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HIIT and Weight Training - Frustration

Friday, January 09, 2015

In an effort to figure out on my own why on earth I'm not losing I decided to switch to HIIT and weight training this week, stuck to my original 2000 cal diet (pre exercise) and have managed to GAIN 4 FRICKEN pounds this week.


I measured myself also - seems I may have lost an inch on my waist, and an inch off each thigh, or did I just measure in a different spot? I don't want to get my hopes up, I feel like I fail every time. And I don't want to hear "oh you're gaining muscle and it weighs more than fat" at my weight wouldn't I STILL be losing weight generally or am I just losing my mind on that one? UGH I can't wait for Monday! (how stupid does THAT sound?)

I'm meeting with a personal trainer(on Monday) - who guarantees results - and was a former body builder. I really hope he can help me break this code! I guess I don't really care SO much about my weight - more about my waist size but this just seems like craziness.... emoticon

I was going to post more - add some screen shots and comments but to be honest I am going to meet with the trainer on Monday - give him the spiel of my entire life and let him figure it out. I'm done to be perfectly honest.
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  • no profile photo CD13961612
    As far as I know how many calories we need to eat to lose weight depends very much on one's specific circumstances. Weight, height etc. I know a very obese person who needs to eat 2500 calories per day to LOSE weight!
    So you'd have to carefully figure it out. For me the amounts sparkpeople tells me to eat are too little. If I were to follow the advice I would binge and binge.
    I'd rather go slowly.

    Good for you for seeing the trainer. I hope it will be a very useful encounter.
    2200 days ago
    I'm with Aero_Nerdette on this one. I don't know your particular stats etc but my range to lose weight with some exercise built in is anything over 1630 I'd not be making any calorie deficit every day. Maybe you could consider trying a teeny adjustment there, certainly nothing crazy thought.

    Even more importantly, I'd say be happy at inch losses!! The scale can definitely be a fickle mistress and I try not to give her ALL the power over my satisfaction, though she's definitely still involved as a measuring tool for me.
    I'm excited to see what your new trainer will say to you about what you could do differently, whether it be in exercise strategy or diet.
    Friending ya so i can root you on! :D
    2200 days ago
  • no profile photo CD13244215
    Have you tried playing with your diet any? The thing I've heard most on this site is, "Weight loss is 80% nutrition." I'd probably end up gaining weight if I ate 2000 calories pre-exercise, even if they were healthy food calories.
    2200 days ago
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