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6 weeks of P90X, no weight lost, what am I doing wrong? :(

Thursday, November 11, 2010

I am about to finish Week 6 of P90X.

I have lost THREE POUNDS. That is it. I am workout out every day (except Sundays), sticking to 1,600-1,800 calories per day... and I have only lost THREE POUNDS. What's worse, is that I've told just about everyone I know that I'm doing P90X, and I get so embarrassed when I see them and I don't look any different! I have a teensy, teensy bit more muscle in my arms, but they're so covered with fat that no one else can see it.

This is so stinkin' unfair. I am so sick of being FAT. I have lost a total of six pounds in the last 6 months!

I'm so tired of people saying "Maybe you're gaining muscle, because muscle weighs more than fat." Bullcrap. (A pound of muscle weighs the same as a pound of fat, by the way- muscle is just more compact). I'm 177 lbs. I've got 30+ lbs of FAT I need to lose. That scale has got to start dropping at some point, because I cannot replace all this extra fat with muscle- it's impossible and I would look absolutely disgusting if I did anyway. I have not lost any inches, and I have not lost any body fat, according to the body fat calipers I got with my P90X.

I haven't gotten any stronger either... I have not moved on to heavier weights than what I started with, and I can now do ONE toe push-up instead of the dozen I could do BEFORE I started P90X. Weird, huh?

My birthday is 1 month and 18 days from now. I started with the goal of losing 20-25 lbs by my birthday. That isn't going to happen.

Wow, I can't believe how bad of a mood I am in today. It's been a rough week... had a falling-out with my husband's family after I found out they were saying all kinds of horrible things about me, and now they don't know why I don't want to have anything to do with them.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MAJACH3 1/21/2011 11:10AM

    Hi! Have you lost any more lbs using p90x? I just started the program and am on Day 4. I keep hearing all these stories of people not losing weight and it's worrying me. I too am sticking to the 1800 calorie plan. I need to lose the pounds first, then gain muscle! How has it been going for you since November?

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ELDIESSE 11/11/2010 10:54AM

    I have lost nearly 70 lbs in the last year and a half so I'm not exactly new to the weight-loss thing... I *have* been eating healthy and exercising regularly. I know how to do that. I'm just frustrated as heck because it has suddenly stopped working.

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ELDIESSE 11/11/2010 10:53AM

    According to P90X, 1,800 calories is the absolute lowest I can go or I risk going into starvation mode. I'm burning 500-600 calories per workout, according to my heartrate monitor.

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CHESAKAT41 11/11/2010 10:33AM

    If you want to lose a bit more than you are doing right now, you must cut your calorie intake per day. You might consider 1,200 to 1.400 calories and I bet you will see some weight drop. Remembering, this is a 'lifestyle' change and it takes time to develop new ways of eating and capturing the new mindset to accomplish your goals...
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