20-Somethings - Stagnant! :( Help me please!

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04-21-2008, 10:35 PM
Hi everyone! I'm a comeback kid - I joined 3fc a while ago, fell off the bandwagon, and am getting back on track. :)

I have about 50 lbs to lose, and I've been doing really well the last few weeks: restricting calories from my diet, trying to get enough protein, even "jogging" as best I can 3 times a week. And... nothing. I am still exactly where I started. I need help! What should I increase/decrease? Has anything worked for the rest of you? Anything will help!

04-21-2008, 10:41 PM
How old are you (if you don't mind me asking :)) and how many calories have you been eating? Are you writing down everything that goes into your mouth? Staying hydrated? All that fun stuff ? How many hours of exercise would you say you're getting a week and what's the intensity level like for you?

04-21-2008, 10:45 PM
I'm 20 years old, in my third year of college (the dining hall hasn't done much for me, needless to say...)

I'm doing a pretty good job of staying hydrated, I think. Exercise... aside from walking everywhere I go, I'm probably doing about three hours a week, and it's more intense than anything else I've ever done!!! haha. As far as food goes, I'm writing down ab-so-lute-ly everything. Thoughts?

04-21-2008, 10:48 PM
You are doing great and are well on your way to your 50 lbs mark! I TRY to workout in the morning. I just try to convince myself that losing weight is worth the loss of 1 hours sleep. (of course it takes me a few minutes to believe that, LOL)

04-21-2008, 11:21 PM
Well.. it sounds like you are doing what you are supposed to. The scale may have not moved, but what about inches? I've lost only 4.5 lbs but I lost over 12 inches so far with doing what you are doing pretty much. Do you feel like your clothes fit better or any kind of NSV? =)

04-21-2008, 11:26 PM
How many calories?

I'm in third year of college too :). I'm just finishing up exams now. What kinds of exercise are you doing also?

Edit: Sorry, I meant are you only doing the jogging? And if so, how long have you been jogging for?

04-21-2008, 11:49 PM
Have you incorporated strength training in your exercising. That should shake things up a bit.

04-23-2008, 11:34 PM
Good ideas! Strength training sounds good. And maybe I should push myself a little more on the aerobic exercise. Thanks for the help!