Post # 1
I’m getting really frustrated with my lack of wieght loss and welcome any tips on how to get this moving!
We got engaged in October and celebrations rolled into Christmas so for about 10 weeks I didn’t do any exercise and ate loads. It was a bit of a relief when I stood on the scales to find I was the exact same wieght as before – 9st 12lb.
However, since January I’ve been working my butt off in the gym, runnnig and swimming and am still the exact same weight. I dropped 4lb one week I was ill but put it right back on the following week. Its like my body wants to be this wieght!!
My diet has also been generally pretty good, I only drink 1-2 times a week and usually not very much. I eat a lot of fish, rice and fruit.
My workouts vary, I was building up from nothing but I usually do at least 3 sessions a week (5 last week) of either:
45 min gyms sessions (interval training and wieghts)
Swimming 45min to 1 hr
Running – 20mins – 1hr depending on when it is.
I know I don’t have a lot to loose, my ideal wieght would be about 9st but its so frustrating when the scales don’t even budge. My body fat and measurements are also exactly the same so I know I’m not even toning up. What am I doing wrong 🙁
Post # 3
@kittybee: Have you checked to see what your ideal body weight is? Because it could be that you are already there. When I went to enlist in the National Guard, they told all the recruits who didn’t make weight to cut red meat and breads out of their diet ’til they came back to try again, and as far as I know it didn’t fail any of the people who had to come back. Also my fiance is in the Army, and whenever some of the heavier guys go to get weighed they do the same thing, and they all make weight, even though they are muscle bound as all get out.
Hope that helps :] One girl I was there with had to drop about fifteen pounds and she told me she dropped it in just under two weeks. I’m not sure if that’s true ’cause I wasn’t there when she weighed herself, but I know when she went back in she had lost the weight.
Another possibility is that while you’re shedding fat, you’re adding muscle, which weighs more? I wish I could be more helpful :/
Post # 4
@kittybee: You should really start measuring. I was going through the same thing when I was really working out at my hardest. I could notice changes in my body though, and my clothes were fitting different.
You could be staying the same because of added muscle mass versus fat loss, and losing inches. Just an idea…
Post # 5
@kittybee: I’m definitely agreeing with the above comments that you should check into it and see what your ideal weight should be before going further! I started WeightWatchers Online in January and am down 11 pounds…it’s super easy for me, and just seems to work. And honestly, I don’t lift a finger in terms of working out (which I know isn’t good, don’t do that haha).
Post # 6
I’ve taken measurements and they stay exactly the same too 🙁
Don’t really eat red meat but I’m going to give up wheat for a few weeks and see what effect that has.
I’ve been 9st a few years back and it was a good healthy wieght for me so thats what I’m trying to get back to. I have quite scrawny arms and legs and hold my wieght on my tummy, hips and butt! Its crept on over 6-7 years and wont budge 🙁
Post # 7
@kittybee: I hope it works out for you :] It sounds as though you’re being as healthy as you possibly could, and working out a lottt. I wish I had that kind of perseverance 😀
Post # 8
Calories in calories out, are u eating more cause your more hungry from exercise, unless your overweight exercise and healthy eating wont cut it, trust me I work out 6 times a week and watch everything I eat but unless I stick to 1200-1500 cal I dont loose weight but I am slap bang in healthy weight range and have heaps of muscle, Does that make sence, if you dont have much too loose it gets really hard.
Post # 9
I have very little muscle – I’m thin(ish) but flabby in the middle.
I actually wouldn’t even mind staying the same wieght and firming up but thats not happening either.
Will see how a wheat free few weeks work out and I’m going to get a Personal Trainer to mix up my gym sessions a bit more.
Fingers crossed for progress
Post # 10
Try dailyplate.com. Its a free website that I used to loose 20pounds. I monitored my daily intake based on the calcualtor. I then added any exercise I did into it and it gave me the amount I was allowed to eat.
I also loved how it measured the protein, fat, and carbs. It really helps to keep yourself in line.
Post # 11
I suggest tracking what you eat everyday for a week. Every single taste or bite of anything, write it down. Its helped me a TON and ive been consistently loosing each week. You may find that you are eating too much, or not enough.
Post # 12
Drink lots of authentic green tea throughout the day. (Replace your water intake with tea cups and you will obviously still be getting the water because the tea is brewed in water!) It speeds up your metabolism and it’ll burn any/all unnecessary fat. It won’t be overnight but you have to give this approximately 3-4 months.
Around the same time, start eating like so: decent sized breakfast, a fruit or yogurt snack. Decent sized lunch. Then again a snack. Then small dinner. (not ‘decent’ sized!) Definitely add chicken to the mix. If you are taking protein shakes etc., just know that they are simple proteins. A protein from chicken is a complex protein and it breaks down in yoru body and affects is MUCH MORE differently (and DEFINITELY more positively than a protein shake.)
Stop weighing yourself daily (if you are). And do it weekly. Sometimes u will not shed a single pound over the course of 3 days and then all of a sudden, you will weight 2 lbs less on the machine.
Sleep W-E-L-L. If you aren’t already, start doing this BEFORE you jump head first into exercising. Your body must adjust to a proper sleep and diet schedule before you throw in exercising. Get as close to 8 hrs as possible. Your body burns fat while you sleep.
Set realistic goals. YOUR realistic goals can’t be the same as your friend’s realistic goals. You can both vow to lose 10 pounds in 2 months but maybe it will take you LONGER due to your lifestyle, age, stress and hormone factor. I set a realistic goal for myself to lose 20 lbs in 5 months. I didn’t exercise at all the first two months. Just worked on my diet and sleep. Just 5 years ago, I could lose weight a lot faster so I could lose 20 lbs back in the day in about 2-3 months. Body changes as time progesses. And you can’t really compare it to anyone else’s body either. Just know that it can become harder to lose it but not impossible!
I came just shy of 2 lbs at the 5 mths mark. I was eating appropriately. I had my cakes and candy occassionally and what not. Then another month later, I lost 5 more lbs! I was stagnant at a particular number for 3-4 weeks before losing anymore weight again. Your body works in mysterious ways but suffice it to say that it DOES work.
(Sorry for the super post! Since I’ve lost the weight in a healthy manner, I can’t help but advocate my secrets all over the place!)
Post # 13
@simpleandchic – I am the exact same way. I will absolutely NOT lose weight until i reduce my calorie intake to 1200-1500 calories a day.
Post # 14
Honestly if its important that you lose weight in your mind. I would go to your gym and ask the instructors what workouts you should be doing for your body type. I dont know what other advice to give. Good luck lady!! 🙂