Post # 1
On November 9th I started exercising more, dieting etc. I got weighted at the doctors office and base it off of that weight, 156. That day at the time all I had eaten was a cup of watermelon and a cup of grapes because that was my breakfast. I only take in about 1200-1300 calories a day. If I exercise that day I take in more calories and burn it down to 1200. I have only lost 5 pounds in a month. By calculations, I should have lost 8 pounds if not a little more because I cut my calorie intake back substantially (I used to eat over 1,000 calories in one meal and now I’m 1200 for a day. My maintenance calorie intake is about 2300). I weighted myself on December 1st just to see how I was doing. I wore the same exact shirt, bra, shoes, and pants that I wore when I got weighted at the doctors office the only difference was time. I weighted myself at night after I had eaten all day! I weighted 150.8. So I lost about 5 pounds. Not bad considering I had another week to make it a month and it was after all day of eating. I expected to lose more after that week and base it off of eating only breakfast since that’s what I originally got weighted on. Several days after that weight in I got my period and it ended yesterday. I weighted myself again today and im 151….once again after only eating breakfast.
I don’t think I retain weight. I was the 17 day diet before and right before my period came I weighted myself and I expected to weight less…after my period I weighted again and I was the same exact weight…so I don’t think I retain water during my period, since I was expecting to drop about 3-5 pounds after my period and that never happened.
I’m discouraged and want to give up.. I was expecting to be down to my goal weight by the beginning of March, but at this rate…it’s not going to happen. :/
Post # 3
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Post # 4
5 pounds in one month is right on target according doctor’s recommendations.
If you quit, nothing will happen; you’ll most likely gain it back. If you keep going, what could happen? You never know until you keep on going!
Honestly, you should ramp up your exercise, particularly lifting weights. The more muscle your body has the more calories you burn. Also, never go by just the scale. You should take measurements and go by how your clothes fit instead.
Post # 5
5 lb. in a month is definitely safe and healthy – I am concerned when anyone loses more than that because chances are it’s not coming from a healthy source. I’m working toward 2 lb. a week, sometimes I make that and sometimes I don’t. But I know I’ve made progress because I take monthly measurements of my body and have lost a TON of inches — so I suggest definitely doing that if you aren’t already. Get a simple tape measure and record your neck, bicep, chest, waist, hips, thigh, calf and anywhere else you’d like to monitor. Record again in a month and I bet you’ll see some differences 🙂
You don’t always lose weight, but that doesn’t mean your body isn’t changing. Like a PP said, quitting just means you’re going to gain it back OR continue feeling the same. If you keep going, you will get there. Even if you don’t make your goal weight, you’ll still be a healthier person, and that’s really what it’s all about.
Post # 6
Also, my recommendation is to weigh yourself first thing in the morning every Monday, or Tuesday, etc. Throughout the day your fluids shift and you have been eating, etc. so your weight won’t be very accurate. I weight myself every Wednesday morning, first thing and…naked!
Post # 7
I agree that 1-2 pounds a month is a good weight loss. Also, I wouldn’t go off the amount on the doctor’s scale, scales all weigh differently so you can only really compare days on the same scale.
What type of exercise are you doing? You will get the most bang for your buck from interval training of some type and make sure to include weights, they won’t bulk you up promise!