Welcome to the team! I use to be able to lose weight when I was younger very easy unhealthy way but easy. Then menopause hit and I gained 30lbs! Now I'm working on it 10lb goals at a time. I have physical problems and chronic fatigue that some what limit how much I can do. I wish you the best and I didn't see results until I tracked my food for everyday all day. I was either eating to much or not enough to lose weight so monitor every bite you take. With all your exercise and the tracking you should see results in no time!. Lucinda
I will do my best to meet and surpass my goal. Never stop learning or trying to achieve success. Never give up keep plugging away. If it is to be it's up to me. .
Pounds lost: 8.0
Fitness Minutes: (108,780) Posts: 18,974 7/2/12 12:34 P
to the Team! since you are running, you might actually not be eating enough for what you are burning. sounds odd I know, but when I hit a plateau I checked what SP had for my calorie burn and it was pretty low. I corrected it and it increased my calories by 100. Odd as it sounds, I had gotten so used to consuming at my low end, adding 100 more calories to that was not easy, but when I did, the weight started to come off again.
current weight: 107.0
Fitness Minutes: (132,735) Posts: 4,574 6/21/12 6:37 P
genesis said it all - i am 60, postmenopausal, 5'2", and taking thyroid replacement. i have always had trouble losing weight until this spring when i started using the nutrition tracker. you *will* see where the calories are. try it!
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BEMORE, said it all - AMEN! Life is all about making adjustments as you go. I am post-menopausal and 5' tall and take Levothyroxine for my thyroid. I had doctors telling me my thyroid was okay for years until I finally put my foot down and had them do a "complete" thyroid panel. Turned out it wasn't okay - it was very slow. I am fine on the thyroid meds but without them I am exhausted halfway through the day. I didn't see any dramatic weight loss when I got on the meds and I've been on them for at least 15 years now. I think the key to success is tracking every single thing you put in your mouth. I know in my case I have to or I haven't a clue as to how many calories I've consumed in a given day. Tracking is my favorite tool on Spark because it keeps me honest and accountable. Being a shorty certainly makes if more of a challenge but it can be done!
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I am 5' and will celebrate my 54th birthday in July. Frustration is the name of the game as we age. I started to work on weight loss and fitness at 46 and had to be extremely patient and determined because progress was slow and difficult. But I stuck with it stubbornly and never gave up, even when the scale disappointed me. Then suddenly everything started working and the weight came off and by continuing to live the same lifestyle, it stayed off. Until... menopause. Everything that worked before no longer worked as seamlessly and I had to readjust. Be prepared for that...
Review everything you're doing. Track everything. Keep at it and don't give up. It is never easy but it is worthwhile.
At the top of the page under My Trackers, click my nutrition. I can almost guarantee that if you track every single bite you eat here, you'll start seeing results. The recommended caloric intake at the bottom is based on the math below, the start and goal weights you entered, and the timeframe you chose. If you want to change that go to My Trackers then Start, then under 0 pounds lost on the left, click Change goal.
Unfortunately, age and height have a serious impact on how many calories you can take in. This article is a really interesting (lotsa math) overview of how the whole weight loss process works. www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calorie _c alculation101.asp In particular, I'd look at:
Female BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate, what energy you spend by breathing and beating your heart) = 655 + (9.6 x weight in kg.) + (1.8 x height in cm.) – (4.7 x age in years)
Then multiply that by 1.2. The extra 20% is because you're not comatose. That's what you can eat without exercising or gaining weight.
Edited by: KOTWBB at: 6/21/2012 (10:36)
current weight: 146.6
Fitness Minutes: (60) Posts: 1 6/21/12 10:09 A
Hi, I am new to SP. I am 5' and 44 years old. I want to know if there are others who do all the exercises and still are not seeing weight loss? I workout a lot, five times per week, some days twice a day. I run half marathons and just finished my first full marathon. I have done the eat clean method, and still can't seem to lose the weight. I have had my thyroid checked twice by two different doctors, both came back as "normal". Is anyone else in the same boat? I get so frustrated.
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