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Old 05-05-2014, 02:23 PM   #31
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Originally Posted by grneyedldy View Post
I was going by your start date. What I forgot to say was I think you're doing great and that a week or two of no loss is very common. I know you mentioned not usually being that low on protein, but your protein seems extremely low to me. I'm also 5'2, but much older than you (54) and I don't exercise (I'm just starting to get active) and my protein grams are 54 +/-. I would think your protein amt would be 60 - 100, depending on your ideal body weight.

Ah, duh, me. That is the start date! lol

My goal protein is 80, so I am far from my goal. I started out around where I am and then started feeling like I was getting tired and thought it was the protein. I went up to 80 and that felt pretty good. I just did not track it well enough the past few weeks. I think I need to get back to entering my food in the calculator every day since I am having a hard time estimating protein. I think you are absolutely right, that area needs to be raised.
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Old 05-05-2014, 05:31 PM   #32
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I'd say that if you're clothing is getting looser and your fat is jiggly as previously mentioned then you probably don't need to worry.

Given that you're exercising, I wouldn't be surprised that you're not losing according to the scale. You're building muscle and your body is probably retaining water to deal with the micro muscle tears.

In my experience, I have months where I lose weight and months where I lose inches. If I increase or otherwise change my exercise habits it can apparently stall me but then my body reaches a comfortable equilibrium and I suddenly drop weight.

The above has been true for me no mater what diet I'm on but I think I see more changes in water weight with low carb. The positive is that I lose faster and I know when I get a sudden increase in water weight then I'm about to drop a kilo or two in the next few days. Worth it!
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Old 05-09-2014, 10:56 PM   #33
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I think you are doing great! Stay focused and I bet you will see a loss soon. I understand you have stress( kids!), that might be a factor. Just be patient.. I know easier to say.

Good luck.
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