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Friday, January 17, 2014

I am getting very frustrated with my weight loss right now. I weighed myself today and I was 160! On Christmas I was 155. This is frustrating because I have been eating, tracking very good lately and I also have been exercising minimally 3 times a week, sometimes more! I got a Polar Heart Rate Monitor and it says I burn approximately 500 calories per workout session.

I measure and weigh my food so I think I'm close to not over/under estimating too much. On Monday I ate 1100 calories, Tuesday was 1400, Wednesday was 1100, Thursday was 1600.

I know that it took me longer than 3 weeks to put this weight on so it is going to take longer to get gone but it's still frustrating. I feel like I've been trying to get 150 for the past YEAR. I go up and down between 155-160 and cannot break below that.

I've incorporated strength training into my workouts to try to build muscle so that could be a cause for some of the increase on the scale but the problem is my pants feel tighter not loser. If I saw a gain on the scale but my pants were loser I'd know I was building muscle and it wouldn't be so frustrating. I carry all of my weight in my stomach so if my pants are tighter that means fat not muscle.

I am at the point that I just want to give up or turn to unhealthy ways but I am trying so hard to be HEALTHY.
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PRINCESS_SOFI 1/17/2014 9:35AM

    Maybe it's the type of calories that you're eating. Increase the protein and reduce the carbs.

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LDARNALL 1/17/2014 9:25AM

    I hope you feel better soon. Do you feel better now that you've changed your diet? I know I do. I would love to sit down and woof down a Wendys Bacon Mushroom melt, but I know that the bloated heavy feeling afterward will stay with me. I don't like some of the things that I'm eating as much, but once I'm full I still feel good. I'm doing the 1250-1550 calorie thing everyday too. Even if you don't lose any weight, having a happier tummy is good incentive to keep eating well. Good Luck.

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ELRIDDICK 1/17/2014 9:11AM

  Thanks for sharing

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