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Just a reminder - be patient!

Patience pays.

If you don't get results right away, don't quit -- buff takes time. When you start an exercise program, don't expect changes overnight. It may be a couple of weeks before you see improvements. Although changes may seem subtle at first, stick with it. Even small amounts of exercise will start you on the road to a better body.

Mon. May 1, 10:43am

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I totally agree. It took me 25 years to get this way and it's not going to fall off over night. Making small changes really do turn into big ones in the long run. PT has really helped me staying to stay on track. Just logging here everyday and letting people see what I've been eating etc. has helped me so much. Thanks PT and to all you wonderful people here.

Monday, May 01, 2006, 11:34 AM

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Still, I'm frustrated.
I work out about an hour (or more) a day, eat healthy and I haven't lost any weight at all since I've joined PT (almost a year ago now). I can't really see myself cutting any more calories and I just don't have time to dedicate more hours to workouts. Any hints?

Monday, May 01, 2006, 1:15 PM

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To the last poster-- have you talked to your doctor about this? Maybe you could look into getting some info from a nutritionist? It might be that you are restricting your calories too much, (i.e. you need to eat MORE when working out-- to compensate for some of what's burned off.)

If you eat too FEW calories, your body will feel like it's starving itself and will stubbornly cling to every calorie consumed!

Monday, May 01, 2006, 2:06 PM

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To the OP.
You are absolutely right! The pounds or inches may not seem apparent at first!

What I did was this:

I had a jacket that used to fit me too tightly. Hung it up in my hallway for inspiration. Didn't try it on for a month. AFter that, I tried it again. It now fits! and I don't feel like I've lost much (i'm losing inches, but not pounds), but If I had kept trying it on every day, I would have been way more frustrated!

Monday, May 01, 2006, 2:07 PM

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i too have struggled with this problem. the scales will hardly move. (1/2 lb to one pound a week) sometimes i would gain also. i was feeling discouraged with my progress since friends of mine were losing anywhere from 3-5 pounds a week. it wasn't till i seen the light and was honest with myself to how many calories i was consuming. when i'd try a bite of this or that is was sneeking up behind me. now i pay attention to any snacking and have done better.

Monday, May 01, 2006, 4:47 PM

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