I agree with all that's been said. The upping activity is the things that works best for me AND tracking everything that goes in my mouth. I wear a pedometer for a while to see how many steps I am taking. When I'm walking closer to 10,000 daily, the scale stops climbing and very slowly begins dropping! Good luck. Don't give up and try different things such as lower carbs or pushing a faster pace walking (or little harder at whatever cardio you do) Sometimes to trick my body I will actually do my strength training backwards or at different arrangement than usual. I started strength & wts about 3 years ago which got me to maintainance wt. Our bodies learn to be effective and whatever we do, bodies learn to do this with less effort thus less calories burned.
current weight: 17.0 over
Fitness Minutes: (180,319) Posts: 4,769 4/15/12 8:30 P
TRACK both food and exercise. Stop eating restaurant food so often. Get in more and longer and brisker walks every day. Get in an extra cups of water. Get off the stupid couch. And remind myself that this is a lifelong change I have made and it is only up to me to life fit and healthy and slim. Whew.
Fork down - activity up!!
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Joy, I rarely eat over 1300 calories (unless I am not counting/measuring right). I try to be very honest and measure accurately. I have been doing 30-40 minutes a day on the elliptical. Something is not quite right. So I probably need to up fitness minutes cause I probably can't eat much less.
I have been tracking fitness and food for many months now. It has been hard to work out with a shoulder injury but I am back at it now. I have to leave for work at 7am, so have been working out when I get home.
Edited by: DRS510 at: 4/15/2012 (18:11)
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I have to track calories and fitness minutes; and do, everyday. I'm a pencil and paper tracker and I've done it so long I rarely have to look anything up. I also track protein since I eat vegetarian. So, when the scale does creep up; I usually know why. The change of seasons means a change of routine for me and that's always a challenge. I KNOW I have to eat between 1500 and 2000 calories a day at least 5 days a week. Those other two usually just a little over. A 3000 calorie day is really rare. Spring is hard for me because those over days are usually because I'm tired and eat what's easy. Since I'm not willing to live on less than let's say 1800 calories a day; I've found I have to have a minimum of 120 fitness minutes a day. I like to eat, so I really work at those fitness minutes. I've never found they have helped me "lose" but they definitely help me maintain comfortably. I weigh once a month and just do what I know I'm supposed to do. I didn't realize how inactive I was before coming to SP. Busy is not the same as "active". Then, I'd gain on 1500 calories a day. But, my favorite activities? Reading, crafts, needlework, cooking---get the picture? Now I'm gardening, walking Sugar, going to yoga, hula hooping, sparking and don't have much time for the former. But that's ok. Life is good.
Joy , in KY, USA 73-Having fun being me!!
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