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I've been trying to lose like 5 lbs for the longest time. :/

I've tried alot of things and it seems like calorie counting doesn't even count anymore because no matter how much I eat or how much I DON'T EAT the scale only moves up and down like 3 lbs... and then it comes back to homeground weight where I've been stuck at.

I've been very patient about it. I've been exercising differently started eating differently (Started to a more active calorie shfting for like 2-3 weeks.. not working). it's just frustrating.

I guess I don't mind staying where I am but I gained the 5 lbs and it WON'T GO AWAY! I don't think I would mind it as much if I didn't gain it!

Any tips? I don't want to starve myself (done that, wouldn't want to do it again) or anything. I'm thinking about doing low carb/high protein and stuff like that just because calorie counting/shifting ain't working for me at this point. I'm also considering master cleanser just because my intestines always feel super full and bloated although I don't consume much salt... sigh. I've been trying to avoid these one time things (like danish diet) but I might just try it out (juicing even) because I'm at a wall. I'm thinking about taking slim quick as well.

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I think there comes a point where you have to honestly decide..... is it worth doing terrible things to myself like juice diets or 'cleanses' in order to be 5lbs lighter... OR.... do I want to live more normally and pleasantly and be the weight I already am?  

5lbs makes no difference to your appearance or your health.  And if it's affecting your wellbeing then something is wrong. 

I'd suggest that if you're in the healthy weight range of a BMI between 20 and 25 that you stop trying to lose weight completely and focus instead on loving the body you've actually got and looking after it as well as you can.  

I'd suggest that if you're in the healthy weight range of a BMI between 20 and 25 that you stop trying to lose weight completely and focus instead on loving the body you've actually got and looking after it as well as you can.  

First of all, well said.

My other half has a theory that every body has a certain "happy weight" and once we hit it, it will take HUGE effort to lose and that we will naturally maintain - if of course we stay active and eat sensibly.  Maybe you're at your happy weight? 

I know it's hard not to focus on the number and that this advice probably isn't what you wanted to hear, but wish you all  the best anyway!!

5 punds shouldn't be a big deal to lose,  it really shouldn't. So, something else is going on. 

How much do you weigh, how tall, and what are you eating now?  What is your daily exercise routine?  Are you in a seated job?  How old are you?

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I am a totally normal bmi... according to all the doctors I've spoken to anyhow. They never mention my weight being a problem.

It's just that I GAINED 5 lbs from binging problem that roots back 9 months ago. I no longer binge, maybe I stuff myself like once every 2-3 weeks but that's normal for everyone, no? (well even that's like less than 2000 calories now a day so) That's main reason I want to get rid of the 5 lbs.

I'm not gonna kill myself for the 5lbs (i'm around 108-112 lbs. Depends on the scale and the time of the day haha.) but sure would be happy to lose it.

The reason I was talking about the cleanse was because I'm just really constipated and jane was actually the one who suggested juicing... (it's really that bad. I can feel stool in my colons with my hand on the left side of my stomach and my doctors thought it was all odd.) I think they told me I should get a laxative and I've taken ducolax... people were freaking out about taking two pills (apparently extreme pain) so I took one... and no result. haha. I guess I'll take my fiber one the only thing that works.

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