TERIDOBRA   24,331
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I have been using online calorie and fitness tracking tools for years now and I've not seen any significant weight loss so I'm hoping Spark can offer hope for me!
I have been using online calorie and fitness tracking tools for years now and I've not seen any significant weight loss so I'm hoping Spark can offer hope for me!



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Member Since: 1/28/2013

SparkPoints: 24,331

Fitness Minutes: 45,012

My Goals:
To lose 25 lbs.

My Program:
I am tracking my food/fitness daily, I do cardio exercise at least 30 minutes/day which includes teaching a Step and Core class twice a month at the Y. I try to do strength training at least twice/week.
I bring Greek Yogurt and Organic Cottage cheese to work for breakfast and I bring an organic spinach salad with strawberries, organic carrots, peppers and tomatoes along 2 oz. chicken breast to work for lunch every day.

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I sing with my husband in several types of original bands.

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8/16/2013 11:20:55 AM

I saw your posting on the thread "How did u finally get it?" which led me here. emoticon

You said you've been tracking your food for a while and not seeing a real difference. Could I suggest that you cut back your calories a bit? I originally was using 1500 as my limit and nothing much was happening. I experimented with lowering it by 50 calories a day for a couple weeks, then another 50 calories for another period of time. I found that 1300-1350 is where I need to be to lose at a reasonable rate.

There are plenty of times when I go over that limit and I just "coast" at my present weight for a while, but when I'm ready to lose more, I have a number to use as a guide.

There are SO many variables that affect how quickly we lose weight and calories are just a part of that, so your results will probably be different. But cutting back on calories does seem worth a try.
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Good luck!

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5/28/2013 5:09:06 PM

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4/29/2013 11:27:15 AM

Yes. I am a low carber because of my diabetes, so my plan is as follows:

1 Medical food (such as a whey protein shake)
2 fruit
1 grain
3 protein (3 oz ea)
2 legume or starchy vegetables (hummus, nuts, corn, peas)
4 healthy fats (i cook with olive oil and use almond butter in my protein shakes)
5 vegetables (but these are unlimited)
1 dairy
15 gummi bears (she gave me one "crutch food" to look forward to each day.

The choices are similar to those on South Beach; lean meats, green leafy vegetables, lower carb fruits.
With this plan, my fiber has shot up 10g, that is why I feel stuffed.
Even the 95oz of water isn't tough when I drink 24oz at a time with each meal and snacks.

Good luck.

Please share your results after your test.

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