Are you breastfeeding? B/c if you are, and you are exercising that much, you probably need more calories. You can actually overexercise and undereat which will send your body into starvation mode and keep you from losing.
When I got "stuck" in my weight loss, I had to take a step back and take an honest look at what I was doing. I realized that I was getting next to no activity, and eating a lot more than I originally thought. I decided to go to weight watchers, journal every single thing I ate, and have been slowly but steadily losing since.
Sometimes it happens to me. No matter how much I exercised I wasn't losing weight, so I decided to change the type of exercise I was used to, and I also started to eat more often (little healthy snacks), and I started to make sure to eat something within 30 minutes before exercising. I also cut down the amount of exercise I was doing each day, and varied the intensity of my workouts from one day to another, because I was over exercising. After I did all of that, I started seeing results again.
current weight: 162.2
Fitness Minutes: (7,395) Posts: 635 7/13/09 9:17 A
It is so hard, isn't it! For me, it seemed like the weight wasn't going anywhere until my baby was about 6 months! I'm not sure if you body is trying to hold onto the weight from a maternal factor. Also sleep has a huge part, which is limited with newborns! But, your clothes are fitting better, so your hard work is paying off. I actually thought, maybe I'll ditch the scale and just go by measurements. Good luck!!!
It is aggravating when you're working so hard to lose weight and the scale won't cooperate. There are so many variables when you get on the scale, like water retention and muscle weight. Eventhough you want to see a certain number on the scale, how you look is more important.
Use other means of measurement. Take your measurements weekly or biweekly. I also take pictures so I can see it for myself. I think it's easier to see weight loss in pictures rather than the mirror. And find a certain pair of jeans, shorts or a dress to try on at the same time each week as motivation and to see your progress. When the scale won't budge, at least you know that you have lost weight. Good luck!
Pounds lost: 3.8
Fitness Minutes: (11,228) Posts: 160 7/12/09 9:05 A
It's really discouraging to say the least. Like before I got pregnant I lost 30 pounds pretty quick, then got stuck at 200. Seemed no matter what I ate or how much I worked out I never got below that.
Now I feel like it's happening again. After I had my son I weighed 195. Then a week later I was down to 192. 4+ weeks ago I got back to working out and am now back up to 5-6 days a week..50 mins. of cardio a day and weights every other day.
So why when I step on the scale is my weight going up??? I know weights build muscle and muscle weighs more, but now I'm UP to 197 despite all the cardio and watching what I eat!
I can say I have noticed my shorts are a bit looser than they were, but still..I want to see some changes on the scale and it's really bugging me that I'm going up and not down!!! Arghhhh!!!
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