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1/25/19 2:10 P

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There is an assumption you must be doing something wrong because you haven't lost any weight.

But the truth is,"the weight doesn't magically drop off the minute we decided we needed to lose." Did you gain all that weight in 4-6 months ? Probably not. it probably took you years to gain the weight. So, if it took you years to gain, you can't expect it to come off just because you're eating a bit better.

Weight loss is a slow steady process that takes time and as a person older, their body's nutritional needs change. So, one thing to do is make sure you talk to your doctor to ensure you are getting all the vital nutrients and minerals your body needs to function properly.

And yes, if a person eats too little, that can slow down a person's weight loss.

However, if I were taking a guess (and please take this with a grain of salt because I am not your doctor or a dietitian), I'd say you need to give your body more time to actually lose the weight. There will be weeks you don't lose and that doesn't mean that you're doing something wrong. Don't forget, there were weeks you do not gain.

Weight loss is nothing more than a byproduct of a healthy lifestyle. the habits you adopt now to lose the weight, you need to keep the weight off. So, do you plan on eating 1,000 calories a day for the rest of your life ?

How you lose the weight must be sustainable or you risk ending up regaining the weight.

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1/25/19 1:48 P

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Now that I am a senior, I find that the weight is not coming off as quickly as it did years ago. I found when I hit a plateau that I was not eating enough calories. SP has helped me to be more aware of this.

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1/25/19 12:40 P

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Unless you're getting one of those sugar bombs from the coffee shop. Coffee in the morning may be okay.

I drink two to three cups of coffee everyday. My coffee has one tablespoon of half and half. With one teaspoon of sugar. I measure it.

I am doing just fine

I used to drink a pot of coffee a day and didn't measure my sugar or half and half

Edited by: MANDIETERRIER1 at: 1/25/2019 (12:41)

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1/25/19 12:14 P

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I agree with Coach Jen. And enjoy your coffee in the morning unless you use cream and sugar, then eliminate the cream and sugar. emoticon

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1/25/19 11:57 A

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I don't think you're eating enough. What is your recommended SparkPeople calorie range? Eating too few calories can hurt your weight loss in the long run just as much as eating too many will.

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1/25/19 10:18 A

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Since last Thanksgiving, I have made significant changes in my activity and diet. I lost 14 lbs efficiently - but then this cold snap month arrives, nada. My food intake is under 1000 cal a day and I try not to skip meals. My diet is very balanced, varied and has lots of veggies and complex carbs. I started walking this week, at least 20 to 60 min at a brisk pace, everyday. I am happy and I sleep well.

However, I have held on to a morning ritual of a great cup of coffee.

What am I doing wrong?

Edited by: ARTSPARK at: 1/25/2019 (10:28)

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