Post # 1
Just wondering if anyone is in the same boat as me. I’m trying to lose 15 pounds by my wedding. Currently I’m around 138 pounds and 5’1. I’ve been going to the gym, doing a 30 day shred and eating healthy and haven’t lost a single pound! I started really wokring out last fall but have been going to the gym for over a year now.
What am I doing wrong???
Post # 3
Hey Girl… I’m in your boat. I am 5’0 and gained a lot of wait moving in the the fiance. Currently 145 trying to lose 30 by my November wedding. Remember we are short and it is hard to lose weight. Also, at 138 you are not super overweight, which also makes it harder. I have only lost 7lbs since January and am also stressing. Perhaps changing up your routine. Get a workout video since your body may be used to your workouts. Write what you eat down, sometimes sneaky snacks we dont think about cause extra weight. I am doing “clean eating”, very heatly, very easy. I just pigged out past 3 weeks and gained weight back. Remember… it took time to put it on, it will take time to take it off!!!
Post # 4
Have you been taking your measurements? For me, I would rather lose inches than pounds. I’ve heard with 30DS (which I’m also doing) that many people do not actually lose weight, but they lose inches. In my opinion, losing inches is way better than losing weight any day! I’d rather look better than see a lower number on the scale.
Don’t be glued to the scale! Check your weight once a week only, and check your measurements every week. Check in the morning after you have used the washroom. Same time of day every week.
Are you calorie counting? This is the thing that jump started my weight loss. 1200 calories per day, or more if I am exercising that day.
Post # 5
I am a firm believer in not looking at numbers on a scale. I’ve just begun my wedding workout and haven’t even looked at the scale (because I’ve had that meltdown moment where I killed myself in the gym/kitchen and didn’t drop a pound so I just give up and eat everything in sight); but I’m seeing definition in my stomach and my muscles hurt oh so good…
I’m sure this is probably frowned upon, but perhaps weigh yourself once or twice a month so you can see your progress and not feel defeated?
ETA: I ran cross country five or six years ago and was only a few pounds lighter than I am now… but I look (and feel!) completely different (i.e. worse) now!
Post # 6
@JessicaSen: thanks! Its so true…it takes time. Its just so hard when I’m seeing NO results.
Post # 7
@crystalrae: Oh Ya Id much rather see inches gone then weight but I’m just using that as a goal! not a single inch has even gone. I’m on My fitness pal and stay around 1200 calories daily!
@jwdesiree: I weigh myself daily lol which ir probably bad but i cant help it!!!
Post # 8
You are probably eating too few calories and too many carbs. Try cutting out wheat/flour/pasta/etc. for a few days and see if that helps, as well as upping your calories a bit.
Post # 9
Another tip which I have found made a big difference for me…
I am on a 1200 calorie diet.
The first 3 weeks, I ate meals I prepared myself, fresh vegetables, deli meats, tuna salad, and dinners made at home. I drank water and tea and almost nothing else. I ate 1200 calories a day and lost 8 lbs.
The next 3 weeks, I have been eating take out, drinking more coffee and tea and less water, going out for dinner a lot (selling our house so it has to be clean all the time – not feeling like cleaning the kitchen so often!). I am still counting calories and am eating 1200 calories a day, but have not lost any weight.
So if you are calorie counting, make sure that the quality of the food you are eating is good. For me it made a huge difference.
Here is an example of the menu I was maintaining when I was consistently losing weight:
Breakfast: Yogurt (140 cal)
Snack: Grapefruit or clementines (30-80 cal)
Lunch: Albacore Tuna Snack-It (200 cal) or Deli Tray (celery, tomato, cheese, turkey breast, ham – 150 cal)
Snack: Dried seaweed (30 cal) or Pop Chips (100 cal)
Dinner: Small serving of something tasty! (500 cal) and wine (100 cal)
Post # 10
@mrsalexander: what is your diet? like if you journal your food what would it look like? also, what is your workout routine/schedule..you said youve been going to the gym etc…but what are you actually doing. you might just need to switch up some things..if you detail your routine & food for us it might be easier to steer you in the right direction. 😉
Post # 11
“Eating healthy” means different things to different people. I’d check out the book “4 Hour Body” by Tim Ferriss. Even if you don’t subscribe to everything he says, it’s an interesting read.
Post # 12
I never lost weight until I started cutting carbs. I would be on a 1200-1300 calorie a day regim with a personal trainer and nothing. I started yoga & carb cutting (not drastic, trying to stay around 100 carbs a day) and I dropped weight fast.
Post # 13
I’m 5’1″ at 134 trying to get to 124 and I’ve frozen too! I lost 7 pounds the first month and then just kinda got stuck there for the past two. I’m still working out, still dieting and I don’t know what to do. I’ve decided to just focus on being healthy and hope that I am building muscle at the very least. I’m a size 6 and know I’m never going to be any smaller than that, not even a size 4 so I guess it doesn’t matter.
Post # 14
Try eating more. Seriously – 1200 calories is the absolute BARE minimum people should be eating, and if you’re exercising then you’re eating less than that. If your body isn’t absorbing enough nutrients, then it’s going to hold onto what you give it. Eat more, train hard and you’ll probably see some success.
Post # 15
@mrsalexander: 1200 calories is probably the bare minimum your body needs to stay properly functioning without exercise. By eating so little you may have triggered “starvation mode” in your body. You probably need to eat a bit more than that – maybe try 1300 calories a day, upping to 1400-1500 on days you work out. Can’t build muscle if you aren’t puttin’ in the fuel. Cutting carbs is not a bad idea, either.
I also found, when I was on WW, that when I ate a lot one day and then ate my bare minimum points the next day it helped jolt my weight loss (try googling The Wendy Plan).
@JessicaSen: It’s better to lose weight slowly, because you have more of a chance of keeping it off. 1-2 pounds a week is really the most you should lose in a week, so only losing 7 pounds since January sound pretty good to me!
ETA: @MissCalifornia: Great minds! 🙂
Post # 16
Maybe the carbs are my culprit…Heres a typical day though:
Breakfast: Mango Protein Shake (this is every single day)
no mid morning snack usually
Lunch: 1 cup of rice/tofu/broccoli/celery/onions with a stir fry sauce maybe 2 tbsp
Afternoon snack: Kashi oatmeal bar
Dinner: Beef/chicken and salad with a balsamic dressing
In between I drink Peppermint tea and usually 4-6 cups of water!
This is typical for the weekdays, weekends will definitely be a little more luxurios with breakfast, maybe eggs and bacon or crepes.