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Commitment. That's what I need!

Thursday, August 04, 2016

I have been frustrated in my weight loss efforts, so I joined a Plateau-Busting Challenge. Because I said that I was willing to give the challenge a try, I was immediately chastised, for not being "committed enough", by one of the group members. This person said that I would see results, " If u commit 2 u Plan, follow thru, willing 2 make changes 4 life."
Hmmmm... emoticon

I've been tracking my nutrition and fitness (on another website) for 100 days. I trimmed my eating habits (Mindless snacking on whatever was on hand) so that I was eating a much more balanced diet, and keeping in the 1250 - 1350 calories a day range. I worked my way from 10 minutes of light cardio a day, 5 days a week, to 60 minutes of moderate cardio a day 5 days a week - and 2 days of 30 minutes of light cardio. So far, no results.

I signed on to SparkPeople 8 days ago, to see if I could get some new insights. I tailored my nutrition to include balancing other nutrients, because the website makes it easy to track. I added strength training 2 days a week (30 minutes each to replace 30 minutes of cardio) I bumped up the cardio 3 days a week to HIIT - keeping within 75 - 80% of my MHR.

I hate exercise - I do it, anyway. (360 minutes a week)
I hate water - I drink it, anyway. (64 to 80 ounces a day)

I, still, have not seen any results of my efforts. I realize that I've only been at this for 100 days, but, how long do I have to go, before I express frustration?

I must not be committed enough. - Adding another 10 minutes of cardio to my daily routine.
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    Thank you, all, for the good suggestions. I am a pastry chef, so weighing and measuring everything exactly is in my nature. I use the tracker to make sure all my nutrients are within target, including sodium.

    I will be making an appointment with my doc, to check hormones and thyroid. emoticon
    1773 days ago
  • JENNA3
    Btw, are you measuring your portions? It's easy to misjudge a "serving" if you dont. Hth
    1775 days ago
  • JENNA3
    This is a good time to see a dietician/nutritionist. Weight loss is 90% diet, so this app cam help you pinpoint diet changes that can help. Calorie counting is good, but what you eat-protein, good carbs, etc-matters too.
    1775 days ago
    Just a suggestion I will probably make a doctor's appointment to make sure that is not my hormones or thyroid because I went through that or stress
    1775 days ago
    Are you watching your sodium intake?
    1775 days ago
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