I found out about the calorie warning, because twice I've burned a lot more calories than my weekly goal. Now, I have a goal that is more challenging to meet so I haven't seen the warning for a few weeks. I didn't expect to plateau so early, either, but I think I'm starting to lose again. At least, I'm hoping so. When I weighed today, I lost 1.4 lbs. Even if the scale sticks again for awhile, I'll try to stay positive about the changes that I can see and feel. I forget how many more days until I measure, but I hope we both get great results! :)
That's really interesting, I did not know it would recommend a goal change! I don't think I've been working out THAT much... but I've definitely been working out more consistently. Almost all my fitness minutes came in the last few weeks. I'll keep an eye on it though, just in case it has been showing up and I didn't notice. Also, that's really good advice, don't focus on the scale. It's been totally bumming me out. I'm not gaining weight.. thankfully... but I'm not losing it either. I didn't expect to plateau so quickly, I guess. Hopefully it's just because I'm building muscle. I measure myself on the 16th... so... ten more days to go. I look forward to those inches lost just as much as I look forward to the numbers on the scale going down.
current weight: 158.0
Fitness Minutes: (8,433) Posts: 630 3/6/11 12:46 A
Did you update your weekly calorie burn goal when you stepped up your workouts? If you are burning a lot more calories than your goal, you will get a warning at the bottom of your My Fitness page and it will tell you to update your goal. That will also adjust your daily calorie range to make up for the extra calories burned. You do need to eat more if you are burning more calories. Don't give up. I've barely lost any weight the last 3 weeks, but I'm not focusing on the scale. I do think part of my problem has been that I wasn't drinking enough water. Have you been drinking enough? If you don't, you will retain water and that will keep you from losing weight too. The water also helps to fill me up. Try not to focus too much on the scale. Look for other changes, such as inches lost, muscle gained, feeling better, having more energy, and clothes fitting better. These things help to show you are making progress, even if the scale isn't budging. Don't give up!
The last few days... I've been doing terrible at eating. I've just felt extra hungry. I did start a new workout a week ago and my boyfriend said it's probably because I'm burning more calories... but I feel a little frustrated. I haven't lost any weight in a couple weeks and I just... I don't know! I feel like I'm messing up. Up until a few days ago, I could force myself to be a little hungry... to not snack and to wait to eat... We went out for a nice dinner Thursday... and I ate EVERYTHING on my plate. Even before I started this journey I didn't do that!! What happened? Is it really the exercising that's changed my appetite? And if so, what's the right way to handle feeling like I'm starving two hours after I eat? =(
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