I lost the first 10 lbs really quickly, but have then been losing much more slowly, but I will go in spurts where I'll lose pounds for a while, then I will lose inches. The most important thing, however, is how much better I feel!
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So THAT'S why my calorie tracker range went up from 1550 to 1640 per day...I was wondering if I had somehow changed it by accident. My calories burned per day are kinda high so I guess that's why. Good! I WI on Monday (2 days ago) and was down .8. I know it doesn't sound like much,, but I was happy. Was craving sugar like crazy so I ate a lot of fruit. At night. I am definitely a slow loser. I once lost 40lbs a few years ago and that also came off rather slowly. Thanks to everyone who contributed! Have a great day and continued success!!
I haven't taken measurements (yet, anyway - have to find my measuring tape), but the number on the scale has been consistently dropping - I'm down 4.4 pounds in 4 weeks. I know I'm a "slow loser" so I don't expect much more out of my body than 1 lb per week. So on a day like today when I'm down 1.6 it's a very happy occasion! =) I agree with some of the previous posts, though - make sure your intake is appropriate for your level of activity. I went from tracking minutes of exercise to calories burned per week and the system adjusted my intake accordingly, which was an increase. I float around within my range - some days higher than others. You've always got to keep your body guessing. You can't always eat the same things and do the same things or your body will get bored.
current weight: 247.4
Fitness Minutes: (23,140) Posts: 228 3/29/10 5:35 P
I still haven't seen scale results and I have been training hard since January. I run at least 4 times a week, plus strength train 5 days a week and since January I've lost 2 lbs. It's true about inches though. I'm down 10" in total.
hello, I had the same problem last week! I was doing everything and the scale wouldn't move! The first 10 lbs came off so easy and then stopped. What changed for me is I really started working out more, with the weather getting nicer I've been walking after work. Come to find out I wasn't getting enough calories in for the amount of calories going out! Crazy I know, I got so used to the 1200 a day now I have to eat more! I'm just wondering if that is what is happening with you. Sounds like you are doing lots of calories out. I know my fitness page said I should up the amount of calories I plan to burn in a week, which then up'd the calorie I am supposed to eat. You don't want to go into "starvation mode". Hope this helps and don't worry you are not alone and keep at it
current weight: 161.0
Fitness Minutes: (3,476) Posts: 878 3/27/10 10:07 A
Good morning fellow SP followers! I have started really cracking down on myself and trying to be as accurate as possible in my calorie tracking. I also do at least an hour of cardio a day and weights and strength training about 4 days a week. I am keeping my calories at about 1500. Just wondering if I could hear from some of ya'll as to just when you started to see results on the scale. I know all about losing inches and all that (and I do feel tighter/slightly smaller) but man do I want to see a change in that one big number!! What has your experience been? How did your hard work and diligence pay off? Have a great day everyone!!
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