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ANGELLYBELLY's Photo ANGELLYBELLY Posts: 1,212
7/25/08 12:09 P

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You know, I tell myself that i"m really proud of myself
Proud that I've been tracking my food, and being more careful, and avoiding white flour & sugar, and exercising more and drinking more water.
All of those are great changes.

I'm going to do th bloodwork my doc gave me next week.
We'll see if I can throw pills at this.

I'm proud that I"ve stayed the course despite not seeing any victory.
I keep telling myself.. it's going to come..it's going to come.
Todays weigh in. (I like weighing in on Fridays) I'm 165.4
Still no loss.
Le sigh le sigh le sigh.


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SHOSH770's Photo SHOSH770 Posts: 369
7/24/08 10:36 P

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that seems really long to be a plateau. I'm so sorry. That sounds so frustrating. I wish I had more I could say. I guess look into the metformin but I don't want to repeat myself too much!

Also keep in mind that although it isn't yet showing on the scale the exercise and trying to make better food choice is having a positive effect.

About not liking exercises, I can't stand jogging or running but if you can make it fun. I sometimes dance around to music and that's cardio if you're getting your heart rate up and you're going fast and it's more fun than jogging (IMO obviously!) Or if you have access to a treadmill listen to some music or a book on tape or an inspiring speaker while you're exercising. Or if you can find a walking buddy if you want to walk that really makes the time go fast and you can both motiviate each other.

Wishing you all the best!

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ANGELLYBELLY's Photo ANGELLYBELLY Posts: 1,212
7/24/08 12:18 P

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I"ve been the same weight since December 07.
The only time I"ve dipped down to 158 was the one month (march) that I went grain free.

I watch my carbs as suggested by the 1 nutritionist I went to. But I don't completely drive myself crazy about it either.
I"ve gotten really used to not eating potatos or pasta, I simply find other choices.

Maybe it is a plateau.. but I just feel like.. I'm doing EVERYTHING right.. what am I doing wrong?

And yeah.. I keep thinking it boils down to maybe I just need to literally run myself ragged with exercise.

I wish I was one of those people who put on a tank top and sweats and a pair of sneakers and can go jogging for an hour..
I just HATE exercise. I do it.. and I hate every second of it.

It's all just really frustrating.

At the end of the day I think what i"m eating has little to do with it, and I will just have to suffer through 60 minutes of hardcore cardio and strength training 3x a week.

I just feel..ARGHHHHH that I have to work 3x as hard as the average person to pull of a pound.

Anti-Blah Sunny Hollywood, CA division, Earthquake and celeb-sighting correspondent, Kink expert.

My Motto: The goal is FIT, not Skinny!

Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth..20 years you'll look back ... and recall in a way you can't grasp now.. how fabulous you really looked.
You are NOT as fat as you imagine.
~Baz Lurman "Everybody's Free (to wear sunscreen)"


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KALH7338's Photo KALH7338 Posts: 1,701
7/23/08 10:56 P

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I really would start paying attention to numbers like how many calories you're consuming versus how many you're burning.

1. My calorie range is 1500 - 1800 calories per week.
2. I work out 6x a week burning @ least 3600 calories a week and then there is strength training. I find this out through the aid of a heart rate monitor.

I don't watch carbs. Carbs create energy so I'm not really hung up on that but I do watch fat intake.

Don't be quick to say its the PCOS. There's people who haven't been diagnose with this who have the same issue. Re-work something.....you might've hit a plateau.

Monique

CW: Lost 0 lbs (Jun. '14)
GW: 120.0 lbs (N/A)

"The beauty of the Gospel message is not that we shall not suffer, but rather that regardless of the level and intensity of our suffering, God is always there by our side, and will always give us the strength to stand and not fail. In fact I would go as far as to say that the most effective witness to the lost, is the life of a suffering Christian, that overflows with joy, peace and love, rather than bitterness and self-pity.


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SHOSH770's Photo SHOSH770 Posts: 369
7/23/08 10:18 P

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How would increasing calories help?

That sounds so frustrating. I really would try metformin and strength training. Metformin doesn't help everyone but if you are the type of person it helps it could make all the difference.

You have a lot of persistence btw which is great. 7 weeks is a really long time to go without seeing a lot of concrete results so keep that in mind!

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7/23/08 8:11 P

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It sounds like you are doing everything right to me. Maybe increasing the cardio to more than three time a week would help. Are you doing strength training? I've heard that that can help with weight loss. Believe it or not, increasing your daily calories may help too. Good luck finding the answer.

Beks

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ANGELLYBELLY's Photo ANGELLYBELLY Posts: 1,212
7/23/08 6:39 P

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I'm sorry that this will be all ranty and stuff..and while I mostly 'hang' with my starter week team, I sometimes feel that this isthe kind of thing that people without PCOS simply can't understand the frustration of.

I *KNOW* that if anyone without this condition, put inthe effort I have..they would have lost at the very least 8-10lbs.

In the past 7 weeks.. I have
1. stayed in my calorie range 1250-1550 90% of the time
2. Exercised at LEAST 3x a week 30-60 minutes each time
3. Been drinking at LEAST 4 cups of water a day, but getting closer to 6-8 with regularity.

I have my exercise and diet log open to the public.

I watch my carb intake.
I link my carbs to proteins as much as possible.
I try not to eat more than 30 grams of carbs in any 2 hour period.
I eat only whole grains WHEN i eat them


In 7 weeks... nothing has changed physically for me at least.
I weigh the same, I measure the same.

I'm beginning to wonder if I wn't see results unless I start really bumping up the aerobics to 60 mintues of intense cardio daily.
I just feel so.. resentful..
Why do I have feel like i'm KILLING myself to shed some pounds???

I'm 5'4 and weight 165lbs.
My BMI is around 28.
All I'm aiming for is a BMI of 24-25.

To do that I need to lose 20lbs.

I carry my weight well and wear a size 10/12. (I have a slim waistline compared to my hips..)

I just don't know what to do anymore short of running myself ragged.



Anti-Blah Sunny Hollywood, CA division, Earthquake and celeb-sighting correspondent, Kink expert.

My Motto: The goal is FIT, not Skinny!

Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth..20 years you'll look back ... and recall in a way you can't grasp now.. how fabulous you really looked.
You are NOT as fat as you imagine.
~Baz Lurman "Everybody's Free (to wear sunscreen)"


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