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5/26/11 10:57 P

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Hey Curvy!
I have some girl advice for all the girls on our team emoticon
1) Alot of women who cant seem to lose weight might have other underlying causes, according to Dr. Oz, Dr. Weil, and other physicians............Have you had your thyroid checked recently? Hypothyroidism/Hyperthyroidism is a very common issue for women and is easy to check for with a TSH blood test.
2) Sure seems at times like we hang onto every calorie...around menstruation, under stress, our bodies seem to not budge an inch on the scale.....I would suggest looking at how many calories you have set for your daily intake...too many carbs? Not enough protein?
3) There are medications that can affect a woman's weight loss....B.C. pills, antidepressants, other hormone replacement therapies, steroids and asthmatic medications.
4) Hormone issues like not having enough estrogen/progesterone or not enough testosterone can play havoc on a woman's weight loss or gain. It's important to have a general physical and ask for hormone levels to be checked.
If the scale isn't moving, and you seem to be a very active person I would have a check-up.
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Edited by: FITLIFE40 at: 5/26/2011 (23:29)
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5/26/11 9:15 P

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Glad to have you as a new member of the Gilbert Sparks!
I can sympathize with you about working out hard and not losing weight. If you are working out hard then it is possible you are turning your fat into muscle. Muscle weights more than fat and thus it seems you are not losing weight. I will make the following suggestions to you.

1. Keep a journal--one on your workout routine and one on your diet.
Every thing you do to exercise and eat, you record. It is a lot of work but if you want to find any
problems in your diet or work out, this is the way to do it.
You can do a lot of tracking by using the different charts and graphs provided by SP.

2. Take your measurements and use this to keep track of your progress. Find a pair of pants and some other clothes to use as your guide for losing weight..How your clothes feel on you tells you quicker than anything where you stand on your weight loss.

3. Weigh your self only once a week. Make one day as the day that counts for you. I weigh myself everyday but the only day that counts is on Tuesday. So on the other days, I weigh myself but I am not concerned what the scale may say. Prevents you from going crazy about your weight.

4. Consider working with a dietitian who can review your diet and make suggestions.
I work with a local dietitian and she reviews my meals every three months and makes suggestions.

5. See if you can find a triathlon club, so you can work out with others with the same goal and get the proper training for this event.

If I come across anything that might help, I will pass the information along to you.

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5/22/11 5:20 P

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Welcome to the Team~
Let me know if you have any questions or concerns
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People will forget what you said, and people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel....so make a difference!
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5/1/11 8:11 P

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Im in my 30's, looking for all the support and suggestions I can get. Hoping this will be a great start. My overall goal is to do a full triathlon next year. I work out a lot but never can seem to drop the pouinds. Hope to give a little support back in the process. I go to LA Firtness, road cycle, canal, parks....

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