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11/21/12 11:16 A

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Nope

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11/21/12 10:59 A

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I'm having difficulty loosing consistently but it is because of my diet. I am however ramping up all of my cardio. With that in mind, please remember if you are working out a lot, you may be eating too few calories despite being in your recommended range. Everything here is an estimate. Calories in food is an estimate not a science and so is calories burned in working out.

Try eating towards the higher end of your range and see if that makes a difference. If in fact you are eating to few calories despite being in your range you will actually put on weight as your body is still in starvation mode.

Finally, how much muscle are you building? Muscle is heavier than fat.

Congrats on your progress!

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JENAE954 Posts: 7,020
11/21/12 9:16 A

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Just keeping on keeping on.
Am at a plateau with weight loss and inches.
Eventually it will happen.

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11/21/12 8:46 A

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I did my November measurements. Since my October measurements, I lost 2 inches from my waist, two from my hips, one from my thigh and one from my arm. I definitely lost more than an inch a week total. So it is possible for two months going. Since my waist is now 27 inches and my hips are only 34 inches, I doubt that it will happen three months going. I never had a waist measurement smaller than 26 in my adult life.

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JENAE954 Posts: 7,020
11/11/12 3:17 P

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Not losing an inch or lost much weight lately but am feeling much lighter.
Just for today I'll take it.

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11/11/12 1:07 A

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I lost 3 inches off my waist and 2 1/2 inches off my hips in October! I ate at the low end on my calorie range (@1200-1300 calories) I did an average of 45 minutes cardio, 10 minutes ST, and 20 minutes yoga 5 days per week. I don't measure my arms, legs,or bust, but am sure I lost there too. My weight, however, yo-yo'd between 150 and 145 lbs. So yes, it is possible to lose an inch a week! Hang in there!
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REBAJAY Posts: 22
11/5/12 4:04 P

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I've been too afraid to measure myself. But I feel inspired after reading about the inches lost and that might be better for me than the scale, especially since I have added weights to my workouts.


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JENAE954 Posts: 7,020
10/28/12 10:02 A

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No significant change in measurements but have dropped three dress sizes.
Go figure

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10/24/12 7:12 A

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I did my measurement twice, when I started SP in September and last week. I lost two inches from my waist, two inches from my hips and two inches from around my thigh. I also lost one inch from around my arm. So in total seven inches in less than five weeks. So it's possible to lose an inch off somewhere on your body a week. I lose inches fast if I'm losing weight since I seem to be only able to lose weight with exercise.

As an older woman, I can reduce my calories by a lot and only see a small weight loss if any. It's not sustainable to starve long term so I need to exercise to lose weight. The problem is that eventually I will exhaust and exercise less and the weight will come back. I'm trying not to let that effect me now. Currently, I'm averaging about two pounds a week which is a lot for someone near normal BMI. I currently only have two more pounds to get to normal BMI. I don't know how much lower exercise will take me.

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10/22/12 10:44 P

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Are you kidding me? An inch a week would be great. I would rather lose an inch a week than a pound a week. I would get to my goal quicker.

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10/22/12 7:10 P

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Yes, I have been losing about an inch from somewhere on my body each week.

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10/22/12 11:41 A

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Check into the Eat Clean diet. With that much exercise eating a little more might actually start giving you faster progress.

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7/20/12 5:18 P

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Thanks! I love the idea of doing a week of high protein and then switching it up to a week of vegetarian, very clever! I really hate plateau's. I will start watching my salt more too, I don't add it to anything, but don't usually check when I'm cooking with things.


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7/20/12 4:49 P

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I honestly feel the blood group diet is wishful thinking. A balanced diet + exercise is the way to go. Some times its good to try a new diet. eg. one week vegetarian, one week high protein. This is so your body does not get in a 'rut'. It also helps avoid 'plateau's' as your body is not knowing what comes next. Also watch your salt intake, it holds water, which is quite frustrating when you know you have been 'good', and do not lose any weight. Good luck in your endevour.

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7/19/12 8:26 P

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Hi everyone, I was browsing a few spark teams and was so excited to find this one! I am fighting with myself over the inches -vs- scale issue. I too am a huge fan of strength training, I would usually do 20 min cardio followed by 20 min of weight strengthing. I know this doesn't seem like much, but my weight was just falling off since I started this routine. My issue is that now I can't do that routine anymore. So I have been running for 30 min in the am and trying to get in some abs, floor leg wrk and barbell arm wk throughout the day. And of course I am now gaining weight :( After loosing 30 pounds since joing the gym in Oct. And over 80 lbs altogether since I decided to get serious about my weight after my daughter was born.....I am only 5 lbs away from my goal! I really want to get there before I start work again in Sept. but now I am going the wrong way! Does anyone have any advice? By the way what is this blood type diet? I am an O- is there certain things I should be eating?

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6/29/12 11:35 A

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I am really bad about weighing/measuring weekly. I actually do it monthly. And I can tell you that from March til June, I've lost a total of approximately 11 inches from my body. I can't tell you if that equates to an inch a week, but it has equated to feeling amazing! :-) I haven't lost a lot of *weight* in that time, but, really, you can lose weight or you can lose inches; you can't really do both at the same time--not healthily, anyway. My BMI at last read (beginning of June) was 26.2--not bad, considering I started at 28.6 in March! I weighed 174lbs when I started at Curves and now, I'm about 165lbs or so. Not a lot of weight loss, but I've dropped a dress size and a half, look toned, and retained my curves. I switched my diet to the Blood Type Diet in May and that's when I saw significant changes in my body.

If you're looking to lose inches, the best thing to do is combine strength training with cardio. I work out 7 days a week--4 days are the Curves circuit (cardio/strength), 2 days are yoga, swimming, or biking outdoors; and 1 day is Zumba. My workouts are 30 minutes, typically--except biking/swimming and zumba. Those are usually an hour. Also, your diet factors HUGELY into your weight loss goals. I cut gluten from my diet last year and instantly dropped 15lbs. Since then, it's been much easier for me to lose weight/inches because I'm not eating something that is harming my body. The Blood Type diet has also helped me prepare food that is well balanced and tailored to my specific needs. Since I'm Type O, I thrive on protein, so every meal has protein of some type and veggies.

Also, make sure you're drinking plenty of water and eating enough. Look at how much you're burning as opposed to how much you're consuming. If you're burning a lot more than you're consuming, you could be sabbotaging your own weight loss. Your body thinks it's starving and hordes what you eat as fat.

Anyway, my two cents. Sorry for the ramble!



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5/19/12 10:06 A

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I am RE~Charged after measuring and LOSING 1.5" off my waist! .......... I love the accountability of this site ........... It keeps me really conscious all week preparing for weigh in day ........
Like Marvellous ... said so well in a previous post .......... You don't want to lose muscle ......... (I actually gained 1" on my thigh--I am happy w/ that) ............ Muscle burns those fat cals and adds form which looks nice in clothes (or out) ...........
I don't stress too much (any more) about what the scale tells me ........... the measurements have their own story to report ................. And I see where increasing my workouts this past week furnished positive results ............ (Lots of added weight resistance and wts. in addition to the cardio + stretching) .................. emoticon ...........

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4/29/12 7:15 P

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Ah, if the inch is total off the whole body I feel better.

I'll increase my strength training. I guess twice a week might not be enough since I do a lot of cardio. Thanks.

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4/29/12 7:04 P

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Just like losing weight, losing inches is just the same. No one can guarantee that you will lose a pound a week as they can an inch a week. I joined the recent challenge, Bloom into Spring, and I decided to also track the inches lost in addition to my weight. Since I only need to lose 10 pounds I did not expect to lose a pound a week.

But in the first four weeks of the challenge I lost a cumulative total of four inches off of my body with the biggest reduction in my abs, waist and hips. To lose the inches you really need to build muscle. You also need to review what you are eating. You can do all the cardio in the world which can be counter productive, since you actually maybe losing muscle instead of fat.

I am a big fan of protein. To build muscle you need to feed your body protein. My daily micro for protein is around 40%. Also I mostly eat complex carbs, yams, rice, whole wheat. I strength train four times a week for thirty minutes.

Since starting the challenge, I have only lost three pounds but everyone keeps commenting on how much weight I have lost and it is only the inches falling off.

Last Friday, I had knee surgery, but I still plan on working my upper body and my core plus continue to eat correctly. I can not do my regular cardio for at least a month but I have found some chair cardio routines so I am going to see if I can still continue to lose inches from the waist up.



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4/29/12 6:25 P

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Hi snowjester I think this means 1 inch all over, not in one place. A bit here and a bit there that adds up to an inch or more. Well I hope so anyway!

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4/29/12 6:14 P

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And if you are, what are you doing? I'm doing cardio, at least 45 minutes 6 days a week, swimming, walking and zumba. Strength training twice, and staying at the low end of my calorie range 1200-1500. But I'm not loosing an inch a week. Maybe half an inch.

Does anyone have a routine that's giving them consistent results? I joined the spring bootcamp challenge so I'll see if that helps.

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