Fitness Minutes: (3,530)
9/5/13 11:42 A
Don't feel bad, I too stayed the same for about a year and a half, I stayed the same! I did lots of Zumba in that time and No weight came off. Few months ago, I started strength training, adding dumbells, kettlebells, and bootcamp. On other days back to Zumba. I did not know I have to mix it up, now I am building muscle and I am loosing inches.. Good Luck
Fitness Minutes: (18,761)
1,243 8/31/13 8:39 A
It's more important to be happy where you are maintaining. I COULD lose more weight by eating low and working out ridiculously, but that is unrealistic and dangerous, so I'll just stay where I am and if I lose a few more pounds, I do. If not, that's perfectly ok too.
Fitness Minutes: (7,415)
1,299 8/31/13 7:53 A
KATIEMAE10: I think you bring up a very important point. In my opinion, you seem quite healthy and content with what you have accomplished. I don't see that you need to lose those 6-7 pounds, particularly if it causes some mental anguish. If you are happy currently, then maintaining and not losing seems like a great option.
When I was at 168-170, I was happy about my weight loss, but not happy how hard I had to work to stay there. When I changed my maintenance goal to -175, I became a lot happier. I need to get back to -175, but I have no intention of getting back to -170. I came to the conclusion that being unhappy should not be part of my weight maintenance regimen.
Edited by: ALBERTJON at: 8/31/2013 (07:53)
8/31/13 6:00 A
There is a term called " feel great weight". If you can live the life you want to live then why is the number on the scale so important? If you are a healthy weight there really isn't a reason to lose 6 lbs.
I believe that we think we are eating right until..........We really track what we eat and find out different. I believe that our minds can play tricks on us to believe we are eating right and not too many calories. I do know I have been messing around with the same 1/2 lb. I lose it then I gain it right back. I am not at the place I want to be.........So I hear ya. But I am the only one who can change that........
Fitness Minutes: (180,516)
8/30/13 2:16 P
I am in the same boat. I'm working on some of the lazy bad eating habits that have contributed to the weight gain, only because I feel terrible when I overeat..but I base my entire fitness/nutrition maintenance plan on 2 simple questions:
a) can I do everything I want to physically? b) can I wear everything that I want to wear and look good in it?
currently, the answer to b) is not really..and when the answer to both questions aren't a resounding yes..then it's time to get back to basics and re-establish the habits that are good for you.
Fitness Minutes: (6,555)
8/30/13 2:11 P
Well, IMHO if you're at a healthy BMI, can accomplish what you want physically/fitness-wise, and feel good about your body, I wouldn't worry too much about it.
Don't know how I feel about this. I have been the same weight for about a year. I'm up about 12 lbs from my lightest (4ish yrs ago) and about 6-7 lbs from my ideal. No matter what I eat, don't eat, excersize, don't exercise...I seem to stay the same. Should I stop focusing on losing weight and just accept that this is "normal" for my body...where I'm at now? I want to be a size smaller, but it seems like an awful lot of work and starvation to get myself there....when I have pretty healthy habits and a very active lifestyle as it is!
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