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Slim in 6 and diet frustration
Hello,
I have been doing the Slim in 6 for 10 days now(prior to that was working out every day for 2 weeks). I have been on a strict diet of 1500 calories for 3 weeks now and have cut-out alcohol as well. I am feeling a little frustrated. I have not lost a pound! My clothes still fit the same...nothing has shifted. Just wondering if this normal? will it take longer to see any results? Would appreciate any feedback ....thanks
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RE: Slim in 6 and diet frustration
1/31/13 3:10 PM as a reply to freedomdancer.
Hi

Congratulations on your workouts and for sticking to a nutrition plan and cutting out the alcohol.

I have a few questions, you started 10 ago and did a few weeks of exercise before that, do you "feel" any difference in your clothes, how you walk up the stairs and/or in yoru workouts. Many times we dont notice (cant see) the changes that go on side before we start to see the changes on the outside.

Keep up the great work! You will see those changes soon.

Also, I cant say if 1500 is the correct amount for you without knowing your age, weight and height. If you'd like me to calculate that for you i"d be happy to.

Keep pushing play you are doing great. Those changes will start to show, maybe not on the scale (mine showed in how the clothes felt first).

Coach Donna
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RE: Slim in 6 and diet frustration
1/31/13 6:40 PM as a reply to CoachDonna12.
Thanks for the reply Donna. Yes Ihave noticed changes. When i started I could barely do 3 push ups....now I am shocked and amazed that I can do 10 without a problem. So I feel stronger and definetly healthier. I will keep going either way....Was just wndering if I could be doing thngs differently. As for my stats: I am 45, 5ft 5inches, 142 pounds. Like I said i am doing 1500 calorie/day plus exercsing 6 days a week.
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RE: Slim in 6 and diet frustration
2/1/13 3:00 AM as a reply to freedomdancer.
I will say that many of us take longer to see the changes happening. Especially if you don't have that much to lose to start with. I have done two rounds of the X and on the first round, I saw practically no changes other than a five pound loss in the first two months. I was bummed! Then the last month and into about two weeks AFTER the program was finished, I dropped 20! And the same thing is happening on the second round.

So, don't despair. Keep pushing play and eating clean and you WILL see those changes. Come on over to a thread a few of us post on for extra motivation if you want!

http://www.teambeachbody.com/connect/message-boards/-/message_boards/message/205502973
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RE: Slim in 6 and diet frustration
2/1/13 5:18 PM as a reply to freedomdancer.
Hi,
As another 40-something, I'll say that I think it's going to take longer to see the results we want, especially since we're both in that "a bit fluffy, want to get rid of the fat, not really overweight" stage. I'm 43, 5'4", and 138 lbs. I have yet to see any difference in terms of body fat percentage even after a round of P90X. I've tightened up on my diet a lot so I tell myself to just be patient. Ten days isn't a lot of time to see the kind of change you're wanting. Right now, you'll see more improvement in your muscle strength and endurance more than in body fat percentage. Depending on how hard you're working and what else you're doing through the day, maybe cut back to 1400 calories? Are you tracking on My Fitness Pal? When I started doing that (I don't do it much now unless I change what I eat for breakfast or lunch), I realized how much hidden fat and salt and sugar I was eating. Plus, you might consider making 1400 or 1500 your average number of calories. Some days, eat less if you're not hungry -- don't force yourself to eat. Other days, you'll be more hungry, so eat a bit more.

~Elizabeth
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RE: Slim in 6 and diet frustration
2/17/13 4:59 PM as a reply to freedomdancer.
I can totally relate to the frustration. I haven't seen a pound drop nor much with my clothes fitting that it does get a bit discouraging. Normally, in the past I've given up after a couple of weeks. This time I'm really trying to stick with it from doing a daily workout routine and making sure to eat right. For one, I've set myself a small reward you could say for doing so for hubby and I are both signed up to make it to the Coach Summit in Las Vegas come June. (Of course wanna look good for that!) Plus, I had a back injury that would make some days where I couldn't do anything. Now, I like the fact I have more mobility and not sit there and go Oh! My back!. Plus, I can definitely do more pushups then when I started.
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RE: Slim in 6 and diet frustration
2/18/13 2:39 AM as a reply to chkarism.
I'm in the same boat (not seeing any physical results on weight loss/inches) BUT thanks to other members' posts I'm learning to get over it and keep pushing Play! I've done 11 workouts to date, first time of Ramp it Up today (geez I feel it now!) and I am defo stronger and slightly more mobile. I've always suffered with a sore, achy back plus I've had two hip ops in last 18 months so I m desperate to lose weight having put on about 30lb due to lack of exercise (and I admit, unhealthy diet - not now though LOL)

Many of the replies I've had have suggested that weight loss might not come til a few weeks down, possibly wk 5/6 in Burn it Up. As long as I know that there are others out there like me, who didn't see any results but then did later on, then I'm motivated to keep going. It's lovely to hear from those who lost xxxlbs in say 1 or 2 wks but it's also nice to know that we're not doing it wrong just because we aren't.

Some q's I was asked (to help with weight loss) were:
Are you drinking enough water, most people need 2litres at least (there's a calculation somewhere, something about drinking half your body weight???)
Eating small, frequent snacks/meals (5/6 during day every 3 hours), obviously good stuff (previous to this, I'd view a packet of crisps as a snack!)
Eating ENOUGH? I was tempted to really under cut my calories but people have been advising me not to as body can go into starvation mode and refuse to lose weight! Of course, over eating or wrong type of food won't help either!!!
Too much salt/sodium in your diet!

My best piece of advice is to trawl through all these posts and read the comments. So many people will sound just like you, you found some of us here! I find it really motivational as well as getting great advice.

Keep it up, let us know how you're getting on.

Chkarism: defo know what you mean about the push-ups, at start I could do 5/6 now up to 10 YAY!!!
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