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KRISTEN_SAYS SparkPoints: (82,009)
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1/21/13 3:19 P

If you don't mind, please share your current weight, goal weight, when you want to reach your goal, and please set up your SparkPage and share your nutrition tracker so that we can help you more! :)

AMBERT79 Posts: 54
1/21/13 11:58 A

I think you need to be more patient. If you look at your total weight loss for the 2 weeks, it was 3 lbs! That sounds about right, in a healthy manner. Your expectations might be too high. Continue what you are doing. Some weeks I lose 2-3 and the next only .5lb. I think it is normal. And, 1,200 calories of whole, healthy foods is not the same as 1,200 calories of unhealthy food. (Not insinuating anything, just a reminder!) Hang in there!

MICHELLEXXXX SparkPoints: (12,275)
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1/21/13 11:47 A

What is a daily menu for you?
What is your activity level?

NIRERIN Posts: 14,297
1/21/13 9:18 A

how much do you weigh? because as long as you are under about 170lbs or within about 30lbs of your goal, that is fantastic progress. if you're in the 170-250 range it is a little low, but still going in the right direction.

STEPHEN_NANNY SparkPoints: (0)
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Posts: 385
1/21/13 9:05 A

It is very difficult to answer your questions unless we know more about where you are at...your current weight, your target weight, your goal well as seeing details about your meals (you would have to track your meals here, then make your page and meal tracker available to be seen by others). Once you do that, though, you can get more specific advice from people here.

Generally speaking, when someone is eating healthy foods but isn't losing weight as much as they expect, it can be:
- expectations are unrealistic...losing weight isn't a straight line, not going to lose the same amount each week
- 'eyeballing' food measurements leading to underestimating portion sizes and therefore calorie/fat/carb/protein amounts
- over-counting calories burned in some exercises
- not accounting for high levels of sodium in many foods...this will cause alot of water retention, and mess up your weigh-ins
- not being patient enough

Good luck!

TOMKAREN2 SparkPoints: (153)
Fitness Minutes: (30)
Posts: 1
1/21/13 8:59 A

I am new to the sparkpeople. It recommends that I eat between 1200-1550 calories a day. I have stayed closer to the 1200 per day for two weeks. The first week I lost 2.7 and the second only .3. I restarted today to verify I had answered the questions correct. I have not exercised yet as I was trying to focus on one aspect and that is my eating. Has anyone else struggled with calories? Am I not eating enough? Any thoughts would be great.

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