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I feel like crying

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

I'm getting really frustrated. I have been working out and eating right. Why haven't I lost any weight or inches? I have been doing everything I'm suppose to do to lose weight and . . . . . nothing! I haven't lost an inch! All this work and no gains is discouraging. My doctor tested everything a month and a half ago, from my heart to my thyroid, and it's all good. I don't know what to do.
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  • DELIA38961
    I understand I'm the same way ...when I get discouraged I try to remember that even tho Im nit losing weight that I am getting healthier and stronger ...hope things get better for ya
    2165 days ago
    The same thing happened to me last year. I did everything right and after 6 weeks not one pound difference. All I can say is stick with it. It will happen. After that 6 weeks, I don't know what made the change but I suddenly dropped a lot of pounds. It took my body quite a while to figure out what was happening. Definitely check your food combinations and make sure you are eating lots of veggies and protein. Go easy on the carbs and drink lots of water. You will learn what works best for your body. For me, it's a lot more veggies and a lot less carbs / sugar. I love my carbs / sugar so I will never give them up but I do manage them a lot better! emoticon emoticon
    2165 days ago
  • no profile photo LITTLETEALOVER
    It's hard to say for certain what is going on. Things to consider:
    --the types of food you are eating, esp. your macronutrient ratios
    --are you eating too little for how much you are exercising?
    --maybe you are just a really slow loser

    The best advice is to keep going, no matter what. Even if the scale isn't showing any changes, you are improving your internal health.
    2165 days ago
    I know it can be hard and discouraging sometimes ,but you need to stick with it! emoticon Look for and at non scale victories! More energy, feeling stronger working out longer and harder. Better eating habits and sleeping better! emoticon Come on and keep pushing. emoticon emoticon
    2165 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/21/2013 10:29:45 AM
    Whenever I am stuck - I try to sit down and assess what is going on.

    For exercise - what am I doing? Am I able to do it for a decent length of time - or do I only work out for 10 minutes? Am I bored with my workout? What can I do differently?

    If I track what I eat - am I tracking everything? Am I still consuming things that "seem" good for me but aren't - like diet soda? Re-evaluate your diet - are you doing everything you can - aside from starving yourself - to make a change? Are you eating enough? If I don't - I actually cannot lose weight.

    Are you drinking enough water? I am also finding that this is important - not only for making me less hungry (we often feel hunger when we are actually thirsty) - but also because it seems to flush things out of my system better. I lose weight better when I drink water.

    Are you moving often? I know movement doesn't seem to matter. Let's just say this - when I started SparkPeople - I worked out 3 times a week (or more) - I worked out hard as far as I am concerned. However - each week - I wouldn't lose any weight. I recently started counting steps (I use a FitBit Zip for that) and all of a sudden I am finally losing the weight. Not only that - but I am losing inches as well. The thing is - I thought I was moving - but once I got a way to measure it - I wasn't. Scientific studies have shown that people who sit all day (office job, school, etc) have a hard time losing weight - even if they do exercise several times a week - because they are sedentary (not moving) any other time. If you can't get something to measure steps - that's okay - but instead of sitting - find other ways to get moving. Take the stairs - park further away from your destination and walk - for me, it can be as simple as not calling the kids - but going to them. It all adds up.

    You can do this - there is nothing wrong - you just have to really sit and analyze what you are doing - and what you can do better - or more of - or (in the case of food) less of. Consider this a growth spurt. You know what you are doing isn't working - so figure out what you can do to make a difference. Sometimes all it takes is a little creativity!

    I believe in you.

    2165 days ago
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