Post # 1
So a few months ago, I started eating healthy and low cal…I worked out intensly six days a week, for almost a month and lost nothing.
This week I committed to getting fit (again, ha!). I’m only working out 3 days a week now so that I don’t get tired of it (and only a 20 minute workout). I had pasta every day, indulged in some chocolates, had a nice big slice of lemon poppy bread at work – and lost 3 pounds in a week. However, I’ve had smaller portions and haven’t eaten really late.
I guess as long as you don’t stuff yourself, you can eat anything and lose weight easily! And you don’t have to kill yourself workout out! Let’s hope this trend continues.
Weight loss is funny.
Post # 3
Yeah, weight loss is different for everybody. For me, downing pasta turns me into the Nutty Professor.
I also hate that I lose fat in my boobs and butt first before other areas. I had to get new bras after my weight loss and I miss how my pants fit when I had my butt.
*damn, sorry pic is so huge.
Post # 4
haha, well like I said..I’m not downing it. I’m eating it, but smaller portions of it.
I don’t know where I lose weight first…I think it comes off everywhere at the same time.
Post # 5
If you worked out a lot the first time, it could be that you gained weight from muscle while losing weight from fat, so your weight remained the same.
While I do think that some small changes can make a big difference, I also think it depends on where you are in your weight loss journey – when you approach your goal, you might find that you can’t get away with smaller portions only and 1h of exercice per week; you’ll have to be careful on what you put on that plate as well.
But, in any way, good for you, it’s a good start and no doubt way more encouraging than your first try!
Post # 6
That is weird! Did you lose inches at least the first time you tried? Maybe your body was just replacing fat with muscle.
Post # 7
I don’t have a crazy amount to lose. 15 pounds and I’ll be happy for life! But this is working so far. If the trend continues another week, I can be confident that it’s not a fluke and that I should just stick to eating/working out this way.
You’re right about last time, I probably did gain a lot of muscle, but I can’t keep up the lifestyle of working out that hard 6 days a week. This schedule seems a lot better.
Post # 8
For sure, I was on my way to getting fit last time…I was doing Insanity…that workout is killer.
My point is that my whole like I get these bursts of motivation where I want to lose weight, and I workout every day like crazy and count calories. If I lose weight, it’s only a pound or two, even though I do get leaner. But I also overwork myself and stop working out because I get tired of it.
I want to see if this new approach works, so far it has. I’m not eating bad, I’m just letting myself eat what I want, in moderation. And not killing my body with intense workouts.
Post # 9
It makes sense – it has to become a lifestyle, and for any change to work it has to be something you can maintain. You’ll hit some plateaus, just make sure that you shift what you eat and your workouts when that happens to boost your metabolism and not lose your motivation. 🙂
I lost 30 pounds a few years ago, and it was mainly through changing my diet in small ways like you are doing now, I didn’t workout back then. After I lost the weight, I started martial arts classes, met DH and started to run and bike with him…
Now I work out quite more, but mostly for fun and because it became a real outlet for me. I couldn’t maintain it if it was solely for the purpose of losing weight because I’d stop as soon as the weight came off.