Advertisement -- Learn more about ads on this site.

 
Message Boards
FORUM:   Panic! Button for Immediate Help
TOPIC:  

No Weight Loss In a Week



 
 
Search the
Message Boards:
Search
      Share
Advertisement -- Learn more about ads on this site.

Author: Message: Sort First Post on Top


CAROLINAKIWI
Posts: 629
10/21/12 7:37 P

I know sometimes when I hit this sort of a week that when I go back and look at what I have eaten that usually a high consumption of sodium is to blame. It is one of my weaknesses. I also noticed that when I increase my water consumption that it helps to trigger a loss. Hang in there!



L-RIOT
Posts: 348
10/21/12 8:32 A

Sometimes your body has to catch up with what you're doing to it. Don't give up!! I'm in the same boat, I haven't lost any for a while and it makes me angry but you have to keep trying. Good luck!


Online Now
ARCHIMEDESII
SparkPoints: (138,097)
Fitness Minutes: (207,320)
Posts: 20,488
10/17/12 1:02 P

SHAZG321,

What you're experiencing is perfectly normal. The weight doesn't magically drop off the minute we decide we need to lose. While a safe weekly weight loss would be 1-2 pounds per week, there may be weeks you don't lose. there may even be weeks you gain ! And that doesn't mean you're doing anything wrong. It really could take 6-8 WEEKS of healthy eating and regular exercise before a person sees a change in the scale. And that too is perfectly normal.

I hope you don't mind, but I snuck a peak at your food diary too. While you are eating some veggies/fruits, you really should be eating more. For optimum health (and weight loss), a person should be eating at least 6-9 servings each and every day. Now, if you don't do that all the time, that's okay. But eating more veggies can help you lose weight.

Also, not to criticise, there is absolutely nothing wrong with having an occasional drink. However, it should not be at the expense of healthy food. You don't have to "save" your calories to fit in a drink. Instead, you're going to have to accept the fact that on days you decide to have a drink, you're going to be over your calories. When you save those calories for that drink, it means you're sacrificing nutritious foods. And that's not something a person should do.

It strikes me that you need to increase the amount of food you've been eating especially if you're going to increase the amount of exercise you do. Eating too little and exercising too much will not speed up your weight loss. If you want to lose weight and keep it off, you have to eat right first and watch your portions. Exercise is what keeps us fit. Good nutrition is what keeps our weight down. In short, a person can't outrun a bad diet with exercise.

My advice ? Try to increase the amount of fresh fruit and veggies you eat. Try to eat more lean cuts of meat/fish so that you are getting enough protein. Try to eat whole grain breads/cereals. And try to keep any drinks to a minimum. Cutting back will make a difference too.

Don't beat yourself up because the weight isn't coming off as fast as you'd like it. Weight loss really is a slow steady process that takes time.

Patience, it's a virtue.






SLIMMERKIWI
SparkPoints: (126,040)
Fitness Minutes: (32,590)
Posts: 21,291
10/17/12 4:54 A

Hi - I had a peek at your Nutrition Tracker and would think that apart from the fact that you don't appear to have been on this journey for very long, that you could also be under-eating calories for the amount of exercise you are doing. I know it seems strange, but when you do a lot of exercise you need to increase your calorie consumption!

A lot of people find that it takes a few weeks for the weight to start dropping, but that doesn't mean that you are doing anything wrong. It also doesn't pay to be focused on the scales because they are only part of the story. How your clothes fit; your general energy levels; the condition of the hair/skin, etc. etc. should ALL be taken into account. If you are eating healthy food; eating within the calorie range for the amount of exercise you do (did you put in your exercise plan accurately??? BECAUSE this can make a big difference as to what calorie range you are given!), and getting good hydration, then you are doing well and the weight-loss will follow in time!

Don't expect a quick loss, either - they aren't healthy and odds are will go back on! It took me 16 months to lose just over 50lb and nice slow, steady loss, but a sustainable one. I sat there quite happily for a year then decided to move on down. I am now at my goal and have been here for a long time but continue to use the nutrition tracker to ensure that I stay there.

Hi - I had a peek at your Nutrition Tracker and would think that apart from the fact that you don't appear to have been on this journey for very long, that you could also be under-eating calories for the amount of exercise you are doing. I know it seems strange, but when you do a lot of exercise you need to increase your calorie consumption!

A lot of people find that it takes a few weeks for the weight to start dropping, but that doesn't mean that you are doing anything wrong. It also doesn't pay to be focused on the scales because they are only part of the story. How your clothes fit; your general energy levels; the condition of the hair/skin, etc. etc. should ALL be taken into account. If you are eating healthy food; eating within the calorie range for the amount of exercise you do (did you put in your exercise plan accurately??? BECAUSE this can make a big difference as to what calorie range you are given!), and getting good hydration, then you are doing well and the weight-loss will follow in time!

Don't expect a quick loss, either - they aren't healthy and odds are will go back on! It took me 16 months to lose just over 50lb and nice slow, steady loss, but a sustainable one. I sat there quite happily for a year then decided to move on down. I am now at my goal and have been here for a long time but continue to use the nutrition tracker to ensure that I stay there.

I will also add that even tho' I have lost a bucket load of weight, my waist (where the Dietitian measures around my navel) has only dropped about 2cm - LESS than an inch! BUT I have lost size everywhere else and have gone from a NZ size 20-22 to a 12-14 (occasionally 16 bottoms).

Kris


Kris


Edited by: SLIMMERKIWI at: 10/17/2012 (04:58)


SHAZG321
SparkPoints: (8,613)
Fitness Minutes: (7,845)
Posts: 472
10/16/12 11:58 P

Not sure what is going on I have increased my exercise to maximum that i can do a day and i have not lost anything in over a week. I am eating between 1500 and 1600 calories a day and nothing happening. My measurements are not even decreasing. Can anyone advise on what to do next. emoticon



 
Page: 1 of (1)  
Search  



Share


 
Diet Resources: high intensity intermittent exercise | measuring exercise intensity | blood pressure and exercise intensity
x Lose 10 Pounds by October 10! Get a FREE Personalized Plan