Pulling out my hair. 2lbs in a month??!!!

Saturday, October 08, 2011

I don't know what happened but I am not happy about the results. I have been working out for a month at least 3 times a week and all I dropped is 2lbs. I have to say I am a little bummed. I have basically stayed in my calorie range and stuck with my 5k walking program. I don't understand. I guess my experiment gave me the answers I needed. Simply exercising without major changes to my diet is not going to give me the results I need. So it is on the a heavily veggie based diet with only really lean meats like fish. I have to get my portion distortion under control. I'll give the update again in 1 month. Hopefully I will see better numbers. Onward and upward. Going to do my best to stay motivated.

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    Congrats for losing that 2lbs. Yes, it's frustrating when we aim to get more so it's time to evaluate what you do and your goals. Perhaps more varieties for exercises? Change your routine, say you do full body strength training every other day, why don't you try three continuously day doing strength with focusing on upper, lower and core+abs on separate day or maybe change the cardio exercises. Is your goal is realistic? And how about meals and sleep as those are also important to lose weight :D

    Good luck for next month!
    3048 days ago
    2 lb better than nothing at least you get some result and the scale is not everything
    3051 days ago
    Don't worry too much about the weight. I've been super worried about mine but I just continue with my workouts. My pants have become more loose and people notice. I think that's what's important.

    Or take pics to compare progress. That's a big help!
    3053 days ago
    first congratulations on the 2lb lost that is still a great achievement even if you had hoped for more,.there could be many reasons for this as the other person commented you could be gaining muscle which takes up less space but weighs more so use a tapemeasure as well as old photos or how your clothes fit.also how do you feel health wise?are you more energetic,less out of beath do you feel better?theese all add to it.are you due on?did you weigh yourself at a differant time of the day?theese can all make a differance.remember for a healthy and permanant weight loss you should loose between0.5lbs and 1.5lbs a week which is what yozu did.learn to celerbrate every success however small.if you put too much pressure on yourself you will soon be deprmired and want to give are doing great don´t forget that and every step in the right direction is a good one and get you nearer to your zeal.remember you didn´t put your weight on overnight so don´t think you can losse it overnight can do this. emoticon
    3053 days ago
    Don't let the scale dictate your success. Scale weight is a fairly terrible way to measure progress anyway. It does not take into account your changing body shape & composition.

    I can't find the pictures anymore, but I used to have two pictures of a friend of mine: they were both of her at the same weight, but the first one was of her on her way UP to her highest weight when she was not exercising/watching her food intake. The other of her was on her way DOWN to her goal weight (which she reached by slowly making healthy changes including exercise). She looked like two different people, even though she was the same exact weight. The workouts dramatically changed the shape/composition of her body, even if the scale said something else.

    Try using a measuring tape instead to measure your hips, waist & thighs. I think you'll see that you are making more progress than you think.
    3053 days ago
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