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DRTOVAH SparkPoints: (106,385)
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8/25/13 5:26 P

Hang in there, I also tend to be slow to lose. A friend send me an article a while back that it can take 6+weeks to see metabolic changes. Perhaps like me your body is just slower to warm up.

Do you have a heart rate monitor to see how active you are? Or perhaps see if you are also as active the rest of the day as well.

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8/23/13 4:47 P

I'm halfway through Focus T25 and haven't seen the weight dropping like I had hoped/expected. But I'm trusting the process and pushing through. I've heard similar stories about people having better results in the second half. I'm not sure if it's because it gets harder or because your body finally catches up. Probably a little of both. Good luck.

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8/23/13 12:31 P

My girl friend is doing Insanity and I know she says all the time about how much she is sweating during it.

Are you drinking enough water? It seems trivial but when I don't drink enough water, I retain and I see no loss on the scale.

So make sure you are drinking 8 cups (or more with all the sweating), because you need to replace those fluids!

Also, it's true men have an easier time of "seeing" the results sooner. Its just how they are built. You guys don't have the same body types.

I would say continue to push through, drink enough water, stay in your calorie ranges.

I'm sure you will see results soon.

Also, measuring once a week will be almost useless. That change each week will be so minimal that the measuring tape will seem like it's not budging. Do a whole month, then take your measurements.

edit: I was reading some other peoples posts on Insanity, and most people weren't starting to see significant changes until at least week 3. And they say the second month is the one that really kicks your butt. So just be patient!

Edited by: KWAY783 at: 8/23/2013 (12:42)
GRACE1054 Posts: 605
8/23/13 6:52 A

As ARCHIMEDESII so wisely said "You don't have to be perfect to be healthy; but you do have to be PATIENT".

This journey is YOURS, not your husband's and you cannot compare your results with his or anyone else's.
Here are a list of some of the "intangibles" that can keep you moving when the scale isn't moving: (courtesy of SparkCoach)
1) Do you feel more enthusiastic about things?
2) Are you more energetic?
3) How are your clothes fitting?
4) Has your overall health improved?
5) How has your outlook improved?
6) Has your overall appearance changed?
7) Have you stopped dreading your workouts?
8) Are you craving unhealthy foods less often?

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8/23/13 4:56 A


You can't compare your loss to your husband's. The reason why men can lose faster than women is because they have a higher percentage of lean muscle. The more lean muscle a person carries, the more efficient their bodies are at burning fat. The cruel joke that evolution played on us women is that men really do lose faster.

Women have more body fat and that's just the way the genetic ball bounced. So, don't beat yourself up because you're not seeing quick results as he is. Some people may see a quick loss initial, but as time goes on, his loss will slow down too.

You can't beat yourself up because the weight isn't coming off as fast as you'd like. This is not the Biggest Loser. Those types of dramatic losses really are not typical. While a safe weekly weight loss would be 1-2 pounds per week, there will be weeks you don't lose. There will even be weeks you gain ! And that doesn't mean you're doing anything wrong.

You don't have to be perfect to be healthy. but you do have to be PATIENT. you didn't gain the weight overnight, it's not coming off overnight.

I can assure you that if you continue to eat right (not perfectly), watch your portions and get some regular exercise that includes some strength training, you will see change with time. But you really do have to give your body time to change. Those late night infomercial claims are just that, claims. at the very bottom of the screen in teeny tiny letters, it says, results not typical.

so, don't worry... you're doing fine.

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8/22/13 11:05 P

Men tend to have less problem with losing weight and 'seeing' success than women do, so just as you shouldn't compare between one woman and another, don't compare with your husband. I know it can be off-putting, but instead rejoice in his success.

There are a number of factors that could be at play.

Are you eating enough for the increased exercise?

Odds are you are retaining fluid while building muscle. This takes up space and added weight, but it does tend to reverse after a wee while.

Do you have TOM issues? Even for me, 2-3 years after menopause, I continued to have the hormone swings causing bloating.

What weight/height are you? Some people feel they NEED to lose weight, but their body doesn't really need to - it is already at a good weight for it. If you still "NEED" to lose some, if you are fairly close to your body's best weight, it will get much harder to lose.

Now for a little story about ME!

My Dietitian has kinda almost given up measuring my waist. I have lost quite a bit, but in that time have only lost a couple cm off my waist. BUT I have gone from wearing a NZ sizse 20-22 to a 12-14 top and 14-16 bottom. THAT is success :-) I have lost size in my wrists, my face, across my shoulders, my feet and a little in my legs. Obviously I have lost in my torso, but altho' the tape-measure doesn't show it, my clothes do. Must be more room to squish around inside - LOL!

Regardless of whether you lose weight or not, good exercise, nutrition and hydration goes hand in hand with doing the best that we can for our health.

Good luck,

Edited by: SLIMMERKIWI at: 8/23/2013 (06:40)
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8/22/13 10:15 P

Hey everyone! I have been on this weightloss deal since January and from January-June I lost 33 lbs! Then I took a two month break but still used self control and didnt ever go over board. Just about a month and a half ago I've been trying to eat super clean and lean and watch my cal intake. I've also, 2 weeka ago, started the workout program insanity with my hubby! He's loosing massive inches and looks so amazing & I'm sooo proud of him. But I'm so curious why I'm not losing any inches or weight. I'm not AS concerned about the weight as I'm sure I'm gaining SOME muscle. But I'm barely losing any inches at all, which is so discouraging! Help! I'm feeling defeated, deflated, emotionally depleted and feel like I can't go hard anymore!

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