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Wednesday, November 06, 2013

I don't understand why the scale isn't going down. I have been exercising, eating well, drinking lots of water. I used to be able to respond when I dieted and exercised. What gives? emoticon
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  • INNERJETTIC
    Very good advice HDHawk. Thank you.

    emoticon for offering your wisdom. emoticon
    2174 days ago
  • HDHAWK
    Make sure you're eating a minimum of 1200 calories, probably more with the exercise you're doing. Change up your exercise or try cycling calories, eating more on hard workout days. Give it some time.
    2174 days ago
  • INNERJETTIC
    I can tend to not eat enough. I get busy with the kids and before I know it, it's 3:00 and I haven't had lunch or a snack. That's pretty much most days.
    2174 days ago
  • WILDFLOWERMA
    You've already received great advice above. Not sure if you measure, but I'm guilty of "eyeballing" things. Just had a couple of rude awakenings - thought my morning cream was 2 tbs, but actually close to 5! I also do this with other foods and forget to count some things. If that's not it, maybe just eating more protein or changing your exercise routine. Hang in there, you're doing great!!
    2175 days ago
  • KITTYKITTEMMING
    Are you eating enough? It is possible to throw your body into starvation mode by exercising too much and not eating enough.
    2175 days ago
  • INNERJETTIC
    I am doing great on exercise between walking and cardio. I'm spacing out throughout the day. This plateau is at the beginning!! I can tend to not eat enough. I understand what is behind not eating enough, but it is just crazy that with the amount of food I eat that I weigh 250 lbs. It makes me mad. emoticon
    2175 days ago
  • BEFIT019
    Maybe you've just hit a plateau. Just keep doing what you're doing and the scale will follow. Take your measurements, too!
    2175 days ago
  • KELLIEBEAN
    There are SO many variables to the number on that darn scale. Watch your food tracker. Are you eating enough calories? Too few and your body goes into starvation mode and holds on to the fat.

    I try to eat small, healthy meals and snacks every three hours, revving up the metabolism.

    Are you moving every day? It doesn't have to be an all out, hard core workout. Spread your activity out throughout the day, 10 or 15 minutes three or four times a day. It's all cumulative. Keeps the metabolism firing all day. There are great, short workout videos on spark.

    I try to get in two brisk 15-minute walks on breaks at work in addition to whatever workout I decide to do in the evening.

    Strength training. Don't be afraid of bulking up. Strengthening your muscles burns calories at rest.

    Ditch the scale for a while. It's a hard habit to break I know but you need to stop focusing on a number.

    Just some things that worked for me when I stall out.

    Keep moving forward!
    2175 days ago
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