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8/24/17 1:37 P

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What is your BMI? As you probably already know, muscle weighs more than fat. You may be sedentary at work, but it sounds like you get enough exercise. But then again, if you overtrain, your body may start to burn muscle which may result in having some extra fat - according to the website of a well-known American Tour de France winner.

Track everything you eat, like so many have suggested. Remember, weight loss results occur based 80% on what you put into your mouth and only 20% on activity.

Height 5'2"
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HW 236
SW 207.5 (started SP August 2017)
IGW 199 (by September 1)
GW 135 (per insurance tables)
LW 103 (age 18-30)

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8/24/17 7:13 A

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great advice.

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8/23/17 3:02 P

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With the limited information provided, my advice is for the next five days, cut what you eat by one half. No cheating. If you don't see any loss, then I believe it.
I remember my doctor said. A bite of this or a smidgen of that adds up. So, remember what you normally eat to try to lose weight, and cut it in half.

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8/19/17 11:41 A

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As much as I want to give advice, i have to agree...

Without knowing your sex, age, height and weight... it's hard to say.

Edited by: -JAMES- at: 8/19/2017 (11:43)

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Starting weight : 195.0 pounds (June 7, 2012)
Final weight : 168.2 pounds (July 23, 2013)

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8/18/17 11:05 A

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Very good advice here from members.

To summarize:

Assess your actual weight. Do you need to lose?

If yes, then CAREFULLY track everything; weigh, measure and count each mouthful.

If you do that and consume sufficient calories to fuel tour body while creating a deficit, you will lose, but with so little to lose, you will have to be extraordinarily patient.

"Start from where you are." ~ Elle, AnAuthor

"Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish. "~ John Quincy Adams

If you focus on results, you won't see change. If you focus on change, you will see results.

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8/17/17 4:25 P

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It looks like you might be new to this site, so my first advice is to just track literally every piece of food that crosses your lips. You might be eating healthy foods, but you might also be eating more calories than you think and more than you should be to lose weight. Try tracking absolutely everything (a piece of candy, handful of berries, cooking oil, etc.) and weighing your food and then see where you are in a few weeks.

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8/17/17 3:39 P

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We need a little more information. What is your current height, weight and age ? perhaps the reason you find it difficult to lose is because you don't need to lose. If you are already at a healthy weight for your height, trying to lose 10-15 pounds could be extremely difficult.

People who are morbidly obese can safely lose 1-2 pounds per week. But the closer a person gets to a healthy weight for their height, the longer and harder it is to take off those pounds. Ask any member with 5 pounds to go to their goal weight and they'll tell you it's slow going.

There is just too much we don't know. We don't know what you've tried. We don't know what you eat. We don't know how much you eat. We don't know how many calories you burn when you workout. We don't know how many days a week you work out.

The more you tell us about yourself, the better we can help you. Example, women who are post menopausal have a harder time losing weight than women in their twenties. Which is why we need to know your age. If your BMI is in a normal range, say 22-25, then losing 10-15 will be hard.

Now, if you were a person with 100+ pounds to lose, the first piece of advice I would give you in order to help you lose weight would be to eat 6-9 servings of fresh fruit and veggies each and every day. I know doing that has helped me lose the weight and take it off. Do you eat 6-9 servings of fresh fruit and veggies ? If not, trying to increase the amount of veggies you eat could help you to lose.

I'm not criticising, but plenty of people say they eat healthy when they really aren't. We just don't know what you're eating. So, the one piece of advice I could give you with no information is to eat more servings of fresh fruit and veggies.

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8/17/17 12:34 P

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What is your height and weight now?

" Cannot lose weight no matter what I do "
What have you done?

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

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~ 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."
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8/17/17 11:25 A

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Start with the question "do I really need to lose that weight" or do I just want to change my body type - if it is "only" 10-15 pounds it can harder than beginning with 100 because everything counts -

I "only needed" to lose 10# that I gained in a X-C move with 2 months living ina hotel. It took 6 months. I'm working on another 10 because I want to have less stress on my joints and back due to arthritis and neuro prolems - it's been very slow. Often I don't eat enough - yes, enough. On hot days I just have no appetite and we've had a very hot summer. I had surgery over the winter and at my age healing was slower so exercise also came slowly. Walking and free weights are still "it."

A suggestion made to me as a young woman wanting to lose weight was to put a bag over my head and stand naked in front of a mirror. That way I was seeing a body and "not ME" - at that time the decision was - hey this body looks pretty good. I can't say it now but for me more than anything else I need to firm up and develop more muscle control.

Good luck - and remember you could lose as little as .25 pound a week. Not encouraging or fast track but if it is steady that's ok.

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8/17/17 9:36 A

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I cannot seem to lose weight no matter what I do. I am active, but sedentary at work I bike ride, sometimes ride my bike to work, I take martial arts, yoga, and aerial acrobatics. I track my food and eat very healthy. I'm looking to lose 10-15 lbs and nothing is happening and I feel frustrated. When I feel frustrated, I will occasionally, slip and eat something I shouldn't. It's not an all the time slip. What do I need to do to lose weight?

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