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MICHCLEARY SparkPoints: (60,474)
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5/15/12 12:04 P

I would also recommend you update your information to validate that you are in the correct calorie range. Check your fitness tracker and find the total number of calories burned per week. Go to your start page and find the My Goals & Progress box. click on the red word "change" under calories burned and update it with your information. The system will recalculate for you.

You may find that you are still not eating enough. I'm one inch taller than you and relatively close in weight. I also workout 5-6 days a week but I eat between 1,600-1,800 calories a day. If your trackers are set to shared, you can post on the Diet and Nutrition board since SP staffs that with RD's and they are more qualified to help you with your diet.

CBOUWMAN SparkPoints: (1,790)
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5/15/12 10:40 A

Thanks for the encouragement! I guess I'll just keep plugging away and hope something happens soon! The hard part is that I've never had a problem losing weight before, In the previous diets I could lose 1-3lbs a week. I have never worked at this as I am now and I've never not seen results!

SP_COACH_NANCY SparkPoints: (158,833)
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5/14/12 9:07 A

Hi CBOUWMAN,

Archiemedes gave you some great advice. I will also add that with your thyroid issue, you may want to talk with your doctor again and see if a referral to a registered dietitian for a consult may be helpful.

Coach nancy

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5/14/12 8:54 A

CBOUWMAN,

Take a deep breathe ! I know you've been at this for seven weeks. However, the scale not budging DOES NOT mean you're doing something wrong ! It really could take 6-8 weeks of healthy eating and regular exercise before a person sees a change in the scale. And that's perfectly normal.

Also, at your current weight, your BMI is 25.4. That's the low end of "overweight" by BMI standards. This means you're at a fairly healthy weight for your height. The closer a person is to a healthy weight for their height, the HARDER and LONGER it takes to lose weight.

Someone who is morbidly obese or obese could safely lose 1-2 pounds per week. However, the closer a person is to a healthy weight for their height, the longer it will take to lose. So, don't assume something is wrong because the weight isn't coming off as fast as you'd like.

It really will take you longer to lose than for someone who is obese. The fact is, you're not overweight.

What to do ? Continue to eat right and watch your portions to the best of your ability. I can assure you that with time, you will see change. However, it's not going to happen overnight. Because you don't have a lot to lose, you're going to have to be PATIENT.



CBOUWMAN SparkPoints: (1,790)
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5/14/12 8:35 A

Help! I know this is posted a lot but I'm doing all the right things and still not losing. I'm 5'10 177.2lbs, I've been trying to be healthy and lose weight for 7 weeks and I have not lost anything since week 3 - I work out 6 days a week. I eat my 1500 cals. and to top it all off my doctor says that my thyroid is overactive (hyper). That should be making it easier to lose! At first I was eating 1200 cal. a day but when I read all the other post on this subject I increased my calorie intake to my max. which is 1500 - but still no change.
I'm really struggling with this, it's disappoint to step on the scale and every monday and still see the exact same number! Part of me just wants to go to Mcdonalds and pig out and the good part in me wants to just keep going!

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