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BILL60 Posts: 976,585
3/1/13 6:28 A

Welcome back to SP. The journey will be as rocky as you make it. Good luck!!

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3/1/13 6:22 A

I am in the same boat. I gained 2 pounds my first couple weeks. I am blaming it on muscle.

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3/1/13 6:22 A

Keep working at it. Change a few things in your diet if you feel you need to. They say the closer you are to your goal weight the harder it is to get the last few pounds off.

I once read in a fitness magazine that you can bust through a plateau by zig-zagging your calories for a week or two and working out with weights. You can put the weights in a backpack or use ankle weights while you walk or use the elliptical. It adds pounds, which helps break through that stall.

Have I tried this? yes. Did it work? yes. Do I plan on doing this again? YES! :)

3/1/13 5:58 A

Hi! This is my first week back to Spark people in a few years, and my first time ever writing on the message board, but I really want this weight gone and am hoping that some wonderful soul out in the world of spark people :) can help get me going in the right direction. I have 15 pounds that will not budge!!! I lost under a pound this week and I am extremely discouraged already!!! I know I know it is only the first week of really following my food intake and exercise. However, I think sparkpeople has me eating too many calories for me to reach my goal successfully!!! This really sucks...I was really feeling great this week and really thought (hoped) that I would have lost at least a pound or two. I am fine with a slow steady pace of losing weight, I am just back to my doubtful way of thinking with regard to ever actually losing this annoying weight!!!

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