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2/13/13 10:25 P

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Each day is different so take one day at a time


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2/7/13 3:06 P

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Ditto on what Sharon said about calorie range. I biggest goal for me is to be healthy. This tracking helps me with that. I think some of my struggles were due to inconsistent eating. Consistently eating to the best of my ability has proven positive results.
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2/6/13 8:25 P

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2/6/13 8:23 P

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2/6/13 10:53 A

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Please do NOT try to keep your caloric intake below 1200 unless told to do so by your doctor. Our bodies normally require 1200 calories daily for normal function. To go below that (especially if you are exercising at all) would throw your body into starvation mode, which means that it will store everything as fat to ward off starvation. Not only will you not lose weight if that happens, you may even begin to gain. Instead try to stay within the calorie range calculated for you by SP.

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2/6/13 8:57 A

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THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for all the encouragement!!!! That makes me as happy as the weight loss!!

And it was good to read some of your tips. I also am trying to keep calories at or below 1200. Amazing to find out how much of my eating was just habit, nerves, or boredom. Tracking is SO revealing!

Thanks again for all the supportive answers. *Karma*

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2/5/13 10:53 P

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2/5/13 10:30 P

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2/5/13 6:35 P

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2/5/13 5:45 P

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2/5/13 12:40 P

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2/5/13 11:18 A

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You are going in the right direction!

If you're tracking all the nutrition you take in, drinking your 64 ounces of water a day (unless prohibited by physician), and staying within your caloric range - it will happen!

Because I am lazy, I had to adjust the SP expectation that I would work out X number of times a week - and when I changed those figures - the amount of calories I was given went down a little bit.

That's okay because I don't need the extra nutrition if I'm not exercising that specified amount and burning the expected number of calories.

On average, I eat about 1375 calories a day (my current SP range is 1200-1550). I total my calories for the week and divide by 7 to make sure I'm staying in that range.

The scale is great for reflecting your relationship to gravity - not so great in pointing out all the awesome non-scale victories (NSV's) like your body measurements going down, your clothes not being so tight, having more energy, etc.

It can be frustrating but try your best to stay out of your own way and keep your eye on the prize of becoming the healthiest you can be. You can do it!

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2/5/13 10:18 A

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It sounds like you are on the right track! I seem to sabotage myself when I lose five. I have been gaining and losing the same five pounds for 10 months.

I think that I have broken the cycle by eatting on 1200 calories a day. I have lost 7 pounds so I pray that I can keep it off. I decided to award myself 5 dollars a day for everyday that I stay at 1200. This money will be used to buy myself something special. It seems to be working.

Good luck!

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2/5/13 9:45 A

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2/5/13 9:08 A

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2/5/13 8:54 A

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After joining in January with GREAT intentions, I GAINED a little more weight. Self-sabotage strikes again.

And now the GOOD news.... I finally have a weight loss to show....just 5 pounds but I'm so happy. I think it shows I'm finally going in the right direction!

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