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ARG!  So this is more of a rant than an actualy post.  I don't expect anyone to have the answer.  I'm just feeling very discouraged.

I've been keeping my calorie intake between 1200-1600, depending on my work-out schedule.  I was doing really well when I first started--I drink several glasses of water a day, I've stopped drinking beer and wine (for Lent), I'm eating more fresh fruit and vegetables, cutting my carb and fat intake and working out (biking, walking, sit-ups) 20-30 mins every day.

I started this two week ago.  I'm losing my energy to work-out (my knees and back are getting very sore) and my stupid scale hasn't moved an inch in a little over a week!  I know I'm probably just paranoid but I really want to lose as much as possible before my graduation in May.

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Well don't get discouraged, get MAD AND DETERMINED! Cool

For starters, and what I'm about to say most will disagree with me (even my wife does) but fruit isn't that great when one is trying to lose weight. "Eating more fresh fruit and cutting carbs" seems like such a dichotomy to me as fruits, by and large, are loaded with carbs...and simple carbs at that (sugar...fructose).

When I was losing weight, I ate absolutely minimal fruit (1 banana/day in my protein shake)...tons of veggies though.

20-30 minutes of cardio is cool. That's pretty much how I started, but I had to increase it to 1 hour/day eventually. I'm assuming that when you're doing your cardio, you're keeping your heart rate up, yes?

Keep fighting! You'll get there! I plateaued too (many of us have) but I never gave up...and I never will!

Cstill!!!!

I had the same issue about two months ago.  I also have the issue of losing weight one day and gaining it back the next.  You have to keep going.  I start out 185 and I am down to 168!!!  It is possible.  Increase your cardio by 15 minutes.  Make sure you are consuming at least 1200 calories.  Yesterday when I entered in my food intake I was only at a little less than 900. 

right now... don't worry so much about your scale... Consentrate on the inches you have lost!!! Measure your hips, wasit and stomach!!!  You will see the inches come off before the pounds!!!

Be encourage you are not the only one going through this!!!

 

-Jackie

 Original Post by jacquelenebrooks:

Cstill!!!!

I had the same issue about two months ago.  I also have the issue of losing weight one day and gaining it back the next.  You have to keep going.  I start out 185 and I am down to 168!!!  It is possible.  Increase your cardio by 15 minutes.  Make sure you are consuming at least 1200 calories.  Yesterday when I entered in my food intake I was only at a little less than 900. 

right now... don't worry so much about your scale... Consentrate on the inches you have lost!!! Measure your hips, wasit and stomach!!!  You will see the inches come off before the pounds!!!

Be encourage you are not the only one going through this!!!

 

-Jackie

Just to echo this..  MEASURE MEASURE MEASURE.  And go get your body fat measured.  I went through a period where I didn't lose a single pound but lost 7% body fat..  That is a big deal!!  You've got this.  :)

Side note - make sure you are eating enough.  I don't feel like doing the math nor do I know your age/weight but if i had to guess you are probably a couple hundred cals short.

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hi,

sometimes it takes more than 1 week to show impact.

are you using a digital scale? if so you might see the little impact after your effort.

if you do the math you will know that to lose 1 pound you need to lose 3,500 calories. by eating 1,200 - 1,600 calories a day i guess you are only losing around 300-500 calories on the food part. exercise 20-30 mins a day (light exercise) will only burn around 150-200 calories. so in total you are burning approximately 500 calories per day, times 7 days, you are only burning 1 pound this week. 1 pound can hardly show on your scale if you are not using a digital one.

keep up with your weight loss motivation. the momentum is important, try doing it for at least 1 month. you should see some impact by then. Laughing

 

 

 

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