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January 16th, 2009, 06:01 AM
Super Mommy
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Pennsylvania
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I was just wondering how much of a factor stress has on losing weight? I know it has some impact.

I started back to work this week and already I'm stress, but I know it's from trying to get caught up and leaving my baby and coming home to a mad house (expected with five kids and a DH - ok, six kids). I have been exercising faithfully and eating between 1500 & 1600 calroies a day and I have not dropped one ounce in two weeks!
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January 16th, 2009, 11:50 AM
fka teresarunningmommy
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Location: Michigan
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Stress affects everyone differently. Some lose weight when they are under stress. Some gain. As far as not losing if you don't lose next week, then maybe start looking at things and seeing if you need some tweaking. I know I haven't lost a thing in 2 weeks and I actually am up a pound, and it is really frustrating when you are doing all the right things. I would try taking measurements and see if you are losing inches.

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January 16th, 2009, 12:46 PM
TrainingWithTonya's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
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Yes, stress can affect weight. In some people, stress can raise cortisol levels which cause fat storage in the stomach region. If you see that you are increasing in the midsection only from your measurements, you might want to have your cortisol levels checked. If you are just going by the scale, however, quit going by the scale! LOL Scales don't know the difference between muscle and fat, so they don't know how fit you are getting from your healthy eating and exercise.
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January 17th, 2009, 03:12 AM
ana410ny's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
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are those calories you are getting an estimation or are you using something to track your calories?
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January 17th, 2009, 08:02 AM
~*Dina*~'s Avatar Platinum Supermommy
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Location: California
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For me I'm a stress eater, so I tend to gain weight when stressed. I hope your stress level calms down for you and you can start seeing some weight changes. Good luck!

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January 17th, 2009, 05:57 PM
Super Mommy
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I keep a log of what I eat and write everything down. I nothiced some of you using the calorie counter so I signed up and gonna try that. I think I may not be eating the rigtht combination of foods. I know I need to do more veggies. I'm wondering about maybe having my cortisol checked cause I seem to have an issue with losing from my midsection. thanks for the advice.
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