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3/30/14 3:50 P

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emoticon SMONTAG59 and emoticon to SparkPeople and the team...Nice to have you with us on the journey to a healthier lifestyle again.

It's so true that you have to use several different measures to gauge your success. Below is an article that discusses BMI and how the same number doesn't mean the same body composition. The picture says it all.

The same is true for the scale; it total mass not taking into consideration how the weight is distributed or what makes up the scale (muscle, fat, bone etc., water)

The last pounds are also the hardest to shake lose. Sometimes more variation in your meals and/or intensity of your workout can do the trick.

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3/28/14 9:43 A

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Welcome to our SparkFamily!

Since you are so close to reaching your goal I HIGHLY recommend you check out this wonderful SparkTeam: At Goal & Maintenance!

There is tremendous wisdom and support there which members are all to eager to share!

Check it out and congrats to your efforts thus far! :-)


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3/28/14 9:31 A

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Welcome to the team!
Good luck on your weight loss journey!

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3/27/14 12:01 P

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hi and welcome back!
In my opinion (and my docs) the number isnt what to look at. Are you feeling well? Are you in the range recommended for your weight? Is your doctor telling you to lose pounds or is (s)he happy with where you are?
If you do need to lose, per your doc, just take it slow and follow the plan. Fill up on fresh veggies and get in the exercise and i'm sure you will see results!

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3/27/14 10:24 A

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I am a 53 year young female who has been struggling with her metabolism for many many years. I am 5'2" tall and weight approx. 132 pounds. I have been struggling for years to lose 5-10 pounds. I may lose 1 pound here and there but always seem to gain it right back. I joined sparkle several years ago but stopped because of no progress. I started tracking again a few months ago and still have not seen any results. I follow the nutrition plan and still do not lose weight. I seem to be constantly hungry, but not hate to eat more for fear I will gain. But after reading several messages on blogs, I have come to the conclusion that I must not be eating enough! But how can I follow sparkle's recommendation when I see very little results. I know I am losing inches because my clothes fit better. All of my weight is in my stomach (which I know comes with age). Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

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