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5/27/12 1:40 A

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I can totally empathise with you. For the first month or so, I did not see any weight loss, and then slowly, I began to loose a pound a week, although it is not much, the scale is moving in the right direction. But the advice that has been given on here is fantastic and things that I am going to incorporate to try to amplify my speed of weight-loss. Thanks guys.

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5/22/12 7:49 P

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In addition to the great advice others are giving you, I wanted to remind you not to weigh yourself daily. Aim for once a week and keep track of it here on Spark. A person's weight fluctuates day to day, and you're going to get very frustrated and discouraged if you are comparing one day to the next. Seeing it in the big picture and monitoring your weekly progress is more realistic.

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5/17/12 1:59 P

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Everything Ninjafaery said is totally true! One of the biggest cuts I made in order to lose weight, unfortunately, was to my social life. Drinking water or diet soda while everyone else has cocktails and beer, or eating a salad while everyone else is eating pizza is awkward, but the reward of weight loss is totally worth it. And REALLY track your calories. I know it's time consuming to look up your food before every meal (and yes, I do mean BEFORE), but the reality of what you're eating will really hit you. These are just my suggestions, though!

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5/15/12 4:26 A

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Heya.

As tough as this sounds, if your keeping within your calorie allowance during the weekdays, and then splurging at the weekend, you'll really just be maintaining your weight, not losing any. Try to eat clean (not diet or starve) for the next 28 days. don't give into the slip ups, and try abstain from alcohol (makes a huge difference). Give yourself that little boost. If you make it through those few challenges, believe me, the first time you notice it on that scale will be the most rewarding feeling ever, you'll be even more motivated than now. Keep up the good work. Cardio is vital, so try add in a few jogs or whatever you enjoy. :)

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5/8/12 4:04 P

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I think you are right about the strength training! That's why I've started running every other day. Yesterday I did a treadmill workout that was pretty fun and really got me sweating. I just google'd a bunch of treadmill routines (I get bored easily) so that I have a few options to try out in the mornings.

Thanks for all your support guys and guess what? My scale says I lost two pounds this morning! Who knows what it'll say tomorrow, but it gave me a good start to the day haha.

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5/8/12 1:15 P

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Dno't get frustrated! Stick with it! It sounds like you are doing a lot of strength training but how much cardio are you getting? I'd suggest throwing in some time on the ellipitical. I've incoporated "high intensity target training" HITT into my routine and it's be great! Basically I get on the elliptical and warm up for a few minutes, then I do 60 seconds at 90% of my max, followed by 2 minutes at a recovery speed (about 60-70%). I repeat a total of 10 times then cool down. My weight has been dropping.

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5/7/12 7:30 P

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Sorry to hear that the scale is starting to discourage you! It can definitely be frustrating, but stick at it, you'll probably notice a big drop! What day of the week are you weighing yourself? The clothes being more "comfortable" is just as good as them being looser as well :)

I wouldn't really suggest eating less during the week to make up for the weekend, as that could hurt your metabolism if you're not getting enough calories during the week (when i'm assuming you're working out)! I would suggest instead of doing that, make Saturday and Sunday your big workout days, so you burn off the extra calories that you're eating those days.

Definitely take a break from the scale! It's not worth the frustration and discouraging that it's causing you! Just eat healthy, keep going about your fitness routine, and just live the healthier lifestyle! :) The scale is just another way to track your progress, but if you're using the trackers on the site, than it's keeping you focused anyways!

Hope the measurements prove the hard work in the next couple weeks for you! It's always very motivating when you can actually see the changes happening!

Cheers and keep us updated!

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5/7/12 2:11 P

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My clothes donít feel any looser per seÖPerhaps a tad more comfortable haha. I forgot to take measurements at the very beginning, so I need to wait a couple of weeks before I measure again.

The only big meal I eat is dinner usually. I eat healthy throughout the day, though it kind of slides on the weekends. I read an article that I think can help me with that though. Sticking with the 80/20 principle, and also eating less calories in the week, so that if I do slip on the weekend, Iíll still have some leftover calories to play with.

I have been working out 4-6x a week for at least an hour each workout. I do a BodyPump class which is awesome and where I got all these new muscles. I also do Yoga and Pilates as well as various circuit training type classes at my gym. Iíve come to the realization that those circuit training classes are fun and get my heart racing, but if I want to lose weight, I probably need to start running again. So Iíve been slowly introducing running back into my life. Iím taking it slow so I donít burn out!

Any time I weigh in, itís right in the morning when I wake up. The scaleís been saying the same thing for the last 4 weeks unfortunately. I think I need to take a break from weighing myself though, because itís pretty discouraging.

Thanks for replying to me. It helps to talk to others about this!


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5/7/12 8:40 A

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I'm sorry to hear you're getting frustrated. You have to remember though that muscle is much denser and therefore heavier. Have you thought about using the tape measure to gauge your losses/gains instead of the scales?

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5/4/12 10:30 P

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Sorry to hear that your not seeing the results on the scale! :( Are the clothes feeling any looser at least? Did you take Measurements at the beginning, any change there if you did?

What's your nutrition like? Are you eating small meals 2-3 hours a day, or do you generally stick to big meals? What's your workouts like? Is it high intensity short intervals, or do you do consistant intensity? What's the durations of your 6 workouts like? How much cardio, and how much Strength Training? Getting 8 cups of water or more in a day?

Do you eat after 3 hours before your bed time? Do you weigh in consistantly at the same time throughout the day?

Cheers, and hang in there, the results will start showing soon enough! May just need to tweek a few things!
Cheers,

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5/4/12 2:19 P

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Aaarrghghgh! I am getting pretty annoyed at the fact that I've been working my butt off 6x a week for AT LEAST an hour AND staying within my calorie range and I still haven't lost any weight. True I have definitely gained muscle, but still no weight loss. Very discouraging. Anyone have any ideas?

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