Post # 1
Ok ‘Bees! I really need help….I have been on WW since September and between then and the start of January I had some health problems I kept the weight I had lost off and didnt gain more (about 7 pounds lost) and then I really got back into WW at the beginning of Jan. The problem is…
I AM NOT LOSING WEIGHT!!!! (I’m yelling this to the weight loss heavens…not you all)
I usually eat oatmeal in the morning. Left overs from the night befores dinner…which is always a WW recipe. And then a WW recipe for dinner. I drink more the the needed water everyday too. I also exercise for at least 30 mins a day. This week, I started 30 day shred.
Guys, I am so frustrated. I see posts on here all the time about people losing significant weight on WW, and I feel like I am missing something!
Can you all help me out? Provide tips, insight, recipes, or just inspiration! I really want to lose weight… 🙁 Thanks ‘Bees!
Post # 3
@soontobmrsc: Hang in there! I have a couple of thoughts…
1) it takes time
2) are you eating enough calories that your body is metabolically active? Sometimes we overdo it on the diet, and at those times I find myself not losing weight because I go hypometabolic.
I had pledged to myself to lose my baby weight by 7 months after delivery. It was so hard, but I did it! But once I stopped pushing so hard, started making the workouts more fun, and changed some of the things I was eating as a rule, I ended up losing more than I planned. Right now I’m at my pre-wedding weight! Yay! But I’m on a strict no soy, no egg, no dairy diet. This dramatically helped with weight loss.
Post # 4
I remember way back when I did WW, it took me awhile before the weight started to come off. I think it just might take some people longer for your body to adjust. Hang in there…it sounds like you’re doing everything right!! =)
Post # 5
I’m not doing weight watchers, by I have been coating calories and working out like crazy (I’m actually on the treadmill right now finishing a 6 mile run/walk and posting from my phone) and I’ve only lost like a pound so far. Luckily, my scale does fat % as well and that tells me I’ve lost 5 pounds of fat. So it may be that youve lost fat but are gaining water and some muscle as well. Keep at it!
Post # 6
Thanks guys! Anyone else?
Post # 7
Are you accounting for carbs? You don’t have to go crazy- but maybe limit them to one meal- or at least cut them in half. I find that if I have two- low carb and protein filled meals- I can justify something like pasta- and I end up eating way more veggie.
Post # 8
I started WW for the first time 3 weeks ago and so far, I’ve only been losing 1 lb per week. I haven’t been feeling so hot lately, so my workouts have been less than what I usually do. I think that if you change up your workouts and not worry so much about it, it will happen.
Post # 9
Are you eating snacks in between meals? I graze throughout the day (I’m on my 3rd week of weight watchers) and that revs up your metabolism. Instead of three meals, I eat constantly. A little something every two-three hours or so. Have you had your thyroid checked?
Post # 10
It’s tough. You’re always going to hit a plateau somewhere in the weight loss game. I did for a few weeks…I always get stuck around one number. I changed up my workout routine and the types of food I was eating. Before I was eating higher protein very little carbs and fat. Surpisingly adding in some carbs and eating high protein snacks really helped.
Snacks are really good. Eat 3 meals and about 2 100-200 calories snacks between meals. Gets you over that hunger and through the day!
With the carb thing I also arranged to eat most of my carbs in the morning and then taper off on carbs throughout the day. It helps get over those plateaus.
Post # 11
You may not be eating enough and some times your body will plateau and you will have to give it a jump start change up your work out routine ooh and i love this site for ideas : http://www.skinnytaste.com/
Post # 12
Counting calories is really the only thing that’s worked for me in the past, with working out (cardio) If you have an iPhone, there’s a cool (Free) app that will help you count and manage your caloric intake and keeps track of your goal. Also, there are the good ol diet pills (which I don’t encourage anyone to take) but sometimes drastic times call for drastic measures….I’m just saying