(Closed) Why can’t I lose weight??

posted 9 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I hear ya august!

I have been in a fitness bootcamp for 6 weeks now and really gave it my all, but this past week I have gone off the waygon because after finally giving in to weight myself I saw I lost NO weight, this was really discouraging for me, so kind of went on an eating binge…my FI’s advice to me was that I am gaining muscle which I know is true but I didn’t see a difference (which he said he did)

I feel now I kind of am self sabatoging myself (I have now gained weight rather than maintaning it with my workouts)

I wish I knew the answer why you’re not loosing weight, I am in the same boat! I really wish I could have lost 10, 15lb or more! and my wedding is a week after yours!

Post # 4
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1962 posts
Buzzing bee

The number may not budge but you should see a difference in the fit of your clothing.  You also sounds like your are putting a lot of cals on your salad.  Swap out the dressing for some lemon juice and choose one of the toppings, not all three.  Maybe replace one with a lower fat/lower carb choice like tuna (without mayo).  Cut all non-calorie drinks (hey it’s only a month). Switch your dinnertime pasta to a veggie.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Keep with the water and increase your fiber!  I did Weight Watchers and that was so the rule.  Your breads should be as high in fiber and low in fat as possible.  I’ve added a fiber supliment and it’s helping – I drink it then I drink 8 full ounces of water about 15 to 20 min before I eat anything and I find I don’t eat as much.

You seem to be on track and maybe you won’t loose weight, but you should be in killer shape and my goodness, with all that working out, you shouldn’t have fat on you at all!

I know you can do this, don’t loose faith you will make it and will be fabulous on your big day!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I think maybe you should cut out the pasta at dinner?  It’s carbs and then you go to sleep within 3 to 5 hours.  Also, the banana at breakfast is high on the glycemic index.  Might also want to watch what you are drinking through out the day?  Any juices, sodas, or coffee with sugar?  That will all add to your caloric intake.

A friend of mine got married last year was about to have her dress taken out one month before the wedding.  But decided to try the South Beach Diet first.  She lost the 5 pounds in the one month and the dress fit her perfectly.  South Beach is not for everyone.  You might want to have a look at it and see if you might want to try it?

Definitely cut back on the pasta at dinner I would say.

 

Good luck!

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I lost weight the fastest when I cut the carbs and drank nothing but water.  Cutting carbs (a la Atkins or South Beach).  I lost 50lbs between March 2006 and December 2006 with the Atkins and Excersice.  I (of course) gained it back because I literally stopped working out all together. 

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

IMO (and take it for what it is worth) you have a month … Induction to Atkins of South Beach is 2 weeks.  Eat small, protien rich meal/snacks with LOTS of green veggies during the day and set a cut off time for food about 3 hours or so before bed.  Drink LOTS of water.  I bet you will hit your goal weight before the wedding.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

When do you eat dinner? I would suggest a lower carb dinner before 7 and try not to snack after that time.

I lost 10 lbs in less than 30 days and I think this is the most important key of my weight loss. 

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Actually just saw a nutritionist today where I was provided with a meal plan.  Totally agree with what StrawberryBaby said about watching your carbs intake at dinner.  Your body will not be able to burn all those carbs before you go to bed and will subsequently be stored as fat.  Sounds like you might need a bit more protein post workout to help your muscles.  He told me to go for a protein shake low in carbs with a least 20 grams of protein (one scoop).  Toss that in with some berries and water and voila, muscle food!

Hang in there!  Like some posters have said, even though you’re not losing "weight," I’m sure you’re losing inches somewhere.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Maybe your working out has converted your fat to muscle, you may well be leaner (muscle takes up less room than the same weight in fat) but just weigh the same, so has your waist size altered? Or your hip size?

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Post workout munchies (before bed time):  high protein snacks.  So anything like the protein shake, 1/2 cup cottage cheese, a hard boiled egg, or some almonds.

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