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5/29/08 8:42 P

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As everyone else here as mentioned, it could be a redistribution of weight from fats into muscle. If your clothes seem to be fitting better, they probably are, and it's not just wishful thinking.



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I don't know that you are doing anything wrong, I think that even though you aren't losing weight or inches I think that you've been building lean muscle. If your clothes happen to be feeling better that could be a very good reason why. There are only a couple days left so finish strong and start the process that worked for you again and see where that takes you.

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You're right this is a lifelong change and we shouldn't get too hung up on what the scales say...
I was stuck between 146 and 147 pounds for 6 weeks and finally I lost a little over a pound last week - plateaus happen
- keep varying your exercises as in what you do and when !
- work out your calorie calculation at the attached link www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calorie
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- and remember if your doing strength exercises you'll be building lean muscle and bone mass which will protect you from osteoporosis
- keep up the good work you are healthier now than when you began and you can only get all the healthier by sticking with it!

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5/29/08 3:53 P

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Laugh, this isn't a spring, it's a lifelong change, and as long as your feeling good, it could be worse, you just keep on your path. You can do it, and the scale will catch up eventually.

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It's a long road but I've got my walking shoes on. Is anyone with me?


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5/29/08 3:48 P

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That has happened to me, I think I just reached a plateau. Hopefully I start loosing again. The important thing is that you didn't gain.

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5/29/08 3:29 P

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I also went a month with no change. My boyfriend is very knowledgeable on exercise and nutrition. I was eating too much of the same fruits that were high in sugar. I had to change my diet. I'm back on track again. Your body likes variety. You give it the same plan your muscles will adapt to the same routine. I mix it up with belly dancing, and turbo jam DVDs. Weight training has made me loose the inches. That's a plus adding weights. I love the new change. It took a while. Don't give UP!!!! It happens to all of us.

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5/29/08 2:11 P

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LAUGH! (Or at least smile as you pat yourself on the back for making the lifestyle change!)
Hang in there...most of us are right there with you!


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5/29/08 1:49 P

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Thanks everyone. I don't normally get caught up in what the scale says. In fact, I'm an advocate for NOT using the scale to determine progress. But since I'd done so well in the past with little to no exercise, I thought I'd be doing much better with an increase in exercise. And although it seems to me that my clothes are fitting better, I haven't lost any inches. In fact, I've gained an inch in my waist!

I have already increased my calories burned on the calculator, but it didn't increase my calorie range. I've been at the minimum calorie range (1200-1500) ever since starting this journey, and it doesn't seem to matter how many calories I wanna burn in a week, the numbers never change.

My sodium intake has always been on the high side, so I've been trying to cut down on that where I can. And I always drink at least 8 cups of water/day, but I usually get in 9-10 cups. I only started the Tae-bo videos in the last couple of weeks, and when it started getting easier and I was burning less calories, I upped the intensity level. And I try to go for a walk or do outdoor stuff when the weather allows so my body doesn't get too used to doing one thing.

I will not be giving in. I've already come way too far. I don't believe that this is a plateau because I gained 10 pounds since my lowest weigh-in since joining SP (fell off the wagon for a month) and now I'm just trying to lose the weight I gained back.

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5/29/08 1:28 P

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I too was so frustrated! In fact, the scales say that I have gained 4 pounds! My son who is also doing the workouts faithfully has not lost but gained a pound or two. Our conclusion: muscle! My clothes don't fit any looser and I haven't lost any inches but I can honestly say that my body is so much more toned. I can see on my son that he too is looking so much more toned and muscular. My best critic is my hubby and he says that he can see a vast improvement in my body as far as toning. So I guess I should be excited that I am not as "flabby" as I was a month ago! I will trudge on because I feel so much more energetic and healthy!

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I am having the same problems, but I am trying to keep my head about it. I am also doing the 30 day shred. and I can do so much more than I could before. I KNOW I am getting stronger, and I am focusing on the fact that despite not loosing inches, but brand new size 10's are no longer snug. They are feeling loose. Same number of inches, same number on the scale, but more toned. I am going to keep going, and do another 30 day shred next month, but increase my cardio. My fitness minutes never changed, but I dropped the cardio for more ST. didn't drop it altogether, but not doing as much. I think that balence may help me out some next month. I was averaging about an hour a day for cardio before. Now I am lucky if I do 30 minutes, but I get 30 minutes st. I think I NEED that hour of cardio. And maybe now that I have increased the muscle, that hour of cardio will really pay off....? But we will see. For now I will continue to rejoice for my small wins!!




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I also had to increase my calories by quite a bit because of all of the exercise - I now go in and change it about every 5 pounds I lose...it realy keeps my weight loss even...

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i agree with pretty much everyone else. there could be several reasons you haven't lost weight or inches, but i think OUTOFCONTROL summed it up best. if you felt and saw yourself looking better, why should it matter what the scale says? i'm maintaining & because it happened to be my birthday this week, i ended up celebrating 2 times. once with family & once with my boyfriend. since monday i gained 3.5 lbs, & now i'm at the high of my weight range. i'm not letting it get me down though, i still feel just as good as i did on monday! just stay positive no matter what.

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By thr scales mine is going slow, inches coming slowly as well but the engery is better. I had to increasw xcaloeiwa too because of the extra exercise. Since summer is here there is yard work, and extra walks. Don't be discouraged, just keep pushing,

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5/29/08 11:55 A

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You should check you're eating enough to support your increased level of activity - check out how to calculate at this link
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Also if you've been doing a lot of strength exercises it is likely you are building muscle and loosing fat which will not reflect as overall weight loss on standard scales. I have a setn of scales that show my BMI and Fat Weight & % and often when I've not lost overall weight I have lost Fat weight...

Keep up the good work and the scales will start going in the right direction - believe me I know how frustrating it can be - but it will happen!

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You should laugh!

You're getting stronger everyday and therefore can work a little bit harder and longer and next thing you know...you're a pro at this healhy lifestyle change.

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I really know how you feel!!! I've been at my current weight since Thanksgiving!! Up and down to scales like a yo-yo. I'll lose 1 and gain 2 but I'm not giving up. I wanted to be at goal by June 1st and I won't make it. emoticon But I have lost 17 so I will come back from vacation and work at it again. Just keep your chin up and keep doing what you're doing and it will come off.

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You have probably made more progress than you think. 1st you are building muscle which speeds up your metabolism and helps you body work better, that can actually add a little weight but it is good weight. In addition sometimes our bodies just get stubborn, you have to keep working to out stubborn it! I stayed at 137.5 for the last month and a half, today I got on the scale and lost 4 lbs! Be patient, it will come in time!

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I know exactly how you feel, I have worked harder this past week than any other week, and this is first week I have not lost weight. I have done better at not only keeping in Calorie range, but making sure they are good calories. I have strength trained and done all my cardio, no results on the scale and very minor in measurements.

But have faith, it will show eventually. Our problem with our society is we want immediate gratification and immediate results, and the real world does not work that way.

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5/29/08 11:04 A

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I understand 100%. Same thing here, even though I don't complain, it's frustrating, but on the other hand, this is the first time I can stick to a diet or I am motivated to keep going. Don't give up, I also take supplements but that or exercising more are not the problems, at the contrary, it helps!

You are not loosing pounds but it seems that the inches are coming off!
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5/29/08 10:28 A

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"so bummed out that I've worked harder this month and haven't seen any results."

You say this in your last paragraph, but in the second paragraph you say " I actually have a lot more energy and motivation after exercising that makes me want to keep going."

How is that not a result? The scale is only one factor in many that determines results. Increased stamina and energy is a great result! Now you need to focus that energy though and start making your workouts tougher. Make sure you get your heart rate up to 70-80% of your max and maintain it. Also, try to switch up your workouts a bit. I see you doing a tao-bo video often. It might be that your body is getting used to those workouts and aren't burning as many calories. Try some interval training, such as walking for 3 minutes, then jogging or walking fast for 1 minute, then back to walking for 3 minutes, then 1 minute of jogging/walking fast, then 2 minutes of walking, then 1 minute of jogging/walking fast, etc. It will help your body to learn to recover and also help hopefully to jump start your fat burning.

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I think everyone has pretty much summed up what I thought when I read your post. You've haven't done anything wrong! If the amount of cardio you're doing has increased, I would change that so that it re-calculates the number of calories that you are eating. I think it usually has you do three days a week when you first set up, and with bootcamp you're probably doing everyday. Also, you don't tend to lose much weight with strength training as you are building muscle, while the muscle helps increase your metabolism it still takes time for the weight to come off. I do understand how you feel, I've not really lost any more weight doing the bootcamp either, but I FEEL good, and I have more energy, and I don't have nearly as many problems with my asthma as I did before. I'm a Thursday starter, so I weighed myself this morning. I did lose 0.2 lbs, but of course was hoping for more. But I know that I've been working hard and eating well, just as you have, so don't let it get you down. Keep going and you'll see more progress soon. emoticon

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Try not to feel so bad about it. You're doing great things for your body and you should feel great about that. I agree that it could be that you're not eat enough calories. If you have been sticking to your eating plan 100% and not cheating over the past month and haven't seen progress then it's probably a case of not eating enough. Go to your start page and update your calories burned goal to reflect the new amount of calories that you're burning each week with your increased amount of exercise. If need be, SP will increase your calorie range. Hopefully that does the trick and gets you losing again.

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Make the lifestyle change your primary goal. It sounds like you are going a long way to establish that new lifestyle. Be happy with that change and take the weight losses as an added bonus when they come. If the lifestyle is there then the weight loss will eventually come. There are so many complicated things that happen with our bodies that it is never a straight line decline when we lose weight. If you feel better about yourself, then you are better!

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I think you should put a big smile on your face. Number one you said you feel better and through your eyes you look better. A lot of people would pay big bucks for just that. All too often we come addictive to the scale and our whole self-esteem is based on what the numbers are. I've hit plateaus many time and finally decided to use my feelings as an indicator of my health. You probably are a lot stronger due to lifting weights, have more endurance and stamina due to increase lung capacity and heart function due to your cardio. Coach Nicole posted an article a couple of weeks ago all based on the scale and how our bodies change from day to day and even from hour to hour and to view the scale as only one instrument. Sorry to go on so long, but after having a friend recently diagnosed with MS and confined to a wheelchair I know that my movements and good health are truly precious and a blessing.

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You're not doing anything wrong except allowing the scale to make you feel bad. If you were looking and feeling better, the scale can't take that away. If you're new to exercise, your muscles may initially build up and hold some extra water. If you stick with the program, the scale will catch up. But don't let it tell you that you haven't made progress, because you have.

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I agree with Rachel, KEEP at it. I was gone for 2 weeks on vacation and had a 8 pound gain on the return home.

How's your water intake?

And yes, it could be a plateau. Plateaus are the most daunting things to come across. Be patient with yourself and keep your head up! One thing I've learned over the years is not to dwell too much on the scale and to use other means as a measure of success. You have more energy ... GREAT! Your clothes are feeling loser ... AWESOME!


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You may be changing some into muscle and that may be why the cothes are fitting better. You are getting more toned rather than losing weight.

A good example is my husband. He works out 5 ot 6 days a week and I mean severe workouts for an hour each day. Sometimes he does the UFC workouts. He has gained weight when he weighs himself but when he puts on his clothes he is able to get into pants that were tight on him a year or two ago.

It is very possible that this is what is happening. And it is true you may need to have a change in your calorie intake. Each time you lose weight sometimes your calorie intake needs to change as well as if your exercise increases or decreases.

Don't lose heart. I havent' lost much either but I have noticed that some of my clothes are fitting better in the butt.

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I have to agree with Rachel. I recently hit a plateau that lasted about 6 weeks. It was very discouraging. I'd lose .2 one week, gain .8 the next, lose 0, gain 1. No matter what I did it just went on and on. I just kept on doing the right things and, last week, the scale finally went down 2.2 again. Thursday is also my weigh in day, so I'm anxious to see if the downward trend continues today.

Just keep doing the right thing. The scale will catch up.

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sorry, I don't have any great advice other that, KEEP WITH IT!. No matter what you know that what you're doing is making you a healthier better you. The weight loss will come. It could just be a plateau? You've lost a significant amount of weight also. Have you gone back to your weightloss goals section of sparkpeole and clicked on the change button? Maybe you should have reduced your calorie intake now that you weigh less. Also, as you get smaller, your weight loss will be slower.

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All I can say is "I feel your pain". I've not lost weight. I do have to say my clothes are fitting better. And I have lost a little in inches...I was hoping to lose 8 lbs in the 4 wk period...oh well.

Hope things shake up for you soon....and for me too!

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Maybe you aren't getting enough calories for the increase in exercise. I'm sure others will have other ideas for you.



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I haven't stepped on the scale since day 1 of bootcamp, and since Thursdays are normally my weigh-in days I decided I better check my progress. This whole month I've lost less than 1 pound, and haven't lost any inches. The only things I've done differently this last month are exercise more and take a multi-vitamin. I thought my clothes were fitting better and that my reflection in the mirror was a bit smaller than a month ago, but I guess it was just wishful thinking.

When I was sticking strictly to my eating plan before, and not exercising as much (30 minutes or less, 2-3 times/week) I was consistently losing 2+ pounds per week. So what gives? I don't feel like I'm exercising too much. I actually have a lot more energy and motivation after exercising that makes me want to keep going. The only thing that's changed with my diet is that I started taking a multi-vitamin on the advise of my chiropractor.

Sorry this is so long, but it just has me so bummed out that I've worked harder this month and haven't seen any results. I joined the team because I was starting to slide backwards and needed the motivation to start moving forward again. I don't know what to do. This month I've done the videos all but one or two times, and have completed all but two or three of the challenges, besides getting in at least the minimum suggested cardio.

Does anyone have any suggestions on what I'm doing wrong??
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