Totally Frustrated!

Sunday, July 07, 2013

I've logged in food and stayed within my calories, have watched my cholesterol intake, exercised almost daily....definitely more than I have in the past. AND I'm gaining weight and not losing. I am so frustrated. I can't find a reason to keep on going with all of this planning, working, dieting, etc.
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    Don't give up now! If you continue doing all these good things, you will feel better and the scale will eventually move down. In the meantime, realize that the scale doesn't tell much of a story when you consider all the right things you are doing and the changes you have made are so worth it. Good things take time, keep on keeping on! emoticon
    1619 days ago
    Never give up, Never surrender! (Galaxy Quest). Yes I admit to my nerdiness, but I do like the thought behind the saying. I totally get the frustration. I was stuck at a 10pound loss for 6 months! But I didn't give up. Imagine, 6 months of stepping on the scale everyday to see exactly ZERO movement! Rediculous! I decided to look at my eating logs, look at my exercise...really do over my program so I could start SEEING some improvement. I actually had to increase my calories! Yep, you heard me correctly....I had started doing P90x exercise program which is an hour workout 6 days a week and I hadn't reevaluated my calories. I was starving my poor muscles! Once I increased the calories and paid attention to my protein, the pounds started to come off! That is right, the scale has been steadily going down! Hoorah! so don't give up. I encourage you to tweak what you are doing and look at your calories and exercise.
    Missourians! Team
    1620 days ago
    I'm so sorry and do feel your frustration. I glanced at your food tracker. If I may make a few suggestions. Rather than focusing on your calories only. Look at everything including sodium intake and carbs. Too much sodium will cause water retention and will show weight gain. Also make sure you're eating complex carbohydrates. The healthy kind. Consuming too much simple carb foods will make you wanting to keep eating more carbs so you're not eating balanced meals.
    Also, scale may show weight gain if you weigh in at certain time of the month or within week to 2 wks. Everyone is different.
    And as Sharoncapps said earlier. When we workout, we lose fat but at the same time gain muscle.
    Finally, log everything even those that you think may not matter. Like condiments, oil, sodium, sugar, etc.
    And I love sweets, so next time you want Snickers, holler and I'll steal it from you. emoticon
    Please don't give up. You're doing great. Just making small adjustments will make a great difference. Try it out. What have you got to lose?
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    Leader - 40 Somethings with 25-49 lbs to lose
    1621 days ago
    remember that when you build muscles you might gain a little but it will soon start to show. Don't give up just yet. I am finally after almost a month starting to show a little progress.
    1621 days ago
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