(Closed) Would 5 pounds make a difference?

posted 7 years ago in Fitness
  • poll: Is a 5-pound weight loss noticable?
    Yes : (137 votes)
    85 %
    No : (24 votes)
    15 %
  • Post # 47
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    2868 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @toelopeornottoelope:  Absolutely. I am 5’3″ and it is a full size.

    Post # 48
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    2868 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @adoc86:  I did that a few years ago. The problem is, I had to drop the rest of my workout program to do it because my muscles were so fatigued. It was hard to get back into the routine.

    Post # 49
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Ohhh yes, it makes a ton of difference on a small frame. I’m 5’0″ and I have a small frame/bone structure, 5lbs gained is visible in my face, tummy, arms, how my wedding band fits and same with 5lbs lost. I’ll look at myself and feel really chunky and think I need to lose 20 pounds or something like that but if I did that at what I already weigh, I’d be skeletal. I lose sight for a bit at times that not having height for weight to distribute over will make a smaller amount is going to show with a gain or loss than on someone who is taller.

    It has it’s perks and downfalls. It’s easy to put on, but for me, if I notice I look a little soft and jiggly, really all I need to do is cut out all drinks aside from water (even no-calorie or low-calorie, they’ll cause bloating) and keep my sweet tooth in check a little better. If I do that, by the end of a week the 5 pounds is gone.

    Also, sometimes that 5 pounds is bloat (for me, anyway) and to get rid of that, I get a bottle of water and put ~1-2T lemon juice in my water (it’s a 1L bottle) and drink that over a couple of hours and prepare to potty dance.

    Edited to also mention that I’m already thin, my body fluctuates around 90 pounds, sometimes a bit under and sometimes a bit over (right now my usual weight is off and I’m about 10 pounds under and not amused) and that can make a difference, too. (Yes at my weight, I do have a layer of fat that doesn’t go away, even when I’ve been extremely underweight. I was on prednisone for about 12 years to control my asthma and allergies as a child and long-term use is known for causing redistribution of fat to your middle, for me it’s my tummy, and it also causes adipose tissue (or fat) to develop which isn’t something you can work out and work off. It’s also why my face gets round so quickly, prednisone ‘moon face’ can be permanent.)

    Post # 50
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    388 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I just went from 128lbs to 124lbs by working out…. here’s the before and after.  I’m 5’3.  I can see the difference in my stomach.  My clothes fit better too.   I’ll attach the before and after pics (with censor blocks, lol… tight fitting underwear modesty problem). 

     

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    Post # 51
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    2912 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 1996

    @lolot:  I think you could totally slim down and tone your arms by doing some weight lifting without actually having to lose any weight.

    Post # 52
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    4495 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @nycsa – Yeah it definitely moves too fast for me. I’ve been doing it for a year and am only up to week 5, haha. But I can do a bunch of pushups and my arms are so toned now so I don’t care if I move along as quickly as it has outlined or not. In the beginning I was doing exactly as it said and it was just too much. Like you said, I had to basically only do pushups and then I was too tired to do anything else.

    Post # 53
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

    @Jijitattoo:  Thank you!  That’s the plan – I’m out of a routine now, but I’ve definitely had good results with weight lifting and yoga in the past 🙂

    Post # 54
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    291 posts
    Helper bee

    @toelopeornottoelope:  Usually 5-6 days a week, depending on how busy I am. Ideally, it’s 6 days a week because I tell myself that I can spare 30 minutes a day feeling better about myself and looking better. The working out isn’t the issue, it’s maintaining the “eating right” mentality! If you have a buddy, or even your Fiance to get on board with what you’re doing it helps SOOO much.

    Post # 57
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    1853 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    at 5’10 and 175 pounds, 5 pounds isn’t noticable-but i can feel it.

     

    Post # 58
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    119 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2016

    Five pounds on a petite frame is huge. 

    Post # 59
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    2119 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    oh yeah! i notice big time. also i gain about 5-7 pounds on my period just from water wieght. most people do. then i can also tell. there is a reason why we feel bloated and bigger. cuz we are! my Fiance notices when i start working out. i dont ever mention taking time off but once i start hes like “you’re looking good”

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