How long until I start to see any type of change?

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Nov 15, 2013 11:12am
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So I joined back the gym and yesterday marked the 2 week mark. I go 4 times a week with mainly cardio I.e. Fast walking/jogging 30 minutes on threadmill, 15 minutes cross trainer, 15 minutes on the bike, then sit ups stretches and sometimes some rowing. I've started suspension combo TRX classes once a week to begin with.

However I weighted myself this morning and there is little or no change.. Not even a pound. And I do eat healthily salads etc

Any ideas/information or motivation you could give me about this would be much appreciated because I feel like I'm doing something wrong
16 Nov
If u r using resistance on the machines then u might be gaining muscle.and muscle weighs more than fat.or maybe u are eating more calories then what u burn.remember 2 loose weight u need 2 consume fewer calories. And burn more calories then what u consume.hope thiz helpz
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Nov 15, 2013 11:35am
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Scales will move within 3months, visibly in 6. Patience is a virtue.

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Nov 15, 2013 1:18pm
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When you exercise hard your body gets hungry and you may end up just eating those calories right back. If you're not being careful about your eating, your results could be very slow or non existent.

It takes hours and hours of cardio to burn off a pound. Your main investment, for the amount of payoff you see for the effort, should be in your eating habits first, supplemented by exercise.

Do you use a calorie tracker like myfitnesspal, noom, fatsecret or anything? You might find that really helpful.

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Nov 15, 2013 2:18pm
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I do I've used my fitness pal since last year to track my calorie intake and my exercise however I never know if I should be 'eating back' my burned calories and so i never have and am often 100 or so calories below my daily intake. I eat in moderation with usually 2 whole meal slices and light cheese with egg for breakfast with a banana thrown in and then a salad for lunch and a light dinner. I've also stopped eating past 7 besides 2/3 days when I work late shifts.

Thanks for your help though I appreciate it :)
16 Nov
Hmm yeah I've read posts that said to not completely eat back your burned calories just because mfp and other apps aren't accurate enough... I Really don't know, it took me three months to start seeing results but I figured that was because I wasn't watching calories, I was just exercising and eating healthy, but as soon as i started counting calories I saw results. Maybe it just does take some time for your body to get the message... To me that doesn't really make sense though, i mean from a purely mathematical standpoint, you have to burn calories to...
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Nov 15, 2013 2:42pm
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I would say around four weeks. I seen a fitness poster once that read, 4 weeks until you notice 8 weeks until your family and friends notice and 12 weeks before the world notices so keep going. Lol I hope that helps and good luck

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Nov 15, 2013 2:49pm
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Haha I have that poster on the front of my phone I'm trying hard to believe it so I hope your right. Thanks for the advice :)
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Nov 17, 2013 1:57am
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Your workout days at the gym sound very relaxed.

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Nov 17, 2013 2:41am
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Never trust the scale, trust the mirror.  You may be loosing fat and gaining muscle.
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Nov 17, 2013 2:48am
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Make sure you are getting everything right that takes place out side of the gym. Sleep, diet, recovery etc. The extra mile is what brings your body to new heights.

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