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LYDIAC33 SparkPoints: (0)
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10/5/12 1:00 A

I know how you feel! Don't stress, sometimes things just take time. Pray on it-always!! YOU WILL SEE- THINGS WILL GET BETTER. JUST PUT YOUR TRUST IN GOD!!

Edited by: LYDIAC33 at: 10/5/2012 (01:02)
ABRIG005 SparkPoints: (0)
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10/4/12 7:24 P

The Shakeology is really good. It actually keeps me full until around 1130 just in time for lunch. The nutrition is excellent. Before taking Shakeology I would have bad headaches around 200pm and my sleep was awful. I'm attributing the lack of afternoon headaches and better sleep to the balanced morning nutrition. My workouts have not changed just the shake in the morning (with almond milk, Shakeology, coffee, peanut butter etc.) and tracking my food using Spark. It was fun when i was 25 and could lose weight in a second!

KAKONOLADY SparkPoints: (22,569)
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10/4/12 4:51 P

I started back on sparkpeople on 9/11 and have been on a modified liquid diet since then (by modified I mean soft foods like refried beans occasionally) and started out at 240 and am at 219 today!! Ive been the same since monday which is not normal for me!! I think I need to watch that I dont restrict too many calories?? Maybe we have put our bodies into starvation mode?? Im trying to make myself have a highter calorie couple of days to see if that helps?? Best of luck!!-Crystal --I am trying to get to 199 by my birthday on 11/10 and I just dont see it happening oh well!!! emoticon emoticon

DMJAKES Posts: 1,635
10/4/12 2:57 P

Being stuck for a week is not a plateau and nothing to worry about. Weight loss is never linear---our bodies just don't work that way. You're going to have weeks where you lose, gain, and stay the same. What you're aiming for is a downward trend.

If you've discovered that you've been eating over your calorie range, work on sticking within it as much as you can for the next 4-6 weeks. Take your measurements now too and then put the tape measure and the scale away for a while.

You may want to rethink the shakeology. Take a look at the nutrition label.....could you do better with real solid food? While I've never gone the meal replacement route, it's been said many times on these forums that the ones you can purchase at the store are just about the same nutrition-wise, a LOT cheaper, and there's no need to give out a credit card number or commit to auto-delivery.

CHEETARA79 Posts: 3,970
10/4/12 10:02 A

Is it your TOM? When that comes around, I tend to bloat up and gain or maintain my weight. If your weight doesn't change for a few more weeks, reexamine your food and exercise program to see if you need some changes.

Most people don't lose weight every week FYI.

LOTUS737 Posts: 4,648
10/4/12 9:38 A

Maybe you need to change up your workout routine now! You can also try calorie cycling- make sure the average stays the same- eg 1200 one day, 1600 another, 1400, etc. Sometimes that helps you break through a plateau! Stick with it- you'll see changes again!

10/4/12 9:26 A

go and walk fast for 30 minutes as many times as you can in the week .3 times is a good start .
if you already do some exercise ,then raise the level ,to burn more calories

ABRIG005 SparkPoints: (0)
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10/4/12 8:44 A

Hello, since September 11th I lost about 12 pounds. I went on the 3 day Shakeology cleanse and now drink Shakeology every morning (this drink is the best thing ever). I have been tracking my food on Spark which helped me realize I was eating too many calories. Over the past week I'm stuck at 229 lbs. I have been following the same diet and work out routine and my calorie differential is always negative. I know the initial large weight loss is common--I just hope to see results over the next few weeks. Has anyone had the same problem? Workouts include Body Pump and Body Combat (Les Mills) 4 times a week.

Edited by: ABRIG005 at: 10/4/2012 (09:44)
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