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So I've been to a dietician for weight loss. I'm 5'6 and 135 pounds when I started off, which was 1.5 months ago. She told me to lose 20 pounds and prescribed a 1500 calorie diet with exerise.

Fast forward today, my last session with her, and I weigh in at 134 pounds! 134 ! I ate a steady 1400 calories these 2 months, with the occasional weekend splurge, but made up for it with exercise and eating well the next day. Lots of veggies etc.

Thing is, before the weigh in this morning (so depressed now) :

- I didn't go to the toilet to "do my business" - so I may be constipated

- I didn't drink water much 

- It's near my period, so I might have PMS

- I was wearing 2 layers of clothes and shorts and a hat during weigh in

- The scale seemed a bit fishy - My body fat increased from 25 to 26% when I went to the gym to work out everyday!

- I ate a huge breakfast ! Lots of fruits and bulk. 

-My weight fluctuates much - 10 pounds difference (i measured before)

Strange thing was that I was getting 3-4 times exercise a week, and I feel LIGHTER and THINNER, and my pants feel a tiny bit looser. I dunno why my weight didn't drop, or why my dietician said I wasn't doing well at all.

 

I just feel like giving up, all the hard work these few months are for NOTHING ! 

Anyone offer any help ?

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Cawcarrot, have you ever considered the possibility that your "dietician" is nuts?

Your starting BMI is 21.8.

Stay there.

Well I want to lose weight anyways, even without seeing her....

but seeing her made it WORSE 

So what will happen if you give up? Will that cause you to lose weight? You might as well persist. Quitting guarantees you will either stay the same or gain weight, then you will have to start all over. Be patient and finish what you have started.

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Original Post by brightmoments:

Cawcarrot, have you ever considered the possibility that your "dietician" is nuts?

Your starting BMI is 21.8.

Stay there.

^^This.

I'm 5'7" and 135 and I definitely do not have 20 pounds to lose, by any standards except possibly those of the haute couture industry (which we all know is insane).

 

Original Post by martin4u:


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and it captured my intrested i desireded to drop few words to you i am miss martina dokie by name i will like us to hold a very good relationship
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 What the...??????

Original Post by ootek:

Original Post by brightmoments:

Cawcarrot, have you ever considered the possibility that your "dietician" is nuts?

Your starting BMI is 21.8.

Stay there.

^^This.

I'm 5'7" and 135 and I definitely do not have 20 pounds to lose, by any standards except possibly those of the haute couture industry (which we all know is insane).

 

 This^ x 2

Your dietitian has the problem, not you.  You are already at a healthy BMI.  Work on your fitness and eat healthy, don't pay so much attention to the scale.  Even if you lost 20 lbs, you would probably find it almost impossible to stay there because that weight is too low for your body. 

As far as your weight, definitely food weight/water retention/clothes all play a part in our current weight.  That is why it really is important not to get hung up on the scale.  Go by measurements, clothes fit, etc and hopefully you will see more progress there :)

Original Post by connielicious:

Original Post by ootek:

Original Post by brightmoments:

Cawcarrot, have you ever considered the possibility that your "dietician" is nuts?

Your starting BMI is 21.8.

Stay there.

^^This.

I'm 5'7" and 135 and I definitely do not have 20 pounds to lose, by any standards except possibly those of the haute couture industry (which we all know is insane).

 

 This^ x 2

This X 3!!!  I'm 5'6" and my target weight is 135!  You probably aren't losing weight because you're already at your body's target weight.

Also, who cares what the scale says anyway if your pants are looser?  Muscle weighs more than fat.  So, if you're working out more and your weight stays the same, it's probably because you've lost fat and gained muscle, which is exactly what you want.

Also,  if I'm trying to lose weight, I always hit a plateau before my period.  When I have my period, I lose weight again.  If I'm not trying to lose weight, it actually goes up a little before my period (and then goes down after).

 

Bottom line: just keep a healthy fitness and food regimen and don't worry about losing pounds.

Can anyone post the link to that awesome photo gallery that lets you search pictures by size, weight and measurements?  (sorry I can't be more helpful with that) --- but I think you might have an unrealistic expectation of a healthy weight for your height.  

Original Post by martin4u:


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and it captured my intrested i desireded to drop few words to you i am miss martina dokie by name i will like us to hold a very good relationship
with honest.and trust.my dear distance colour can not deny but love matters elot.please i will like you to send an email to my mail (martinadokie@rocketmail.com).for you to know whom i am.thank you and god bless you
waiting to hear from you soonest
(martinadokie@rocketmail.com)

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^^^... All of that x4

There's absolutely no use in dropping any more weight. Work on your endurance, strength, agility... but weight? Why is that? Do you have body issues?

And that dietitian is probably trying to get more money out of you! If she did her job well she would have told you you don't have much left to lose anyway.

Oh, and, I'd never, ever trust those body fat scales. 26% body fat when you're 135 lbs? Unless you literally ARE a walking blob of fat, I don't see how on earth that's possible. Professional athletes with bf% BELOW 15% use those scales and get results like "28%".

Work on your self-confidence first =S

Sounds a bit OCD the way you described the reasons why the day of your weigh in might have been wrong after 2 months of steady dieting. Of course there is the fact you don't need to lose weight........body recomposition at what would be considered an ideal body weight is a ****.......do you look more toned?

First thing I thought when I read your post is there is no way you "need" to lose 20 pounds!  I am confused as to why she suggested you lose that much?  It wouldn't be surprising for an individual to irrationally desire to lose more weight than they really needed to, but what dietician would recommend such a thing?

Don't give up- you are doing great! Your body needs exercise and a healthy diet, so maybe you can think of health as a priority and eventually you will lose weight if you stay eating well and exercising.

Also, your height and weight seem perfect the way it is. However, I understand that you want to lose anyway.

Just keep up the good work. Motivation to get to the gym and to eat well is most of the battle!

Thanks for the link about the body thing. 

Weird thing is that I am 5'6 and 135 pounds, but some women in the 120 pounds have bodies like mine.

Is it possible to look 20 pounds lighter than I actually am ?

 

Absolutely!  I'm 5'3" and 149 (three inches shorter and 14 pounds! heavier than you) and people pretty routinely guess I'm in the 130's.  I'm just now getting into size 8's - and pretty close to my "goal weight" - 145.  Appearance is all about build and body composition.

Original Post by kym215:

So what will happen if you give up? Will that cause you to lose weight? You might as well persist. Quitting guarantees you will either stay the same or gain weight, then you will have to start all over. Be patient and finish what you have started.

 this would make a nice, inspirational quote! i never thought of it that way(:

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