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12/10/18 4:04 P



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I would suggest occasionally weighing your food and entering it into the Nutrition tracker (include your non-water drinks) because often over time your perception of what was the same weight/size isn't as accurate.

It would also be a good idea to get your Dr to see if there is something medical going on. Hypothyroidism is just one issue that a simple blood test could reveal.

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12/10/18 12:45 P



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Beckie,

How are you doing for servings of fresh fruit and veggies ? If I were to go back in time and give myself one piece of advice that would help me lose weight and be healthy, it would be to increase the number of servings of fresh fruit and veggies so that I was eating 6-9 each and every day.

Getting regular exercise is vital towards keeping our vital organs and bones healthy. but if you want to lose weight, that really does come down to what you've been eating or drinking. Do you drink a lot of the fancy coffees from a place like Starbucks ?

I don't think most Americans realize how many calories they drink from one of those frappacino iced coffees. example, a venti (largest) iced salted caramel mocha frappuccino with whole milk and whipped cream is 570 calories.
If you check out the menu, most of the large fraps go for 500+ calories. there are people (cough, my coworkers,cough) who can drink one a day.


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12/10/18 11:17 A

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Thank you.
Yes while building the house I was easily getting 10,000-20,000 steps a day. And yes, Now I am not doing much at all and usually only 5,000-7,000 a day.
I used to measure, weigh and track my foods when I was down in the low 150's range, and I have been eating the same way I did back then. I tend to eat the same stuff for most of the day, and only change out my dinners. I have cut out the protien shake that I used to have at 8pm to cut out some extra calories. But back in the 150's I was able to have it and still stay at the lower weight.
I am 45, about 5'7" and I hate to admit, but could be part of the issue as well.
Guess I better get back into my workouts, 4-6 days a week and just keep going.
thanks again,
Beckie

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Do you weigh and record all of your food? If not, I suggest that you start doing so to help see what is going on.

Altho' when you were building your house you would have been on your feet a lot, I would imagine that you may have been pretty mobile ON your feet. I you more inclined to stay in the one spot more now when you are on your feet? From experience in the past, this can cause fluid retention/weight gain. Your having started working out again 4x /week could also cause this ... and often does. Especially for a good couple months after starting.

If you still have issues, I would discuss this with your Dr because it could be something medical going on, i.e. hypothyroidism or similar.

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CUDA440,

What you're experiencing really is perfectly normal.

Ever notice your weight goes up during TOM ? Most women tend to "gain" weight during their menstrual cycle. Is that a fat gain ? Nope, it's nothing more than a temporary water weight gain that passes in a few days. During my cycle, my weight could vary by 5-7 pounds !

When a person begins a new exercise routine, their muscle fibers will soak up water like sponge. As your body adapts to the new routine, it will shed any excess water it no longer needs.

You said that you started a new exercise routine about a month ago. it takes about 6-8 weeks for the human body to adapt to change. In the past few weeks, you probably noticed that some days your weight is UP and other days its down, that three pounds. It's your body shedding water. And yes, the human body can hold a significant amount of water.

In short, you're normal.

As far as why you aren't losing, some times losing weight isn't about how much we eat, but what we eat. From my OWN personal experience with losing the weight, I've found that quality trumps quantity. eat less, but eat right.


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What are you eating, how much are you eating, how much are you exercising, and how old are you?



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I joined spark people a LONG time ago.
Back in 2010 I started to weigh my foods, and started working out 5-6 days a week. I ended up losing over 20 pounds and I maintained that for about 6+ years.
in 2016 we decided to build our own house (husband is a builder) so for 1 year we worked our tails off building and I ended up losing another 10 pounds even though we were eating so much junk cause we didn't have a kitchen to cook in. It was crock pot, lots of takeout, electric skillet.... and my husband lost so much weight he was looking way too thin (he was working 50 hours a week to make money and then 50-60 hours a week on the house only sleeping about 5 hours a night)
SO when the house was finally finished in 2017 I found the scale and I was OK where it was at, cause it was back to where I had been for all those years. (152-154)
SO I started working out 4 days a week and back to the way I was eating before the house and I don't understand, but I kept gaining. By Nov last year I was up to 167. I would end up working out again and I just end up gaining! I stopped working out this summer and I ended up maintaining at 161-163. And Nov I started working out 4 days a week, and I kept gaining back to 167. NOW this week I was only able to do 1 workout and I drop 3 pounds!!
I don't Understand why I gain when I workout (no way is it muscle) and I lose when I stop. It makes me just want to give up and not workout anymore.
I just want to lose the 10 pounds.
I have tried eating more, I have tried eating less, it just doesn't do anything. I sort of carb cycle (usually lower carb foods, and 1-2 times a week I have a little more)
I have stopped having my 8pm shake this year. BUT I used to have it when I was at the 153.
ANY ideas on what I can do?

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July 2006 - 9 months pregnant - 197
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