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5/16/11 8:56 A

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I'm stuck at 16 lbs lost and trying not to get frustrated!! How long do you usually plateau? emoticon

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5/12/11 7:27 P

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I couldn't really see any physical results until I lost about 7 pounds or so (about a month and a half of working out, for me). But once I had lost 5 or so pounds, my boyfriend and one of my coworkers noticed. I think sometimes it is easier for others to see a change than it is for us to see it in ourselves. On the other hand, I've been tracking my measurements, and I know that I've lost some inches, too. I could definitely *feel* the changes before I saw them. As the previous poster said, I saw a lot of non-scale victories first. I can workout longer, don't breathe as heavily when going places or taking the stairs, sleep better, feel more positive, and my clothes fit better. Some of these changes started happening immediately (sleeping better, feeling positive), while others have come about gradually (longer workouts, losing inches, etc.).
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5/10/11 3:56 P

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That's great that you went back to the gym and feel good! Remember this feeling so it can motivate you to get out and go back tomorrow. In my experience, if I am doing EVERYTHING right and going hard core, I get burnt out really quickly. My body doesn't see results quickly so I'm satisfied to lose 2 pounds in a week. Remember that the faster you lose weight, the more likely it is to come back on quickly so go for slow weight loss that you can continue. But, to answer your question, if you are doing everything right and stick with it and especially are drinking a lot of water and eating well, I think it would be reasonable to see some kind of result by the end of the week. Maybe you will lose a couple pounds or inches and your clothes will fit better. Also look for other results off the scale, like at the gym. Is it easier to keep going a few more minutes on your cardio where your breathing is easier? Or can you lift more weights or do more reps strength training? Those little things are actually results and will lead the way to results on the scale so stick with it!
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5/10/11 2:57 P

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Back on the wagon, went to the gym today... first time in... too long (September 10)

My body is already feeling that "good tired" feeling, I'm sure the aches are a step right behind, but feeling GOOD....

I'm already looking in the mirror, like duh, i'd see results after one day... no. But I want to see something... soon?

Realistically, when 'back on the wagon', I know ones muscles can 'remember' and bounce back, but I know it won't be overnight....

My question is, how soon do you think it's feasible to start seeing 'some' results? And i'm talking a full bootcamp style work out plan - doing everything 'right'... hitting calorie goals, strength training, cardio... all that jazz. Realistically, how long till you see 'something'?

Thanks for any feedback!

Edited by: TYGRLILY at: 5/10/2011 (14:58)



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