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I just finished W6D1, but I've actually been running now for eight weeks since I repeated W5D1 and W5D2 a few times each. I've drastically reduced my alcohol consumption, don't eat fast food, and don't eat junk food. I cook fresh meats and vegetables from scratch, no "add water, stir and heat" kinds of food in our home (I'm a caterer/baker.). And yet, not a single pound lost. I can tell I'm getting stronger, and I'm covering more distance with each run. But how is this ever going to get better with my extra fifty pounds to lug around around? Anyone have any ideas? I'm frustrated

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I didn't mean to give the impression that I'm beating myself up. That is not the case. I'm doing what I can. I'd just like to get an idea of what is going on here. I've been tested for hypothyroidism three times in the past six years, and my blood tests come back normal everytime, so I guess it cannot be that. And yes, I do measure, and no inches lost either.

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And dont forget about strength training (weight training, using free weights). Building muscle helps burn more fat. It can actually continue burning calories after you finish working out. Try strength training on one or two of your off days and shoot for an all over body circuit so you can tone evenly. Nike + training app is a great tool for that. I hope these help. I can understand how frustrating it can be trust me. Keep your head up and keep going, your body will get there. You just have to shock it into doing what you want haha. Best of luck!

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Thank you, TrishE, that is helpful. My oldest daughter is a tea connoisseur, I checked my cabinets, I have SIX different types of green tea. And I was speaking with a friend who is a physical therapist, and she says for fat loss, nothing beats weight training. So here I go.

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I had that issue, working out a lot and still actually gaining weight. I thought I ate healthy, described it a lot like you. So i kept a food journal for a week. Turns out my ratio of veggies to fats and carbs was way off. I would never have noticed if i didn't keep track for a while. Everything was healthy, just in the wrong balance. Maybe that's your issue too?

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The weight and inches finally started coming off about week seven into the program. My husband kept telling me to stick with it, and eventually my body would get over the shock and get with the program, and he was right. I did notice that the more active I became, the better I felt (both physically and mentally), and was able to abstain from snacking and unhealthy treats, which I didn't indulge in all that often anyway, but I'm sure every little bit helps.

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