Doing It Wrong? No Weight Lost.

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Jan 31, 2013 11:57pm

designerlady designerlady
6 posts

I Burned 5,000 Calories! Sexy Mamma I Lost 5 Lbs! I Lost 50 LBS! I Lost 35 Lbs! I Lost 20 Lbs! I Lost 10 Lbs!


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?
Note that I do cardio and weightlifting.

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

Masimuro Masimuro
5 posts

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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

designerlady designerlady
6 posts

I Burned 5,000 Calories! Sexy Mamma I Lost 5 Lbs! I Lost 50 LBS! I Lost 35 Lbs! I Lost 20 Lbs! I Lost 10 Lbs!

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

tdjohnson67 tdjohnson67
6 posts

I Lost 35 Lbs! Champion I Lost 20 Lbs! I Lost 10 Lbs! I Lost 5 Lbs! METMYGOAL

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.
Another thing is at the gym, if there is a (what I call the ‘Trainer Skulker’ the gym employee that monitors the workout floor, ask if you are doing a technique correctly, efficiently? I work out at the YMCA, and I cannot afford a personal trainer, but the floor attendants are always great with ideas and encouragement. That is how I got turned onto KettleBells last week!!!! I love them, cannot wait to get back to the gym to do more! Work your core, to burn more. And good luck, we have faith that you can do it, healthily.

Mar 29, 2013 7:45pm

merw merw
19 posts

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!

Jun 25, 2013 6:38am

13307367 13307367
16 posts


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