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Four months and only 3 pounds...Grrrrr!

Friday, March 01, 2013

So...I weighed in today after two weeks and I have not lost any weight. I started the shred diet 6 weeks ago to get my portion sizes under control and basically to learn how to eat properly and I have lost only 3 pounds in the 6 weeks. My husband says I look smaller, so I continue to exercise 5 days a week and eating healthy. I have been working out for 5 days/week a total of 4 months now doing cardio workouts for 50-65 minutes (the variation was determined by the number of miles I had scheduled to run). When I first started getting back into exercising, I was desperate as I had picked up 20 pounds over the last 6 months. Now, I have to admit that I feel a bit discouraged getting on the scale today to see that I have only lost 3 pounds in the 4 months that I have made all these changes. I thought by now that I would be back in a size 10 and much slimmer. Well, that does not seem to be in the plans for me. Although I feel discouraged, I don't want to go back to those old eating habits so I keep on keeping on. I don't know what it will take to start these pounds to drop, but I refuse to lower my calorie intake from what it is now, that is for sure. I don't want a quick fix that will mess up my metabolism, so I will continue to eat the well rounded meals and exercising. Well, I have a scheduled 11 miler tomorrow, so I need to touch it down for the night. If you take time to read this, stay on track and don't give up!:)
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    Oh I feel your frustration. I've been at this for months and have dropped but for the past few months I've gained and loss the same 3-5 pounds and just can't seem to break that plateau. But like you I'm not giving up as I have a long road to push through. Wishing you better each and every step you take.
    1820 days ago
    Thank you all for the encouragement, it is much needed. I am determined to stay focused even though it seems like the scale is against me. I will not go back to those bad habits I had, I just refuse to do so! I am on this journey for the rest of my life.
    1820 days ago
    Definitely do not lower your calorie intake. It sounds like you may need to increase it. You may need to recalculate your caloric range because of your workout intensity. Just make some adjustments and see where they may take you! Hang in there! You can do it! Don't give up! You're worth the effort!
    1821 days ago
    So often people start out slow and quit before the scales reflect the healthy work you are doing. It's sounds like you are going to hang on. Enjoy the run and know the gift you are giving yourself by eating properly. emoticon emoticon
    1821 days ago
    I can well empathize! It's frustrating to put in the work with the desire to lose weight as well as to be fit, and not see the evidence of that on the scale. It sounds as if you're quite fit, though, and getting stronger (i.e. the 11 miler tomorrow).

    I lost the majority of my weight with walking and calorie accountability, and with running, I find that I maintain, drop slightly, or gain slightly, depending upon the mileage and food intake for the week.

    Have a great long run tomorrow!
    1821 days ago
    I know how frustrating it can be to lose weight slowly even though you are doing everything right. Just stick it out and you will eventually come out better.
    1821 days ago
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