of willpower to just back away. I sometimes hide it inside my vanity cupboard just so I don't have to look at it.

There are plenty of core exercises you can do. In your fitness tracker, you can scroll through all sorts of core exercises and choose which ones are comfortable for you. You can also find some suggestions under the fitness tab (found under Healthy Lifestyle). Personally, I make my best attempt at planks and crunches. I have yet to complete a full sit-up or make it to a full minute plank, but it doesn't mean I'm not working the same muscle group.

I wish you the best of luck in your journey! And remember... emoticon

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8/10/12 2:07 A

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I know weight loss is no quick fix, especially when you are significantly overweight. I drive myself crazy though with the scale and it's only week 1.

This week I've completely cut out the junk food in the house, bought more fruits/veggies, and have been walking daily and exercising.

The one that just gets me down I guess is that my weight will change by up to 3 pounds at times and it's so frustrating! Today my weight was same as it was on day 1.. I know it's terrible to weigh every down and focus on the scale, just a bad habit I guess.

The other thing is the exercising. I want to be able to work out all areas of my body, but have trouble with the core because my weight prevents me at this point of doing crunches, sit-ups, etc :( Does anyone have any advice on exercises that someone my size could do (other than walking, and cardio work outs standing up)? Thanks!

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