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Grrr, Arrrr

Thursday, July 02, 2009

So, I'm really annoyed. In fact super annoyed. I have been working my ass off. Seriously, at least 2, but usually 3 hours a day of cardio. I've burned an average of 4,500 calories per week. Why is the scale not moving. I've stayed within my calorie range(if not a little low, but never below 1200). I was so pumped last week, I finished my period, so I lost 4 lbs! Then on Monday, everything came back. Now, I admit, I had a big weekend in general. A little too much of everything. But with my activity level, I should not have gained back 3 lbs!

So where to go from here. Maybe I'm eating too little? Food is the only variable I can think to change. I've been changing up my workout, I use a heart rate monitor so I know my calories expended are accurate. I've been having some tummy issues lately, at this point I'm grasping at straws. I'm meeting with my trainer at the gym today, so I'll keep y'all posted. Let me know if you ahve any other good ideas!
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    Just wanted to give you a tip that I read off of Jillians (from the Biggest Looser) site. If she or one of her clients hits a plateau or has trouble losing, she recommends a calorie shift.

    To better explain that, is to one day go on the low side of your calories, then the next day go on the high side of your calories.

    I have been doing this since I started Sparkpeople and it seems to be working. I go low on the days I do cardio, and then I go high on the days that I weight train. I don't think it matters which days you do it though, just going back and forth seems to not allow my body to adjust to the calories I put in.

    I suggested this to my sister when she was having problems and it seems to be working now for her as well. Either way, I wish you luck. That is so frustrating!

    3581 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/2/2009 2:53:18 PM
  • CHELCEE393
    i have the same problem!!! i do this work out with turbo jam(which is on TV and i look retarded doing it let me tell you!) i feel like i do all this work for no reason. i've heard that mussel weighs more then fat so that could be the deal. i hope so because it is sooooo hard to try and work out. i have a hard time just making myself get up off the couch and doing it.
    i hope it gets better for you, chelcee
    3581 days ago
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