2 Weeks and No Weight Loss

Thursday, July 28, 2011

I started tracking in earnest 2 weeks ago and haven't lost any weight. I'm beginning to feel like the 1200-1500 calorie limit might not be low enough. I've met all my parameters every day including exercise and nothing has changed. I was targeting a .5 pound loss per week. I should have lost a pound by now. I'm so frustrated. I really believed this was going to work even though nothing has ever worked before. I'm taking vitamins, metformin, sleep 8 hours at night, limiting stress. Why, why, why is the weight not coming off!

I think I'm going to have to go to below 1200 calories a day to see a difference. Why should the floor be 1200 for everybody? I'm small, practically bird bones, and have proof that 1200 is too high for weight loss.
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  • BET212
    Hang in there. Sometimes we do all the right things and our body still hangs onto the weight no matter what we think should happen. emoticon
    2248 days ago
    I understand your pain. It is frustrating when you work so hard and don't see the scale move. It took me about a month before I saw any weight loss and then I had about 6 lbs fall off really fast. I think part of it was due to building muscle at the same rate as losing fat and I was holding water pretty badly.

    Make sure to drink all your water and you may want to watch your sodium is well. I wouldn't reccommend going below 1200. It really takes AT LEAST 1200 to get a good source of vitamins and minerals as well as meeting macro-nutrients. Stick with it, sometimes it takes a little while, but as long as you are doing the right things, you'll get there!

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    2249 days ago
    I sympathize - I've stopped losing even though I'm staying at 1200 calories. I've even upped my exercise, but only in the last few days. Try not to get discouraged & do what you know works for you. I admire the early morning running with your hectic schedule emoticon
    2249 days ago
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