Keep up the good work, you will eventually see results. One key I found is that once I reached a certain level of exercise and my body got more fit and used to it, I would have to push my self to exercise longer or stronger.
It's amazing how we work so hard and how frustrated we can get when we don't see results right away. One thing I realized was for the first 3 months or so, I didn't notice ANY results-even though the scale said I was losing weight. As far as noticing the loss, it just kind of 'hits' you one day when you look in the mirror. Be happy with the fact that you're determined and motivated. Don't give up!
Keep doing what you're doing! You're doing fine!
Fitness Minutes: (4,220)
55 1/31/13 1:04 P
Thank you for the info Coach Tanya. Like her I was very disheartened to see that I work my rear end off and eat well and still- nothing. Also, thought it was weird I was losing inches but not weight. So, now I understand why. Thank you to everyone, especially the questioner!
When you start doing more exercise, your body begins storing more fuel in your muscle cells, where it can be used easily and quickly to fuel your workouts. The process of converting glucose (carbohydrates) into fuel that your muscles actually store and use (glycogen) requires three molecules of water for every molecule of glucose. As your muscles are building up glycogen stores, your body has to retain extra water for this purpose. That's what causes most of the initial weight gain or lack of weight loss. This is a good thing—not something to worry about.
However, despite what the scale says, you are actually losing fat during this time. The extra water retention will stop once your body has adjusted to its new activity level. At that point, the scale should start moving down. You'll end up with less fat, and muscles that can handle a larger amount of work and burn more calories which helps even more with reaching your goals!
Fitness Minutes: (14,252)
9,666 1/31/13 10:35 A
You ARE seeing results!
1) You've lost 5 lbs (fantastic! That's a pound a week, even a little more!) 2) You are less tired! 3) Your heart is healthier because you are exercising.
Remember that this is not a race; it's not the Biggest Loser, and those kinds of results simply aren't typical. You ARE making progress. As you lose weight, you will find your rate of loss slows. This is normal, natural, and healthy!
Hang in there.
According to your ticker, you've lost nearly ONE HUNDRED POUNDS. That is fabulous!
Think about how things were 95 lbs ago, and ask yourself: Has it been worth it?
Only you can answer if it is worth it. For me, as long as I am on the right track i don't care what the scale says. I get good sleep, i feel better, my clothes fit better. i refuse to be controlled by a scale.
sometimes your body just has to get used to the new routine.
I have been exercising at least 30 minutes a day and staying in my calorie count for over a month. I lost 5 lbs. the first week and now nothing. I am starting to feel down because the scale is not moving. Some changes I have made which have really made me feel less tired; my family now has a set bed time and I follow it strictly. I never exercised regularly in my life. When the weather is bearable I take the dogs for walks, when not I am on the stationary bike or working out with wii fitness plus. It is amazing that I can break a sweat, I never did that before. People even laugh when I am walking the dogs because it is not a leisure walk we work, I don't even let them stop to sniff...lol. So today when I got on the scale again and nothing happened my heart sank and I feel like crying. So is it worth it and will I ever see results?
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