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JSMC10 SparkPoints: (0)
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10/16/12 6:28 A

thank you, I will try my best to, this has taught me a lot

SLIMMERKIWI SparkPoints: (257,187)
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10/16/12 3:55 A

Hi - I took a peek at your Nutrition Tracker, too, and noticed a shortfall with fruits/veges particularly, but also often with calories. If you track everything that you eat, then it is possible that you aren't getting enough calories - especially considering the exercise you are now doing.

If you aren't tracking everything that you put into your mouth, then I would think that you will find that THAT is the answer! Often people don't record a sweet here, or ice-cream there, and believe me when I say, it can soon mount up.

The ONLY way I have been able to achieve my weight-loss is to faithfully weigh (for increased accuracy) and enter everything that passes my lips. It is what has helped me to stay focused, tweak my nutritional intake as and when necessary, and that in turn has enabled me to reach my goal after having been overweight for about 30 years.

It may be that you MIGHT be better off practicing what I often suggest, and do myself. That is to allow one day every two weeks to eat what you like - those treats, BUT without going really overboard on it. This helps to reduce the feeling of deprivation and boredom because our mind knows that it will be getting what it wants, but just at a later time. A treat IS just a treat - if you eat it every day or nearly every day then it is no longer a treat - it is part of your daily nutrition. You CAN do this - just have faith in yourself, and forget the speed that others around you may be losing. Everyone is different and our bodies respond in different ways to the same things.


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10/15/12 5:51 P

JSMC10 - First, congratulations for sticking to it as you have! Might want to keep in mind what has already stated, we all do differently, at a different rate, etc.

I might suggest several things:
1) Continued persistence.
2) Insure that your water intake is quite adequate or better.
3) Insure that your nutritional intake is well proportioned and sufficient.
4) See if it is possible to go at the physical conditioning longer, or harder or more frequently.

(( I have managed to benefit by adding an easy go of it in the PM either before or after dinner. I had several folks recommend that to me awhile back, and that seemed to be the trick for increasing the calorie burn some and getting the weight dropping back into gear. ))

Don't make the same mistakes that I have . . . in not taking in the proper proportions and quantities of calories, protein, carbs., fats. I have repeated that mistake . . . at least three times this year! Each time that I do that, the wight does NOT come off at all!! Believe that you know already that if you are building muscle and loosing fat your weight may be static or even increase some. Not to worry, one can not measure their health or physical condition from any scale, not even the best ever made!!!

Continue your persistance, you will progress, it'll work out. Best of luck to you.

ARCHIMEDESII SparkPoints: (201,433)
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10/15/12 4:02 P


The others are right. Don't beat yourself up because the weight isn't coming off as fast as you'd like. We're all different. If you're noticing that your clothes are fitting better, that you have more energy, that you're getting stronger... those ARE signs that you are improving your health. Why hasn't the scale moved in three months ?

Have you been faithfully logging your food choices ? I hope you don't mind, but I snuck a peak at your food diary. If you want to see a change in your weight, one thing I would encourage you to do is eat more fresh fruits and veggies. For optimum health, a person should be eating 6-9 servings each and every day. Some days, you barely get 1-2 servings. I can assure you that increasing the amount of veggies you eat WILL impact your waistline.

Also, not to be critical, but you have to do your best to try to eat more wholesome foods that nourish your body. try to minimize the amount of highly processed foods you eat. I had to google what a Pom Bear was. Yes, it's okay to have treats, but you don't want to eat them in place of those fresh fruit and veggies either. If you want to eat the Pom Bears, you need to eat at least 2-3 servings of veggies too.

When it comes right down to it, weight loss is all about what you eat. Good nutrition is what takes the weight off and keeps it off. Exercise is what keeps our bodies fit and healthy.

I'm going to encourage you to do your best to try to clean up your nutrition. Try to eat more fresh fruit and veggies, whole grain breads/cereals, lean cuts of meat, beans, etc... eating healthier foods will make you feel better inside and out.

Don't worry ! You're going to do just fine.

KARENGMT SparkPoints: (0)
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10/15/12 1:58 P

Please don't give up! Everybody is different. Think back to when you started making changes in your food intake and your activity level. Now think about how much better you feel--besides your frustration.

Be proud for what you've accomplished, don't compare yourself to others, and don't let them compare themselves to you!


10/15/12 1:39 P

You should be so proud of yourself for upping your exersize- and seeing a difference.

People loose weight differently. Maybe that other person is really focused and dedicated and is not having those snacks and that is why she is loosing more weight then you.

Focus on the good things you are doing for yourself and how things are changing- and know that that weight is just a number and does not necessarily mean you are not changing your body. sometimes it takes time.

my body is weird- i will notice major changes and no lbs lost and then all of a sudden it will be a few lbs down!

good luck, stick with it!

AMBERNICHOLE3 Posts: 3,093
10/15/12 1:23 P

Dont give up! I know its very discouraging to see someone else losing faster than you but everyone loses it differently, your clothes are fitting differently and thats a huge achievment! Even if the scale isnt moving dont get down on yourself, if you're building muscle that will happen! Stick to it, you'll be glad you did!

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10/15/12 1:08 P

My fiances sister has lost so much weigh recently, well, just a little bit longer than I've been on Sparkpeople. She has lost around 3 stone and it makes me so upset, not for her obviously, but for me, I've been jumping around a 5 pound loss for nearly 3 months and I feel like I should've lost a lot more. I snack and eat things I shouldn't, who doesn't? Recently I've been doing around an hours worth of exercise a day and I've been noticing quite a bit of difference with that, as in the way clothes fit me and in my figure but my weight hasn't dropped. I feel like I can't do this, I don't feel like im achieving enough. I know I shouldn't compare myself to others but, I don't think its fair, I feel like we've been doing the same thing and she's beating me :( felt so good about how I was doing as I could see results. I feel like giving up and crying :'(

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