Can someone please explain to me...

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

why it is that I started a new eating plan/ exercise program a month ago and still have not lost a pound?

I'm wondering if I should go to a doc to have my thyroid checked or something, which I am hesitant do do because I am without insurance for a while.

I eat 1250-1500 calories a day and workout a total of 9-11 hours each week(not including extras like gardening and home activities).

And I'm still the same weight and it is so disheartening.
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    Sounds right Pitakelly, two things are probably happening. You're working out far more on too few calories so your metabolism has slowed down. And since you are working out so much, then more than likely you have built some muscle so it is important to pay more attention to measurement than what your scale is telling you. Have you noticed that you are toning the body?

    3910 days ago
    If you are getting 9 - 11 hours of exercise per week, I would say you're not eating enough calories. That would cause you to not lose weight. Have you tried eating a bit more to see if that makes the scale move?
    3910 days ago
    i know the feeling...course i have that cortisol excuse now with strees from work but next week I wont have any more excuses for no weight loss. I will have to stick to the program then
    3911 days ago
    Have you been taking your measurements.
    I have sometimes gone through phases where it seems that number never moves, but I can tell something is happening because I feel & my clothes feel different. So I started taking measurements too. Another suggestion would be to make sure you are changing up your routine. so you are always "surprising" your body. If you can cut some calories do that as well. But be sure you don't "deprive" yourself. The more weight you lose the less calories you will need to sustain yourself. I know it seems frustrating, but keep positive. When I have those periods of time, I just tell myself at least I'm maintaining and NOT gaining.

    Stay focused and positive! You'll get through this!
    3911 days ago
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