(Closed) Struggling with Weight Loss/Getting back into shape

posted 7 years ago in Fitness
Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I’m sure there are bees who are more informed than me about this, but it sounds to me like you aren’t eating enough.  You’ve got a pretty hefty work-out going on and maybe your body is trying to hold on to some fuel?  I know my Darling Husband feels plateaued when he gets to the point that losing pounds is overtaken by gaining muscle.  If you’re really struggling with the worry, I’d be more concerned about that than the numbers on the scale.  You could harm yourself by not consuming enough calories to keep up with what your demanding of your body. 

Try to ease yourself back into balance.  Would you be able to speak with a nutritionist?

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

My friends who were doing P90 also struggled with eating less and working out more and it just didn’t work – food is fuel, you need it. It’s especially important what you eat in the hours before and immediately after a workout. I’m also sure you’re gaining muscle, and that does make a difference on the scale.

I just think (and this is from personal experience) that when we utilize myfitnesspal + workout dvds + all the conflicting information about nutrition +++ everything else, it can be so so easy to become overwhelmingly competitive with yourself and it’s just unhealthy. I acknowledge that those calorie counters can be great helpers, but TBH they stressed me out so much (did I count that 2 tbsp of olive oil?? can i eat a spoonful of ice cream even though I haven’t had any sugar/carbs/fat all day?? i ate 1351 calories instead of 1350, shit!) that I quit using them and now concentrate on eating clean and healthy, doing some type of workout 5x a week, and using how I feel as a measure of how healthy I am. It was a struggle for me, like it sounds like it is for you, but I’m a million x happier enjoying myself and not beating myself up and just trying to be strong and healthy. Maybe try going a week without using a counter and instead just pay attention to how your body feels and how your clothes fit? Sorry for the unsolicited sermon!

PS – I’m 5’9 and ~150 – I would love to be your weight 🙂

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I use the Noom Weight Loss app on my phone, and have a similar workout schedule to you – it gives me 1330 calories per day based on my weight loss goals *I’m between 4-8lbs away from my goal/reachgoal* and my workout schedule. It sounds like you’re not eating enough. You should also throw in a splurge day each week where you go over your allocation so your body doesn’t get into the routine and plateau… you have to keep your body guessing – just like mixing your workouts up, you have to mix up your calorie intake to ensure maximum results!

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@jenewitt – also – how much water are you drinking? I aim for 100oz per day and that has helped with my weight loss as well.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I was on myfitnesspal, and I foudn I plateaued quickly.  I kept cutting more and more calories and doing more anr more cardio and wasn’t see results. I hit a point where I was starving and I knew I coudl drop any more calories. I even spoke with a nutritionist adn dietitian about it.  It was when I switched to WW that I actually made it to my goal weight and found it relatively easy to keep it off.  why not switch to WW for like a month and see if it helps!   

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

To me it sounds like you are at a great weight. If you are 5’9″ at this weight with 16% Boyfriend or Best Friend, thats def below average. I would maybe start not focusing on the scale, it sund slike you’ve upped your muscle mass and must be really slender for 16% Boyfriend or Best Friend. If my body fat gets down to 18% I have a 6 pack.

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