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5/10/19 7:31 A

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Another thing to keep in mind is that when you have less to lose, you will lose weight slower. Your ticker shows that you don't have a lot to lose. Someone who's looking at losing 100 pounds has a lot more room in there for creating a calorie deficit. It is too hard to create a calorie deficit large enough to sustain a faster loss, while still providing enough nutritional support for the activity you do, when you have so little to lose. So tracking every single thing you eat and drink becomes super important, as a few hundred extra calories a day can be the difference between a loss or no loss, or even a gain over time. A couple sodas, a candy bar, an extra slice of pizza, a handful of chips, it all adds up.

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5/10/19 6:07 A

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Eating enough fiber and such is good but I think Coach Jen was asking if you are eating within your calorie range? Eating too much or too little doesn't help anything when you are trying to eat properly. Have you been tracking 100% of food consumption? How is it going? Are you hitting your nutrient macros (fats, carbs, protein)?

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5/8/19 7:30 P

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OH to answer your ? about "eating enough"....yes I am eating more beans and fiber and produce.



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5/8/19 7:23 P

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Exactly what I'm going through Bizenmo.
I want to see results NOW because I'm doing so good on my tracking of food and increased exercise.
But I guess I will lose the weight slowly.




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5/7/19 3:47 P

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I've been back on SP since late March. I've been exercising faithfully and am now up to three miles five times a week. I've cut back on my calorie intake, log what I eat, but haven't lost much weight at all (most of what is on my tracker is from nine months ago) which I do NOT understand, but what do you do?. My first measure showed I'm down nearly 7" all around so I call that good, but it's just not showing up on the scale. I'm trying hard not to live by the results from my scale, but it is very frustrating not to see movement there. I feel good about myself (until I look in the mirror and see what I see which doesn't equate to how I FEEL about what I've accomplished! Seems like I should see more progress). But, all in good time, I guess. To paraphrase Richard Simmons....you didn't get this way overnight, so you won't change it overnight either. Very true! emoticon



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5/7/19 10:46 A

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Cutting back on the sugar slower would likely help. You mentioned you've been tracking, so how many calories are you currently eating? Are you eating enough?

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5/6/19 8:53 P

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Sugar withdrawal is a real thing. Cutting down over time tends to come with less discomfort than going cold turkey but you have to do what works for you.

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5/6/19 7:17 P

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Ok been tracking.

I did not eat sugar all day, at 3pm I was falling asleep on the couch!! So fatigued!
I wanted to drink a diet coke or something to wake me up because I was so cranky!

What do you do when having sugar withdrawls?



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LUANN_IN_PA Posts: 30,531
4/28/19 7:19 P

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"I don't like to track. I pay the price at the end of the day I guess..with food, by eating too many sweets and snacks and not paying attention."

Well, there you go!
What will you do to change that?

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4/28/19 11:52 A

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Expecting too much too soon?



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MLAN613 Posts: 23,111
4/28/19 7:59 A

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See? You know what the issue is then. If you haven't been tracking and eating a lot of treats and desserts, which pack a lot of empty calories into small amounts, the jeans not fitting should be no surprise.

Tracking is a pain but I truly thinks it's the single most important tool in healthy living. As you do it more regularly, it becomes easier as you can save commonly eaten meals as favorites and groups and/or copy and paste. You can also track up to 2 weeks of daily nutrition. In the event you choose something else to eat or add something, it's easy to swap things out.

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4/27/19 2:03 P

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Thanks for the help! I don't like to track. I pay the price at the end of the day I guess..with food, by eating too many sweets and snacks and not paying attention.



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4/26/19 2:48 P

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Also, it is easy to forget three bites of this or a handful of that because it is small but it all impacts overall progress for me. I have to track absolutely everything

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4/26/19 2:44 A

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Ditto! Doing the work and using the trackers religiously to see what you're doing is what works for me. It's a pain in the butt to start with, but the longer you do it, the easier it gets. Good luck!

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MLAN613 Posts: 23,111
4/24/19 6:02 A

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I agree with Coach Jen. Have you been measuring and tracking your food? It's important to track exercise too. I know what frustrates me is that it is a lot easier to eat 400 to 500 calories of food than it is to burn the same amount of calories in exercise.

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4/24/19 12:05 A

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There are many factors that could be in play there. Are you tracking your food and exercise? If so, are you staying within your nutrition goal range? What is your average calorie intake and calories burned? Have you had any high sodium foods/meals? Hormones or even your period can contribute to that as well.

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4/23/19 9:05 P

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I was lazy and ate like a pig in March.

Now April in Minnesota is finally warm so I've been active with my kids, taking the dog on many walks, gardening, and today I could barely button up my pants because my belly is getting.....fat!?

I'm frustrated!!!!

I feel like I've been burning more calories and eating less!!



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