Get the book "Wheat Belly" by Dr. William Davis. There is even a SP team for people on the plan. Good info and recipes for anyone trying to lose 'cause Dr. Davis says we're all Wheat sensitive with what passes for wheat nowadays! But esp. for those with gluten allergies.
Thanks everyone for the different suggestions. I don't know what my calorieintake should be, i am taking a scientific approach because of my recent diagnosis with gluten sensativity i made an appointment with a nutritionist to find out what I need to do. I didnt think about the water or sodium intake or muscle fatigue. I just started working out and committing to eating cleaner a week ago and i have heard all the buzz words like weight loss resistance and I panicked thinking that was me. Haveing a baby was amazing, but it wrecked my body, I figured 2 years is too long to use the excuse of having a baby for my over weight issues. I am being real with myself and working on the inside out...it just deflated my motivation when I saw the scale go up after all the tracking and exercise. I will check the nutrition tracker as one of u suggested too, thanks for the en ouragement.o
current weight: 156.0
Fitness Minutes: (4,986) Posts: 174 2/1/12 6:48 A
First I want to say: Congrats everyone. You're doing the right thing!!! Being accountable is a big part of every weight loss challenge. It's distressing when you've done everything by the book so to say and the scales don't cooperate.
Have you taken your measurements? Have you been to the doctor to make sure you don't have an underlying problem? For me it turned out to be hypothyroidism; with low thyroid activity it's literally pushing a boulder up a mountain to lose weight.
By carefully recording your measurements monthly you may see the changes your body is making there. That is a non scale VICTORY! Yes, victory. Take those changes in stride as well to keep you strong in your committment. Also, please remember, it takes time. Everyone wants that magic fix. But you are making strides, you are accountable for what you eat, you are sticking with it with little reward from the scale, you are exercising and not sitting n the couch and eating, you are making changes. Eventually the scale numbers will come. Be strong! Stay focused! Keep being accountable. Read the eduacational info on this site, stay motivated by reading the motivational area of this site.
You may want to look at the nutrition tracker and see if you are over doing it with sodium. I would also focus in on water are you getting 8+ glasses a day. For the activity just keep up with the challenge. If you have not already take your body measurements so you can compare a before and after and not focus only on the weight. Keep trying and you will find success
I feel the same way, it seems, as everybody else. I thought that I would be looking better and feeling better after having followed the Challenge, but I'm not. I look about the same and feel worse! Which means that I've either been doing it wrong, or I'm missing the whole point completely. I'll be sad to see the Challenge go, tho'. February's looking hard to do with no challenge in store! Thanks, Coach Nicole!
"The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." ~ Lao-Tse
current weight: 222.0
Fitness Minutes: (510) Posts: 5 2/1/12 12:06 A
I seem to be in the same boat! Arrggg! I'm really liking the accountability of my "diet" ie: "nutrition tracker", and seeing exactly what I've taken in for the day! Most days I keep it right at 1200 calories & everything else is well within the desired range.I'm pretty petite, I'm mostly looking to loose a few pounds of excess & TONE everything! I've worked out my whole life it seems! I'm currently in week 8 of P90X and I'm still not happy with my results! At first I dropped a few pounds, but now I've gained. I know it's muscle, my clothes fit better, but I'm still not seeing the definition that I want & I'm really don't feel like I'm making in progress with my abs!
February Minutes: 0
Fitness Minutes: (24,975) Posts: 413 1/31/12 10:24 P
Are your muscles sore? I find that when my muscles are sore I weigh more. I think it's because they retain fluid to repair themselves based on what I've read. I know it's disappointing when you are doing everything you can think of to lose weight and the scale doesn't cooperate. Hang in there! This month I lost 3 lbs in 7 days, but then remained the same or higher for 2.5 weeks before I dropped 3 more lbs. and held steady. But during those up times my muscles were sore from strength training and even one day I felt puffy when I woke up in my face and fingers so I know I was retaining fluids. Make sure you are drinking lots of water. For me, 9 glasses isn't enough. I need to drink 15 or so consistently to not retain fluids. And as others have mentioned... your period affects it, the amount of sodium you get affects it and heck I wouldn't be surprised if the gravitational pull of the moon affects it! The scale is really not our friend lol.
So anyhow. Keep being consistent. Try to be patient. You are doing your body good and it will reward you eventually.
Are you sure that 1200 isn't too low calorie for the amount of exercise you are doing?
3/31/12 Trailbreaker half marathon 13.1 miles in 3 hours 13 minutes 4/20/13 Neighborhood Watch 5K 39:17.6 10/5/13 5K Grace Pet Fest 38:47.6 12/1/13 Secret City Half Marathon around 3 hours and 4 minutes 4/19/14 Butterflies for Hope 5K for Lupus 39:23.8 (I hurt my back a few days before, and though it was my first official 5K with some jogging, my back hurt, so was very slow.) 2/7/15 Hearts & Soles 5K, San Jose 34:50 (Recovering from a cold and wet day.)
current weight: 6.8 over
Fitness Minutes: (39,642) Posts: 2,623 1/31/12 8:54 P
Man, I hate when that happens. For me its when I am retaining fluid due to over doing the salt, or my menses are about to start. Not to be crude, but are you eating enough fiber? You might be a little "backed up" . No matter what, do not give in or give up. My first month really working my diet was not a lot of fun, but the pounds eventually started very slowly to come off. Vent, make dietary changes, and keep on going. It will pay off. Promise.
"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain."
current weight: 219.0
Fitness Minutes: (1,228) Posts: 1 1/31/12 8:53 P
I juat recently found out I have gluten allergies and have been gluten free for 2 months. My stomache problems are better. After going to the doctor for a check up last week i decised i would start to clean up the rest of my diet. So a week ago today I started a simple diet with a calorie range of 1200 to 1500 a day and a mix of cardio and weight training. I used the calorie and exercise tracker on spark people and I weighed myself this morning a week after I started and i gained 2.5 pounds. I have been struggling to loose weight for 2 years since i had my daughter so since i was forced to take care of myself and now that I am mentally and ohyaically on board, why would i have gained? Help everyone, anyone?
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