I read a book called The Power. If you have seen or read The Secret this book is in that series. I highly recommend it! It helps to motivate you in every aspect of your life including weight loss. It explains how we are our own worst enemy by having negative thoughts towards ourselves when we don't meet our goals. You want to lose weight believe you will and it will happen!. Anyway check it out if you want to get a boost it was great.
What folks here have written is absolutely on target. A couple more things. Are you drinking enough water? The old recipe of eight 8-ounce glasses a day may not be enough for you depending on your weight. Be sure to get at least 64 ounces a day. Another issue that may be affecting you is sleep. Do you get at least 6 hours of sleep every night? And 7 is better. Also, think about your daily stress levels. Stress can interfere with weight loss. Learning to mitigate the impact of daily stress may help accelerate your weight loss efforts. Finally, what medications and over-the-counter supplements do you take? Many can interfere with weight loss.
If you continue to have problems losing weight, you may want to invest in talking with a dietitian who can review your diet with you and help you come up with a more workable plan.
You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. - C. S. Lewis
Keep in mind that muscle weighs more than fat! You might be losing fat and gaining lean muscle which can be misleading on the scale. Maybe don't weigh in weekly if it is discouraging to you? I only weigh in every 2 weeks.
Keep track of those inches though. Because really that's what matters right? (To me anyway.)
Maybe try a new type of cardio too? Switching it up may make all of the difference as well.
Good luck to you!
current weight: 160.4
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I will lose weight one week, then the next week I gain a couple of pounds out of no where and don't lose anything for the following week. Then the next week is hit or miss, I might lose a couple of pounds or I might stay the same again. Then the 3rd week, I get another big loss usually for 4-5 pounds. It's frustrating! I work so hard to see my weight doesn't budge or even goes up.
My clothes are fitting better/loose so I know I am probably losing inches, but why does it take a long time for my exercise to result in lost pounds? I eat right in my calorie range, plenty of veggies, fiber, whole grains and lean meat. I exercise 5-6 times per week for 45 minutes of cardio, and this week I am starting to add in strength training every other day.
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