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5/23/11 10:27 A

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Thank you for all of the thoughtful responses. After reading them, I think I really need to track EVERYTHING better. I feel that I do not have time, but maybe that will persuade me to not put that extra food in my mouth. I also, after thinking about your responses realize the obvious: I do not exercise as much as I used to, AND I am not as mindful of what I eat. I used to run at least 5 days a week and Xtrain. I am now running 3-4 times per week and I am going to make sure I am weight training and Xtraining as well. AND logging my food. I downloaded the app. on my phone to make it more convenient.
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5/22/11 9:30 P

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Some weeks I lose no weight and other weeks I lose a few pounds. I try to pay attention to what I'm doing when I am not making weight loss progress. Sticking with it makes sense. So, I'm into health living for the long hall.

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5/22/11 10:54 A

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I was almost 60 when what I had always done just didn't work any more. But I read more and learned more about nutrition. I tracked better and more accurately. I stepped up my activity. When I had almost given up, saying i was too old, I suddenly found what i needed and I now not only weigh what i have wanted to weigh since i was a teen, I find that I can do what I never did before: maintain that weight loss.

Just don't give up. Do the best you can each day. You will find what works for you!!

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5/19/11 7:17 P

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I am 41 and it took Spark People to teach me that you have to eat to lose weight . What I mean is you have to eat a certain amount of calories all though the day to keep you metabolism firing . It is very imp to eat a well balanced diet and the nutrition tracker helps to ensure weight loss as well.
I learnt the hard way I thought if I ate fewer calories that I would loose more but I was so wrong. That is how I have gained a lot of my weight my body just stored ever nutrient it could.
I have proven to myself that putting the knowledge that I have gotten from Spark People information into action I am loosing. For about 4 weeks I have tried to stay closed to 1200 calories because I has hurt myself and so could not exercise and I was worried I would not loose. Well guess what I did not loose at all. THe last couple of weeks I increased my calories to 1380 and I have lost weight. So again I learnt the hard way that I have to eat to loose weight. IMAGINE I GOT TO EAT TO LOSE WEIGHT!!!!!!

OF course if you eat to many calories the other way you will gain.

Oh Yes I should also let you know that when you change you exercise program Tracker it automatically adjusts your nutrition tracker and it either adds calories per day of takes off calories per day depends on how much exercise your program says.

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5/16/11 9:01 A

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Well, I had to start making big changes mid 20's but I have to get more and more strict as I get older. The metabolism slowdown of my mid 20s is worse now in my 30's. I've compensated by changing my lifestyle. I'm much more active--I recently started running, in addition to spending around 1 hr 2 or 3 evenings/week on the elliptical--and, equally important, I've learned to watch my portion sizes and eat foods that are better for me. Try logging your food and exercising a few times/week. Sometimes, I think I'm doing better on my calories than I really am. I have to log them to keep myself honest. If you don't see results, adjust and keep trying.

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In the long run, we shape our lives and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die, and the choices we make are ultimately our responsibility.--Eleanor Roosevelt


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5/15/11 11:39 A

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It's hard to say without seeing what you're eating, but I have found that if I stick to lots of whole, unprocessed foods, I don't have an issue with weight gain. I eat a lot of barley, brown rice, quinoa, beans, fresh fruits and veggies and try to keep processed foods and eating out to a minimum.

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5/14/11 12:21 P

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Did anyone else have to make major changes in their diet and exercise regime in their 30's? I just am not losing weight like I used to and getting frustrated! All of my wiehgt is collecting in my Buddha belly. I am not giving up, just wondering if anyone has advise?? emoticon emoticon

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