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This is not Working

Saturday, January 05, 2013

I hit 500 fitness minutes before the week was out and yet I gained three pounds. I'm frustrated and disappointed. I gained back half of what I lost. What am I going to do about it?

I'm sticking to my fitness plan. I like what I'm doing. It's challenging without wiping me out. The plank challenge is motivating, plus it only takes about a minute from my day! Lol

I know the answer is calorie restriction. I just have to do it. Do I even know what my intake is? No, because I haven't been tracking.

Some discipline is needed here. I do know feeling better and lighter is better than the satisfaction I get from food. Spark has a diabetic food plan set up for me since I completed a survey telling them someone in my household is diabetic. It's bland as heck, but it hits the mark for nutrition. I guess I'll try it next week. I buy groceries tomorrow so I can put the list together.

Saturday is usually a great workout day for me because I have a ton of time. But gah, I'm so deflated right now.
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    1896 days ago
  • TANYA602
    I remember last year that I was in this same position and just couldn't figure out what I was doing wrong. After about a month I began losing a pound a week. And then this past month, the more I worked out, the more I just stayed at my plateau. Something suddenly broke, and I attribute it to drinking more water and getting back to eating an apple every day. Eating an egg every day also helps me. Hang in there. Also, try some different spices for flavor when cooking - food should never have to be bland!

    1896 days ago
    Sorry to hear that you're deflated right now. On the plus side, it sounds like your exercise is going swimmingly!! Keep up the exercise and start tracking the food a little better and you'll get there!
    1896 days ago
    If this is your first month of exercising then you should know that you will gain the first month and then you will start to lose weight, Why do you say that! It is because your body is building muscles and muscles weight more than fat and it also takes up less space, so go by how your clothes fit or the lack of fit since starting this. You can also measure your body and that will also tell you your weight loss.
    1896 days ago
    We all know how frustrating that can be - hang in there!


    1897 days ago
    You know what to do!
    1897 days ago
    Tracking is so important! I know it's a pain but it works. I track first thing in the morning, I track everything I plan on eating for the day. At the end of the day I tweak what I tracked if anything changed.

    Keep up the great work with your exercise!

    1897 days ago
    You know that diet is 80% of weight loss so if that is not spot on, no amount of exercise will counter act the poor eating.

    It can happen that when doing a really tough workout that the muscle can retain water to repair itself (happens to me all the time) and shows a scale increase. But do not let anyone tell you that muscle weighs more than fat cause a pound is a pound but it does take up less space. Pants fitting better?

    It is possible to also workout too much and not take in enough food. There were times that I burned over 1200 calories, ate only 1500 and gained. It is a fine balance to try to achieve.

    Good luck and I hear your frustration.

    Hang in there.

    1897 days ago
    When I have success with weight loss, I am tracking my food. When I stop the pounds start to creep back on. It's always been easier for me to choose exercise over better food choice, but that approach generally does not give me the results on the scale. It's a bummer. You could try tracking what you are eating now. Just to open hour eyes. You may see things you can reduce. Take small steps.
    1897 days ago
  • MOMMYTWO0416
    Tracking what you eat is the way to make sure you are eating within your calorie limit. I found that when I don't track what I eat, I will overeat and not even realize it. I carry a notebook around with me and track everything I put in my mouth. When I get a chance to get on the computer and track what I've eaten, it allows me to plan how many calories I have left for my next meal. I know it's difficult to track every single thing you eat/drink, but to be effective in weight loss it has to be done. Believe me, I learned the hard way! Keep up the good work and don't get discouraged!!
    1897 days ago
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