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Posted: 13 Jan 2013, 07:28
This week I did 2 hours of cardio kick, 1 hour of Zumba, attempted jogging total of 5 miles, plus strength training....and I've lost not even one is that even possible?! I've been following my diet...I just don't get it!

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Posted: 13 Jan 2013, 07:35
I've found increasing exercise can make me stall, too. Eventually the weight loss should begin again, as your body adjusts. Don't let yourself get discouraged. Stay with the diet.

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Posted: 13 Jan 2013, 07:38
Stick with it your doing awesome on the exercise. A lot of weight loss starts with nutrition. What dose your meal plan look like?
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Posted: 13 Jan 2013, 07:54
Meal plan right now is usually oatmeal for breakfast, chef salad with no dressing for lunch, some type of meat and veggies for dinner, no eating after 8pm and lots of water! Although I do drink 2 diet cokes a day.

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Posted: 13 Jan 2013, 07:56
I try not to snack but if I get hungry I usually have raw carrots or some yogurt.

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Posted: 13 Jan 2013, 08:37
Hi there. I see this question a LOT on the message boards, and I found an article that sums it up pretty well. Take a look and see if this applies to your situation.

What it all boils down to is water retention from doing a new workout or pushing our muscles further than normal.
If you can spend years beating yourself up mentally and remain standing, you can HANDLE a few muscle cramps and cravings. A little pain has NOTHING on feeling insecure. Remember that next time you wanna quit. You can do this!

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Posted: 13 Jan 2013, 08:49
I read the article and it does explain it!! Thanks!! Smile

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Posted: 13 Jan 2013, 20:41
I was stalled 3 weeks - no loss - although easily 30k (total) Cal deficit and treadmill 2X a day. I skipped 1 day and dropped 5lbs overnight. Weird. If I skip the rest of the month I'll reach goal! (Kidding!)

I'm not losing WEIGHT. I'm converting FAT to MUSCLE to be healthier.

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Posted: 14 Jan 2013, 01:40
I wish I read that article a week ago. lol.

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Posted: 14 Jan 2013, 05:17
one week is not a reliable interval to assess fat loss let alone weight loss. Overexercising can create some water retention due to muscle swelling ,

Try to track fat %, measures with a tape and calorie deficits instead without looking at the scale too often. If you are tracking your activities/intake correctly the result will come without doubt.
Checking the scale too often is one of the biggest mistakes I can think of when trying to acquire a new lifestyle

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Posted: 14 Jan 2013, 19:00
I'm in the same boat working out and not losing yet. I'm just persevering and logging food. It will come off!

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