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Disappointment seems endless....3 weeks and no change???

Sunday, June 06, 2010

So i've been on my fitness streak for 18 days as of yesterday. I've been eating really well. I eat tons of veggies and drink lots of water. SO WHY IS MY SCALE NOT MOVING!?!?! The first few weeks I was just saying ok...maybe next week. Well after 3 weeks of disappointment, i'm wondering when this will end?!?! I'm not eating fast food or sweets, i'm drinking mostly only water, aside from a cup or two of green tea when I get tired of water. What am I doing wrong?!?!?!?!?!?
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  • JOYOUS111
    What you are doing wrong is thinking that you can change your body in less than a month when it probably tooks years for it to get where you are today....Patience and knowing that you are doing the right thing is HARD....but give yourself a break, and you will make changes. this is a forever lifestyle! keep in touch....

    4025 days ago
    I'm right there with you sister, but don't give up because all of the investment will eventually show. I was surprised when other sparkers suggested I eat more. It seemed to contradict what I was trying to do, but when I thought about it, it made sense. I was burning calories, but wasn't fueling my body. My body ending up holding onto every morsel of food I put in my mouth.

    So don't give up, just regroup and you will be fine.
    4025 days ago
    The scale is not our friend!! LOL If you weigh everyday, STOP! Once a week is enough!! Also measure! Sometimes you lose inches and not pounds!! And check your calories. Are you getting enough?? Less carbs five fruits and vegetables a day!! Don't get discouraged!! We've ALL been there. You'll see results, don't worry!
    4030 days ago
  • FITKAT2010
    If you are exercising, you need better fuel in feeding the body. I took a brief look at your Nutrition Tracker. Take a look at mine and compare the two. I eat 2200 cals a day and am physically active and exercise twice a day. I am losing weight still.

    It's not just about the cals, it's the quality of food. Also you do need to eat enough calories for what you burn during the day. Do you even know the total amount of cals you need? Have you ever calculated them?
    4031 days ago
    Don't give up! You are doing all the right things. Don't let the scale rule you....Are your clothes a little looser? Is your energy level better? Be proud of how you are staying with it! emoticon emoticon
    4031 days ago
    Speaking of measuring are you taking your measurements? This too will help you see your progress. I think you could amp up our cardio sessions for 10-30 additional minutes. Make sure if you're burning so many calories that you are consuming so many calories.

    God bless & have a great week!

    4031 days ago
    I agree with everyone too!! You might want to try getting more calories in. Are you tracking ALL that you eat?? I have been eating over my daily allowance for calories and still losing steadily so that might be your issue. It sucks that you have to figure it out pretty much by trial and error, BUT you are doing AMAZINGLY with your work outs so don't stop that!! You will get over this plateau in no time!! Just keep trying different calorie intakes and see what starts working for you!! Good luck!! And get a smile on your face because whether the scale moves or not YOU ARE DOING GREAT!!! emoticon
    4031 days ago
    Hey, I had a look at your food tracker. You might try eating more veg and fruit and cut back on the simple carbs like bread, potatoes etc. I find that's the best way for me to lose weight. Good luck!
    4031 days ago
    I basically just agree with everything that everyone else has said.. Make sure you're eating enough calories. Measure yourself every couple weeks, because the scale won't tell you if fat is being replaced with muscle. Do you do strength training at all? If not, look into getting some 5 pound hand weights and doing a few basic exercises.. it'll make more of a difference than you think! Above all else, stick with it!!!!! I was losing less than a pound a week for about a month (despite working my butt off) and then all of a sudden, I was losing at least a pound a week with relative ease. Your body will definitely resist a lifestyle change at first, thanks to the way we've evolved to hold on to fat for survival, but it will come around if you keep showing it who's boss!! emoticon emoticon
    4031 days ago
    Hmmmmm. Have you been eating enough cals? If you're working out a lot or really hard, sometimes you need to increase your cals to see a change on the scale. Or perhaps your sodium intake is a bit high; do you track that? I started to recently and found that I had a HUGE sodium intake, so cutting back on processed and high sodium foods helped a bit. Also, do you have a lot of variation in your workouts? If you've been doing the same thing for a long period of time your body adapts to it, so changing your workout might help, too. Send me a message if there's anything I can do to help. But stay strong!!! :)
    4031 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/6/2010 12:12:21 PM
    Measuring yourself is another way to gauge change...and just how you feel in general. It took me about 3-4 months to start seeing consistent change. Now, my metabolism is definitely faster because of all the weight lifting that I've been doing in addition to the cardio. I know this will sound lame, but really...give it time. If nothing else, you know that you are doing good stuff for your body and your mind. AND your posts also tell me that you're proud of yourself. Can't beat that!
    4031 days ago
    Don't rely on the scale to measure your progress. You probably feel amazing and having confidence that you didn't have before...am I right? Plus you've been eating a lot better and have been active which contributes to good health and adding years to your life. I've always been told that 8 weeks is the magic number when it comes to seeing true results. Stick with it, you'll start seeing results in time. What matters is how you feel!
    4031 days ago
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