(Closed) Rawr! Why am I not losing weight!?!

posted 6 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
7173 posts
Busy Beekeeper

Don’t give up!  For me, it takes about 3 weeks to start seeing some results.  AND – the fact that you know you are getting smaller IS results.  I know you want the extra ‘zing’ from the scale – but it’s really about inches!

Also – sounds like you have the eating and working out routine down – the other component I know makes a difference is sleep.  Are you getting enough?

Post # 4
1902 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

It’s possible that you actually aren’t eating enough if you are working out a lot. If you don’t eat enough, it causes your metabolism to slow down.

Post # 5
1227 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

This happens to me, too, every time I start trying to lose weight. So I started keeping track of inches. I measure my bust, the area right under my bust, my natural waist, my “belly” (between hips and belly button, where my jeans sit), my hips, and my thighs and arms. Usually checking those measurements once every couple of weeks helps me to see where I’m improving, even when the scale won’t move.

Keep up the exercises that you’re doing to build muscle, and maybe add more straight-up weight-lifting. The added muscle adds weight, yes, but it helps you burn calories and that will help you decrease any fat layers that are sitting on top of your muscles & hiding them.

Post # 7
2416 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I also did a bootcamp type thing a few years ago and I didn’t lose much weight – but I dropped several dress sizes and was way more toned. Muscle weighs more than fat. I would suggest taking measurments for a more accurate indication of yourr weight loss progress.

How many calories are you eating? How much water are you drinking? It sounds counter-intuitive but you need to eat more to weight less most of the time…especially working out like you do.

Post # 8
3175 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@PinkPandaBear:  It sounds like you ARE making progress 🙂 Have you tried on your clothes again to see if they’re any closer to fitting? Maybe that will encourage you to persevere?

Post # 10
369 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’m in the same boat.  But I KNOW the reason the scale isn’t budging is because I’m not sticking to my calories.  I just want it to melt off, without any effort!  Is that so much to ask! Haha.

Have you tried on the summer clothes again?  Try to find motivation in the results that you are seeing.  The last thing you want to happen is to get frustrated and give up.  So try to focus on the positives of your lifestyle change. 

Also, definitely make sure you are eating enough calories.  You don’t want to destroy your metabolism. 

Post # 14
9483 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

You’re gaining muscle.  The scale won’t budge.  You want to lose inches and it seems as if you are.  Good luck.  You’ll be fitting into your clothes in no time.

Post # 15
369 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Are you eating back your exercise calories?  If you are working out pretty hard, you may only be netting like 800 calories, which could definitely kick your metabolism into starvation mode. 

Post # 16
574 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

When are you weighing yourself?  It’s best to weigh in the morning after you have gone to the bathroom.  If you weigh at the end of the day, or right after eating, you will generally weigh more.  I love this video that illustrates this. 🙂

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