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NOT losing weight...YA OKAY BODY "WHATEVER"!!
Saturday, March 24, 2012
*1400-1450 cals a day
*staying with in the recommended range (pie chart) for fat, carbs, protein (give or take 1%)
*9 cups of water a day
*Exercise level 3 on the elliptical 48 MIN (5.0 KMS) Monday - Friday
= Last 5 days.....NO WEIGHT LOSS!!
Talk about doing everything for nothing!
And it's not that time of the month.... Just CRAP!
I don't mind doing the work, BUT, I HATE doing the work for NOTHING!!
Member Comments About This Blog Post
Your body is SO happy you did what you did this week. Weight isn't everything. Your heart and internal organs are doing a happy dance because you kept them hydrated and exercised. You will see the weight coming off again. Patience isn't something I have much of either but I hear it pays off :)
1648 days ago
"When you improve a little each day, eventually big things occur. When you improve conditioning a little each day, eventually you have a big improvement in conditioning. Not tomorrow, not the next day, but eventually a big gain is made. Don't look for the big, quick improvement. Seek the small improvement one day at a time. That's the only way it happens-and when it happens, it lasts." John Wooden
you've lost over 40lbs! If this is your first plateau, you are really fortunate.
If you haven't already done so, get out the tape measure. Compare your measurements every other month or so. There are many ways to measure your progress. Look how much more you can do when you exercise. If you use a HRM, you can see that your resting heart rate is slowly dropping.
I have a calendar under the bathroom sink that I use to keep track of my weigh-ins and 5k times. It's a 2010 calendar. That kind of happened by accident, but it turned out to be a good thing. I use a different color ink for each year. I don't pay any attention to the day of the week, just the date. I can look at that calendar and see my progress over the last 2 years. When the scale hasn't moved for a long time, I can see that this time last year I was MUCH heavier and my run times were slower.
1648 days ago
5 days isn't enough to see big changes... it can take weeks! Weight loss isn't a fast think.
Also make sure you're eating enough... enter your fitness goals in the fitness tracker, since if you don't eat *enough*, you can gain or hold on to weight, sabotaging your efforts! It seems counterintuitive, it's true!
Remember that even if the scale doesn't move, that work is making changes in your body on a molecular level... you're getting stronger, slimmer, and healthier. The scale is pretty much the worse way to gauge your progress! You're not doing this for nothing. Even if you never lose weight again, but you keep getting stronger... you're breathing better, your heart's in better shape, your body's full of GOOD cholesterol... this isn't for nothing!
1648 days ago
5 days is a short time to judge changes in your body. Give yourself at least 2 weeks, and work hard during those 2 weeks. If you are still unable to lose, then you may change some variable in your exercise and nutrition. Remember that the point is really not if you can lose the fat or not. Certainly you can. Everyone can. But the point is if you can keep it off or not. Very few people can do that. And for this to happen, patience in practicing the right way of life is essential.
1649 days ago
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