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3/25/12 5:36 P

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maybe you need to track your calories and see if you are going over your limit.
and/or maybe the sodium content is more than your body can handle. ???

Sheryl, New Jersey EST, 5% Challenge-TEDDY BEARS


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3/25/12 9:05 A

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Thanks. Today was weigh in day and no weight loss but no gain either which is good. I finished the 4 week treadmill program and have shaved off 2 minutes from my average mile time. I know I am headed in the right direction but I still wish that scale would show it. I'm trying to learn how to use other factors as positive movitation. I'm seeing some new muscles in my legs and one of my staff told me (without any prompting) that I looked smaller. So I know I'm doing the right things!

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3/20/12 1:32 P

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I feel your pain frustrated, but from what I'm reading you are well on your way to a healthier you! Although you haven't lost a lot of weight your time and distance on the treadmill have increased and the amount of time it takes you to go "the distance" has decreased. Sounds like you are making great progress!! My philosophy has always been not to watch my weight. I gauge success by how my clothes are fitting me; how better I'm sleeping at night after a good workout. Basically I can tell my quality of life is becoming better and better the more I keep at it. So don't be discouraged, just don't use the scale as the only measurement tool to gauge success! Keep up the good work!

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3/18/12 9:40 A

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Feeling frustrated today. I started a treadmill workout program (today is the start of the 4th week) and I seem to be having some mixed feedback. Here are my stats:

Week 1 - 3 days cardio on treadmill (6 1/2 miles), 3 days strength training, weekly calorie differential - 5,293, weight + 1.8lbs

Week 2 - 3 days cardio on treadmill (8 miles total) + HIIT Turbofire on one of those days, 2 days strength training, weekly calorie differential - 4,151, weight + 1.2lbs

Week 3 - 3 days cardio on treadmill (8 miles total), 0 days strength training, weekly calorie differential - 3,326, weight + 1 lb

I've been varying my treadmill workout with one day a light walk/jog, 1 day an interval workout and 1 an endurance workout (jogging as much of it as possible but longer distance, at least 3 miles). Also each week has been increasing in intensity and/or distance.

I know its only been 3 weeks but it is really frustrating to be working so hard and gain! I am working hard and am dripping in sweat at the end of every workout. I will admit my eating is not perfect but I always burn more than I eat every day and the eating has never been out of control. I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong or do I just need to be more patient and keep pushing through it and know that the results will show. On the positive side my time has gone from 17min mile to 15.3 min mile, my body fat % went down .4% (full measurements will be next week), and this week was pms week and 1lb gain during that week is good for me. I do feel healthier but its frustrating not to see some evidence of that on the scale.

Advise? Motivation? How long before you starting seeing results on the scale? Anything would be helpful. I'm sure others have been there too. I know I am headed in the right direction but I can feel the frustration creeping in and taking over. Help

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