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8/3/17 1:55 P

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Actually, between 1,000 and 1,200 after deducting my workout.

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8/3/17 1:54 P

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Yep, pretty much.


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8/3/17 1:52 P

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So you are only eating 1000 calories?


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8/3/17 1:45 P

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I'm usually 200 calories or so under the minimum. I'm at the minimum caloric intake, but then I'm on the treadmill for 40 minutes at 3MPH, which burns around 200.

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8/3/17 1:25 P

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"I'm well under my caloric intake for the day"
Oh! well.... that may be the problem.

How far under your Spark-generated calorie range are you eating?
Eating too little can really stall any progress!


"We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand."
~ Randy Pausch

"There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when circumstance permit. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results."
~ Art Turock

"We have a saying in Tibet: If a problem can be solved, there is no use worrying about it. If it can't be solved, worrying will do no good."
~ 7 Years in T
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8/3/17 1:03 P

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Thanks! I'm well under my caloric intake for the day, and I get it about the "spot" loss. But I'm not losing any weight overall, either. I'm going to keep working at it though.

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8/3/17 11:50 A

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" Any suggestions for this 65 year old female who wants to get rid of about 15 lbs (especially in the tummy area)? "
You cannot spot-reduce fat with exercise.
Fat reduction is an all-body thing that happens when you eat less calories than your body needs.
Staying within your Spark-generated calories range is my suggestion.

"We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand."
~ Randy Pausch

"There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when circumstance permit. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results."
~ Art Turock

"We have a saying in Tibet: If a problem can be solved, there is no use worrying about it. If it can't be solved, worrying will do no good."
~ 7 Years in T
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7/31/17 6:21 P

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I've been using the treadmill since July 3rd. The first 4 days for 15 minutes at 3 mph. The next 5 days for 30 minutes at 3 mph. Now, I'm up to 40 minutes at 3 mph, with a slight incline. 4 weeks today. I started counting calories, etc on this site, for about a week, keeping my caloric intake around 1200. I haven't lost an ounce. I've been looking at the nutrition charts and it looks pretty darn good. I'm going to scream. Any suggestions for this 65 year old female who wants to get rid of about 15 lbs (especially in the tummy area)? It's kind of dis-heartening to weigh exactly the same as I did, with no exercise and eating some bad stuff. :-(

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