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BELLYDOG Posts: 1,054
11/27/12 2:26 P

Also you need to focus more on the non scale victories. Seriously, weight loss, the amount that you and I plan to lose does not happen easily. It is hard work! It takes effort. But you have to want to change. You have to be persistent, and consistent. you have to do it in baby steps. You becoming healthy is not a race. You will not be the biggest loser and have rapid weightloss if you embrace the philosophy here at Sparkpeople. This is a lifestyle change. You do that one change at a time, get comfortable with it and then make another change. Reading food labels, entering your brands into your food tracker so you have them there for the future, it all takes time. Bottom line, do you believe that you are worth the effort?????

LUANN_IN_PA Posts: 16,111
11/27/12 1:07 P

" just don't know how many calories are in certain foods and there is a large range when I look the foods up."

You have to read the labels for what YOU are eating and use those numbers.
Weigh/measure everything... and log it all.

Weight loss is 80% nutrition. So if you want to lose weight, this part is very important!

KRICKET57 SparkPoints: (148,653)
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Posts: 2,163
11/26/12 8:17 P

Everyone looses at a different rate. You have to stick with a challenge like that for the full period. Really it is only 13 weeks. Some weeks you may loose a little, other weeks more. If you stick with the program, when you are done you will be amazed at yourself.

The trick is to commit for e full time and take it one step at a time. Don't judge daily or even weekly, that is stetting yourself up for failure. Pick a realist goal and go for it.

MYTIMEGIRL Posts: 39
11/26/12 6:04 P

Hi Ladies, I haven't posted in a while. I did the 13 lbs in 13 weeks challenge the first week. I exercised and tracked everything I ate. I lost 1/2 pound. I was so disgusted, that I have been eating since then. Needless to say, I have gained weight.

My question is how are you staying motivated? How are you tracking what you eat? I just don't know how many calories are in certain foods and there is a large range when I look the foods up. Sometimes, (or should I say frequently), it seems just easier & less stressful to eat what I want.

I'm beginning to think I never am going to lose this weight.

Karen


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