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DROPCONE Posts: 1,592
9/24/12 8:41 A

It looks like you aren't sharing your Nutrition Tracker. You are recording your food, right? It's really important to plan your meals & snacks, track all your food & monitor your blood sugar levels (since you are diabetic).

You won't lose weight from exercise alone, you have to attend to the nutrition.

KELLIEBEAN Posts: 6,827
9/23/12 7:11 P

Ditto what everyone else said. Also, are you changing your activity? If you perform the same cardio and weight training routines regularly, your body starts becoming used to it and your progress can stall.

I try to do different activities every day..... brisk power walking, walk/jog, elliptical, spark people videos, step aerobics etc. I also try to walk on breaks at work. We have a nice walking path but days when the weather is bad, I run up and down the stairs our or five times a day. Your body needs variety! Good luck to you!

MOTIVATED@LAST Posts: 15,459
9/23/12 6:53 P

The scale is not always the best measure of your progress. The tape is often a much more reliable means of tracking progress than the scale.

If you are losing inches, then you are losing fat. And if you haven't been measuring to date, are you noticing your clothes fitting better?


UNIDENT Posts: 33,498
9/23/12 3:15 P

She's been a member for two months, so that's a pretty slow weight loss in that time. Perhaps those 5lbs came off early and have stalled, hence the question?

Tracey, your page says you're diabetic. Are on you set up for Spark's diabetic nutrition tracker recommendations? Make sure you are, so that you're not trying to meet a goal that isn't right for you.

Other than that, with no other info to go on, all we can say is eat well and exercise regularly. That's the key. It's really not harder than that. If there are specific things you struggle with, then let us know that and we might have more tips.

ONLINEASLLOU SparkPoints: (73,365)
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9/23/12 12:57 P

From your tracker, it looks like you have lost 5 pounds. If you have lost 5 pounds in the past month, then you are doing just fine! Your problem is that you have unrealistic expectations about how fast and easy weight loss is. There is absolutely nothing wrong with losing about 1 pound per week.

Unless you are very overweight, losing weight more quickly than 1-2 pounds per week requires lifestyle changes that most people can't maintain over the long haul. They may lose the weight quickly, but it comes back quickly when they start eating "normally" again. Making smaller changes in your lifestyle that you can maintain forever usually results in a slower rate of weight loss -- but the weight stays off because you do a better job of maintaining those healthy habits.

Finally, it's really hard for anyone to give you much advice if you don't tell us what you are currently doing. So ... are you tracking your food intake? Are you consistently eating within your recommended ranges? Are you drinking enough water and getting enough sleep? What kind of exercise are you getting? etc. Tell us a little more -- and maybe people can give you some good tips to improve.

Good luck!

LPNTIGGER SparkPoints: (0)
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9/23/12 12:28 P

I'v been struggling with my weight over the past month and it seems that what ever i do I just can't get the numbers down. I don't know if I'm just not doing things right or not. does anyone have any suggestions......Help...

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