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9/23/12 2:10 P

Thanks Nancy, but I ve got a pretty good heart rating monitor (half an hour of running 270 cal - puls 160) and I measure everything with my kitchen scale.
Sure sometimes I say: I ate a plum and did not measure - but I track really everything.

But I just found today a piece of paper - from a former dietitian I ve been over 10 years ago. My BMR she measured there was 200 less then I just checked online. So it seems that I simply have to reduce my eating around 200 cal. *hm.* which would mean between 1200 and 1500 for losing.

But good to know ?!

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9/23/12 9:08 A


The most common problem is underestimating how much you're actually eating, and/or overestimating how many calories you're burning. Itís very easy to be off on your portion sizes if you're not precisely measuring or if you forget to track a few "little" things you popped into your mouth during the day. It's also very common to assume you're working hard enough during your workouts to burn calories at the rate of 600-700+ per hour when realistically, you're not. So, if you're not getting the results you want on the scale for several weeks in a row, the first thing to do is go back and double check your food and exercise tracking to make sure your numbers are right.

And if you just started a running routine, it is not too unusual for your body to hang onto extra water in the beginning to help with energy production and to help keep you cool during your runs.

I hope this helps!

Coach Nancy

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9/23/12 7:40 A

So, I lost 10 kilo since march. Or better: I lost 9 kilo between march and june. Since june I lost more or less 1 kilo. Sometimes. Most of the times.

I eat in my calorie range, I do sport, just started seriously to run 3-4 times a week and YES, I still have to lose another 10 Kilos to be "normal" and not over-overweight.
Don't get me wrong. I feel great, I'm thrilled that I'm able to run and I'm not hungry.

But when I see the expected weight loss line I'm getting a bit frustrated. I should have lost 3 more kilos till now. I wanted to lose 15 kilos in 9 months. Nothing impossible, I would say ....

Wah. Do you understand my problem? And how should I deal with it?

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