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SMLANCASTER84 SparkPoints: (6,603)
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4/29/12 5:40 P

Thanks for the info, and the message :)

DROPCONE Posts: 1,532
4/29/12 10:02 A

I think it is important to keep in mind that "health" is not only measured by a number on the scale. Other measures of health can include: energy level; aerobic and muscle strength; glucose and cholesterol levels; satisfaction & happiness with life; ability to achieve other life goals. Some of these measurements are more subjective than other measurements.

You may actually need to eat MORE than 1600 calories, unless you are very short and petite. You may also want to try switching up your exercise routine. If you have been doing the same thing 4x/week for 2 months, your body is used to that, and will need to be challenged again for any changes to occur.

Keep on with healthy eating and exercise, though! It may seem very discouraging, but your overall health is so important, and won't be helped by engaging in unhealthy habits.

Edited by: DROPCONE at: 4/29/2012 (10:03)
SMLANCASTER84 SparkPoints: (6,603)
Fitness Minutes: (7,949)
Posts: 3
4/28/12 10:06 P

I joined Spark almost two months ago. Almost every day since then I've kept my calories below 1600, and I do at least 30 minutes of exercise four times a week. In the past, I've done no exercise and ate at least double the calories I'm consuming now (including sodas, sweets, & fast food, which have almost entirely been cut out now), and maintained my weight... now I've only lost 3 pounds, and my motivation is fading fast. I feel like I've changed so much and haven't gotten nearly what I want to be.

Anyone have any suggestions to help keep me motivated? I'd really appreciate it...

Edited by: SMLANCASTER84 at: 4/29/2012 (09:50)
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