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SP_COACH_NANCY SparkPoints: (158,833)
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7/20/12 10:11 P

Malisa,

When was the last time you weighed 115 pounds? Were you exercising at the same level when you weighed 115 pounds? Have you had your body composition done?

Remember too that not eating enough can actually cause your body to conserve the calories you are eating. The body likes to stay in a state of homeostasis or balance and when it undergoes stress from exercise and not eating enough, our bodies will finght to hang onto every pound by releasing hormones so that we keep balanced.

One of the best books I have read on this subject is by Gretchen Reynolds titled The First 20 Minutes: Surprising Science Reveals How We Can Exercise Better, Train Smarter and Live Longer.

I hope this helps!

Coach Nancy

AJWALKLEY Posts: 504
7/20/12 10:05 P

You say you've been routinely eating UNDER you're recommended daily calories? That could very well be the reason.if you're exercising and restricting too many calories your body will hold onto every calorie you do eat because it will start to think you're starving. Try to eat at least the minimum recommended calorie intake and you should start seeing some weight loss.

MALISA3 SparkPoints: (42,039)
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7/20/12 9:47 P

I've done all there is to do, and i've lost nothing in almost a year!!!i keep losing and gaining the same 5 pounds over and over again, VERY FRUSTRATING! I think i'm eating healthy for the most part, every once in a while i'll have a splurge, but it never goes over my daily calories. I exercise 5-7 times a week depending on how i feel, and burn approx 2000 cals in total a week just in exercise. My eating tracker says to eat 1300-1650 cals, but i'm averaging 1200 at most, but i'm way too scared to eat more if i'm not losing at what i'm doing now. if i up my cals intake the pounds will just pack right back on :( i'm 5'2 and weigh 126 as of today. Everyone keeps telling me to strength train, and so i have, and still no results whatsoever, even in measurements. I'm really sick of this and need some motivation and help to keep it up. I would love to lose these last 10 pounds and keep them off for good! any advice?

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