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10/26/17 1:08 P

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If you're fitting in with the calorie limits but still stuck, try changing the types of food you eat! Add vegetables, decrease proteins or processed carbs,

Play around with different combinations to see what works best for your metabolism. And don't be afraid to experiment with veggies you haven't liked before!

Good luck.

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10/26/17 1:17 A

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I have a digital scale to weight myself, so no tough time guessing what a mechanical needle is pointing too.

My digital scale to weight myself only goes by 0.5 pounds at a time. I either weight 171.5 or 171.0 ... but I wish I had say tenths of a pound.

Loosing even 0.1 pounds from one day to another would motivate me.

James


All time highest weight : 217 pounds

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


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SSIMAS3 Posts: 43
10/25/17 8:40 P

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Thanks all!!! Yea this is a slow process. But I am allready writing everything down for my diet coach! I see her once a month at the VA. And I am getting support here. So I will keep on swimming and exercising. And your right I have had the weight for a long time but at least is is slowly coming off!



time to move it more!!!


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10/23/17 12:50 P



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Hey, Scott !

While a safe weekly weight loss would be 1-2 pounds, there will be weeks you don't lose. There will even be weeks you gain ! And that doesn't mean you're doing anything wrong. The weight doesn't magically drop off just because you want to lose weight.

What you're experiencing really is normal. Some weeks you will lose and some week you wont. The fact is, if it took you years to pack on the weight, you can't expect the weight to come off in a few short weeks. Losing weight takes time. So, don't assume something is wrong because there are weeks you don't lose. That IS part of the process of losing.

We can't even assume you're on a plateau because we don't know how long you haven't lost any weight. If it's only been a week or two, that really is no cause for alarm.

Losing weight is a slow steady process that takes time.

Patience, it's a virtue.



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10/22/17 9:59 P

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Eyeballing portion size is inaccurate. You think you aren't eating that much, but ...

Do you have a digital scale? I have one with a zero-out feature. Put the plate on the scale, press on, the scale shows zero even though the plate is on it. Then I add the foods one at a time, weighing each one, and zeroing-out the scale again.

Then you need a good place to find the nutrition information. Pick what you like, I use the nutritiondata website. Don't forget your drinks.

In the end you may find out that you are eating more calories than you think you are.

James


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


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10/22/17 7:57 P



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Are you weighing all of your food and entering it into the Nutrition Tracker to ensure that you are meeting the nutritional goals, set by SP?

It isn't uncommon for a person's weight-loss to stall for a while, at some point. Below are some links which you may find helpful:
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutrition_art
icles.asp?id=1605


www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness_artic
les.asp?id=516


www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness_artic
les.asp?id=522


www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness_artic
les.asp?id=534


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SSIMAS3 Posts: 43
10/22/17 6:13 P

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My diet is going good. Except when I get to a certain point I dont lose anymore weight! There is a line at 230 that I get close to but cant cross. My diet is going good. I m swimming and working out twice a week. I hope this is the right place to post this! thanks all scott


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