Okay .. so i'm 5'3 I'm usually 125 pounds. i was eating 1200 calories a day and going to the gym about 4 days a week for 1 hour. burning anywhere from 350-500 calories.
but my body when into starvation mode or a plateau, ive posted before about this, and people said to up the calories and it will help. well ive done that and im about 130 now. and i HATE IT im like really bugged by that. and i can tell when i look at my self i am bigger, those 5 pounds look and FEEL like when i weighed 153. no lie.
what can i do? i am paranoid bout gaining weight, ill try and overcome that, but i really want help to lose the weight. my goal is and always was 120. but my MAIN goal is to be comfortable in what i wear and have confidence.. the past week ive been wearing hoodies cuz ive been so low. i want to at least go back to 125. how can i go about doing this.
i started my new job and i havnt had as much time AT ALL to go to the gym. im going tomorrow,sunday for sure. and tonight i went out to dinner for some down time from working all week after i havnt had a job so its taken alot outta me working 24 hrs when im not used to any.
so i had about 1500 calories today, my losing weight min is between 1200-1400. will i gain more weight by eating what i did??
and if i eat lighter amounts of calories tomorrow will it help not gain?...i seem to gain easy lately. and i havnt even over ate. except a little today.
i havnt been getting enough sleep lately thats a big problem. but i cant help it i dont have time with work now, and school
please if i could have any nice adivce i realyl would appriciate it, thnak you
Mx062xo, wow! it sounds like you have a lot going on right now. The weight you gained may be nothing more than water weight. This might be especially true if you are consuming lots of sodium. The other thing might be due to lack of sleep and stress. Believe it or not sleep and stress play a huge role in weight. I really do know how you feel. I was at the same point a week ago. I couldn't figure out why the scale wasn't going down. I started drinking more water and cut back on my calories a little. I'm finally seeing progress again. Hang in there! Once you adjust to your new schedule I'm sure the weight will go back to 125 in no time!
Anyone? i know ive posted threads before, but im soo oon the verge of giving up, or cutting WAYYYY backk on eating again. i need some adivce
Mindy45- The other day i just broke down about so much going on in my life, and not being able to handle it, with my job its hard to have time for school, and i stay up lateeeee to work on school, then i barely sleep, get up early and do it all again. plus my stepfather is dying,and my boyfriend is great, i just wish i could see him more, take away from my stress a bit. ive been eating more it seems but i usually stay about 1200-1400. and i rarely eat out lately. but i did tonight.
i really wanted to go to the gym today but i was soooo tired and have the worst headache i just went out for some dinner with a friend. i chose healthy things, then had some soft serve and a sugar free cookie for dessert.
im soo down about it, cuz i just want to be comfortable. ill try to consume More water and less calories a bit. and see what happens, thing that sucks is im sorta wanting something, ice cream or tea cuz my thraot hurts, but idk. i think ill stick it out til morning cuz ive already went over
Thank you. i hope i get more suggestions. u are all so supportive here, it helps a lot
i agree with mindy, give yourself a break :o) doing what you're doing is how i wound up hitting 150 a couple years ago, it's rough. you just have to take some time for you! trust me, i do know how hard that is, but i used to make flash cards for class and my boyfriend at the time and i would walk around the track and go through the flashcards. that way i was getting at least some sort of exercise and not getting behind on my studying. you might want to alter your gym schedule to things you can read while you do. reading on the exercise bike isn't bad, any cardio machine like that you can set a book up and kill two birds with one stone. good luck!
p.s. go for the tea :o) it doesn't really have any calories unless you add things to it, so don't get so worried about it!
I know what you mean about being able to see 5lbs pretty easily...I'm 5'3" also and currently at about 127lbs, and man I can tell the difference between 130 and 125!
I agree a lot with romeozjul, try to double up on things that you're doing to free up some possible time. However, if the stress of fitting a trip to the gym in is adding too much stress with everything else you're dealing with at the moment, I wouldn't worry about it. Just keep to your calorie alottment and get in some extra walking (ya know, all those little things...take the stairs, park far away, etc). You should be alright.
Remember, people can lose weight without going to the gym. The gym and exercise just makes it easier and a tad healthier :) But if you can't fit the gym right now, just focus on eating healthily
Well its mosty papers and stuff i have to write, not read. but thats a good idea when i need to read. thank you :)
i just need the support of someone to lose the weight, cuz some ppl tell me i dont need it and im fine, but I WANT to be comfy with MYSELF, and have some what of some confidence ya no?
i want to be lean, and 120. thats my wish. but lean and 125 would be nice
i feel/look more. and i can grab lil sides and idk. i just wanna lose it.
im so tired. adapting to working after not for a year is sooo stressful, cven if the job itself isnt, just the change and work i have to do ya no?
i would love being 120. i just am sick of gaining a little cuz im trying to get off the plateau. i dont know what to do, if ive done the upping calories thing for a bout 2 weeks, should i start cutting back again?
and i havent had as much time/energly for the gym cuz i work so much, but im gonna go tomorrow Before work.
i go to bed around 10pm-1 am some where and sleep til 6(school) or like 9-10 on weekends.
its about 5:15 ive had dinner, fresh fit sub..
my total so far is 930 for the day. im always worried im gonna go over though, cuz i have a snack in a few hours, idk im a little paranois cuz seems like i look so much fatter lately.
mx062xo- are you measuring yourself? The reason I ask is because as much time as you have been spending at the gym, you might be gaining weight because you are gaining muscle...not fat. And that is a good thing.
Please keep in mind that muscle weighs more than fat...and that it is a good weight because the more muscle you have, the more fat you can burn.
Please don't get stuck on the number of pounds as they may be good muscle pounds.