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SLIMMERKIWI's Photo SLIMMERKIWI SparkPoints: (262,679)
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2/25/18 5:57 P



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The point is, it IS working. You have lost 5lb. Fluctuations in weight is perfectly normal.

Weight loss shouldn't be about how fast you can get there - it is that you can reach your body's goal and do it in a healthy, and sustainable way.

Often when people lose weight quickly (from start to finish) they don't actually LEARN what needs to be learned to sustain that weight loss. You might just find that YOU are the 'winner' in the end (as in you are the one to reach your body's goal and stay there ;-)

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For me its when I dont drink my 100 oz of water each day



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Are you drinking your water?



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2/18/18 8:36 P

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You should be aiming to lose about 1% of your body weight per week. Cut that number in half if you are already in a healthy weight range, you are very active or you have medical issues. This is the rate of loss that tends to be the most sustainable and helps ease the transition to maintaining the loss. People who lose a lot of weight very quickly tend to put that weight right back on with a few extra. They do no take the time to make changes that they like and that they can keep, so they revert back to what they were doing when they were gaining weight, which in turn puts the weight right back on. People who focus on slower sustainable losses tend to actually take the time they need to change what they default to, so they don't revert back to what they were doing to gain weight in the first place. It just takes time. It can take up to six weeks to change just one habit, and how you eat and what you do is made up of dozens, if not hundreds, of habits.

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2/17/18 5:15 P

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I agree with the others -- you are you and they are not you. You've made progress, and that's GREAT! Keep it up! If you have a medical question, such as your question about the beta blockers, those are best discussed with the person who prescribed the med. You want a professional opinion on that one.



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If you figure losing half to one pound a week is what SP recommends, you are on target. Lots of things are factors in losing weight: how much you started with, whether you are exercising, medical factors, and so on. Have you spoken with your primary care provider about this?

Consistency is key. But moderation is up there.


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The number on the scale is just that...a number. It really doesn't show much of what your body is going through. Our bodies also go through natural flucuations. If things haven't changed in 3 weeks, THEN it's time to change something, but until then, just stay accurate to what you've been doing and stick with it.

I'd also recommend taking measurements and progress photos - you'd be surprised how much of a difference you can experience without the scale budging a bit!



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2/15/18 3:48 P

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Thanks for your response, think I'm expecting too much it's just disheartening! 6 weeks that is crazy well done for sticking with it!



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LUANN_IN_PA Posts: 27,228
2/15/18 3:15 P

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You really don't give enough information for anyone to make a good guess.

Bottom line: we all lose differently and you should never compare your journey to others.
I did not lose my first pound until six weeks of doing everything right.

"We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand."
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"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."
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I joined a group at the beginning of January and my weight loss has been up and down I've lost 5llb but everyone else is losing a lot faster! I'm on beta blockers and am wondering if this could be having an affect? Anyone else in this situation?



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