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TIME2BLOOM4ME SparkPoints: (144,646)
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7/20/12 1:18 P

Weigh your foods and measure.

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ELIZABETHL1967 SparkPoints: (682)
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7/20/12 11:01 A

Thanks everyone for your input. I think I was in denial. I weighed myself this AM & actually lost 4 pounds since July 5th when meeting with personal trainer (which I cannot afford). I may have weighed more than I want to admit. Spark is working for me :D

Edited by: ELIZABETHL1967 at: 7/20/2012 (11:02)
If you always do what you have always done, then you get exactly what you have always gotten.
MARITIMER3 SparkPoints: (139,761)
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7/19/12 11:52 A

Are you tracking every bite that you eat and making sure to stay within your calorie, fat, protein and carbs recommendations?

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ELIZABETHL1967 SparkPoints: (682)
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7/19/12 11:50 A

Will do...:) Thanks very much for your input. It helped. emoticon

If you always do what you have always done, then you get exactly what you have always gotten.
SPARK_COACH_JEN Posts: 58,128
7/19/12 11:48 A

I think you could try 1400-1500 calories, still within your range, and see if that helps.

Coach Jen

"You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call "failure" is not the falling down but the staying down." Mary Pickford

"No matter how slow you go, you are still lapping everybody on the couch."
ELIZABETHL1967 SparkPoints: (682)
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7/19/12 11:39 A

Thanks, but 1200 seems very low. I picked 1700 due to the fact the personal trainer at the gym indicated that should be my range of calories.

If you always do what you have always done, then you get exactly what you have always gotten.
SPARK_COACH_JEN Posts: 58,128
7/19/12 11:19 A

Is there a reason you've been eating above that range? Does your calories burned goal reflect how much exercise you're doing?

Eating above the range consistently could be the reason you're not losing.

Coach Jen

"You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call "failure" is not the falling down but the staying down." Mary Pickford

"No matter how slow you go, you are still lapping everybody on the couch."
ELIZABETHL1967 SparkPoints: (682)
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7/19/12 11:11 A

1200-1550

If you always do what you have always done, then you get exactly what you have always gotten.
SPARK_COACH_JEN Posts: 58,128
7/19/12 10:36 A

What is your SP recommended calorie range?

Coach Jen

"You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call "failure" is not the falling down but the staying down." Mary Pickford

"No matter how slow you go, you are still lapping everybody on the couch."
ELIZABETHL1967 SparkPoints: (682)
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7/19/12 10:18 A

Its been about a year since I lost. Have been maintaining for a while but have gained back about 10 lbs :(. I am limiting my calories to 1700. I would like to lose 15 lbs to bring me to 147.

If you always do what you have always done, then you get exactly what you have always gotten.
SPARK_COACH_JEN Posts: 58,128
7/19/12 9:53 A

What is your recommended calorie range and how many calories do you typically consume? How long has it been since you lost any weight?

Coach Jen

"You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call "failure" is not the falling down but the staying down." Mary Pickford

"No matter how slow you go, you are still lapping everybody on the couch."
ELIZABETHL1967 SparkPoints: (682)
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7/19/12 9:49 A

Yes, I am a tracker. I was a former WW person. Quit WW to join gym. Believe it or not but the gym was cheaper than WW. It seems like my clothes feel a little tighter & I have been doing all the right things. At least I thought I was.

If you always do what you have always done, then you get exactly what you have always gotten.
DMJAKES Posts: 1,631
7/19/12 8:34 A

I think we need a little more info...what does "seems to be going in the wrong direction" mean? If you've gained a pound or two, that's normal when starting an exercise routine. Are you tracking your food? If not, start today. Honest tracking will teach you a LOT about what you eat and why, and how to improve the nutritional value and "staying power" of your diet by making small changes, one at a time.

SBNORMAL Posts: 879
7/19/12 8:21 A

track your food

ELIZABETHL1967 SparkPoints: (682)
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7/19/12 8:09 A

I am getting frustrated. I have been going to the gym at least 5 days a week, weight training & arc trainer 30 minutes for the last 4 weeks. My weight seems like it is going the wrong direction :( . Any suggestions?

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