(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 : (19 votes)
    14 %
    I have started to exercise and am losing weight : (35 votes)
    25 %
    I have started to exercise and am not losing weight : (30 votes)
    22 %
    I am a long-term regular exerciser and am an 'ideal' weight for my height : (45 votes)
    33 %
    I exercise to put on weight (muscle) : (9 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 47
    4464 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    I totally don’t feel like listing any stats, but I will say that I started working out about 2 months ago and I’ve been pretty strict with myself. I want to make healthy choices, but I’m still working on really eating healthy enough to lose weight. So far, I haven’t seen a big drop in pounds, but I have definitely toned up and it’s made a huge impact on my physical appearance. 

    Post # 48
    2947 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 1998

    I always gain some weight when I work out. In the last 6 months I’ve gained 4 kilograms.

    My body is much more toned now and I’m so much more fitter and healthy! For me weight is clearly just a number!

    Post # 52
    2375 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    @Itsnotmeitsyou:  height 5″11

    training x4 weights classes x 4 cardio sessions x1 netball training x1 netball game all per week

    I have a fast metabolism so if I don’t exercise I generally stay the same but I lose my toning and just feel gross , can tell within myself but others can’t. probably cos I’m tall too I can afford to carry a bit more weight. I’m generally 65kgs not sure what that equals in pounds 

    Post # 54
    3415 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge

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    @Itsnotmeitsyou:  I somewhat agree but also disagree.  I think if I have an instructor who is like me and SHOWS me that diet and exercise works by losing weight and toning up along with me I get inspired.  If I have all instructors who are toned and 0% body fat I think “OK they’ve never ate a cheese burger, never been lazy, never been tempted by a large pizza with extra cheese.” I have an instructor who is a little chubby but OMG does she have stamina.  She’ll do a Kickboxing class at 4:00, then a Yoga class at 5:00 and then teach my weights class at 6:00 and then goes to the gym for “her workout”.  I have wondered why she isn’t as toned as I think she should be based on what she does but that may just be her body type.  Its inspiring for me to see how she is an energizer bunny and yet not stick thin, she’s more real to me than some of my other instructors.

    Post # 55
    2167 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Height/weight: 5ft 7in/167 lbs

    Amount/type of exercise per week: 3-4 days a week of 45 mins cardio followed by various weight training routines. Just depends on what I want to focus on and what I have time for each particular day I exercise

    Are you losing/maintaining/putting on weight (in reality and your goals): I’m trying to lose weight, I gained almost 20 pounds throughout college which just killed me. I have lost about 7 pounds of that 20 so I’m not even at my heaviest anymore, but I’m still struggling to reel my diet back in and get on track, so the poor eating habits are a HUGE issue.


    Post # 57
    1464 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    @Itsnotmeitsyou:  I was always wicked skinny- when I was 15 I was 5’7″ and weighed 110! That is crazy… Once I went to college I gained that freshman whatever and was 130. Then I got into weight lifting and gained 25 pounds! 155. Eventually, I stopped weight lifting, lost a few pounds. Then I studied abroad and the school’s cafeteria was absolutely horrible so I lost 20 pounds and ever since I’ve been around 135. I would really love to get back into weight lifting again but I have been having severe problems ever since this car accident so no bulking up for me until I get better. It’s not really about bulking up, it’s about how amazing it feels to deadlift 165 lbs!!! Really, I like to exercise for how it makes me feel, not how it makes me look. 

    Post # 58
    3415 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge

    Height/Weight: 5’6″ / 150-ish (honestly I don’t weigh myself, I go by how I feel in my clothes.  Last time I weighted was for a class where the measure your progress and I was 147)

    Amount of exercise each week:  I definitely get in at least 2 hours a week, which doesn’t seem like much and really it isn’t for me but we just moved and I’ve been so busy getting settled into our new house.  On Thursdays I do a weight training class and on Saturday I do a Yoga-Pilates hybrid class.  I’m thinking about doing Zumba 2 days a week once things settled down.  In the fall/winter I’m more active which is usually the opposite for people.  But during the fall and winter I exercise 5 days a week.

    Are you losing/maintaining or putting on weight: Right now I’m maintaining which is ok.  I don’t want to gain and would rather be losing/toning up but when I’m not putting forth the effort I can’t magically hope the weight just sheds itself :-).

    My goal is to tone up and lose about 10 more inches (all over).  I’m at my most comfortable when I’m wearing a size 6-8 jean.  Right now I’m in a size 10.

    Post # 59
    3415 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge

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    @Itsnotmeitsyou:  Oh I see what you meant now lol.  Eating is my biggest weakness.  And right now PMSing something terrible.  I’m not a sweets person usually but I swear chocolate is my bestie right now.  Its terrible.  So while I’m not exercising as much as I’d like to be, eating anything and everything in my sight is making me feel horrible.  UGH.

    Post # 60
    2268 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I don’t exercise, but I am thin anyway. My diet is what mostly impacts my weight. For the past 2 1/2 years, I have been vegan, gluten free, sugarless (no other sweeteners either), and only eat whole foods. I am 5′ 1″ and I’m 105. I lost 15 lbs when I first started eating this way, and it has stayed off. I didn’t change my lifestyle to lose weight, btw. 

    Post # 61
    522 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    Diet is huge.  I was “trying” to lose weight for a year without any results by going to the gym 4 days a week but still eating like garbage.  I’m only doing running now (training for a marathon) and not even doing as much cardio as I used to, but I’ve cut out all processed foods and sugars and in the past 3 weeks I’ve lost 5 lbs.  

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