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10/2/10 10:41 A

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I found that the amount of exercise required was extremely low and I really needed to increase it to see any weight loss. Keep on target with your nutrition, but try working out in the am, I seem to get 4 glasses of water in with just the workout. It's no problem by the time I get to work. Water is a BIG part of the program.

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3/3/10 8:35 A

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Let us know when you start to see the scale budge!

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3/3/10 8:24 A

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Thank you all for the encouragement. I'm going to stick with it!

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3/2/10 9:14 P

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I have noticed that this is the BIGGEST question on SP that people are asking about.
My scale is "stuck" doesn't matter what I do, where I move it or what I take off, doesn't move. But, I know that I'm loosing weight, because of the way my jeans fit & the way I feel. I'm sure one day I will wake up & be down 5lbs!
So, just be patient, your changes will pay off!

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3/2/10 2:49 P

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A couple of years ago I was training for a sprint triathlon. I was eating well and had upped my training considerably. The scale did not budge for about 6-7 weeks, but once it did, it started to fall off quickly.

What I think happened was several fold - while I was building muscle, my body may have also been storing more fat. Your body is very intelligent in that when it is under duress (less food, more exercise or combo of both), it goes into a mode where it stores fat in order to have some energy stores just in case the duress continues for a long time. Once it realizes that it's not duress but a new way of life it will adjust and start to let some of the fat go.

The bad news for us is that once you get past 40 it takes more time. Keep up the work that you've been doing. You will start to see results.

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3/2/10 1:55 P

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You can do some carbs for breakfast, you will burn them during the day, but choose fiber and complex carbs like Kasji go lean hearts mixed with kashi go crunch OR a yogurt parfait with cereal fruit and yogurt in layers. I like an egg on half a English muffin and I feel full much longer...so carbs are ok but make sure they are good ones!

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3/2/10 1:45 P

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I am 5ft tall and weigh 112. I am "small-boned," and all my weight goes straight to my mid-section. I have skinny legs and skinny arms, but a growing middle. I've struggled with a healthly breakfast ... one with less carbs than my normal carb-laden cereals. In a month, none of the changes have made ANY difference. Let me know if the grapefruit helps!

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3/2/10 1:18 P

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You don't day how tall you are or what you wiegh now or your weight loss goals are. WHen your body is comfortable at a certain weight, it is more difficult to lose. If you are exercising more, it is likely that some of you fat was converted to muscle which weighs more than fluffy fat. Also a few pounds is progress, I just showed my neice who lost eleven pounds a three pound rump roast and told her she lost three of them, she was a lot happier having a visual to see what that weight looks like. When I get stuck I often go to lean meat nad veggies only. It still is difficult as I have no thyroid. I also heard eating half a grapefruit or 6 oz of grapefruit juice daily is a secret weight loss remedy...no empirical evidence just started that this week. We'll see!

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3/2/10 12:03 P

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I found out by entering all of my food values that I hadn't been eating enough, so I've really been watching what I eat and sticking pretty close the calorie/fat/protein values I should have. I'm also exercising, strength and cardio, but the scale is not moving. I'm going to try and drink more water; I usually only drink 4 glasses a day. And at that I stay in the restroom at work! Does anyone have a suggestion to pass along? I've been tracking for a good two weeks, but at this for at least a month. It seems like I should have seen some progress, right?

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