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Sunday, January 06, 2013

I need to figure out what I'm doing wrong with my weight loss. I am still working out a minimum of two hours a week most weeks, more some. Now that the holidays are over and the gym doesn't have weird schedules for my classes and I don't have obnoxious scheduling at work, I can get back to the 4 hours a week I was at. (combo of cardio and strength training, mostly cardio but I do body pump at least 1 time a week most weeks)

My frustration right now is that I've been going to the gym since mid October and I haven't lost a pound, in fact I've put on a few. I've lost some inches but nothing major. I still look in the mirror at the gym and see this huge belly on me. The rest of my body, not hating, but my belly makes me ill.

Everyone keeps saying, "Remember, muscle weighs more than fat" but I'm sorry, at some point the muscle should be helping me burn the calories to lose the fat and I haven't lost ONE SINGLE POUND. In fact I just keep bouncing around the 3-4 lbs where I started. Which is 10lbs higher than my lowest at the end of the summer.

I know, I know, diet, but even my diet hasn't changed much ( better than before I started working out, since I'm actually paying attention where I hadn't all summer and maintained a lower weight) so you would still figure I should be losing if I was maintaining at a slightly higher to the same, calorie intake.
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EVER-HOPEFUL 1/7/2013 4:15AM

    are you eating enough? i just ask as you were saying you were maintaining before .remebr you are burning more calories when you work out.if you eat too littl it cn slow your mtbolism making it harder to loose weight.you need to find your basic metabolic rate(what calories you need to to breath and eat etc.)add the calories you are burning up with your exercise then plan to eat 500 caleries(to loose 1lb a week)or 1000 caleries less(to loose 2 lbs)a week.that is to loose at a hea÷lthy weight.always weigh yourself on the same scale,in the same place and the same time to help avoid variations.i wouldn┤t just go by the sacle though as you said you have lost inches(that is great)but what about ocer NSV,like having more energy,being in a better mood,getting less out of breath,etc.etc.hope this helps.you are doing great.if you are stil worried after doing all this maybe concider seeing a dr incase there is a medical reason.keep on keeping on you are doing great emoticon

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PRAIRIECROCUS 1/7/2013 1:51AM

    I hope that your weight will soon go down !
Happy New Year !

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IAMCHRIS 1/6/2013 10:39PM

    I had a few thoughts come to mind.

You increased workouts, did you increase calorie intake to counter the increased activity? Reevaluate your caloric needs based on current activity levels and physiology.

Have you built sufficient strength and conditioning that perhaps your workouts are having less impact on your body? Look at your work out and see if you can achieve the same parameters doing new activities.

You say you're losing inches, so you are seeing results, just not where and when you want to. I see a blog up there titled "Thinking Positive"...nuff said right

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ARUSHING2 1/6/2013 9:51PM

  How have you been feeling physically and mentally since starting with regular workouts?

How important is it for you to feel better?

Are your measurements any different? If so, are they more to your liking?

Any firming-up anywhere on your body? Is that a positive for you?

Has anyone: family, friend or other noted any positive changes in appearance or attitude or conditioning?

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SPECIFICITY 1/6/2013 9:33PM

    Yes to all (though emotionally I've lost my zen lately, I see myself in the gym mirrors and I feel like I'm making no progress.) But still, why would my weight not move AT ALL.

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ARUSHING2 1/6/2013 8:51PM

  How have you been feeling physically and mentally since starting with regular workouts?

How important is it for you to feel better?

Are your measurements any different? If so, are they more to your liking?

Any firming-up anywhere on your body? Is that a positive for you?

Has anyone: family, friend or other noted any positive changes in appearance or attitude or conditioning?

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