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Doing Everything Right Yet I Am Doing It Wrong

Monday, July 09, 2012

I am not sure if it is actually a good thing to keep reading so much on healthy living, diet, weight loss etc. because it can be quite confusing and I get the impression that it can do more harm than good. How many times did I read and hear that to loose weight you have to become more active and take the stairs instead of the elevator. Funny thing is that i have always been using the stairs even if I had to get up to the eight floor because I hate elevators. If I have no other choice but use it then I make sure another person is with me, but if I can I use the stairs. I also love going stairs and I might not be the fastest but I think my endurance on stairs is pretty good.
Another thing I always did right is drinking water. I am not a big fan of soda and I love my water so I always drink it. Sometimes I drink coffee or tea in the morning but always unsweetened. Every couple of weeks I kinda crave something else to drink but instea of turning to soda I usually have a glass of apple juice mixed with sparkling water and the craving goes.
These are only two examples of things I do right and there are a few others. I try to avoid processed food and I try to eat more freggies. I even change the way of preparing my vegetables. I used to throw the vegetables in boiling water and cook them until there weren't any vitamins left. Now I always steam them and I love how intense their flavor is and that they still look as if they haven't been cooked at all.
So I have been wondering. How is it so hard for me to loose weight although I already changed so many things? To answer this I have to turn to my obsession with The Biggest Loser again. On this show the contestants are filmed all day, so there is no chance for them to cheat without anyone noticing, but sometimes some of them don't lose any or only a few pounds even though they work out hard (definitely harder and more than I do) and eat right. The reason why they don't lose is stress! So maybe that is a huge aspect in my not that successful journey, too. Okay, I lost a few inches here any there but as much as I have tried not to obsess with the scale, I still want to see results on it, too. Maybe I have too much stress in my life? That might sound stupid to some since I am unemployed at the moment and home all the time, but there are still many things concerning my last job that are bothering me and I have to deal with. Who knows, maybe once I am able to put an end to it, my body will reward me with dropping numbers on the scale. Until then I keep doing what I am doing and try to stay positive. emoticon
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IMELECTRIC 7/11/2012 8:44AM

    It takes 6-8 weeks for your body to get used to the calorie reduction. At first your body stores the fat because it thinks it is in survival mode. Then after 6-8 weeks your body gets used to the change and you start to loose. Usually 1-2 lbs a week depending on diet and exercise. Remember you didn't put the weight on overnight. emoticon

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SEASONS__CHANGE 7/11/2012 3:59AM

    Thanks for sharing this with us and don't be discouraged. Actually, one of the posts suggested getting a complete physical.

A friend of mine worked out hard religiously and ate all of the right things for six weeks before losing 1 single pound. We all lose weight differently.

Another thing, we assume that the foods that we eat are actually healthy. You mentioned that you pour some apple juice into your water. A lot of juices are high in calories and sugar. I recommend checking the labels on the things that you buy at the store and stay true to your fitness tracker. If the name brand of the apple juice that you consume isn't in the Nutrition Tracker, add it. You might find some areas in your diet that you may need to tweak.

Whatever you do, DON'T GIVE Up! You'll get there!

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BLACK741 7/9/2012 9:51PM

    so you are doing everything right, feeling fine, healthy, and eating good, exercising and the scale is not moving. So easy to say, SO WHAT, you are being a very good you, but I know that it does not work that way. If you are doing it right you want results, It will come, I know, same thing with me, I am on my last 20 lbs and go weeks and nothing and then all of a sudden I am down 2 or 3 lbs. Are you getting enough sleep? maybe try some yoga to relieve the stress? Just ideas also I MUST eat 3 meals and two snacks or I might as well be doing nothing. I can be in calorie count and exercise every day, but if I am not doing the 3/2 thing nothing will happen. Good LUCK!

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ZOORHO 7/9/2012 9:09PM

    Did you get a physical?

I happened to have low thyroid, I'm sure that contributed to my weight issue. Now that is on level I've been able to loose weight.

So if you haven't seen a dr in a while I say go in and get check out to make sure there aren't other issues.

if not just keep with it. It did take a bit for my weight to start coming off.

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PATTOMMC3 7/9/2012 8:44PM

    The weight will come off...just give it time!

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CHEROKEE1946 7/9/2012 8:44PM

    I think ok to read, but I think you have to be selective as to what you are really going to do or try to do. Some is just too far out. LOL

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