Post # 1
OK, I’m just on here to let off some steam and I can’t exactly complain to my friends or my fiance since they’ll all just roll their eyes at me and tell me stuff I already know…so what better way to let it all out than to tell a bunch of strangers? (Haha)
So I’ve been in this mad attempt to try to lose weight for my June 2014 wedding and picked out this fit and flare dress. And I told myself that I need to lose weight to look good in it or I’d be screwed. I’m horribly pear-shaped…and by now, you’re all thinking…”WHY DIDN’T YOU JUST GO WITH AN A-LINE???” My answer: I dunno…I was stupid and thought I was able to lose weight by the time June rolled around? I did pick out the dress a YEAR before the wedding! Anways, so I’ve been basically kicking my butt. I’ve been eating clean and counting calories on MyFitnessPal. I go to the gym at least 3 times a week…doing cardio and strength training. I don’t drink sugary drinks and never have to begin with. So it’s been 5 months of this already…and here’s the kicker…ZERO results. Absolutely no inches lost!!! Gah!!! What am I doing wrong? I can’t be the only person out there that is feeling like a complete loser! (Actually, I’m far from being a loser, because I’m not losing any inches or pounds…haha.) Anybody out that that’s in my shoes???
Post # 3
@June14Bride: I am on the same boat! Im getting married Sept 2014 and decided to buy a size 16 dress (I’m actually an 18-20)…I figured I had a year to lose enough weight to be able to fit into it..now I’m not so sure lol. Dieting sucks especially when you are on a time frame because you feel rushed and pressured and it seems like that just doesn’t work:-( I guess good luck to both of us, but I know exactly how you feel:-)
Post # 4
@June14Bride: I feel your pain! I’ve been working out with a friend for the last three months and haven’t lost a pound (though I have lost an inch around my hips). I think my problem is that I need to start dieting more, as I’ve read that 90% of weight loss is diet.
Don’t stop, though! You’re doing amazing things for your health and body, and it’ll definitely pay off in the end! 🙂
Post # 5
@June14Bride: If I may ask, what kind of workouts are you doing? I tried many times to lose weight but I realized that I wasnt burning fat as much as I was just building muscle, it wasnt until I started running longer distances and doing cardio that I started seeing a difference.
Post # 6
I understand the frustration! Been there too. Stick with it- if you can commit this next year to making good choices for your health you are guaranteed to feel like a new and improved version of yourself on your big day- no matter what the scale says!!
PS I am also a very pear-shaped bee who would love to pull off a fit and flare by October 2014- we can do this 🙂
Post # 7
How many calories are you eating per day and how much cardio?
Post # 8
- Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY
@June14Bride: it took a lonnnnggg time for me to lose weight but I think you should be seeing results already.
I upped my running and it really worked….Running is absolutely the best way I have found to lose weight. Normally I run 15-20 miles a week along with weights and spin/swim/elliptical. I lost 14 lbs but it took 11 months!!!
Post # 9
are you eating enough? sometimes you won’t lose if you aren’t. Also I would suggest switching up your workouts, because you should be seeing results by now. maybe try heavier weights and less cardio? I know that works well for lots of people, myself included. I would also suggest scheduling a few sessions with a personal trainer. they will be able to asses what you’ve been doing and give you tips on things that might work better for you. Alos in terms of food make sure you are eating plenty of protein!
Post # 10
Get your thyroid checked!
Post # 11
@June14Bride: Another poster noted a lot of it is diet… tis true. I believe it is 80-90% of it. Biggest things that will make a difference is to reduce your sodium intake, processed foods, and cut out high fructose corn syrup (it’s totally crap for your body). Check out a Jillian Michaels book, that girl knows her ish and has great recipes. Also very important to get enough sleep. If you are lacking in the sleep department it makes it harder to lose weight.
Post # 12
That’s tough. I hate hitting plateaus or just not seeing results… have you thought about seeing your physician and/or a nutritionist? Maybe there’s something that you’re missing (or something’s out of whack with your thyroid?)
Also, sometimes food intolerances can drastically slow weight loss. If you don’t realize you’re lactose or gluten intolerant (or whatever it is) it can be really hard on your body even if you don’t feel the symptoms.
Edited to add: I’m totally not one of those people who thinks you should eat gluten free to lose weight or whatever. It doesn’t make sense if you’re not intolerant, but some people don’t realize it, so it’s worth getting checked out.
Post # 13
@Koifish: I’ve been doing spin class for an hour at least three days a week. Spin is 60 minutes. Prior to that, I lift for half an hour with weights and also do lunges and squats.
@Westwood: I’m usually at 1200 calories during the weekdays. I splurge a bit on the weekenand since my fiancé and I love ro eat out. My cardio is pretty intense with spin class.
Thanks for the support and advice everyone! It’s so frustrating. I eat pretty clean. I work in the natural food industry so I’m anti-processed food. I don’t eat anything with high fructose corn syrup. I do love my baked goods, though. However, I’m a baker as well…so I can only eat baked goods when I bake. And I only bake during special occasions.
I started the 30 Day Shred two days ago, and I’m currently in a world of hurt. Wish me luck!
Post # 14
@June14Bride: You’re not eatting enough. Especially, if you working out your calories on those days actually need to be higher.
Post # 15
You are not eating enough for your current weight (assuming you weigh more than 110?). You didn’t mention water intake but I bet if you double or 1.5 times your current amount you will see some results. Your emotions are also heavily tied into fitness loss, so if you are feeling stressed, that might be helping keep the pounds on. Finally, if you are really worried about this, I would suggest getting a thyroid test to make sure everything is functioning correctly on that end (metabolism) and also an insulin test to make sure your body is processing sugars correctly. Good luck!
Post # 16
You need to be eating a lot more. At 1200 calories plus working out, you are starving your body. Your body will respond by slowing your metabolism down.
I am 5’9″ and when I was losing weight, I netted out to 1700 calories a day. That was including exercise. So if I burned 600 calories working out, I needed to eat 2,300 calories.