Getting in Shape

I know there is a group on this subject but no one is ever there posting. Three weeks ago we started a biggest loser contest at work. I have been working so hard but the weight isn't coming off. Wednesday is our 4th weigh in and I am only down 7 lbs. I have cut calories to 1200 and sometimes can't even meet that. I am keeping my carbs between 100-125 daily. And I am exercising 3-4 times a week and doing Zumba 3-4 times a week. I have no idea why the weight isn't coming off. I went from having 6-8 cans of Dr. Pepper a day to 2 in 2 weeks. Any suggestions?
Posted on February 10, 2014 at 6:05 pm
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Linnn
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How are your sleep habits? water intake? bowel movements(not to be in ur business--but a naturopath dr say, your export should equal import if you know what i mean)

Have you've been to the dr to make sure your thyroid is ok? sometimes there could be an imbalance which can affect weight control.

Have you tried juicing as well?

Posted on February 10, 2014 at 6:36 pm
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I drink 8-10 glasses of water a day. I use flavoring that is sugar free because I cant drink plain water. Two weeks ago I went to have lab work done for gall bladder surgery and everything is perfect. My dr was ver impressed that everything was the low end of normal. I am a picky eater and dont like vegetables. I am joining a program at our Y Couch potato to 5K so hoping that helps. I understand what you mean about output. They are normal for.me.
Posted on February 10, 2014 at 8:12 pm
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Sometimes you can cut calories too low and it can work against you, 1200 is on the very low side. Here's a good article on that: http://www.active.com/nutrition/articles/eat-more-to-lose-weight-875082 

 

Posted on February 11, 2014 at 9:03 am
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 I agree with Nicole, 1200 is the lowest you should even consider in order to even get the nutrients your body needs. Also, 7 pounds in 3 weeks IS good! That's why I hate biggest loser things because it brings an unrealistic expectation. I work in a gym and I see it all the time, but 1-2 pounds a week is safe for weight loss, especially if you want it to be a long term thing. You should be proud! Cutting back on soda like that is a huge step and I love dr pepper too, but keep cutting that out as much as you can, and keep up your hard work :) and try to eat veggies as much as you can even if you don't like them :/ healthy eating can lead to so many benefits!!

Posted on February 11, 2014 at 9:47 am
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I agree with Nicole. I seen this on a guys fitness twitter... 

Posted on February 11, 2014 at 9:49 am
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I assume you are weighing in weekly? 7 pounds in 4 weeks is pretty good, because healthy weighloss is slow - 1 to 2 lbs per week MAX. And if you are eating too few calories, dropping below that 1200 threshold too often, you might find it is harder to lose weight if your body is going starvation mode and conserving calories for energy. 

It sounds like you are doing what you need to do...just hang in there and keep doing it the healthy way! It will happen! I can say - drink lots and lots of water. And a tip for feeling fuller when eating is to eat slowly and sip water between bites...it really does help you be more mindful of what you are eating and you will feel fuller, faster.

 

Posted on February 11, 2014 at 2:19 pm
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 If you started working out maybe you should measure yourself too! Sometimes you lose inches without really losing a ton of weight! I know it can get discouraging but don't give up it sounds like you're doing a great job!

Posted on February 11, 2014 at 7:12 pm

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