(Closed) Here's a Random Q for you Guys…

posted 5 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Its VERY possible that if your working out that hard and intensley, you are not eating enough calories.  I would keep your routine, but up your calories.

I cant quite tell are you only eatin 1400 or eating 1400 plus 1/2 the amount of calories you burn in a session?

also, you have lost size in your legs and thighs, which is great, but you gained a bit in your waist. This may be the way you are built to some degree. Meaning that to reduce your size everywhere, may be real hard.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I always say trust the mirror (or tape), not the scale. The scale responds to so many variables, like water weight, etc. But the mirror tells the truth about what your body’s doing. Do you FEEL like you’re getting tighter/smaller/flatter/stronger? Example: I’m 3.5 months pregnant and my stomach is seriously getting big — it’s absolutely the biggest it’s ever been in my life. But on the scale, I’ve only gained 4 pounds.

 

If the MIRROR is saying you aren’t losing weight, then I think @ThreeMeers: may be on to something with the eating. If you aren’t taking in enough food, your body will go into starvation mode which is even worse!! You’ll find you’re not really getting stronger via the workouts and they’re getting harder, not easier; meanwhile, you won’t be getting the mirror results you want!

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Rachel631:  Are you actually measuring it?

It could be that you are losing slower there so that in comparison to your shrinking other body parts it looks larger?

Also, you say you are eating clean, but what foods? some people are more sensitive to foods that create belly fat than others. 

Also, how is your posture? Is your new workout overworking your abs muscles and not your back enough so that it is slightly changing your posture so that you are no longer standing as straight with your sholders back? This happens often to people who inadvertantly (or puporsely) train unevenly.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Rachel631:  Well it takes time, and as you age its not as easy. I think youll get there. Keep at it, and that booze may be your killer.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Rachel631:  its worth focusing on anti inflammatory foods (alcohol and lots of caffeine heightens inflammation) to see if you see a difference. And focus a bit more on your food choices and less on the actualy # of calories. Omega rich foods are great, low GI foods.

I am only 30 and last year I swear it was wayyyy harder to get where I wanted to be than it was only 2 years earlier.

Post # 13
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2622 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Rachel631:   maybe its more about reducing it to one day a week or something? I know the feeling though… The only way I was able to give it up was to get pregnant 🙂

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

If you want to look at taking something else out of your diet. Double check your sodium intake. If it is indeed water weight, low sodium will help. Look at all of your labels. You would be surprised at the amount of sodium in some of the things you eat. Also when something is low in fat or carbs, it often makes up for flavor by adding more sodium. 

http://www.shape.com/latest-news-trends/5-surprising-foods-are-high-sodium

 

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Are you sensitive to gluten? Are you going to the bathroom often?

It sounds like there might be in issue with your stomach if everywhere else is toning up.

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