(Closed) How much does exercise impact your weight

posted 7 years ago in Fitness
  • poll: How does exercise impact your weight?

    I am a long-term regular exerciser and am overweight

    I have started to exercise and am losing weight

    I have started to exercise and am not losing weight

    I am a long-term regular exerciser and am an 'ideal' weight for my height

    I exercise to put on weight (muscle)

  • Post # 32
    1729 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

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    Post # 33
    7899 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    I am a long-term exerciser and I am overweight, but I used to be obese (the normal obese category… never one of the high risk obese categories). I teach group fitness and run 5ks and half marathons. Right now, I’m still recovering from a break in my routine because I was not able to exercise much during pregnancy–I could in the beginning, but very quickly it got impossible other than walking and swimming–so I’m speaking about my normal state.

    I’m between 175 and 180 and am 5’8. I can’t remember my body fat percentage anymore but it was lower than the amount BMI assumes for my height and weight which means a good bit of my extra weight is muscle. This is important because it’s belly fat that is the biggest health concern.

    Exercise super charges weightloss, but weightloss begins with diet.

    Post # 34
    9802 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

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    @Itsnotmeitsyou:  Yeah I’m not big on the treadmill either…I max out at about 5 or 6 miles and I can’t seem to run any longer on it.  Usually during the winter I run less, but I like running on the weekend mornings in the summer.  I really love hiking but I like doing 7-10+ mile hikes with 3000+ elevation gain so I pretty much need to be able to run 7+ miles.  That’s the only way I can really stay in shape to be able to do that without being able to routinely hike like that.

    Fiance loves biking and has done things like Bike Across Kansas so he bought me a bike awhile ago and I will go on longer bike rides with him.  I’d like to do some bike rides this summer that are 50 miles or 100 m.  I think we are going to try to do Bike Across Kansas next summer (would be my first time)

    Post # 35
    1332 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I hate the scale, lol!  The number that shows up is often times not on par with how you look, or how people carry their weight!  With that said, it is the number that often jump starts our motivation.

    I have been watching what I eat, via WW online for approximately 3 months.  In that time frame, I have lost 20 lbs, which has led to dropping 4 sizes.  I also dedicated myself to running 5 times per week, which has definitely added in the shrinking numbers, but more so, I think has aided in my body changing.  I am more toned, and things are definitely defined better ๐Ÿ™‚  I think had I not started the running, I still would have lost the weight, but it would be a ‘flabbier’ 20 lb weight loss.  Had I not changed my eating habits, and just ran, I think it would take a lot longer to come off!

    One of my good friends has dropped over 100lbs in a few years thru running and clean eating.  She is now 180lbs and a size 4. She is also 5’11.  I weigh less than that right now, but I wear a much larger size, on my 5’6 frame!  It is ‘funny’ to me ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 36
    951 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I voted that I have started to exercise and am losing weight.. but honestly the reason for the weight lose is at least 80% diet. I don’t lose weight unless I am calorie counting and watching my food intake. I could exercise every day and not lose a pound if I didn’t combine it with a healthy diet! DIET DIET DIET! That’s my mantra lol.

    Post # 39
    411 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

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    @Itsnotmeitsyou:  Yes I noticed we are the same height! Before exercising I would waver around 140-145 lbs. Around 142-145 I wore a solid size 10 (US) in pants. Now at 140 after 2 months of 5-6 days per week exercise I just fit into a 6. (The waists fit perfectly at that size but my butt and thighs make it so that it’s JUST a bit too tight in most brands. Won’t be long though! I’m exercising and eating right and massaging/foam rolling the heck out of my thighs!)


    I guess I’m used to being this size – all through high school and college I was very athletic and a 6-8 wasn’t an unusual size for me to be. Even now it doesn’t feel “too skinny” because anyone who looks at me wouldn’t sat my legs are too stick-like ๐Ÿ˜€

    Post # 40
    963 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I just started doing a whole bunch of exercise this week (started Sunday), and haven’t weighed myself yet.  So I’m interested in seeing how this works!  I think exercising makes me want to gravitate more towards healthy foods, though I did enjoy some not-quite-healthy favorites this week!

    Post # 41
    6354 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I have a healthy diet that I don’t really mess with.

    If I am my ideal weight and toned or 15 lbs heavier and flabby (closer to the latter right now ๐Ÿ™ ) it’s completely based on the amount of exercising I’m doing.

    Post # 42
    1406 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    i just started running again and have been eating better. I have only lost 3 lbs but i feel like i am gaining more muscle so i am not really losing a lot of weight but my pants sure are getting more loose. Im trying to run 4 days a week and my diet is pretty much the same except for more portion control and less red meats. I am 5’3″ 


    Post # 43
    3415 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge

    I’m an exercise coach and I can tell you for a fact that weight loss is 80% diet and 20% exercise. I have exercised hard before, daily for an hour or more at a time and lost little to nothing. When I found Beach Body and finally decided to do things the way my coaches and instructors were telling me I couldn’t keep the weight on if I tried. I recently moved and life has gotten crazy so I’m not as healthy as I could be and while I haven’t gained anything I don’t feel great about myself either. Eating healthy is what will help you get the results you are looking for, exercise aids in that.

    Post # 44
    4688 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    5’3″, 142.

    i’m a long term exerciser and my weight tends to be at the upper end of healthy BMI. If I don’t exercise, my weight goes up. My body also looks better when I’m exercising. I do have to watch   what I eat. Too many caand, too much ice cream, too many drinks leads to too much fat on me.

    Post # 45
    1153 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Height/weight: 5ft 3in/ 148lbs

    Amount/type of exercise per week: I work out with a trainer 3 days a week and do cardio 2 days a weel (I started doing this 8 weeks ago)

    Are you losing/maintaining/putting on weight (in reality and your goals): I am maintaining my weight but have lost a few inches (I don’t feel a difference in my clothes tho)


    We eat 85-90% organic in our house and I eat all 3 meals at home 6 out of 7 days a week. I don’t drink coffee, soda or juice either, just water & coconut water a couple of times a week. I’m at 1500 calories a day (suggested by my trainer for me to be losing weight). But, nothings really happening. I do feel stronger though. 

    Post # 46
    2203 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    Height/weight: 5ft 6in,138lbs


    Amount/type of exercise per week: yoga 3 times/week, cardio on elliptical 2 days a week, zumba 1 day


    Are you losing/maintaining/putting on weight (in reality and your goals): I am losing… I have lost 14lbs in the last 2 months by changing my diet (eat less than 1400 cals/day and make all my calories in clean, whole foods except for 1 cheat day if we go out!). Seeing the scale over 150 was a huge wakeup call for me, and I joined the gym by my work the next day. I don’t think exercise has helped that much (i actually gained weight the first few weeks probably from gaining muscle, but then it all fell off a few weeks later) other than keeping me motivated to eat healthy. It’s a lot harder to pig out at night when I know I’ll feel it at the gym the next day, and i don’t want to undo any of the work I’ve done at the gym during the day. 

    ETA: my goal is to lose about 10 more lbs and then reassess whether I should stop losing and focus on maintenance (will increase calories a bit but like exercising now so will continue). 

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