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Give me a freakin' BREAK already!!!


Monday, April 27, 2009

Okay. So I have been WORKING MY BEHIND OFF!! I have been sticking to my guidelines and eating well (with the odd meal out here and there) for the past 2 MONTHS, and my weight just fluxuates 1-2 pounds up and down. I am trying to keep in mind that this is a life change and to keep me healthy and all of that - but it is extremely hard to not see any results with the ferocity I have been keeping at this. It's hard to see people that joined after me just zip on past me. I know that everyone is different, but it's not like I am just sitting around WAITING for the weight to come off! Truthfully, I cried this morning after I weighed myself. I trained for a my upcoming 5K with the ferocity of a marine in boot camp all weekend and NOTHING! I have been good with my meals all week and NOTHING! Getting in my strength training until my thighs feel as if they are on fire and NOTHING!!! Since many feel that there is a technical aspect of this that cannot be denied - I have listed my "stats' below. Can someone please help me figure out what I could be doing differently?

Starting weight: 198 on Jan 13, 2009
Current weight: 186 on Apr 27, 2009

Daily caloric guidelines: 1,300-1,700

Cardio: 30 min 5x week
Strength: 30 min 4x week

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VIVACIOUSBEAUTY 6/9/2009 2:51PM

  I range my calories on high and low days. That's the only way I can get the scale to budge.
3 days a week I eat on the higher end of my calorie range and I have noticed a difference after 3 weeks.
good luck!

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LIMELITESHINES 6/9/2009 1:47PM

    I know I'm WAY late with this comment . . . BUT!

Make sure you're eating enough!!!!! I do this ALL the time. I really get going . . . and I really want to make a big impact and my calories slowly go down and my weight stops going down!

Do you enter all your food and fitness in the trackers? Does your tracker say "you've gone over your calories burned by a significant amount"? Every time you up your cardio/strength training . . you need to up your calories as well. :) Sounds counter-productive . . but it's not. Make sure you're getting all your nutrients in . . (protein, carbs, fats (yep even those!)) because the correct balance of STUFF is what's going to help you turn on that metabolism and melt that fat away. :)

Also . . . if you've been training . . your body is going to become very efficient at what you do. When I started working out, one session with my trainer (60 minutes) would burn 2000 calories. :) Now? I'm lucky if I burn 600 calories. We work HARDER and do more . . but my body is much more efficient . . . so I need to switch things up more on my own and try new things to throw my body off!

so try things like sprint interval training, or hill training, or try a new cardio machine you've never tried before. How about a kick boxing class or things like that? :) You'll get it goin again!

Keep after it!!!!!!!!

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ANEPANALIPTI 5/2/2009 10:27AM

    Hey, I am so sorry it's been so frustrating for you... When I started, I lost and gained the same 2 pounds for a month....

1) Are you drinking water? 1/2 your weight in oz?
2) Taking a multivitamin?
3) Taking measurements?
4) Giving yourself one rest day a week?
5) How long has it been since you've changed up your exercise routine?
6) Do you use the nutrition tracker every day?

Don't give up!!! If you keep on keeping at it, the weight WILL come off!! How do you feel? Are you feeling the benefits of a healthier lifestyle?

We're all here for you!

Dimitra

ps. welcome to the c25k team!

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SUNNYONE68 4/28/2009 12:36AM

    I'm sorry you are feeling so frustrated and I hope that the other posters are right in that you have seen some non-scale victories!

I'm curious about your working out? How often do you change up what you do? Do you track EVERYTHING on the nutrition tracker? I'd love to be able to help you ~ I hit plateaus where I waiver within a few pounds (I'm in one now!!) and it can really get to you.

Good Luck

~ Shaun

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WYOWILDDEE 4/27/2009 12:27PM

    You've lost 12 lbs. Good for you! I am proud of you for that! That is about a pound a week which is not bad at all. Maybe lower your top end calories for a week and see what that does for you but I bet you have seen many non-scale victories. Don't get frustrated... keep keepin' on, eventually, YOU will win!

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BAREADER 4/27/2009 10:47AM

    Oh, don't give up! You've lost 12 lbs., that's not nothing! Like Lillytame said, what about your measurements? I have hit plateaus also and they are not fun. But you are doing something, you are getting healthier and stronger. I know you want to be able to "see" the results of your hard work, but there are plenty of things going on in your body you just can't see. Try not to depend on the scale so much. I have really had to make myself stay off the scale AND stay away from the measuring tape except for once a week, they were becoming a problem for me.

Just don't give up, there are lots of places on here to find advice and many who are willing to support you.

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LILLYTAME 4/27/2009 10:41AM

    What about inches? Have you seen any results there? How do your clothes fit? Because with all the work that you are doing, maybe you are gaining muscle.

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