3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community  

Go Back   3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Support Forum > Weight Loss Support

Weight Loss Support Give and get support here!

Why am I not losing anything!!!??

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools
Old 11-16-2010, 11:35 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
HermersSis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 157

Height: 5'5

Default Why am I not losing anything!!!??

I've been doing 40-50 minutes of cardio for the past few days. That burns a lot of calories, I check on one of those sites. And I have been sticking to my diet.

The scale won't move! Not one ounce! What's the problem??????

When I just dieted the weight was coming off. Why is it like when I exercise nothing happens....?
__________________

***Mini Goals***
250reached: 12-9-10
240reached: 01-17-11Fit into khaki pantsreached: 01-17-11
230reached: 02-24-11
220reached: 06-12-11
210reached: 05-02-12
ONDERLANDreached: 06-1-12
190reached: 11-30-12
180reached: Unsure
170reached: 12-24-12
160reached: Unsure
150reached: 06-21-13

Last edited by HermersSis : 11-16-2010 at 11:39 AM.
HermersSis is offline  
Old 11-16-2010, 11:40 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
sacha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 2,640

S/C/G: 163/128/125

Height: 5'5

Default

It can take several weeks to see a shift in the scale, for some it can take a month or more. What you are doing is great, but to see the results, it will take much longer than a few days. Keep at it!
__________________

Maintainer 2004-2009/3 Pregnancies/Maintainer 2013 - Present

sacha is offline  
Old 11-16-2010, 11:45 AM   #3
Bear Down..Lost 38 in '10
 
gottadoit2010's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 199

S/C/G: 260.0/219.4/113.0

Height: 5'

Default

Patience is a virtue! It sucks, but that's one of the keys to the game.
__________________
gottadoit2010 is offline  
Old 11-16-2010, 11:47 AM   #4
Sarah
 
asparagus4sale's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Georgia
Posts: 356

S/C/G: SW:197.8/GW:145

Height: 5'8"

Default

I think there is this assumption that your body immediately reacts to any changes. That's not necessarily true. Why do we assume that the cupcake we ate at 10pm the night before explains the 1 pound weight gain the next morning? Your body has to digest it and then store or expel it - that is not a 5 minute operation. Chances are your weight may still be a result of your eating a couple of days ago and the changes you are making now will show up in a couple more days.
__________________
Sarah
asparagus4sale is offline  
Old 11-16-2010, 11:50 AM   #5
losing and schmoozing
 
cornellchick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 222

S/C/G: 175/ticker/155

Height: 5' 6"

Default

Sometimes exercise can cause temporary weight gain due to water retention, etc. If you keep it up and are eating well too, then don't worry - the weight WILL come off... just be patient!
__________________
cornellchick is offline  
Old 11-16-2010, 12:02 PM   #6
Soul Cyster
 
beerab's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: California
Posts: 4,487

S/C/G: 235/seeticker/135

Height: 5'3"

Default

You also might be consuming too little now that you are burning an additional 500 calories? How many calories are you eating a day?
__________________
beerab is offline  
Old 11-16-2010, 12:09 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
HermersSis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 157

Height: 5'5

Default

I swear this makes no sense whatsoever!

Every time I DIET. The weight FLIES OFF.
When ever I add EXERCISE. NOTHING HAPPENS.

How can this make sense?
I dropping the exercise mostly and relying on diet, but I just thought it'd be nice to exercise as well, to tone up and get heart healthy.

I just want a logical explanation as to why my body takes DIET as lose weight and Diet AND EXERCISE...hmmm nah, weight stays on.
__________________

***Mini Goals***
250reached: 12-9-10
240reached: 01-17-11Fit into khaki pantsreached: 01-17-11
230reached: 02-24-11
220reached: 06-12-11
210reached: 05-02-12
ONDERLANDreached: 06-1-12
190reached: 11-30-12
180reached: Unsure
170reached: 12-24-12
160reached: Unsure
150reached: 06-21-13
HermersSis is offline  
Old 11-16-2010, 12:13 PM   #8
one choice at a time
 
carter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 1,294

S/C/G: 275/155/???

Height: 5'5"

Default

You've only added the exercise for a few days, right? That is simply not enough time to see the difference.

Your body will take a week or two - perhaps longer - to adjust to a big change in the workload you give it. Try to be a little more patient, keep the exercise up for a month, and then see how your weight loss is.

The time scale for this process is just longer than several days. No way around that.
__________________
High weight: 275 (August 2009) *** Low weight: 155 (October 2012)
Today, working off a partial regain. Current weight: 179.
Goals:
* Make the best choice I can make, with every choice.
* Remember that the temptation in front of me is not the last of its kind that I will ever see; say "I'll pass today."
* Say "no!" to my whiny inner five-year-old.
carter is offline  
Old 11-16-2010, 12:17 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
sacha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 2,640

S/C/G: 163/128/125

Height: 5'5

Default

Your body isn't going to defy physics - give it a lot more time, keep the right calories, and it will work. Either you aren't giving it enough time (a few days is nothing - it can take weeks, MONTHS, to see solid results) or perhaps you are eating more. But it will happen.
__________________

Maintainer 2004-2009/3 Pregnancies/Maintainer 2013 - Present

sacha is offline  
Old 11-16-2010, 12:30 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
HermersSis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 157

Height: 5'5

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by beerab View Post
You also might be consuming too little now that you are burning an additional 500 calories? How many calories are you eating a day?
Probably around 1000, not trying to eat low. But I'm eating all this vegetarian stuff and I'm just not to hungry lately.

I am an avid calorie counter too so I can average the numbers pretty fast and I average them out with a higher average. So If I think it was around 160 calories for breakfast. I just average out 200. I've been eating in the 1000-1200 area.
__________________

***Mini Goals***
250reached: 12-9-10
240reached: 01-17-11Fit into khaki pantsreached: 01-17-11
230reached: 02-24-11
220reached: 06-12-11
210reached: 05-02-12
ONDERLANDreached: 06-1-12
190reached: 11-30-12
180reached: Unsure
170reached: 12-24-12
160reached: Unsure
150reached: 06-21-13
HermersSis is offline  
Old 11-16-2010, 12:31 PM   #11
Le geek, c'est chic
 
Nola Celeste's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Metairie, LA
Posts: 1,213

S/C/G: 232/see ticker/150ish

Height: 5'2" and change

Default

There is at least one logical explanation for why exercising heavily over the past few days has created a "stick" on the scale: water retention.

What happens when you get a bruise, strain, or bump? The tissue in the immediate area swells with fluid as part of your body's "repair kit." What happens when you work out? You often get sore because you're creating micro-tears in your muscle fiber (don't worry, that's not a bad thing, it's part of the building process that gives you strength). All those little micro-tears mean your body's going to divert some fluid to the area, meaning that a few days of heavy exercise often reads as more poundage on the scale.

We can't control what our bodies do; we can only control what we put into our bodies and the amount of work we get out of them. Focusing solely on results--especially when those results are condensed into one number which may or may not represent fat loss--sometimes leads to disappointment over stuff we can't control.

Try focusing on the things you DO control: staying with your plan, being patient, being realistic about your goals, exercising for greater health instead of just as a means to weight loss. Focus on the "NSVs"--non-scale victories--like fitting better in your clothes, walking farther, lifting more weight, finding a new food you like.

Losing weight is a marathon, not a sprint. Looking at the results of a few days' changes is like saying that you'll never be able to finish all 26 miles because you can only see three blocks ahead.
Nola Celeste is offline  
Old 11-16-2010, 12:33 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
HermersSis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 157

Height: 5'5

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by sacha View Post
Your body isn't going to defy physics - give it a lot more time, keep the right calories, and it will work. Either you aren't giving it enough time (a few days is nothing - it can take weeks, MONTHS, to see solid results) or perhaps you are eating more. But it will happen.
I'm not eating more and it should not takes WEEKS to lose an ounce. I'm sorry, that's ridiculous. My body is defying logic because exercise seems to stabilize my weight for some crazy reason. But waiting weeks and months to see a change is not an option. If you're going to lose the recommended 1 lousy pounds a week at the least you should be burning a little over an ounce a day.

Like, I said, I'm quitting the exercise. I'm just trying to find a feasible reason why exercise makes me not lose weight.
__________________

***Mini Goals***
250reached: 12-9-10
240reached: 01-17-11Fit into khaki pantsreached: 01-17-11
230reached: 02-24-11
220reached: 06-12-11
210reached: 05-02-12
ONDERLANDreached: 06-1-12
190reached: 11-30-12
180reached: Unsure
170reached: 12-24-12
160reached: Unsure
150reached: 06-21-13
HermersSis is offline  
Old 11-16-2010, 12:35 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
HermersSis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 157

Height: 5'5

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nola Celeste View Post
There is at least one logical explanation for why exercising heavily over the past few days has created a "stick" on the scale: water retention.

What happens when you get a bruise, strain, or bump? The tissue in the immediate area swells with fluid as part of your body's "repair kit." What happens when you work out? You often get sore because you're creating micro-tears in your muscle fiber (don't worry, that's not a bad thing, it's part of the building process that gives you strength). All those little micro-tears mean your body's going to divert some fluid to the area, meaning that a few days of heavy exercise often reads as more poundage on the scale.
That makes sense.
__________________

***Mini Goals***
250reached: 12-9-10
240reached: 01-17-11Fit into khaki pantsreached: 01-17-11
230reached: 02-24-11
220reached: 06-12-11
210reached: 05-02-12
ONDERLANDreached: 06-1-12
190reached: 11-30-12
180reached: Unsure
170reached: 12-24-12
160reached: Unsure
150reached: 06-21-13
HermersSis is offline  
Old 11-16-2010, 12:36 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
HermersSis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 157

Height: 5'5

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by carter View Post
You've only added the exercise for a few days, right? That is simply not enough time to see the difference.

Your body will take a week or two - perhaps longer - to adjust to a big change in the workload you give it. Try to be a little more patient, keep the exercise up for a month, and then see how your weight loss is.

The time scale for this process is just longer than several days. No way around that.
Then, I won't exercise.
__________________

***Mini Goals***
250reached: 12-9-10
240reached: 01-17-11Fit into khaki pantsreached: 01-17-11
230reached: 02-24-11
220reached: 06-12-11
210reached: 05-02-12
ONDERLANDreached: 06-1-12
190reached: 11-30-12
180reached: Unsure
170reached: 12-24-12
160reached: Unsure
150reached: 06-21-13
HermersSis is offline  
Old 11-16-2010, 12:36 PM   #15
Senior Member
 
HermersSis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 157

Height: 5'5

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by cornellchick View Post
Sometimes exercise can cause temporary weight gain due to water retention, etc. If you keep it up and are eating well too, then don't worry - the weight WILL come off... just be patient!
Lol, I missed the quick answer. Thanks.
__________________

***Mini Goals***
250reached: 12-9-10
240reached: 01-17-11Fit into khaki pantsreached: 01-17-11
230reached: 02-24-11
220reached: 06-12-11
210reached: 05-02-12
ONDERLANDreached: 06-1-12
190reached: 11-30-12
180reached: Unsure
170reached: 12-24-12
160reached: Unsure
150reached: 06-21-13
HermersSis is offline  
Closed Thread
Posts by members, moderators and admins are not considered medical advice
and no guarantee is made against accuracy.


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Why Am I Not Losing Weight?!?! Frances123 Weight Loss Support 45 06-10-2010 02:21 PM
why am I not losing? JHG LA Weight Loss 12 11-13-2008 07:00 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:36 AM.






Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2