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7/25/17 4:58 P

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There is not an instantaneous, snap your fingers and it's done, solution to your problem. Your weight is more about the general trend over time rather than day to day or week to week. Your weight two weeks ago? You should be comparing that to your weight two weeks from now to see what the trend is over time. Last week's weight you should be comparing to three weeks from now. Two weeks is nothing in the grand scheme of things and dong something different for two weeks is not going to make any long term impact on your weight once you compare it to what is happening the other 50 weeks of the year. You don't get handed your diploma the day you matriculate, you have to put some time and effort in between the two events. This is no different.

People who are eating very poorly can see some larger jumps when they make big changes, but that does not happen for people who were 80% of where they needed to be anyways. Not having as much work to do means that the results are smaller and it's more fiddling to get them. Also, you're not playing limbo. Your goal should not be to eat the fewest calories you possibly can while working out the most. Figure out how many calories your body needs and then subtract a small deficit from it. Undereating isn't any better for you than overeating.

You have to take a step back and look at the bigger picture.

Edited by: NIRERIN at: 7/25/2017 (16:58)
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7/25/17 10:09 A

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I was in the 130s ten years ago when I met my husband. I had been working very hard at losing weight back then.

We moved in together and got married inside of a year. When we got back from our honeymoon, I was 172. Not sure how much higher I got because I got mad and stopped weighing myself, certain all my hard work of losing weight before I met him wasn't worth it.

Some very important things to remember when you are trying to get healthy...

Stop focusing on the number on the scale
Stop comparing yourself to others
This is a one step forward, two steps back process sometimes
You are human
Eat healthy fats
Don't eat too few calories

It wasn't until after I got on Spark for the 2nd time and tried to change my focus that I finally lost the last bit of weight I wanted and have maintained it for four years now, something I was never able to do in the past.

I focused on smaller portions, not restricting foods and getting active in some way for at least 10 minutes every day (most days I did a lot more, I just needed that boost).

I realized rest days are important too. I started to look into healthy fats, I added more water, more fruits/veggies and less chips.

Most importantly, I realized that whole "lifestyle change" wasn't just mumbo jumbo of the diet world. These changes needed to be put in place every single day forever, regardless what the scale says.

My annual blood tests have improved as well as my blood pressure. I sleep better, I feel more confident and I can jog up some stairs without thinking. Just a few of the non-scale positives I have going now.

Please please please, do not give up on yourself!!!


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7/25/17 6:22 A

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If you are very active and eating at the bottom of your range, try eating a bit more. Eating too little isn't always beneficial in the long run.

Also, understand that weight loss isn't a straight line down. Some weeks you will loss, others you won't, and sometimes you might gain a little.

However, once all is said and done, healthy weight loss averages 1 to 2 pounds a week. The first week you dropped 2.5 pounds and the 2nd week, nothing. You did average a 1.25 pound weight loss per week. That's average.

Also, be sure you are weighing yourself on the same day at the same time under the same circumstances. For example, I usually weigh in on Wednesdays in the morning naked after waking up and using the toilet.

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7/25/17 12:00 A

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But I am feeling discouraged. I started at 180. Last week when I weighed myself I was down to 177.5. But I have not lost this week, and I realized my start weight was right before my period, so likely my previous "loss" wasn't real. emoticon

I know it's silly, but I can't help but be bummed that the scale isn't moving when I have been eating at the bottom of my range and am generally pretty active (I walk at least an hour a day and am doing C25K). I'm worried also because people seem to tebd to lose quickly at first, and that doesn't seem to be happening. Any motivation will help!

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