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10/10/19 7:45 A

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10/10/19 7:44 A

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Hello Cate. To answer your questions: no to water, I drink an average of 5 per day. yes to healthy breakfast,No to exercise, around 10 mins. and yes to tracking my food. Shared74




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10/10/19 7:39 A

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Hi James. I noticed you are Canadian too. I live near Niagara Falls. What's your winter going to be like? Shared74




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10/10/19 6:46 A

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You are here at SP which means you ar working to get healthy. There are many non scale accomplishments that can help you get through those weeks when the scale is disappointing. Are you drinking your 8 glasses of water? good for you. Are you eating a healthy breakfast? WooHoo Are you getting in 30 minutes of exercise on most days? Yeah! Are you recording your food on the SP tracker? Each of these are accomplishments.

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10/9/19 1:55 P

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Everyone is right on here! In my world it's usually fluid retention or when I've been working on strength training and I'm gaining more muscle. :)



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10/9/19 10:18 A

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SHARED74,
I see you've joined a few teams. Do you have a strategy for your weight loss? Clearly something would need to change, or nothing changes. What will it be? Eat less junk food, exercise more (walk, swim, weights ...), change core of what you eat, ... more fresh veggies, ...

Connect with like minded people here on Spark?

Have you formulated a plan?

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10/9/19 7:12 A

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Hi I changed the time of day I weigh myself. Shared74



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10/8/19 11:05 A

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SHARED74,
that is down 2 pounds in less than a week! Great. Keep in mind that long term, no matter what way you eat, weight loss will not be faster than about 2 pounds a week. I think that any loss in a week, even 0.2 pounds is a victory.

We certainly all wish it was 3 pounds a week or 5, ... but realistically it is going to be 1 or 2. I'll just show you a little CICO (Calories In, Calories Out) calculation....

A pound of body fat stores 3500 calories. People typically eat about 2500 calories a day, and burn about that many too. If you change what you eat (cut out the cake, coke, chocolate bars) and eat real food and slightly smaller quantities, perhaps you get to 2000 calories eaten per day. Feels like denial, but it is just eating healthy. Now across the week you are short 500 a day and you dip into your body fat for that. Across the week 3500 calories dipped into, ... which ends up being a pound of body fat loss.

To consistently loose 2 pounds a week, a calorie shortfall of 1000 a day (eat 1500, burn 2500). You might think that eating less and less is the way to go, but less and less is not a good idea. The body reacts by changing its efficiency. Eating less and less does translate into so much faster weight loss and you can really mess up your metabolism. So just a little bit below what you burn per day, like 500 calories less, is about optimal. I'd not go less than that.

You've changed something. What did you change?

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10/8/19 7:57 A

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Hi. I weighed myself like you do today and find I have lost 2 pounds. Happy about that and motivated also. thanks for the suggestion. Onward and downward eh? Shared74.




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10/4/19 6:20 A

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Luann is one of the people who needs to stay away from eggs. For most people, we can consume them without concern. They are an inexpensive protein source.

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10/3/19 9:43 P

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Eggs are not healthy for me... my cholesterol is lower without them.

SparkPeople is about moderation, not deprivation. Try it their way... I think you will be pleased!

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10/3/19 10:40 A

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Hi. Just home from awalk from rhe hairdressers and grocery store. That should help with my total steps today eh? I looked at Keto a couple of times. Was concerned by the # of eggs your allowed (egg diet). Wondering if that is healthy. Shared74



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10/2/19 1:37 P

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SHARED74,
I'm here. I'm here a lot. I See Form the number of your posts that you are new to spark People.

Let me say, spark people has helped me a lot. Not because it is spark people, but because it helps me stay engaged and not alone. I eat Keto, which is very low carb, and not many people do that, yet the virtual community here is very real one for me. That is what helps me.

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10/2/19 7:46 A

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Thanks for replying.



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10/2/19 7:45 A

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Good advice. I was weighing myself around 10 a.m. Will try your idea in the future.



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10/1/19 5:40 P

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SHARED74,
like SPARK_MERLE wrote... so many variables.

I always weight myself at the same time of day, first thing in the morning after using the bathroom, and before drinking anything. Two big cups of coffee and I'm up a pound.

Plus food mid-digestion, plus any other fluid retention (time of month), and of course if I actually did hard exercise (I don't, but if I did), then your muscles retain water as part of the recovery.

Just stick with your plan.

James
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10/1/19 1:52 P

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My weight varies by as much as two pounds in a typical week. Sometimes I will check again, but mostly I let it go. If I keep working my plan, eventually I will see a loss. Otherwise I look at it is a period of "maintenance" with fluctuation.

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10/1/19 12:46 P

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10/1/19 11:02 A

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Hi SHARED74,

I hope you don't get discouraged. There are so many variables when it comes to weight loss, and it is natural to see some ups and downs over time. Stay with your plan and remember to log all your food so you are sure you are eating within the recommended nutrition ranges.

You can do it!

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10/1/19 10:35 A

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I have only been doing this for a couple of weeks. I just fear that results like this will make me loose my motivation Shared



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10/1/19 10:29 A

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We've all been there! But don't be discouraged. If you are sticking to your program overall, you will see results eventually. Did you eat a lot of sodium the day before? Were you weighing on a different scale? Sometimes when we exercise, we lose inches but not necessarily pounds. Cheer up and keep sparking.

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10/1/19 10:12 A

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I got weighed today and have regained the pound I lost last week. Why?




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