It will happen! Some people lose slower than others. How do you feel at the end of the day? Sometimes when I've had a hard workout, I feel a lot thinner (even thought I haven't lost anything). That feeling alone keeps me going, even though I am not losing anything at all right now. I'm just happy to not be gaining! Keep going! You will see results soon. :) I know that after a few weeks of not losing, it can be very frustrating. Sometimes when I eat healthy and exercise for a certain period of time and nothing happens after losing for a while, the only way I can seem to kickstart it again is to have something fattening, like pizza or something from a fast food joint. For some reason that seems to work for me. I'm not advocating that you sabotage like I do sometimes (especially those two choices I know are bad!); what works for me may not work for you or anyone else. Like I said, it will happen!
You are so right! I do struggle with impatience lol. I've decided I'm not going to let it bring me down, and I'm gonna keep going! In all the times I've tried to get in shape, I've never made it this far, so I need to remind myself of the big picture and stay strong!
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Just because you may not be SEEING results doesn't meant that positive results aren't happening. Everyone is different - some see results fairly quickly, and others it may take more than 4-6 weeks. Some can take AT LEAST a couple months before their waist etc. starts to move.
If you have a look at my weight ticker, you will see that I have lost bucket loads of weight. I have gone from a NZ size 20-22 to a 12-14 top and a 14-16 bottom. That is quite a difference. But you know what???? My waist has only shifted barely a couple centimeters! BUT my blood work has come back perfectly normal for the first time in many years - I had very high cholesterol (and very low HDL) even tho' I take meds for this problem; I WAS borderline pre-Diabetic - now my HbA1c is perfectly normal. My fluid retention has reduced - my medication for that has halved. It was ALL down to weight-loss (but ' I didn't have to change WHAT I ate). Give it time and your BODY will see the positives AND thank you for it!
I will leave you with this thought - have you heard the expression "Patience is a virtue?"
So I've been eating healthy and working out like crazy for about a month now. I was very focused and only wavered on my healthy habits for my weekly, but reasonable cheat meal. It wasn't until the 4th week that I got very sick and consumed mostly ice cream :(. However, I somehow managed to lose 3 lbs that week! I've gone down 5 lbs in a month and my body fat % was at 19.8%.
The reason I'm frustrated though, is that i'm still not seeing results! I know it's in the 4-6 week period that you start to see results, and I absolutely cannot get the fat on my abs to go away. I haven't lost ANY inches on my waist. And today my body fat % was at 21.8% (how did it go up if i've been so diligent with my workouts?). I'm incredibly frustrated! I'm eating healthy, i'm fueling my body, I burn 2,000 calories a week..idk if I'm just being impatient or I'm doing something wrong. When did you guys start to see results?
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