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My Fear of no weight loss

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

So hey Spark People so i have this fear that if i weigh my self and see no weight loss i will just give up. After all that is what i am known for i mean seriously, i have been working out six days a week for about an 1hr a day and i have been eating the recommend daily calorie intake. i cut out everything from white rice to white bread I am not a big junk food eater so i am safe on that part. I have add lots of veggies and fruits to my diet whole grain and after all that for some reaso is i feel like i am not losing any weight i have not stepped on a scale in months just of that fear that my weight didnt go down or worse my weight went up weird right.. Also i have this feeling the my IUD has a part in me not losing as quick and as much as i want any thoughts on that? Any how i just wanted to share this with you guys i want to be healthy and get fit u know and this is the first time in all the years i have tried dieting and trying to to shed some weight that i am really motivated and wanting to stick with it and i just dont want to give up :)

Ok sparks people remember Live Love Laugh

Alya k
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    Don't expect a big weight loss right off the bat! Slow and steady wins the race!
    2595 days ago
    I recently had my IUD removed and let me tell you, I felt SOOOO much better in many ways! My doc said since there are hormones in it (at least the one I had) it could effect weight loss. But it was so much more than the weight loss. It was feeling icky and tired ALL THE TIME!! Talk to you doctor.
    2595 days ago
    I have the exact same concerns, and I very recently decided that the best way for me to handle it was to put away my scale entirely, and simply work on improving my health. I'm working on staying within my calorie limits (I don't always succeed, but Rome wasn't built in a day!), and starting to exercise. I'm also working on replacing bad habits (I used to drink at least 1 bottle of Mountain Dew per day) with healthy ones (I now only drink water and coffee, and I make sure to get at least 64 ounces of water in per day). I don't expect to lose weight quickly. I will weigh myself occasionally, perhaps once per month.

    As for the IUD, it may impact weight loss if it is a hormonal IUD like Mirena. I know that when I was on the pill, I could not lose weight to save my life. After going off the pill, I have been able to lose at least 8 pounds (no longer weighing myself often, so I can't say for sure.) Talk to your doctor about it.
    2595 days ago
    I would say have the scale be only ONE way to measure your progress. I do use my scale to make sure that I'm where I need to be, but I also use my tape measure (first Sunday of every month) and the fat calipers in the trusty hands of one of the personal trainers at the gym (every 4 weeks). There's also the way your clothes fit that is a really good indicator of where you are on this journey and simply maintaining healthy habits!

    So although the scale is the most accessible method of getting feedback, there are other ways to measure progress. Also make sure to focus on the process, because the actual process of eating healthy and exercise will take you a LONG way beyond weight loss and into maintaining your goal weight.

    Hang in there...taking care of yourself IS a worthwhile endeavor!
    2595 days ago
  • no profile photo MIKEJANDZ

    I know it's a struggle to stay the course when you don't see any results on the scale. Believe me. It has taken me 9 monthes to loose 10 pounds. Don't only use the scale to measure your succsess. Pay attention to how your clothes are fitting and the way your body looks. Often you will start slimming down in areas like your face, neck and arms before you see any change on the scale. Another way to measure your progress is to pay attention your fitness level. As you work out more and more you will notice that you can do certian things longer or with more ease.

    The most important thing is to remember is:


    As far as the IUD goes, I have heard that they effect weight loss, but never from an authority on the topic. I would suggest that you talk to your doctor to get the "skinny" (No pun intended) on that.

    Congrats on starting this journey and congrats on not quitting. Best of luck to you.

    2595 days ago
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