So discouraged!

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

So frustrated!!!!!

I have been tracking my food and exercising more, and what happens? I am gaining weight! Yep, gaining!!!

I can't even tell you how depressed I am about this!
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  • CAROLYN0107
    I am no expert in losing weight but.... you are tracking but are you staying in your calorie range? Are you eating ENOUGH? If you aren't eating enough your body will go into starvation mode and will not lose weight. Take into consideration that you're doing lots of walking. have you added that into your daily tracker so that it's calculated into your suggested calorie range? Just trying to give you ideas. You WILL lose.

    1841 days ago
  • MZLADY77
    Hi do not give up. Just take one day at a time and find out where you can make a change. MOve on....Make things happen! Make a change! emoticon
    1847 days ago
    Aaaawww!!! I TOTALLY know where you are at!!! Been there/done that/bought the Tshirt!!! UGH!!!

    One thing I noticed about myself - are you eating ENOUGH calories? Dumb as it sounds, if you don't eat enough, that will actually cause weight gain! (It did for me, anyway) Just something to consider!

    Also, starting menopause, I would think that's an uphill battle, as your body is going through a change...and it's not a time where weight will just simply fall off. You have to fight to get it off! :-(

    Have you considered anything medical? If you haven't, it would be worth it to check it out - and you could discuss a sluggish metabolism with the doc too.

    Don't give up!!! That scale WILL budge - in the meantime, try and focus HARD on the NSV's in your life...shrinking sizes, more endurance, etc! We're here to cheer you on!!!!! :-)

    1847 days ago
    I'm Josie.

    I'm so sorry to hear that you are discouraged. Last week I was fighting discouragement as well, so I just want to drop over and give you a hug and some support.

    I agree with both these ladies, but I think water is extremely important because I've read that it helps to metabolize (or something like that) the fat in our bodies. I find that weeks when I don't drink the eight glasses of water daily, I tend to retain fluids and not lose as much fat weight.

    I invite you over to my party page and to be my friend. Maybe some fun and balloons will help to cheer you up as well as my blog entitled, "I'm taking this party to the monks!" emoticon

    Hang in there! You got this! emoticon

    1847 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/30/2013 5:36:57 AM
    Thanks ladies. I really am trying to keep a positive outlook. It is just so frustrating to hear everyone talk about all the weight they lose when they diet.

    I am measuring all of my food. (Though I will sneak a pretzel stick or two in the evening if I am bored - Literally 2!) I drink TONS of water. I love it!!! I drink between 2 - 3 liters every day.

    Exercise - I walk a lot here in Russia. I walk usually about 20 to 30 minutes per day. And yes, I do sweat. I am also doing a little weight training with my water bottles as weights.

    I should not let this get to me as I know that my weight fluctuates so much normally, but I just want so badly to see a lose on the scale.

    I am in menopause or perimenopause, so I have no "time of the month" anymore.

    1847 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/30/2013 4:23:09 AM
    That is frustrating indeed!! That happens to me when my cycle is getting ready to start. Make sure you're eating your freggies & drinking your water.

    Like SparkChantal said, weigh & measure all of your food - every bite. Make sure you're tracking your exercise correctly.

    Hang in there! emoticon
    1847 days ago
    there could be a number of reasons for this, but first of all, don't get discouraged, this will only make matters worse or could set you off into a vicious circle.

    first, tracking food:
    are you really eating fewer calories, or are you 'cheating' in some places? or maybe your portions are bigger than you think?

    second, exercising:
    are you really exerting yourself, really burning those calories?

    third, if the answers to the above are positive, how much weight are you gaining, and since when?
    remember, when starting out on exercising more, it often happens that you experience a gain in weight, because you are gaining muscle (but losing fat). in the long run this new muscle tissue will begin to burn fat more rapidly. all you need then is a bit of patience and perseverance.

    so smile for a while...
    1847 days ago
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