Post # 1
Basically, the last week in march I decided, I am SICK AND TIRED of being fat and feeling tired and just not happy with myself. So I asked Fiance who dropped 60 pounds 3 years ago and still is going strong and now is a workout buff for some help.
I walked into the gym for the first time weighing 209 pounds, typing it makes me so upset with myself for letting it get that out of control( I’m only 5’3 by the way.)
I work out 5 days a week, cardio, weight training( yes I lift and I love it) I just starting squating and I do need some help getting used to it haha but I work my ass off.
My diet is pretty clean, I say this because on Saturdays I have a cheat meal to keep me sane and during the week I eat pretty darn well. Fi is a chef and keeps me honest about my diet. We don’t buy garbage at the grocery store…you get the picture.
Well I now weigh 177 and yes, people notice and I am some what proud of myself but I have over 30 pounds to go until I am at my final goal and it feels so far away!! Sometimes i look at myself in the mirror and want to throw something at it because I am not where I thought I was going to be by now.
Sorry to sound like i’m whining 🙁 I really hate complaining about this. Any other ladies on a weight loss journey that have a similiar story to share?
Post # 3
WOW! 30 pounds in 4 months is REALLY good! Keep it up!
Post # 4
Honestly from the way you describe your eating/workout routines, I think it is because you’re actively gaining muscle during your weight loss (i.e., you’re doing it the HEALTHY way that provides long term maintenance of weight loss). The numbers on the scale won’t reflect how much fat you’re burning because it can’t separate fat from muscle. Throw your damn scale away. The amount of weight you’ve lost in a few months is GREAT. Go not by the numbers (all those weight loss shows are so annoying that they use weight as the only metric), but by 1. how you look, 2. how you feel, 3. how your clothes fit you.
CONGRATULATIONS on the weight loss, the healthy gains, and for going about this journey in such a responsible, healthy way! Your way is really a great example to others on a weight loss journey.
Post # 5
The scale is all well and good but take basic measurements like bust, under bust, waist, and hips and youll be able to track even better. It sounds like your doing great and keep on going and pushing yourself. Dont forget to have fun with your workouts and keep them varied so you dont loose interest.
Post # 6
Congrats! It’s hard, but you have to be patient- you’ll get there. Thirty pounds in 4 months is actually really good! You should be proud of yourself- really proud- a lot of people can’t do what you did.
I will say that my husband lost somewhere in the 60-80 pound range on South Beach. He drinks beer and eats wheat wraps and stuff, but he has been pretty consistent with not eating complex carbs. He doesn’t work out at all, and has kept it off for 3 years. I’m definitely NOT saying to stop working out because it is very healthy and it seems to be working for you. Just thought I’d share about South Beach.
Post # 7
You’ve done great. You need to celebrate what you’ve done and look to see what it will take to lose the final amount you need. My fiance and I decided in June to start The Whole 30 program. http://whole9life.com/2012/01/whole-30-v2012/
We followed the program exactly as they say in the book and each lost 13.5/14 pounds. I’ve never in my life been able to lose more than a pound or two in a week. The weight after the first five days just started falling off. All my clothes are literally falling off they’re so big. Not only did we lose weight but we’ve never felt better. We cut out dairy,grains and sugar and have not had any headaches or stomeache aches since. Yes, the first few days were tough but all worth it. We saw such great results that we’re doin the program again to lose the final 15-20 pounds. I don’t think we’ll ever go back to our “regular” way of eating. Good luck!!
Post # 8
That is incredible progress!! Like the others said, you can’t rely soley on what the scale says. With your weight training you are definitely putting on muscle! You should be so proud of yourself!
Post # 9
Congratulations!! I know how difficult it can be. Sometimes it’s nice to not be modest and just look in the mirror and say “I look good!” your hard work is paying off and it will continue to do so.
You will benefit so much from this short term and long term.
Sometimes when you hit a plateau it is best to add some “healthy” fatty foods like extra peanut butter or some more whole wheat bread to trick your body and increase metabolism.
Post # 10
That is so awesome! Congrats! I decided about 3 months ago that I wanted to be healthier and more in shape, and I started running like crazy. Every time I get on the scale, I want to cry, because in 3 months of running ~25 miles a week and eating MUCH more healthy food, I’ve lost 3 pounds. Three. WTF?? I do think I’ve gained muscle and have noticed my clothes fitting better and everything firming up, but when the number on that damn scale just won’t budge, it’s pretty frustrating. We just have to keep at it!
Post # 11
try a bootcamp, it might help get you closer.
Post # 12
Thank you all so much!!!
@bearlove: You’re so right! My clothes do fit better and I actually am down two dress sizes. Thank you so much for your kind words!
@naturalysam: Thanks! I think I’m going to be switching it up next week because I need some more motivation.
@EleanorRigby: I have PCOS and my doctor was telling me years ago about the south beach diet. I never got around to reading the books but maybe i will give it a try. Thank you!
@Shortbread: Awesome! Thank you so much!!!
@Brideonabudgetlauren: Thank you!!!
@nemoandthebrain: Thanks! 🙂
@PetraArkanian: So you know how I feel! The scale is our own worst enemy!!
Post # 13
I completely understand where you’re coming from. I started my weight loss plan on March 1st of this year. I decided to go on SlimFast. I still use shakes sometimes now, but mainly just focus on counting calories, drinking more water, and working out as much as I can.
I was 270 lbs when I started. And 5 months later I am at 209. The problem is, I’ve been stuck at the 208-211 range since the beginning of July. The start of the month was a plateau and the past week or so has just been me eating more than usual because I’ve been struck with these random cravings for everything. I’m going to buy a pregnancy test if I dont start on time next week….but that’s a whole other story…
Anyway, I guess I’m glad I’m back at 209. The last time I was at this weight was my junior year of high school. I just really hope that I can pick up my diet again and go hard the month of August. I really would love to be under 200 for my wedding. Havent seen anything less that 200 since middle school.
Also, if it makes a difference, I have PCOS so it’s always been really hard for me to lose weight. On the bright side, I’m 5’8″ so I think I would be happy if I ever reached 180. I don’t mind being a little on the heavy side, and honestly anything below 170 would probably be way to hard for me to maintain.