Had a meltdown today and need guidance from my fit bees…

posted 3 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
Member
317 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Sugar_and_Spice: 

before you started, did you measure yourself?  I know you probably don’t want to hear this but you can gain weight and still lose inches and tone up!  I have been doing the same thing as you.  Watching what I eat, working out, doing everything right! I have just under two weeks for the wedding.. and I HAVE to loose 5lbs just to fit into my dress.  Stick with it you can do it!!!!

 

 

Post # 6
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317 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Sugar_and_Spice:  Crazy… same weight same height here.  I have PCOS so I know there are things that naturally are not good for me like breads and pasta.  Have you ever heard of a book called the plan?  Everyone is different and reacts to food differently.  The book helps you figure out what your bad foods are.  Oddly enough you may be eating things like green beans thinking they are healthy and great, but maybe  not for you.  Check it out.  It may give you a place to start off again. 

Post # 7
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2059 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Muscle weighs more than fat! check your measurements. I tell people to NEVER go by the scales (unless morbidly obese there will be an obvious loss on the scale!)

go by your measurements, how your clothes fit and what the mirror tells you!!! 

When you build muscle but lose fat,  often ( more often than not) you will weigh more than what you did when you were overweight. But it’s good weight cos your building awesome muscle!

Post # 8
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1102 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Look in the mirror naked – do you see muscle tone where there was none before? If so that’s a good first indicator that what you’re doing is (slowly) working.

In the beginning my weight didn’t budge either, but after about 6 months of exercise and healthy food (with a lot of crap food in there cos I’m not very strict) I’ve lost 6.5 pounds and gained muscle. But I only stepped on the scale about once a month because it used to be such a disappointment not seeing those numbers move. 

Post # 10
Hostess
3787 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I agree with the PPs. You might be really slimming down and should focus on that. Honestly though – I totally get it. I’ve been working my butt off and have basically not lost any weight this week. I also struggle really hard with losing weight, sometimes have a serious messy meltdown (last time it happened in Banana Republic. True story, DH had to check us out and I had to leave) He is also very thin and has to eat a metric ton to gain weight/ stay healthy looking. 

That said, are you sure you need to eat 1800 calories? Do you know how many you’re burning? I’m asking because I have a BodyMedia Fit armband and my goal to lose two pounds a week has me at like 1415 a day – creating a 1000 calorie deficit from the 2415 or whatever I’m supposed to burn. But I have to work HARD to actually get that 2400 calories. I know that the armband underestimates spin class, but I pretty much HAVE to do an hour spin class or really run a lot of walking errands to hit that goal every day. Like much more than you would think. 

If I were you, I’d probably cut my calories slowly to see if it starts working. Maybe 1650 next week, and then 1500 after. Just don’t go below 1200 (I try not to go below 1300). 

Hang in there. *hugs*

Post # 11
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4656 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

If you are losing inches, you are losing fat. Keep it up.

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