Did you every think that maybe you've hit the weight your supposed to be at? At 5'2 124lbs is perfectly healthy. By toning up you can change your body composition, but maybe this is the weight your body wants to be at.
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Malisa; Im 4'11 and I HAVE to keep my cals under 1300. You may really want to look at what your true body needs are for weight loss. You may want to switch up your cardio to 6 days a week - 3 days of 60min cardio only and 3 days of about 30-40 min cardio with weights on top of that. LOTS of weight training! Go for the burn! More muscle burns calories! Maybe invest in a trainer for a one time session to address your goals and what exercises you need to do. Again, unless you are training for some elite athletic event, it seems that your caloric needs should be reduced.
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I agree with Lynnbaum. Make sure those calories are not empty ones. Also make sure you have enough protein especially if you lift weights. I struggle because I know that I sometimes dont eat good foods,but when I consistently did the weight came off. Good luck. This short stuff knows it all shows and its a bummer some days, but I just keep working on it.
Please let me but in. you are starving. I have emailed another person that replied to you that is going through the same thing. Please tell me what the cookies you eat everyday do for your body and in the AM??? That pork you had the other day put it on a big plate of salad or with some frozen veggies. If you as yourself what good does this do for the body and your answer is not grow and repair limit is. As how many additives are in here and get rid of this fat free idea. When you take out the fat what do you think they replace it with??? sugar is one word. When you pick food items to eat ask how can I add nutrition to this. Calories are important but if you feed your body 1200 calories of things the body doesn't know what to do with you are starving.I think of food as nutrition not calories. I eat night nutrition which means I eat the foods that produce the highest nutrition for the lowest calories. It takes me so long to log food that I need to start to group them because whet you start looking up peppers, mushrooms, zuc. tomatoes.... ect all in one meal it takes more time then cooking it. Remember you asked and that's my opinion. BTW down a pound for me. Lifting weights is a great idea because the bigger the muscle the more calories it burns. I love the ball and doing those rev. hanging crunches. My best to you Lynn
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You heard it already... drop the calorie count, add weights. You might not see weight change right away, but you will begin to get smaller as your muscles get more dense and the fat melts after about 6 weeks.
"He who knows that enough is enough will always have enough." -- Lao Tzu
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I would add weights, do cardio intense 3 days a week and then steady state cardio 2-3 times, which is 65% max heart rate. There is usually a chart on cardio machines that will tell you that, and you can use a polar heart rate monitor or the heart rate reading handles on gym equipment. 65% is suppose to be fat burn. I would also try reducing your calories to 1400-1500. You don't want to cut too drastically or you'll slow your metabolism. The good news is you know you are sustaining your weight at the current routine, not gaining... so make a couple little changes at a time and see what helps. I'd also avoid eating white flour foods and stick to whole grains.
Hi, i've been a spark member for well over a year now, and i have lost maybe 2 pounds give or take. i'm 20 years old 5'2 and weigh 128lbs, and exercise 3 times a week for an hour of intense cardio. overall i burn about 2100 cal a week with exercise. I've tried the calorie range that spark reccomends which is 1400-1750 for a while and that didn't work, i'm now attempting to calorie cycle, which hasn't worked either. I eat on average thoughought the week about 1450 cals a day. Very discouraged as to why i can't seem to lose this weight. Any advice? THANKS
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