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5/17/13 11:10 A

Hi, DAWNMA75 !

What you're experiencing really is normal. While a safe weekly weight loss would be 1-2 pounds per week, there will be weeks you don't lose. There will even be weeks you gain ! And that doesn't mean you're doing anything wrong. This is not the Biggest Loser where people lose weight week after week after week. There will be periods when you don't have a loss and that really is normal.

This is nothing more than a stage of your weight loss. When will you start losing ? No one here can answer that. However, I can assure you that if you continue to eat right, watch your portions and get some regular exercise, you will lose with time. You just need to be patient with yourself and your body.

Try not to worry ! You're doing just fine !

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5/17/13 10:55 A

Hi Dawnma,

I have had a few weeks where the scale didn't change as well. Is it that time of the month? That can effect weight with bloating.

You said you've changed up your exercise. What do you do? I used to walk a lot, which I still do, and I love it, but when I added some hard calisthenics (30 Day Shred, Kickboxing) I saw a change in my body that was beyond the scale.

Do your clothes feel different? Can you do physical things you couldn't do before? That is a good thing to look at that goes beyond the scale. Don't let those little numbers freak you out.

I had a few weeks with no change in the scale, I was wondering what was up. Then after a few weeks of that, I stepped on to see a 6 pound loss. So who knows, maybe I was holding water, maybe the harder workouts caused my muscles to hold on to water, I don't know- but it paid off.

Be encouraged- you're still doing what you know works, judging from your past results. Just keep going.


DAWNMA75 SparkPoints: (8,482)
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5/17/13 10:24 A

i know i am not dehydrated cause all i drink is water... i have cut out all soda since jan as well.. I do log my food intake daily and i have since jan when i started!! i havnt eaten anything different food wise then i always did since i started and i dont like alot of sodium normally in my food!! i have been eating berries and all that you said... i will try to switch things up and eat more of all that!! thanks for the suggestions!

SUNSHINE6442 Posts: 2,301
5/17/13 10:15 A

Thy say patience is a virture....I dont see you logging your food...maybe you have up your calorie intake without knowing it....or you may be retaining fluids from too much sodim in the foods.....

to jump start yourself again chose fewer carbohydrates and more protein for several days, maybe even a week, skip all breads and pasta for a few days.... eat veggie berries which have the least impact on blood sugar and veggies as they can also hydrate you.

Have 3 ounces of protein at every meal as it stimulates the body to burn fat....I also found that moving every 20 minutes all day long some high water foods...Asparagus,
cucumber, celery, spinach, iceberg lettuce, tomatoes, zucchini, radishes, eggplant, cabbage, cauliflower, sweet peppers, spinach, strawberries, grapefruit and brocolli, artichokes, watercress, cabbage, onion, even carrots, cantalope, ice slushies made from fresh berries, and also homemade veggie soup (less sodium when homemade.)

If you are dehydarted you can also stall losing....

Good Luck...keep up the good work.

DAWNMA75 SparkPoints: (8,482)
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5/17/13 8:49 A

hello all, i have been doing my program since first week of jan of this year.. to date i have lost alittle over 23 pounds and several inches... the last two weeks i havnt lost anything at all, i have stayed the same... i know good thing i havnt gained... I want to know how i can jump start my weight loss again?? i am still working out and trying to change it up alittle, eating within my calories.... please HELP!! any suggestions would be grateful!

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