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10/4/11 5:05 P

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well how much to you weigh? I just looked at your pics and your 102 looks good. Your others, not so much. Are you aiming for 102? I am 5' and SP had me at 1200 as a low when I started at 123#. I'm now 107 and w/ my exercise program, they have me consuming 1350 as a low.

then when my calories increased, I plateaued until I increased my calories.

In SP on your page where you state your current weight, how much you want to lose and by when, with your estimated calorie burn per week, SP will give you how many calories to consume.

Edited by: BAILEYS7OF9 at: 10/4/2011 (17:08)




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JOYSNEWJOURNEY's Photo JOYSNEWJOURNEY Posts: 5,615
10/2/11 9:52 A

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By the looks of your picture, you seem extremely slim. I would try and consult a nutritionist and see what they say about food intake for you.

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10/1/11 8:42 P

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I'm no expert but eating less than 1200 calories a day can't be good. I would imagine that your body is going into starvation mode and holding on to every calorie it can get. Especially with the amount of exercise you're doing. Try upping the calorie count for a while, maybe a week or two and lowering the amount of exercise to 60 - 90 minutes and see what happens. Working out two to three hours a day seems a bit much.

Good luck!

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10/1/11 5:00 P

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I know I have been under-eating. I'm not sure how to measure what would be over-exercising, but I play Wii Walk it Out for at least two hours a day, usually three. I'm not sure if I can trust their calorie meter, since it's like..marching in place! but according to them, I am burning at least 500 a day, so that is my exercise. Again, not sure if the counter is correct! But I do this every day.

I am trying to incorporate strength training exercises into my routine, but my Fibromyalgia is acting up these days, and it's painful.

Anyway, I've really plateaued the past two weeks and I worry I'm in the dreaded "starvation mode." I assume the sooner I get out of it the better.

I am 5'1.5" and I want to lose 10lbs in the next 2-3 months.

From what I have read, it seems like calorie cycling is a good way to keep metabolism going. So I will try that out. Therefore, I'll be focusing on weekly averages...

I'm wondering if an average of 1200, 1250, 1300, or 1350 would be best to lose weight but not be in starvation mode. Past few weeks I have been averaging 800ish. I know that is too low, but I figure I should just take the plunge and get up to a better amount, expect a small weight gain to start with, but then start losing again?

Any thoughts or recommendations?

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