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SLIMMERKIWI SparkPoints: (253,450)
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8/11/13 6:34 A

O.K. - so you've been doing this for a year now. Have you made any changes over the course of the year? Things like looking at what you eat? Checking that you are getting a good balance of protein/fats/carbs? I had a week peek at your nutrition tracker (just a few days) and one thing I noticed was that some entries that should have carbs and protein have neither recorded - just calories.

It might be that you are eating a much higher-in-proportion carb diet.

It might be that you are eating a load of sodium without realizing it.

Are you recording EVERYthing that you eat? Are you weighing everything so that you have an accurate idea of the calories?

Has your exercise changed or remained the same? Maybe you need to change it up a bit.

Do you really NEED to lose weight?

What is your weight? It might be that for your height, you are already at a healthy weight, and it is always more difficult to lose when we are in that area.

Just some things to think about.

Good luck,

KATIEMAE10 Posts: 202
8/10/13 8:41 A

I know it's just frustrating because I've been doing this yo- yo between the same numbers for like a year now!

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8/10/13 8:37 A


You're fixating too much on the numbers. Don't tie your emotions to the scale. Remember, there is more to good health than a number that stares at us from between our toes in the morning. Don't assume something is wrong because the scale isn't moving as fast as you'd like.

I can assure you that if you continue to eat right, watch your portions and get some regular exercise that includes some strength training, you will see change with time. But you have to be patient. Look for other ways to measure success that don't involve the scale.

Are your clothes fitting better ? Do you have more energy ? Are you sleeping better ? Can you walk up stairs without getting tired ? Can you do more push ups today than you could a month ago ? How's your blood pressure ? Do you know that if your blood pressure has dropped in the last month, your doctor would be thrilled. Lowering your blood pressure is a HUGE health benefit.

Patience, it's a virtue. Yes, you are going to see many ups and downs on the scale as you lose. that's why you need to find other non scale successes to celebrate.

KATIEMAE10 Posts: 202
8/10/13 8:33 A

I drop 2-3 lbs, then the scale goes back up 2-3 lbs! I know a lot of it is more water wt/ sodium, but why is it so hard to keep these numbers trending down? I know I didn't overeat that much this week that would cause me to gain 3 lbs.......maybe I didn't eat little enough to lose, but I'm so frustrated!

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