Doing It Wrong? No Weight Lost.
|Jan 31, 2013 11:57pm||
I’m currently 24 year old and my weight fluctuates between 147 to 149. I used to weight a little over a two- hundred but I was able to lose it through extreme dieting.
I now have a daughter and a husband (who is a cook and does try to help by cooking only healthy foods) and I’m stuck at the same weight.
I thought that instead of extreme dieting (I don’t want to go back to that) I could start exercising. I did and in the last 7 weeks I’ve gained weight, not lost even close to a half centimeter and I just feel deprived.
I wake up every morning (weekdays) and exercise from 5:30 to 6:45 at the gym. My job, as awesome as it is being a graphic designer, is sedentary and when I get home I’m sedentary because I freelance.
I’m tired. I want to sleep in. I got the membership at a steal but have seen no results. Am I really eating too much that I gain weight after burning 400 to 480 calories a session?
Do I really need to go back to the way I lost weight before. I survived on water, tea without sweeteners, coffee, and the occasional fruit (about 1 every day). An average of about 500 to 600 calories per day if I remember correctly. (This was without a gym membership)
What am I doing wrong. I wouldn’t mind the scale so much if my clothes were fitting better.
|Feb 2, 2013 10:18am||
Nothing wrong here. Your body is under a stress of working out when it didn’t before. Keep going. don’t stop!!! Look at your diet, best way to do it is to keep a journal (here at DB great one).
|Feb 5, 2013 3:17am||
Thanks so much! It’s hard to get up every morning and feel like there are no results, but the way I was told to look at it by a friend is this: I’m so busy doing other things (work, a child, work some more…) that I should see the gym as a treat for myself. Something good I can do for me.
Thanks so much!
|Feb 6, 2013 8:26pm||
Keep it up, you can do it. I have been seeing a doctor for my weight loss. My goal is 100 pounds by Christmas 2013, I have lost 20 in the last 8 weeks which included the Holidays. One thing that I have noticed is the weeks that I allow myself to nibble on pasta, bread, rice (even the whole wheat) I do not loose as much as if I keep to the lean proteins and veggies. I am 45 years old mother of 3, can we say carbs are always in the house. It is real important to keep a food journal and get your proteins way up there, on my body stats I have been advised to shoot for 150g of protein a day. That is A LOT! And I have to work at it, when I just concentrate on my 6 meals a day and getting 20-30g of protein at each meal the calories usually take care of themselves. I also get 5-6 days of 30 min. of walking (not always fast), 3-4 times a week it is on the treadmill, but walking with my kids to the park, and not sitting down when I get there is also important. Remember when you were a kid, everything you did kept you moving, you need to make your body think that you are a kid again. Slide the slide, swing on the swing, chase the kids around the playground. You can do it, and do it for you.
|Mar 29, 2013 7:45pm||
your extreme diet sounds dangerous! i know it may have worked for you before but your life has added stresses and responsibilities now, you are most likely gaining muscle with the initial gain after starting a workout routine, like pp— don’t give up, exercise is always healthy and you will notice results soon!