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scrowley531scrowley531 Member Posts: 2 Member Member Posts: 2 Member
Hi I've been doing MFP for 3 weeks, every day I've stuck more or less to the calories. I also run 3 times a week. The scales haven't moved though, even though MFP says 'in 5 weeks you'll weigh...' any ideas?


  • GeneveremfpGeneveremfp Member Posts: 268 Member Member Posts: 268 Member

    Also the "more or less" is going to have an impact and suggests not weighing things probably eyeballing etc . Try to commit to accurately logging for a few weeks before worrying
  • nighthawk584nighthawk584 Member Posts: 1,944 Member Member Posts: 1,944 Member
    Be accurate and consistent in staying at your calorie deficit, NOT more or less calculating. Are you weighing everything you eat on a food scale?

    PS..don't pay attention to the 5 week estimate.
    edited June 28
  • scrowley531scrowley531 Member Posts: 2 Member Member Posts: 2 Member
    Ok thanks. I will give it a try.
  • roger00022000roger00022000 Member Posts: 21 Member Member Posts: 21 Member
    I know that this may seem counter productive, but I don't weigh anything. I keep track of what I eat, log what I eat based on what this system deems to be a "portion" and up or down the servings (not the size, but the number of portions.) Since I am not really trying to rapidly lose huge amounts of weight, or to become a body builder or marathon runner, this seems to work for me. I am gradually losing weight, and my daily activity as increased to the point that as long as my daily (estimated) calorie intake remains at or below what was determined to be enough for me (2070 cal/day) then I'm happy. I weigh myself periodically (multiple times a week) and keep a record of my weight with a chart that I update weekly on Saturdays before doing anything else. I have weight to lose, and time to do it so that it is not uncomfortable, and I am gradually going down. I'm healthy, happy and moving in the right direction, which is all the matters to me. For me, the only progress that matters is that what I weigh this saturday is equal to or less than what I weighed last week, and next week is lower than this week. To me, THAT is making progress.
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