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BUBBLEJ1
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7/25/12 6:10 A

Fantastic news! Congrats!



SHERMOR13
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7/24/12 6:34 P

Congrats - keep on keeping on!!!

Sherli



KNEEMAKER
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7/24/12 6:28 P

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GOPINTOS
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7/24/12 5:51 P

I remember also! That is fantastic! emoticon



DISPATCHGIRL32
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7/24/12 1:40 P

thats awesome!! congrats keep up the good work....



FARIS71
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7/24/12 1:35 P

That is awesome!!



LEMONADESLUGGER
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7/24/12 1:00 P

Congrats on that weight-loss! That's really rad :D

Also thanks for giving everyone advice. I'll keep that in mind if the same occurs to me :3



KFWOHLFORD
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7/24/12 12:10 P

Wow, awesome! Congratulations. Thanks for sharing, I actually remember reading the original thread awhile back.



DRAGONCHILDE
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7/24/12 11:18 A

That's really wonderful, thank you for the update! It's amazing how our bodies work. :) When we don't take care of them, they really start to fight back, don't they?



SUSIEQ78GBT
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7/24/12 11:08 A

Hi All

I posted on here about 6 weeks ago looking for advice about my plateau.

I wonít go into huge detail (which you can find in my past post here: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/message
board.asp?imboard=7&imparent=27944400) but essentially I lost 175 lbs in approximately 14 months and then I hit the dreaded plateau. I joined the gym and still there was no movement on the scale for almost 2 months.

Most of the advice suggested I wasnít eating enough (between 800-1,000 calories a day) but I was really struggling with the idea of eating more. However, I knew I had to bite the bullet because clearly eating soo little wasnít working.

I was due to go on vacation and knew that this was probably my opportunity to Ďreset my metabolismí. Prior to my vacation, I built up to eating 1,400 calories a day for about a week. I did see slight weight increase every day in this period Ė in the region of c. 3 lbs over the week. While difficult to see, I had to believe it would work out in the end.

I then went on vacation and had no access to a scales for 10 days (which was a complete godsend - I know I couldn't have done this if I had access to a scale).

While I was very good on vacation having only an odd glass of wine and no junk, I was eating out twice a day. I generally had one nice meal (main course only) a day and tried to have soup or something similarly light for the other meal.

Although I canít be 100% accurate, I estimate I ate 1,800 calories a day 80% of the time and between 1,600 and 2,200 for 20% of the time, all in all significantly over my previous amounts.

I got on the scale the morning after my vacation and amazingly, I had lost half a pound. I was ecstatic.

Since then I have been eating 1,400 calories a day and in the last 3 weeks I have lost 10lbs. Very happy girl.

I have a consultation with a Personal Trainer this evening so Iím hoping he can give me more advice about my workout routine since I am new to the gym thing and also more importantly, advice about the correct nutrition for the activities Iím doing.

Hope this helps some of you stuck at a plateau.


Edited by: SUSIEQ78GBT at: 7/24/2012 (12:14)


 
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