(Closed) Bees – I need help.

posted 7 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@kittybee: Have you checked to see what your ideal body weight is? Because it could be that you are already there. When I went to enlist in the National Guard, they told all the recruits who didn’t make weight to cut red meat and breads out of their diet ’til they came back to try again, and as far as I know it didn’t fail any of the people who had to come back. Also my fiance is in the Army, and whenever some of the heavier guys go to get weighed they do the same thing, and they all make weight, even though they are muscle bound as all get out.

Hope that helps :] One girl I was there with had to drop about fifteen pounds and she told me she dropped it in just under two weeks. I’m not sure if that’s true ’cause I wasn’t there when she weighed herself, but I know when she went back in she had lost the weight.

Another possibility is that while you’re shedding fat, you’re adding muscle, which weighs more? I wish I could be more helpful :/

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@kittybee: You should really start measuring. I was going through the same thing when I was really working out at my hardest. I could notice changes in my body though, and my clothes were fitting different.

You could be staying the same because of added muscle mass versus fat loss, and losing inches. Just an idea…

 

 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@kittybee:  I’m definitely agreeing with the above comments that you should check into it and see what your ideal weight should be before going further!  I started WeightWatchers Online in January and am down 11 pounds…it’s super easy for me, and just seems to work.  And honestly, I don’t lift a finger in terms of working out (which I know isn’t good, don’t do that haha). 

Post # 7
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66 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@kittybee: I hope it works out for you :] It sounds as though you’re being as healthy as you possibly could, and working out a lottt. I wish I had that kind of perseverance πŸ˜€

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

Calories in calories out, are u eating more cause your more hungry from exercise, unless your overweight exercise and healthy eating wont cut it, trust me I work out 6 times a week and watch everything I eat but unless I stick to 1200-1500 cal I dont loose weight but I am slap bang in healthy weight range and have heaps of muscle, Does that make sence, if you dont have much too loose it gets really hard.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Try dailyplate.com. Its a free website that I used to loose 20pounds. I monitored my daily intake based on the calcualtor. I then added any exercise I did into it and it gave me the amount I was allowed to eat.

I also loved how it measured the protein, fat, and carbs. It really helps to keep yourself in line.

Post # 11
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Honey bee

I suggest tracking what you eat everyday for a week. Every single taste or bite of anything, write it down. Its helped me a TON and ive been consistently loosing each week. You may find that you are eating too much, or not enough.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Drink lots of authentic green tea throughout the day. (Replace your water intake with tea cups and you will obviously still be getting the water because the tea is brewed in water!) It speeds up your metabolism and it’ll burn any/all unnecessary fat. It won’t be overnight but you have to give this approximately 3-4 months.

Around the same time, start eating like so: decent sized breakfast, a fruit or yogurt snack. Decent sized lunch. Then again a snack. Then small dinner. (not ‘decent’ sized!) Definitely add chicken to the mix. If you are taking protein shakes etc., just know that they are simple proteins. A protein from chicken is a complex protein and it breaks down in yoru body and affects is MUCH MORE differently (and DEFINITELY more positively than a protein shake.)

Stop weighing yourself daily (if you are). And do it weekly. Sometimes u will not shed a single pound over the course of 3 days and then all of a sudden, you will weight 2 lbs less on the machine.

Sleep W-E-L-L. If you aren’t already, start doing this BEFORE you jump head first into exercising. Your body must adjust to a proper sleep and diet schedule before you throw in exercising. Get as close to 8 hrs as possible. Your body burns fat while you sleep.

Set realistic goals. YOUR realistic goals can’t be the same as your friend’s realistic goals. You can both vow to lose 10 pounds in 2 months but maybe it will take you LONGER due to your lifestyle, age, stress and hormone factor. I set a realistic goal for myself to lose 20 lbs in 5 months. I didn’t exercise at all the first two months. Just worked on my diet and sleep. Just 5 years ago, I could lose weight a lot faster so I could lose 20 lbs back in the day in about 2-3 months. Body changes as time progesses. And you can’t really compare it to anyone else’s body either. Just know that it can become harder to lose it but not impossible!

I came just shy of 2 lbs at the 5 mths mark. I was eating appropriately. I had my cakes and candy occassionally and what not. Then another month later, I lost 5 more lbs! I was stagnant at a particular number for 3-4 weeks before losing anymore weight again. Your body works in mysterious ways but suffice it to say that it DOES work.

(Sorry for the super post! Since I’ve lost the weight in a healthy manner, I can’t help but advocate my secrets all over the place!)

Post # 13
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274 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@simpleandchic – I am the exact same way.  I will absolutely NOT lose weight until i reduce my calorie intake to 1200-1500 calories a day.

Post # 14
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5110 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2011

Honestly if its important that you lose weight in your mind. I would go to your gym and ask the instructors what workouts you should be doing for your body type. I dont know what other advice to give. Good luck lady!! πŸ™‚

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