Is my scale broken because it sure isn't moving !!!

Friday, February 11, 2011

So for the last few weeks (very close to 3) I have been tracking my food very carefully and keeping very very close to all the recommendations as far as calories ,fat, protein and carbs. As far as exercise I'm not getting alot yet but I am moving more and making an effort to not stay idle.
I spent some time tracking food that I would normally have eaten in a day, looking for the amount of calories I would normally eat and it was between 2500 and 3000 easily if not more.
Now I am eating between 1200- and 1550 and making sure I am doing my best to keep it balanced and I have not lost a lb yet. I realize that this all takes time and won't change in a day, but not one pound...I must be doing something wrong !!! Is my scale broken ??
Just for kicks for anyone who happens to read this I posted a day of what I eat and the total amount of calories etc etc. ...PLease feel free to give me some thoughts on this...I know more exercise would be good and I am for sure getting to that bit by bit moving more and more. It just confuses me some when I do the math would it not be reasonable to that say if I was eating high calories before and not gaining any extra weight ...would I not be loosing if I cut 1000 calories out of my day ?

For: 2/9/2011
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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Milk, 2%, 0.5 cup 61cal
Special K Vanilla Almond Cereal, 1 cup 147 cal
Kirkland Everything Bagel, 0.5 serving 145 cal

Honeydew Melon, 10 honeydew balls 50cal
Strawberries, fresh, 2 medium (1-1/4" dia) 7 0 cal
Flour Tortillas, 1 tortilla (approx 7-8" dia) 159 cal
Scrambled Egg, 2 large 140 cal
Goat Cheese, Semisoft, 1 oz 103 cal
Cantaloupe, 6 cantaloupe balls 29 cal
Cucumber (with peel), 100 grams 13cal
Peppers, sweet, red, fresh, 0.25 cup, chopped 10 cal
Cottage Cheese, 2% Milkfat, 0.5 cup (not packed) 102 cal

Mixed Vegetables, frozen, 100 grams 64 cal
Minute Rice, 0.5 cup 200 cal
Pork, fresh, loin, center rib (chops), boneless, separable lean and fat, cooked, pan-fried, 3 oz 190 cal
Zucchini, 0.5 cup, sliced 14 0 cal

Snack None
Total Calories 1435 goal between 1200-1550
My daily chart shows
Fats 27% Carbs 50.3 % and Proteins 22.7 % chart shows that I should be getting 20 protein, 30 fat and 50 carbs....I staying pretty close I would think??

Frustrated but not giving up !

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    Hi. Thanks for visiting my Spark page. I agree -- Definitely DO NOT give up. There are many times when you hit plateaus, and then all of a sudden you find yourself two or three pounds less. Water weight and all sorts of things can influence your numbers, but more importantly, you are in there for the LONG HAUL. I have made it a commitment to track everything I eat at least 5x/wk. this year, and PLAN to lose at least 25 pounds this way... as well as by exercising, trying to eat responsibly, etc. I had lost 53 pounds a few yrs. ago with Spark, but regained 40 of them when I let up on careful monitoring and a number of things interrupted my exercise program and my determinatino and commitment. I thought I'd never be over 200 again, but I did, and I regret it.
    However, I've made up my mind, and am working my way back down on the pounds and up on the exercise. If you can't walk a mile yet for exercise, try just walking a block or half a block... whatever you can do, and increase a little every two or three days if possible. Soon you will find yourself less winded and able to go further.
    In any case, the main thing is, be true to your commitment and the numbers will follow. You can judge your success by how you feel and move and breathe, not just by if the scales verifies it or not.
    2656 days ago
  • 4BARBIE44
    Weigh yourself at the same time, in the same manner, everyday. I am having the same problem too. I find it especially frustrating that the scale moves for my husband ( he is dieting with me) and it doesn't want to move for me! I am closely monitoring everything i intake, and maybe it will start moving. emoticon
    2657 days ago
    I'm in the same boat...very frustrating....

    By the way, minute rice is not 200 cals for half a cup. Check the label on the box. I was shocked when I entered that off SP, but then looked at the label. I believe it's 160 for a cup prepared with no butter or salt.

    I you stay true to your diet, the scale will surely budge...it has to!

    Good Luck :)
    2657 days ago
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