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Feeling discouraged already

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

It hasn't even been a month and already I am discouraged. I weighed myself. I have gained 3 lbs this month. emoticon I didn't really change anything other than working out twice a week. How did this happen? I eat fruit, veggie sausage with one slice of potato bread for breakfast. I usually drink a cup of cinnamon tea also. I eat a salad with Italian dressing and maybe crackers or 1 piece of potato bread for lunch. I drink water only, no juice or soda. For dinner I fill my plate half full of vegetables, with a serving of protein which is either tofu or fish, and a very small serving of a carb. I don't know what I have done wrong???? I had lost 10 extra lbs after having my baby and gotten all the way down to 181.2 finally reaching my 20 lbs lost goal. Now here I am over a month after exercising weekly back at 191.2. I could seriously cry. I gained all ten pounds back even with a good diet and exercising regularly. I am so sick and tired of being overweight but days like this make me wonder if it is even worth trying anymore. I have been trying to lose this weight for 7 years. And for seven years it has been nothing but a struggle and constant battle no matter what approach I take. I either lose nothing, lose 1 lb a week, or gain weight. emoticon
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    Don't give up and hold on to your healthy habits. Even if you don't lose weight you are making your heart and body stronger and Inshaallah you will see weightloss.
    Try having a closer look at your diet. Are you snacking without tracking it?
    1876 days ago
    Hala Umm Talhah--

    Since you are not sharing your food tracker, it is hard to see exactly where you are going astray. However, from your description, it sounds like you are consuming WAY too many carbs.

    Everybody is different, but I have found that if I get more than about 100G/day, I will not lose weight no matter what else I do. Spark generally recommends 125-150G/day. If you are going over that (crackers, potato bread) you are likely to be stuck or gain weight no matter how well you are doing otherwise.

    It also looks like you aren't tracking exercise consistently. If you are only exercising twice a week, that isn't regular exercise. Regular exercise is 60 minutes 6 times a week.

    I bet that if you could step up the exercise and make a commitment to tracking EVERYTHING all the time, you would see an improvement.

    Good luck to you! Don't give up!

    1884 days ago
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    I completely agree with DJ4HEALTH. Don't always go by what the scale is saying, have you tried measuring?? I've noticed that when I wasn't losing weight I was losing inches. It could be water weight also. Just give it time. emoticon emoticon
    1884 days ago
    There is one thing that they don't tell you and that is the first month that you start you will no lose weight but gain weight because what is happening is that you are losing fat but gaining muscles and muscles weight more than fat. Just look at a pound of fat (butter) and a pound of meat that has no fat in and you will see that they meat is smaller than the fat. Also go by how your clothes feel on you body(are they lose and seems like they are getting big on you). That will tell you what is happening in your body too. Also make sure that you get enough food too, if you are not eating enough food your body will think that you are starving and will hold on to every thing that you eat and will convert it to fat to save you.
    1884 days ago
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