This has been my struggle for most of the whole year that Ive been exercising, even after finding spark and finally losing 6 lbs.....I gained 2 more and went back to not losing wieght for another couple months. This past month I lost 11 lbs after I started drinking something called Bios Life Slim and have lost a couple inches everywhere, I fit better in all my clothes and cant wait to see what another month will bring! It is frustrating to work so hard and not see the lbs come off....although there were other signs of progress which is what motivated me to keep trying, for whatever reason I just couldnt do it on my own with just tracking calories and exercising....I definately workout out enough so its still a mystery to me why it wasnt happening. Were all different and may have genetic issues causeing some of us to have more trouble losing weight then others, if you were to see mostly everyone on my mothers side of the family you would agree genetics may play a roll, as well as many other factors! Its complicated for some of us!
Up your cardio, also if you are not eating enough for your body it was think its starving. Most diets say eat the bare minimum between 1200-1500 calories. Most people need a minimum of between 1500-2000 a day. Its why you lose muscle if your on an extreme diet. You may also be building muscle instead and losing fat at the same time.
There could be many reasons your not losing. Hopefully you can get over this hump soon.Just keep with it. HOw many calories a day are you eating? Have you tried a BMR calculator to see if your close to your minimum calories a day to function.
Eating at the low end of my calorie range and drinking plenty of water seems to make a difference for me. I also have to commit to doing alot of cardio. I haven't lost much weight but I am losing inches.
Keep after it and soon your body will start to change. Just a thought - I recently had my thyroid checked and am now taking medication that my doctor is still adjusting to get my TSH into the normal range. I was also severely vitamin D deficient. I have been taking a vitamin D supplement since January to get those levels up and was told it should improve my mood as well. Things have gotten better in that respect for me. Is it possible you might have a medical issue that could be throwing a wrench in your plan?
Congratulations on making the commitment to exercise and track your intake. That alone is a terrific accomplishment!
Edited by: AMYHOW2 at: 4/13/2011 (15:24)
Lord, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference.
current weight: 138.2
Fitness Minutes: (1,827) Posts: 15 4/6/11 11:17 P
Thank you for the encouragement! But no change in measuremants...and those were taken 2 weeks before I started. Oh well. Maybe it's just mood weight! My mood should improve now that the weather is improving and I can get outside. And yes i am probably drinking too much water as opposed to not enough!
Did you by any chance do measurements of anything ( waist, hips, etc.)? I have had the same problem, where I haven't lost almost anything in the past 1.5 months. But...I did lose inches. I've been working out and probably building muscle, which shows maybe the same on the scale for now but can make clothes fit better.
Either way, you have had a non-scale victory of eating healthier and adopting a better lifestyle. Congrats!
current weight: 180.0
Fitness Minutes: (15,185) Posts: 896 3/20/11 7:38 P
Is anyone else having this trouble? I have been religiously tracking my food & keeping in my calorie range, and exercising. But I have not lost an inch or a pound in this whole month. I am going to continue with all this.I consider it a permanent life change. But I would be so happy to celebrate having some kind of tangible result.
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