Ok. A little update. I started losing weight finally :) Thanks to your support my SP friends! I started using my nutrition tracker every day, writing down everythink I ate. I've change time of eating my last meal. I try to eat not later that at 6.30 PM and it works! My body has time to digest, I sleep better and I am actually not hungry. I still don't believe in what I see on the scale. I always thought that you have to dramatically reduce number of calories you consume and increase your activity to maximum to be able to lose weight (It never worked). And now? I'm EATING, I'm not hungry, I have energy to exercise and I'm still losing weight! It just needed small adjustments and it's working:)
current weight: 151.0
Fitness Minutes: (8,986) Posts: 119 7/22/10 3:58 P
Waving back and forth can happen. I would not worry about a little of this as the steps forward with tracking and following your exercise program will make it happen over time. I always hated it when I would get on a plateau for a long time. You will find what works best for you.
current weight: 150.0
Fitness Minutes: (8,986) Posts: 119 7/21/10 4:01 P
I moved to another place, started a new job and I simply stopped exercising and started eating too much. But I know I was really stupid at that time. I was so obsessed with my weight and I think I was really close to eating disorder. ANyway, I started eating and gaining weigt. Now Iæm trying to be smarter. And just FYI- on the picture you can see "me in the past and (hopefuly) in the future". This is when I lost so many kilograms. I still have this dress... :)
Congrats on that loss. What happened that put the weight back on? Keep in mind that as you age it is so much harder to lose weight even if you are doing the same things you were doing years ago. I've been reading a few articles about that because I'm in my 40s and the weight isn't exactly budging. The worst thing I read was that my middle would be hard to lose because that is where all the fun stuff settles. Also, when you stress, your body releases cortisol which gathers around your middle. I'm not sure where your trouble spots are but that is info for anyone that reads this thread.
Yes. 3 years ago I lost 17 kg (37 lbs). Then I could say "I look great!". But I couldn't maintain it. Now I want to lose 12 kg (it's 26 lbs). I know, I have to change my way of thinking (and loking at myself). I stil think I don't look bad but I just FEEL bad. I hope to see more results soon.
It's a psychological thing but you will over come it. Have you ever hit your goal weight? What will you do once you have reached it? Has there been any one time when you looked in the mirror and exclaimed, "I look fabulous!"?
My goal weight is 150. I started at 170 at the beginning of the year and the last time I weighed myself which was Saturday, I think, I weighed 165.6. That isn't even a five pound loss in seven months but I can keep up with all the young people in my hip hop class and I can see the definition in my arms from the effort I have put in while weight training.
I blame Cosmo. Just kidding.
Fitness Minutes: (8,986) Posts: 119 7/21/10 2:38 P
Thanks a lot for all advices! I have just started using my Nutrition Tracker few days ago. I have been thinking about a cause of the problem I wrote about. It may be that I just eat my meals too late in the evening. After work I just run to my fitness center -it is just 5 min walk from work and when I get home it is usually quite late. I will try to do something about it. Your advices are just great and I will try to follow them. Thanks!!!!!!!!! (Martha116: unfortunately I am one of THESE WOMEN who ARE obsessed with their weight. Thank to SP I'm trying to focus on how my clothes fit, but it is difficult to change the way of thinking. I'm trying at least :)
My trainer told me not to get on the scale. Measuring is a better guide. Women also obsess about scale weight which messes with their self-esteem which leads to self-deprecation. Kudos on eating healthy and exercising regularly. I bet you look just fabulous!!!
Fitness Minutes: (87,828) Posts: 30,625 7/21/10 11:44 A
May I suggest that you start writing down everything you put in your mouth. If you haven't been doing that you may be eating more than you think. Another way to tighten up the menu is weigh and measure your portions. If you do that I think you will lose the weight very quickly.
Donna Brown Deer, WI leader of Weight Watchers Support team - leader http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_ individual.asp?gid=30504
I have lost and gained the same 15 pounds over and over the last several years. I lost that 15 this past year and am finding the scale once again heading the wrong direction. One thing I have done that seems to work is to change up my workouts. I have added strength training to a cardio routine and that seems to be helping. Adding more muscle increases your weight, but it also burns more calories.
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current weight: 114.4
Fitness Minutes: (8,986) Posts: 119 7/21/10 4:40 A
I'm getting a bit annoyed. I try to eat right amount of calories (I really think I started eating good, healthful food) and I exercise a lot. But my weight doesn't change. It actually went up a bit (first I lost weight but not much, now I cannot). There must be something I do wrong. Any ideas? Has any of you had the same problem? I lost only 2kg so far and I have 11 left! If I keep this pace I will not be able to reach my goals in 100 years!
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