HUNGRY is not part of the SP plan. If you are hungry all the time, you won't want to stay with the plan. Here are some things you can check to make sure you are getting the proper amount of calories when you are exercising.
On your start page there is a place on the left hand side that says "Burn XX amount of calories per week." Click the "change" link and make sure the exercise you are doing corresponds to what you have told SP. We burn more calories with exercise. You may not be getting enough calories. SP will adjust your calorie needs to your exercise. If you aren't getting enough calories, you body thinks you are starving it and is hanging onto the weight.
Remember on the days you do not do the exercise that you projected you would do, your calories needs are less. Otherwise, try to keep them in mid range.
You say you are tracking every bite you put in your mouth - that is correct. At the end of the day, are you clicking the "show full report"? When you click that, at the bottom of the report page is a pie chart that shows suggested percentages for Fat, Carbs. and Protein and another chart that show what you actually ate. This will give you a good idea if you are getting the right nutrients in the right amount.
I am sensitive to sugar products - if I eat refined sugar, I am starving all day and nothing can fill me up. It may be something simple like that for you.
As CEGRUBE mentioned, look for results on the measuring tape. The inches often go before the weight does. I also use the "favorite old jeans" test. I had a pair of faded old jeans I dearly loved before I outgrew them. Each week when I weighed in and measured, I try them on. I hit a plateau for about three weeks and wasn't even trying the jeans on since they hadn't fit at that weight when I first hit it. Imagine my surprise when I decided to try them, they pulled up, zipped, buttoned and I could still breathe! Remember - people can see the inches, they can't see the scale!
It is a slow weight loss program, but in the meantime, we are learning a healthy lifestyle! This isn't a "quick fix" - it is a lifestyle change.
For what it's worth - I am 66 years old - SP predicted if I followed the plan, I would be at goal by March - I followed the plan and got to goal in AUGUST! (The two pound gain shown on my scale is another story - darned Holdiay eating!)
Good Luck! I wish you the very best. Please do not give up! You might want to check some of the articles on SP for more suggestions. There are some excellent ones that pulled me out of depression the first few times I plateaued.
Edited by: GRANNYGRUMP at: 1/19/2008 (11:38)
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