Post # 1
So I classify myself as soft skinny. At 5’4 I’ve always flucuated between 120-125. I’m at 120 now but I can never seem to get those last 5 pounds off. I am not a gym person although I do plan on starting in the gym when the weather gets colder. I’ve been walking every night. I used to love to run but I’ve been plauged with a stress fracture that doesn’t feel like it ever wants to get better.
Anyone else going through or been through this phase where you just can’t seem to lose anymore weight?
What did you do to get that last pesky 5 pounds off?
Post # 3
I am the same height as you (5’4) and have always weighed around 110-112 lbs. In the last 4 months I have gained about 10 lbs with zero change to my diet and exercise (I’ve had my thyroid and glucose checked and also just went off bc to see if that would help). Anyway…because of this I started to see a new personal trainer. She has me recording every calorie I put in my mouth and puts a huge emphasis on resistence training (along w/ doing heavy cardio). If you keep a food diary (and accurate calorie count) plus strength training and cardio you should see some results. She has me eating just under 1400 calories a day based on my workouts.
Have you ever thought that you may also simply be at your body’s ideal weight? You can focus on toning up the soft spots without having any weight come off. On Demand exercise shows or DVDs would help you do some strength training/toning at home. Pilates is great for your arms and legs too!
Post # 4
Take all salt and processed foods out of your diet. No alcohol either. Drink lots of water and some green tea… this will usually kick start those last pesky 5 pounds.
Post # 5
I often read that the last five pounds are the most difficult and that it may simply be because they belong there – your body has reached its ideal weight, even though you would like 5 pounds less.
You mentioned that you are thin already, and considering your weight, it seems perfectly healthy.
I would probably exercice in ways that would tone you up instead of trying to lose more weight. And, muscle burn more calories, so more fat. In the end, muscle weigh more, so you might put on a few pounds, but you will look thinner, more toned.
Oh, and if you would really rather lose 5 pounds and find out how, please let me know, because my last 5 pounds have been driving me crazy too! 🙂
Post # 6
ARGH! I have this same problem. I’m 5′ and usually fluctuate between 110-115, but I would LOVE to get myself down to 105 and I just don’t know how to do it! I can never, ever get myself under 110. A food diary is deff a good idea though… I lost a ton of weight just by monitoring what I ate and tracking my calories.
Post # 7
I have been trying to shed the last 5 pounds forever, and recently did a juice cleanse for 3 days. Nothing but fresh juice for 3 days. We bought a juicer and juiced all sorts of fruits and veggies.
I lost 5 pounds in the 3 days, and now 3 weeks later 2 of them have come back but 3 of them stayed off. This was really big for me to get over the hump and I feel I can lose the remaining 2 lbs before my wedding in 18 days.
Post # 8
Jogging. If i ever want to shift a couple of pounds I team a food diary with a daily run.