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Monday, January 14, 2013

I have been a member for years so I have heard all of the explanations for why I am not losing. I am VERY frustrated! I have worked out every day this year with the exception of one because of a digestional issue. Since my last blog I Worked out Friday morning to include zumba and toning and then that night I took three children to the pool and swam for 1 hour. Then on Saturday I had a digestional issue and Sunday I did 8 loads of laundry (stripping beds), reorganized my attic putting all decorations in rubbermaid containers and getting rid of cardboard boxes, I cleaned the kitchen floor, pantry floor, cleaned the 1/2 bath, vaccumed and spot cleaned the family room, redecorated my Christmas tree as my husband wants to see it when he gets back from deployement, cooked 3 meals for the family, etc. Needless to say I did not sit down yesterday until almost 6 p.m. When I get on the scale it says I gained. WHAT THE HELL! I have been working my butt off for almost 2 weeks now. Only taking one day off this year. I have been watching my calories. Yesterday I did go over by 200 but I worked non-stop all day long. I even wore my step counter and by lunch had already hit 10,000 steps. UGHHHH. I was sweating like crazy so I know I was burning calories. Short of not eating I do not know what else to do. Yes I may be gaining muscle but do you know how long it takes to gain one pound of muscle. So even if I gained one pound of muscle I should have lost a few pounds by now. UGHHHHHH!
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    Are you working tooo hard and sending your body into starvation mode?
    3020 days ago
  • no profile photo CD12651326
    I also feel your pain. People often tell me that I need to stop looking at the numbers and pay attention to the other successes.

    You should be so proud that you are working out, planning meals, taking lots of steps etc!

    Keep up the good work. I'm sure that the scales will make you sometime happy!

    3021 days ago
    sometimes it can take up to 5-6 weeks to see the results of our efforts. I don't know how old you are, but I'm almost 40 so my results come very slow. when I started to strength train, I actually gained 7 lbs and the dropped 10 pounds but that was after about a month of working out steady 5x a week and ST for 3x a week. it was very frustrating. maybe test your results in other ways. do you feel better? are your clothes fitting any better? do you have more energy? is your eating healthier? there are other ways to measure success than just the scale. the scale is not our friend. for women, we can fluctuate up to 10lbs in one day that is huge. when i was really successful and lost 60lbs my secret to my success was calorie cycling. I gave myslelf one free day usually my weigh in day to eat at the much higher range. I did keep track, but if I went over my calories that was okay. I took two days to eat in the low range of my calories. 3 days for the middle and two high days. but I varied them always except my thursday free day. for some reason, i lost 2lbs a week for 6 months. i lost 60 lbs and felt great. then i hit a plateau then I got pregnant and now i'm older.

    in any event, there are other variables going on here. don't give up. keep going. you know you are doing the work, you are tracking. it might just take a little while for your body to realize that you will be sticking to this. sometimes i think out bodies don't believe us, and they will hold onto the weight until they know we are serious. by calorie cycling, our bodies dont' get used to the same amount of calories all the time, they actually are kept guessing.
    3021 days ago
  • POOHGIRL1970
    I feel your pain....what I did was added to my caloric intake, found out I wasn't eating enough calories so my body was holding onto them. Just a suggestion!
    3021 days ago
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