what should I do??
Saturday, August 09, 2008
I have been watching my weight for almost 3 mths now. I have been using this site for 2 or 3 weeks. (could be more I lose track of time) I haven't changed my weight in 3 mths. I weigh the same as I did when I was eating crap and not watching as I do know when I make sure that I stay within my calorie reccomendations. My husband is making sure I don't binge more than once a week. Should I talk to a doctor? I had my thyroid a couple of years back it everything came back fine. I just find it frustrating I am eating better, I feel better but nothing weight wise. I know I need to start working out but you would think that cutting back on calories and eating healthier foods would have helped me lose at least 2-3 lbs
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Adding exercise is probably the ideal way to go, but I also imagine you face a lot of the same challenges as I do, between the neurostimulator and the pain that causes us to need them to begin with.
I would suggest taking a good hard look at that once-a-week binge.
I used to have what I called my "Friday-off." I told myself that if I allowed myself to eat one "junk" meal per week, then it would help fend off the cravings. I also made it contingent on sticking to my plan all week. I also turned it into my "family time," so I had it all frame up in my own mind as positive thing all the way around - quality family time and my weekly "prize" - just a grand celebration!
My favorite place to go for junk is Sonic, so we'd go there every Friday night and I had my "standard order" - a Super Sonic cheeseburger with no tomato, Sonic size onion rings, a large strawberry lime aid, and a regular banana split with no nuts.
I was tracking breakfast and lunch on Fridays, but leaving dinner off my tracker - probably because a part of me knew my "prize" was not as positive as I was talking it up in my head and I really didn't want to see the actual numbers on the screen in front of me.
One day, on a lark, I actually looked up all the values on the Sonic website and put my standard order into SP. I knew that binge was bad, but when the numbers were in front of me.. well, I just really had no idea! That single meal was costing me 3,054 calories and 180 grams of fat. On top of my proper breakfast and lunch, it brought my total "Friday-off" intake to ~3750 calories.
*Everything* I accomplished by sticking to my plan during the whole week was wasted on *one* binge meal, on *one* day. Essentially, every week, one pound I lost was immediately offset in one single meal. Definitely not the "reward" I had convinced myself it was..
3235 days ago
Comment edited on: 8/12/2009 7:03:26 AM
I know that the scale not moving can be frustrating, but I'd like to point out that you said, "...I am eating better, I feel better but...". I didn't really put the two together until I started keeping track of WHAT I ate.
Everyone has given you some great suggestions on the lbs. side, but I suggest that you focus on how you FEEL. At the end of the day, if YOU feel better, than who is your scale to tell you otherwise?
3602 days ago
I agree with Deuce, exercise is definately the key, I do the same as well, I will remain the same weight no matter how much I change the way I eat, if I don't move!!
Got to move it, move it!!
3603 days ago
EXERCISE-EXERCISE-EXERCISE- NO MATTER WHAT KIND OF EXERCISE YOU CHOOSE, IT WILL START THINGS MOVING. CARDIO WILL BURN FAT AND STRENGTH TRAINING WILL TONE THE MUSCLES. START OFF GRADUAL AND WORK YOUR WAY UP. DON'T BURN YOUR SELF OUT ON JUST ONE EXERCISE.
I THINK IF YOU GIVE IT A TRY YOU WILL BE SURPRISED. READ THE ARTICLES THAT SPARK HAS ON CARDIO AND WEIGHTS AND LEARN WHAT YOU CAN. JUST START OFF WALKING AROUND THE CORNER IF YOU CAN. WALK FROM ONE ROOM TO ANOTHER ANYTHING TO GET MOVEMENT STARTED.
YOU PUT ONE FOOT IN FRONT OF ANOTHER AND SOON YOU'LL BE WALKIN' OUT THE DOOR!!! THAT WAS FROM ONE OF MY FAVORITE SANTA CARTOONS. ONE OF THE OLD ONES.
YOU CAN DO THIS , DON'T GIVE UP.
3603 days ago
I think adding in a little exercise could spark up your metabolism as well.
3603 days ago
I used to have a great deal of trouble losing weight until I finally realized I wasn't eating enough! My body was hanging on to every calorie I took in because I wasn't giving myself enough to live on. Now, I eat all day and I have lost 41 pounds since January. I'm not saying my diet is perfect, I do have bad days and sometimes suffer the frustration of not having that scale move for days and days but for the most part, I'm doing pretty good. I suggest you see if you are eating enough of the right foods to rev up your metabolism and provide energy. If you would like, I will gladly send you a sample list of my diet for you to try. I don't eat anything fancy, can't afford it, but I try every day to give my body the right nutrients...Lisa
3603 days ago
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