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September 5, 2011 6:08 AM
So I kept my calories at 1200 each day and burned all together 3000 or little more in working out I drank my water I also watched my fat intake......but just frustrated because there was not a change in my weight...urge! So I am hoping next week there will be! Any suggestions?
September 5, 2011 6:14 AM
Did you eat your exercise calories back. For me I try to eat them back and it works OK.

Good luck x
September 5, 2011 6:15 AM
Don't know how much you weigh, but maybe eat more? Just a thought.
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September 5, 2011 6:15 AM
Eating too few calories can be just as counter-productive as eating too few.
Careful not to send your body into starvation-mode or you won't lose anything.
September 5, 2011 6:16 AM
Did you eat your exercise calories? If you don't, sometimes your body will go into starvation mode because it hasn't gotten enough calorie intake. In starvation mode, your body doesn't know when it's next meal will be so it will hold on to the weight
Edited by Honeybee511 On September 5, 2011 6:18 AM
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September 5, 2011 6:16 AM
Are you weighing in sametime first thing in the morning after a bathroom trip?

Ive had that problem as well I'll step on the scale after a week and there will be literally like a .4pm change and it gets to you. I started taking measurements and I'm noticing changes there so that helps a lot.
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September 5, 2011 6:16 AM
No I didn't......but I figured I would be burning more if I didn't eat them back? I will have to try this.....I also thought that maybe I gained some muscle last week.....
September 5, 2011 6:17 AM
QUOTE:

Did you eat your exercise calories back. For me I try to eat them back and it works OK.

Good luck x




Ditto.
September 5, 2011 6:17 AM
You mentioned watching your fat intake. I don't know what you do eat since your diary is closed but a lot of "low-fat" foods are full of sugar and sometimes the worst form - high fructose corn-syrup.
What is your general carb-fat-protein ratio?
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September 5, 2011 6:19 AM
I have thought about doing the measurement thing.....n yes same time after restroom no clothes....
September 5, 2011 6:20 AM
Don't get discouraged. I didn't loose this either. I stayed the same. Interesting comment however about eating all of your exercise cal's back... hmm. I never knew about that either.
  10596364
September 5, 2011 6:21 AM
I was wondering if anyone could see my dairy? How do I make it see able?
September 5, 2011 6:22 AM
QUOTE:

No I didn't......but I figured I would be burning more if I didn't eat them back? I will have to try this.....I also thought that maybe I gained some muscle last week.....


true that if u lose a lb of fat & gain a lb of muscle the scale wont move but you will see it in measurements or loser clothing.
it would be easier to help if your diary was public

you might also want to track your sodium, you may be retaining water as well. plus sometimes, it just takes out bodies a few weeks to get used to the new routine. Everyones different
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September 5, 2011 6:25 AM
How do I Mke my diary public?
September 5, 2011 6:26 AM
I wouldn't worry toooo much about no loss in one week. Often women will see a plateau and then suddenly lose 1-2lbs in a matter of two days instead of a gradual loss. I read about it, called the Woosh Effect. Interesting stuff. To open your diary I think you go to Food, then Settings and there should be options at the bottom for who sees your diary but I'm not sure I'm remembering that correctly. I'll double check. Edit: I checked and that IS the right way to open your diary.
Edited by servilia On September 5, 2011 6:27 AM
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September 5, 2011 6:26 AM
QUOTE:

No I didn't......but I figured I would be burning more if I didn't eat them back? I will have to try this.....I also thought that maybe I gained some muscle last week.....


Try eating them back. Give it a few weeks though. You're body needs time to adjust so don't judge if it's working off of a week.

It's not likely you gained muscle. Muscle takes time, more than a week, and a lot of protein (levels not likely achieved in a week).

It's hard to give complete advice when your diary is closed. What is your sugar and sodium intake like? If my sodium is over 1700ish a day I don't lose even if my calories are 1200.

Just some thoughts.
September 5, 2011 6:28 AM
you need to be NETTING 1200, especially if you are doing so much exercise. get eating them exercise cals!
September 5, 2011 6:33 AM
You may have hit a plateau. It's happened to me a couple of time and takes a week, or two to get out of it. I've lost 30 pounds over that last five month and my goal is to loose another 10 pounds, so I'm almost there. :)

One thing I've noticed people do is to not eat a healthy breakfast, or enough snacks throughout the day. I never skip breakfast because it jump starts your metabolism in the morning (and Lord knows we can all use the help) and I make sure to eat three healthy snacks at day in between my three regular meals.

My daily goal is set at 1200 as well and it has worked well for me, but just make sure your calories are healthy ones... and not just empty calories.
September 5, 2011 6:42 AM
It's in your settings.
There's an option in there to make your diary public.
September 5, 2011 6:50 AM
As others have posted, be sure you're eating enough, but aside from that--ignore it. I have a decent amount to lose (at least 35 more pounds to get to my goal weight which would still put me at the top of the "normal" range for my height), am close to obsessive about logging all my calories, keeping to my net calories of 1200, etc., and I can go weeks without losing an ounce.

It's annoying and frustrating but bottom line, our bodies all function differently, and some of us lose weight faster than others. Start tracking the inches ASAP, and add more measurements to the handful that are already created. I wish I had done that sooner since I know I have lost quite a few inches based on how (and what) clothes fit, but don't know how much.

Stick with it, don't give up, and be patient!
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September 5, 2011 6:53 AM
QUOTE:

So I kept my calories at 1200 each day and burned all together 3000 or little more in working out I drank my water I also watched my fat intake......but just frustrated because there was not a change in my weight...urge! So I am hoping next week there will be! Any suggestions?

I keep my calorie intake around 1200 and i burned 6192 last week running on a treadmill.
I was expecting about a 3-lb loss, but the scale only shoved 1.5 ..
So i know the feeling..
I once tried eating back some excercise calories, but i only ended up gaining 7-lb...
September 5, 2011 7:06 AM
Looking at your diary you don't have sodium showing but I'm guessing it's pretty high. You may try lowering it to under 2000 a day and see if that helps as well. It's frustrating when you don't lose. I've been in that boat as well but, keep at it.
September 5, 2011 7:12 AM
Yeah, your definitely not eating enough. If your burn that many calories and only eat 1200 total your body might not going to release any fat stores, especially if you don't have very much to lose. You have to ease your body into weight loss, not try to punish it.
September 5, 2011 7:20 AM
I'm definitely not an expert, but I took a look at the last 4 or 5 days of your food diary. The first thing I notice is that you seem to be gal on the go! I would suggest you don't skip meals. I recommend eating breakfast (not just coffee) because your body needs fuel. I would definitely suggest increasing your overall total protein intake & eating high small high protein meals/snacks every 3 hours to get your metabolism going. Keep at it. You'll get there. Good luck!
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September 14, 2014 10:29 PM
You could have lost fat and gained muscle.
Have you noticed any changes in your appearance or body fat percentage? If you lost fat and gained muscle your weight wouldn't change, you might even gain weight. It would be muscle so not a bad thing :)

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