**ONLY 2 LBS PER WEEK....So frustrated - Looking for inspiration and motivation

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Manda_k

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Posted: 14 Feb 2012, 12:31
Any suggestions? Please help me keep going. I wish I had measured inches and that would help me see that I have lost more than I thought...
Ingria

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Posted: 14 Feb 2012, 12:42
It is recommended to lose 1 to 2 lb per week. This allows your body to reset your "normal" weight and gives your skin time to shrink back. If you have a lot of weight to lose like 50+ lb you can probably start with a little bit more for the first month, but that is not necessary. You are doing great at 2 lb per week. Weight loss is not a sprint, it is a marathon and a life long change of behavior. Otherwise you will just gain it all back, and the faster you lose it, the faster you will gain it back.
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tmhiggins

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Posted: 14 Feb 2012, 12:48
I agree with Ingria... 2 lbs per week is fantastic!! That is what I set as my goal. Unfortunately this week it went up 2 lbs... Smile

Look for the smaller signs... clothes fitting better, belt in a knotch. If it`s gained fast... then it can come off fast! If it`s gained slow... then it needs to come off slow!

Good Luck!
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lcleaner2b

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Posted: 14 Feb 2012, 13:06
What Ingria said plus the slow and steady also helps maintain muscle. In the end you will look better and burn more calories
KK89

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Posted: 14 Feb 2012, 13:06
Ingria wrote:
It is recommended to lose 1 to 2 lb per week. This allows your body to reset your "normal" weight and gives your skin time to shrink back. If you have a lot of weight to lose like 50+ lb you can probably start with a little bit more for the first month, but that is not necessary. You are doing great at 2 lb per week. Weight loss is not a sprint, it is a marathon and a life long change of behavior. Otherwise you will just gain it all back, and the faster you lose it, the faster you will gain it back.


Exactly. In addition, your goal should be a life style change not quick weight loss. When you lose weight too quickly I guarantee you will gain it back. 2lbs a week is great! keep up the good work.
Keisha


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cassandra196...

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Posted: 14 Feb 2012, 13:17
You are doing great 2 lbs is perfect , we didn't put it on over night so it won't come off over night,it's better for us to take it off slowly and be healthy,Keep up the good job,you can do this.
Nimm

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Posted: 14 Feb 2012, 13:44
Depending on OP's body fat %, 2 lbs per week could be too much. In any event, it's not something to be upset about. That's a very brisk pace for fat loss.
gnat824

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Posted: 14 Feb 2012, 13:48
Ditto! The Biggest Loser, weight loss product infomercials and the promises of crash diets have all given us an inflated sense of what our weight loss pace should be. In the real world, though, 2 pounds a week is a great pace. In addition to the scale, pay attention to how your clothes fit, small changes in your body, things that are easier for you to do, etc. There's so much more to weight loss than just the number on the scale. People also suggest that you pick up items that are equal in weight the pounds you lost. 5 pounds? Try a bag of flour. 8 pounds? A milk jug. 10, a bag of potatoes or kitty litter. For 20, try a bag of dog food. It helps it to hit home that it really is a big deal that you aren't carrying that around anymore!
- Natalie
erika2633

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Posted: 14 Feb 2012, 14:06
That's such a great idea, Nat.. really puts things in perspective!! I agree with everyone, 1-2 pounds a week is great! And just because you don't have Day 1 measurements doesn't mean you can't take your measurements right now and see how you progress from here. Keep going strong!


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Ingria

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Posted: 14 Feb 2012, 14:52
This is kind of gross but puts things in perspective. How a pound of fat looks like.

http://www.fatsecret.com/Community.aspx?pa=fp&t=14500
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IowaBill

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Posted: 14 Feb 2012, 15:16
3500 calories equals 1 pound it's not rocket science...it's simple math. I have to use more calories than I take in and provide my body the fuel it needs. Now do I want to run on healthy high octane fuel or just subside on any old sludge? (What's in a Pringle anyways?)

1-2 lbs./week is a good number. Say 6 pounds per month...let me get my calculator....72 pounds per year. If you do it correctly over time you can even keep them off. Slow and steady wins the race and clean protein helps a lot.
adixon13

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Posted: 14 Feb 2012, 16:55
Thats so healthy! The less you put off (like 1-2 lbs a week) the more likely it is for you to keep it off! keep up the great work!
Manda_k

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Posted: 17 Feb 2012, 02:11
Thank you all. I am learning everyday how to use this fatsecret website. I am so glad to find all these responses! It certainly helps to hear the positive encouragement! Thank you so much!! I will take some of this in to perspective! I also have the feeling that now, I can't go back. I don't know what I would do if I just sat around and how guilty I would feel if I just ate whatever I wanted. I have put forth the effort to measure everything and eat what fuels my body. And I love the feeling. Thanks for all the support!
iomfatty

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Posted: 17 Feb 2012, 15:14
why don't you buy cheep blocks of 1/2lb lard/butter thats 4 a week then at the end of the month carry it around with you in a bag for a walk. That's what i did last time and that is what I am going to do this time. Good luck keep going
NCNOLE

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Posted: 17 Feb 2012, 17:05
Good idea, but you could just use hand weights - I do some cardio w/ 2 lb hand weights - just moved up to 3 lb. hand weights and was surprised by the difference. Lugging even 6 extra pounds while working out makes it just a touch more difficult - probably why you burn more calories when you weigh more. There is another post on here that gives weights of various items - so that you can compare when you lose 5-10-30-100 lbs! Can't remember what the name of the post was, but it was fun to read!
yurikahanach...

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Posted: 18 Feb 2012, 04:28
It's healthy for you. Keep up with your works



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