I have to agree with everyone one else so far, weight loss is not just in the scales. For the last 12 months I have fluctuated between 62-60kg and never sticks more than a week. But over the last 12 months I have dropped in clothes sizes and I am noticeably slimmer and toned. My measurements show in my waist alone I've lost 8cm, which may not sound like much but considering the lack if weight loss, suggests an improvement in fat to muscle ratio.
Keep at it, and keep in mind the jumpstart challenge is designed to help develop habits and burn fat in a productive way. Muscle weighs more than fat so keep at it, keep eating healthy and avoid high sodium products.
current weight: 162.0
Fitness Minutes: (44,321) Posts: 101 1/16/13 11:34 A
Thank you LKISINSATIABLE, so much for your advice and support. I am a pretty impatient person and so expect results straight away. When I have started these things before I have lost a couple pounds at least in teh first 2 weeks but I've put 1 on instead. I have been eating chicken noodle soup for lunch most days at work, I'll definitely have to check out the sodium content. Yes my cycle does affect me too, so I'm on the up with my thinking.
Sometimes it takes a bit to see results, especially if you don't have a ton of weight to lose. I think putting the scale away is a great idea. Last week, I weighed myself before and after working out - same scale, same outfit, didn't use the bathroom or anything - and I was a full pound less. I think the scale just confuses things sometimes, though it is beneficial for some. Have you been tracking your sodium and your cycle? Either one really affects water retention.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit. ~Aristotle
Pounds lost: 0.0
Fitness Minutes: (179,319) Posts: 8,096 1/16/13 10:08 A
This is not a temporary lifestyle change. It takes time. There can be a 5lb variance every day. Track all of your food, read the articles on nutrition, fitness etc to educate yourself. Weigh yourself at the same time every week.
I am right there with you! I worked out more than ever last week and tracked all my food and still gained weight. It is frustrating, but don't give up! I am going to work under the assumption that my body just needs to get used to this new routine and once it does, the weight will start to come off.
When the weight went up, I admit that I did have a two day pity party over the weekend, where I didn't work out and I didn't track my food and I felt worse about that then the weight gain.
Good news is that I got back on track and when I stepped on the scale this morning, I had lost a pound.
Keep up the good work and you will get there!
current weight: 168.2
Fitness Minutes: (5,676) Posts: 1,486 1/16/13 8:23 A
Putting bathroom scale away is the great idea. Some times muscle gain also makes our weight to go up and we end up feeling guilty. I am also agree with both of you that measuring ourself with measurement is one of the way to check our progress.
current weight: 153.0
Fitness Minutes: (101,311) Posts: 7,126 1/16/13 8:21 A
So, for two weeksI have been following the videos when I can and have been putting in alternative strength videos when my computer has been playing up. I have been tracking my food and I have put weight on. I'm hoping that when I measure my inches at the end of the challenge I'll see a difference. I was sick over the weekend but this should not have made so much of a difference.
What else can I be doing? I am starting to lack motivation because I am not seeing any progress.
I think I am going to put my bathroom scales away for the month and then try weighing when I measure my inches. It will depress me less.
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