Plateaus are a part of this journey! Do not worry, if you are being accurate and honest with your meal tracking, change will happen. Don't rely on the scales as your means of tracking success. I mean, put it this way, would you rather the scales moved over people commenting on how you've lost weight and your clothes fitting better- or being looser?
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You are doing great! Remember, this is a journey, it's not only about the number on the scales! If you aren't doing it already, make sure you are logging your food as well as your activity. This will help you determine if you have a good balance of calories in and calories out. It will also help you see if your calories are working together for balanced nutrition. Good luck!
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re the constipation here are some thoughts for you to ponder: * Did you suddenly change your diet? Fibre is essential for healthy bowels and if you cut out or drastically reduced a food group (think carbs as in wholegrains) this could impact on your bowels.
* Are are you drinking enough fluid? (be guided by the colour of your urine - if it is darker, you should drink more.)
re the sudden onset of dry skin .... sometimes not eating and drinking enough can cause this. Often people forget that when they increase their exercise, they often need to increase calories a bit, too.
What calories/fats/carbs are you consuming and what is the recommended range SP has given you?
If you are tracking your nutrition on SP then if you make it accessible to members you will get a better feed-back.
Re the scales issue - they are just one small part of success. When you lost weight initially it would have been mostly water weight. You are now exercising with a trainer. I would suspect that your muscles are increasing (extra weight) but your fat reducing, and this often explains a static scales. Your trainer has measured a loss in inches. This shows success.
There are other measures of success: * How your clothes fit (but it could take a wee bit more time for that re the muscle/fat comment above)
* The quality of your sleep
* Your energy levels
* Your fitness levels
* Blood and BP results if they were problematic
* Others commenting on the change
* Are you eating enough fats? A lot of people cut down on them too much but fat is needed by your body and helps re constipation.
If you are working with your trainer every week...I'm going to guess that you are also increasing the intensity and duration every week?! Please remember that when your muscles get challenged, they hold water to help heal the microstresses. Nothing bad about that, but it might be part of the reason the scale isn't moving.
Rule #1 on this Journey to a Healthy Lifestyle is that Weight Loss is NOT Linear! Please don't judge your progress or second guess yourself based on the number between your toes. Give it time.. just keep doing your plan.... Patience and Persistence are their own rewards, and at some point the scale will decide to play "catch up" and join the Progress Parade! You've got this!! patti
PS... Don't worry about noticing the change in how your clothes fit either. That will depend on how they fit before you started losing weight (I always favored looser clothes for example...)...and where your body decides to lose weight. Your friends might be noting a change in your face and neck for example...which won't affect your clothes fit. It will all come together down the road--Trust that!!
Edited by: LADYSTARWIND at: 2/13/2018 (19:02)
Patti "The only thing we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us." Gandalf: Lord of the Rings
Doesn't sound like you are missing anything. Healthy weight loss is 1 to 2 pounds a week. You lost 10 pounds in 6 weeks, so you are doing great there. You are losing inches, and that is great. Congratulations!
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2/13/18 1:49 P
I started my diet on the 2nd of Jan. I had also hired a personal trainer I met once every week. In the first two weeks, I was only exercising once a week with my trainer, but from the third week I began exercising an average of 3 times/week. In the first month, my weight dropped from 192.6 to 182.4 pounds (This was on Jan 28th). My trainer measured me last week and I had lost 5 inches since I started. My friends note the difference too, although I still can't personally feel the difference in my clothes so much. It's too early though.
But my weight hasn't moved since last Tuesday. In fact, the scale now shows 183 pounds every single day. I am tracking everything I eat, not too much sodium, checking my weight every morning. I've been noticing some constipation (sorry, TMI) and dry skin. Is there something I am missing?