Author: Sorting Last Post on Top ↓ Message:
KSPITZER11's Photo KSPITZER11 SparkPoints: (354)
Fitness Minutes: (100)
Posts: 12
1/11/13 12:54 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
You are right about the activity increasing your appitite. I walk 1.5 miles in the morning form the train to my office and another 1.5 the other way. I am starving by the time I get to work and I am lucky enough to have a job were I can eat at my desk. I scarf down a lot more then I do on a Saturday morning breakfest during my weekdays. I am starving by the time I get home too and I tell my husband (who stays at home) to please have dinner ready as soon as possible. I do lose my appitiete if I don't eat right when I am hungry and then when I do eat I fill up quicker then I would have eaten right away. Do you have that problem too?

FOODISLIFE's Photo FOODISLIFE Posts: 2
11/16/11 11:04 A

Send Private Message
Reply
Just remember that if you are doing the same exercise as the girl next to you trying to lose weight, then you're probably not doing the right exercises! The best thing i've found is to work on strength training. I run for no more than 30 mins to get my oxygen flowing and warm up the muscles then i spent the next 30-45 min completely on weights and stretching. I've also been counting calories like a mad woman and found that i just simply hadn't been consuming enough calories (some days its like 600 and others barely over 1000), i just can't fill my stomach with that much food! BUT when I started running a little and lifting I found myself hungrier more often and able to eat more food in a sitting, getting my caloric intake higher. Within 3 months I gained a little over 10 pounds getting me closer to my "ideal" weight. I am a little over 5'7" and without diet and exercise i hover around 105-108 pounds. I recently had to put my ferret down and as a result i've lost a lot of weight ("a lot"...like 5 pounds) from purely just not eating enough. Sometimes losing weight for those really over weight is just as hard as gaining for others :-) I can lose it like nothing but have to work to gain it while other have to work to lose it but easily gain it. Just be persistent and keep at it, don't be afraid to exercise....you just need the right kind of exercise!

 current weight: -13.0  under
 
15
7.5
0
-7.5
-15
TEXASREDFERN SparkPoints: (1,390)
Fitness Minutes: (120)
Posts: 15
11/15/11 4:18 P

Reply
I could not seem to gain any weight even when I tried. In the past if I lost 5 - 9 lbs due to illness, I could gain it back simply by starting to eat a little more and would gain the weight back in a few months. (It was never a fast gain back.) This time I did not gain it back and I thought I was eating plenty, everything I wanted. I was worried that I might have a real medical problem. Since discovering Sparks "My Nutrition" I have had quite a surprise. By logging my food intake I have found that I am not taking in near enough calories to even maintain my weight (hence I was losing even more weight). I think what happened without my realizing it, was I was trying to eat a healthy diet - You know 5- 9 serving of fruits and vegetables a day. There wasn't room in my small stomach for all those vegetables/fruits AND also high calorie foods. I am diligently logging my food intake every day on My Nutrition and I usually do it after each meal or snack so that I can see where I am at calorie-wise for that day. I am deliberately eating high calorie foods - more sweets, avocados, nuts, etc. Anything I can find to bring the numbers up. I set my daily goal for calorie intake at a pretty high level and I can meet it most of the time. I have found that I CANNOT skip a meal and ever meet my goal. There is a web site that will calculate a caloric intake goal for you but I seems to have misplaced it. I will post it when I can. It helped me to set a reasonable goal for me. I have been doing this "My Nutrtion" program now for 7 days and I have gained 1.5 lbs. Like you I have found that I cannot rely on my hunger to guide me anymore. I've been thinking about taking a multivitamin to see if it would increase my hunger and energy. Good wishes

 current weight: -8.0  under
 
10
5
0
-5
-10
RACER43V's Photo RACER43V Posts: 13
11/15/11 11:54 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I do not know about hte rest of you. but when I was very active I did not have a problem putting on pounds. and those pounds would be nearly all muscle. I used to always let my hunger be my guide. It always seemed to keep me within the same 10 pound range. from trim to small handfull of flab. So i never worried about it. either my appetite would diminish with the reduced output or the output would catch up with the intake. Now I find I feel like I eat enough, yet my energy level is very low and I keep shedding pounds that i do not want to lose. My wife mentioned it a month or so ago. So I started to force myself to eat more. I had thought I had done so. When I got on the scale this morning I see I am down 2 more pounds. Down to a number I have not seen since fourth or fifth grade. ( I was heavy as a kid) I now weigh 122 and I am 5 foot 8. My "normal" is from 135 to 145. up untill now my activity level always drove my hunger. the harder I worked the more I ate. sometimes as high as 3600 or more colories in a day. On days I did less that would fall off. If I was seditary for several days I would probably eat 1200 per day. now when I try to do more I just run out of fuel and am still not hungry.

TEXASREDFERN SparkPoints: (1,390)
Fitness Minutes: (120)
Posts: 15
11/5/11 3:01 P

Reply
Trying to figure out how much exercise I can do and still gain weight is a real dilemma. I have osteoporosis and the doctor is stressing exercise. We discussed the weight gain issue and he suggested that I just walk for 20 min every day. On my fitness tracker it says that an 18 min/mile (pace) walk for 20 min. only uses 59 cal. so that is what I am doing right now. I am stuffing food down, not all of which I would consider healthy. I also have been on the gluten-free diet for about 4 years and do a lot of my own baking. Is any one of you on the gluten-free diet??

 current weight: -8.0  under
 
10
5
0
-5
-10
KRAZMOM's Photo KRAZMOM Posts: 149
10/3/10 12:58 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
yes...it was just pointed out recently that if i were in treatment right now i wouldn't be allowed to exercise. i hadn't thought about it that way. still not sure what to do with that!!! focus on getting my weight up i guess LOL thanks for replying :)

Krazmom
Please read my weight ticker backwards...go to my page to find out why :)


 current weight: 97.4 
 
110
106.85
103.7
100.55
97.4
EPOOKIE's Photo EPOOKIE SparkPoints: (16,670)
Fitness Minutes: (45,392)
Posts: 180
10/2/10 5:51 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
It's a strange idea huh? In most cases exercise is always going to be a healthy choice, but for a few of us it's unhealthy at times...

 current weight: 128.0 
 
128
123.5
119
114.5
110
KRAZMOM's Photo KRAZMOM Posts: 149
8/9/10 4:53 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Does anyone ever worry about exercising and losing calories? I know all the reasons to exercise and the muscle weighs more than fat, I just don't want to lose where I am at and because of my ED, increasing my calories will be difficult. Just reading this I realize how ridiculous it sounds....

Krazmom
Please read my weight ticker backwards...go to my page to find out why :)


 current weight: 97.4 
 
110
106.85
103.7
100.55
97.4
Page: 1 of (1)  

Report Innappropriate Post

Other Need to Gain Weight General Team Discussion Forum Posts

Topics: Last Post:
What are your goals for the next 7 days ? 7/23/2014 2:27:41 AM
Weight Gainer Calculator 5/30/2014 4:09:26 PM
How to gain weight in the right places 11/29/2013 9:07:31 PM
My update 7/18/2013 1:58:30 AM

Thread URL: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10181x35943035

Review our Community Guidelines