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8/4/11 1:42 P

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What Kierae said plus we all come with a certain body type - ectomorph, mesomorph, and endomorph or a combo of more than one. Regardless of how thin you get you still have what you had before. If you are an endomorph you could be a thinner endomorph and still have problem areas. Spot reducing doesn't work, though you can do exercises to tone up.

Most of my life I was thin and I still didn't like things about my body because I'm a mesomorph and very muscular. Waif I will never be, not that I want to be. I wasn't a waif in high school when I weighed 89 pounds and was an athlete.

You are somewhat stuck with the body you have. You either are born Kim Kardashian are you aren't. LOL.

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8/4/11 11:43 A

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So there is a couple things: you only want to lose 10 lbs so the average weight loss in p1 is 10% so I am not totally shocked you haven't lost anything. The last 10 pounds can be the hardest and may take as long as some folks loss of 60lbs. Add into the fact that you are already height/weight appropriate and just because you want to lose 10 doesn't necessarily mean your body agrees. This basically means you will have to pummell it into any movement. Add thyroid to the mix and yes you are going to have a harder time than others.

That being said, are you using the nutritional tracker? If yes, make it public and I can take a look and make some suggestions. If no, I suggest you do. Calories count and even moreso when you add in the exercise component. We can take in too little calories for our exercise routine. Also take a set of measurements -when you are at your ideal range, you may only see changes reflected on the tape and not the scale.

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8/4/11 11:16 A

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My hubby and I followed the PLAN in the book to a T...the first 2 weeks...did exactly what it said to eat........we started varying in Phase 2 but we have a SB cookbook that we are using Phase 1 and 2 recipes from. So I don't know if that would make the difference....or not.

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8/4/11 11:01 A

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So for starters, I usually don't believe people when they post something like this but it truly happened to me. I've been on Phase 1 for 2 weeks. For the 1st week I was eating sugar-free pudding but stopped once I realized it wasn't allowed. During the 2nd week I also tried to pay better attention to my fat intake. I haven't lost a single lb. I only have ~10lbs to lose. I'm 5ft. 2 in. and weigh 117. Age 23. Pre-grad. school I hung out around 110 lb. no problem. I've also been running 3X/wk, doing nike training club 2x/wk and yoga daily. The main reason I decided to do south beach is because I carry the majority of my weight around my middle. My friend says my stomach looks much flatter despite no weight loss. I can't imagine I've already gained muscle in 2 weeks (esp because I havent been doing intense weight lifting).
I do feel much better but am slightly freaked out about not losing anything. I do have a thyroid condition so I'm a little suspect if that could be the culprit. Anyhow, anyone have a similar outcome from Phase 1?

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