LA Weight Loss - New here, what am I doing wrong?

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07-19-2007, 12:24 AM
I started the 8 week program May 25th/07 and am now on week 7 and only down 9.8 pounds, I have followed my diet religiously and just can't win :( I have excersised (cardio mostly so I know it's not muscle gain) what else can I do?

07-19-2007, 01:27 AM
Honestly you have done fantastic so far!! You are averaging just about 1.5 lbs. per week, which is a very healthy loss rate. 9.8 lbs. gone is a huge win in my books. The lower your weight or the less you have to lose, the slower it will come off. Also the slower you take it off, the more likely you are to keep it off. So have patience and relish in the fact that you are doing wonderful things for your body by eating so much healthier.

07-19-2007, 01:59 AM
I agree. You only have 30lb to lose, so you are about 1/3 there! 1.5 a week for your height/weight is AWESOME! Remember this is the healthy, real way to lose weight. Just keep it up girl!

07-19-2007, 08:56 AM
Naomi, 9.8 pounds rocks!! Hang in there! Sometimes, it takes our body awhile to adjust to our new way of eating. The weight will come off. And it is true, with less weight to lose, it will come of slower than it does for someone who weighs more. When I first started LAWL, I was losing weight like crazy. Then, once I got to about 175, the weight came off much slower, and it is very frustrating. Especially for us short people. Every pound we gain looks more like 5, but that also works for losing them too! Just remember what you've accomplished! You are doing great!

07-19-2007, 11:02 AM
Thanks Ladies, I was just really hoping to be one of those I lost 30 pounds and 3 dress sizes in 8 weeks people. I don't have the money to stay joined up once my 8 weeks is done so I have 2 or 3 more weeks and that is it I am done with the center.

07-19-2007, 11:34 AM
Naomi - You've done great so far! Alot of people on the boards are doing this on their own, with the support of the boards. So when your weeks are up at the center, keep that in mind. :)

07-19-2007, 11:46 AM
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07-19-2007, 11:47 AM
I'm doing it on my own, Naomi. You now have the tools that you need to be successful. Just stick with us and we'll help you get to goal along with the rest of us!

07-19-2007, 01:33 PM
Definitely stick with it! Join one of our challenges and post what you are eating. That way you can have a COD right here. You should set up w/i days to keep yourself honest. you are on your way to goal!

07-19-2007, 04:51 PM
Sure WOULD be nice to be one of those who lose umpteen zillions of pounds and inches in seconds........I'm not one of those either. I'm on my 23rd week and do the "average" of 1-2 pounds, except for last couple weeks where I lose and relose the same 5 pounds...ugh.

I've seen several who aren't doing the WI's at LAWL, and/or not doing their bars -- you have their plan, so just keep with that! You can do up your own diary or buy one and set it up like the LAWL one.

Keep on keeping on Naomi!!!


07-19-2007, 09:51 PM
thanks guys I will keep going with the support here for sure, it seems great, way better than having to drive all the way into town to meet with the commissioned sales people ;) I won't even qualify to extend my weeks for not meeting the guaranteed goal because I can only get in to the center once a week not three times.

On a side note at my heaviest (1 year ago exactly) I was 172, somehow managed to lose some pounds but need the extra help and joined LAWL in May this year for the 8 week accelerated program that includes lites and FB500 and Trimax.

08-07-2007, 11:29 PM
I can relate! In 8 weeks I lost 9.2! I have 37 left to lose. I follow program pretty close, but I lose slowly...hang in there, it has to come off if you doing it!