So I started (restarted) committing to exercise on Jan 4th of this year. Since then I have been journaling my food, staying in my calorie allowance, and exercising almost everyday.
It has now been three weeks, and in that three weeks I have lost a total of .......
What is happening here?!? I need some motivation to keep me on track. This wouldn't be so bad, but I am still stuck in my size 18 jeans. I could trade lack of scale movement for my box of size 16 pants in the attic, but they wont fit me yet. I just want to scream!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You may have been doing everything perfectly and your body is just being stubborn. If that is the case, I bet you get a big whoosh!
However, I am wondering if you are getting more calories than you realize. How many calories are you allowing yourself a day? Do you weigh and measure all of your food? I find that I just can't eye portion sizes. I have to weigh and measure everything!
Hang in there!
Persistence is more important than Perfection
Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential. - Winston Churchill
You may want to tinker with your calories. I was having issues for a week or so - staying within my cal range, exercising, and yet nothing was coming off. The past few days I've eaten 200 above my cal range, and now the scale is coming down. Some people have to lower their cals, some have to increase. Everyone is different and just fiddle with it until you find what works for YOU.
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Let's get to 20!! Only 18 more to go!
I do weight and measure my foods. I know I have been eating high on sodium cause I have been eating soup for lunches recently and just noticed how much salt I was getting.
I have also been eating low on my range, 1200 - 1400 and I know I loose best around 1500, but it is really hard to hit that number. I tend to err low, so I don't go over.
Mostly I need to vent, and I know I will find people who understand around here. Thanks for the support.
Hopefully next week I will have better news. I have a fancy dress party this weekend and I would like to wear my little black dress.
I then have another one (different guests) in about a month. I will see a difference in fit between those two parties.
Until then, I'll just keep working my behind off....
Hi there - just keep it going and you will eventually drop some weight.
For me, I usually have a nice weight loss every 3rd week then tiny bits, if anything, in between. Also, when I have too much soup, the scale does not budge. I retain lots of water from the sodium & I love soup especially at lunch.
Yuck. I'm sorry. It sounds like your body is trying to stabilize itself. Your 24 lb loss looks pretty close to a 10% loss and I've read in many, many places that our bodies stall out at about 10%. I've read that the thing to do is to increase the calories in order to maintain that weight for 6 months. Then try again. I was thinking if that happens to me, I'll try to maintain for a month and then give it another go.
Long term goal: To still be calorie counting 11/9/2010
mini goals: ~211-10% lost;12/24/09 ~203 class I obesity 1/28/10; ~199 Onederland/15% 2/19/10; ~188-20%; ~185 half way 5/14/10; 179-bye 180's 6/12/10; ~174 overweight 7/3/2010;169-bye 170's 8/13/10;~164-30% 10/23/2010159-bye 160's~11/1/10; 153-35%~12/23/10; 149-bye 150's~2/11/11; 145 normal~2/14/2011; ~141-40%; 139-bye 140's ~135 GOAL! (129-45%; 117.5-50%)
Yeah, I have been maintaining my 25-ish pound loss since last spring. I was in the mid 220's all last summer and fall but over the holidays I started creeping back up. That's what caused the renewed interest in exercise and journaling.
I know I will eventually see the loss. i have been doing a lot of exercise, more than usual when I am in exercise mode and harder at that.
I just need to be patient.
I need to remember that over the spring, summer and fall, I was slowly loosing, like 1 pound a month, and I was happy with that cause I was maintaining and slowly succeeding. When I started going up, I suddenly felt like I was failing and that was the motivation I needed.
Now I just need to wait for all my hard work to pay off. It will, I am sure of it.
I'm in the same boat.....I am doing well with calories, but the weight is not really budging! In fact, it keeps going up! I know it is water, because I can feel how swollen I am. (Salt is NOT my friend!)
We have to keep with it and stay committed. It WILL come off--science says so!
One day at a time is more than just a saying.....
First goal: Back under 300!
Argh! I hate it when I stall!!! Salt is not my friend either, so I'm also going to recommend that you watch your salt intake. I bet you get a big wooosh in the next week or two. Also, it will help get that sodium out of your system if you drink lots of water!
Best of luck.
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