(Closed) Help! I’m feeling discouraged and want to give up!

posted 8 years ago in Fitness
Post # 4
1048 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

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
2755 posts
Sugar bee

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
2414 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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
18628 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

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!

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