Help! I am SOOO fed up, what am I doing wrong??

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Posted: 10 Jun 2012, 02:53
Hi all, I am so frustrated Evil or Very Mad I am ready to give up on the WW stuff. I have been doing it for FOUR weeks, writing down everything that touches my lips, an average of 1600 cal a day, 3 liters of water (it is hot where I live), and I have not lost ANYTHING!
I have always done low carb diets in the past and always gained the weight back. So i was encouraged to do WW as it would allow me to eat what I like but teach me portion control,not be so hard on my kidneys/liver, blah blah blah. Well it isn't working and I am ready to pack it in and go back to what works even if I do eventually gain some back.
I was actually enjoying the WW plan, but obviously there is no way I am sticking with it if I don't drop any weight!
If anyone has any insight about my plight, please drop a line! Any advice or hints would be appreciated.

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Posted: 10 Jun 2012, 06:45
Alcohol will make you retain fluid which could slow down your weight loss. It also looks like you eat a lot of cheese. I would suggest reducing both of those for 1 week and see if you notice a difference. Eat more veggies and salads to fill yourself up so that you are not so hungry at meal time.

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Posted: 10 Jun 2012, 08:08
Your calorie intake in spite of the alcohol looks good. But I see where your problem is- you need to start exercising. A low-calorie diet can be undermined by lack of exercise because your metabolism slows down. But as healthy as the foods are that you're eating, and as low as your calorie intake is, I'm sure that if you at least go for a brisk walk for at least 30 mins, at least 5 days/wk., that you will start shedding that weight.

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Posted: 10 Jun 2012, 08:28
Hi, I notice that you have listed as exercise things like driving, shopping etc and I think you might be over estimating the amount of exercise you do. If I were you I would think of reducing my calorie intake. I think your 1800 cal allowance is letting you maintain your weight but not getting you to push over to lose anything.

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Posted: 10 Jun 2012, 08:45
I can only relate by telling you what works for me, so I apologize for that in advance, perhaps something here will help you. I'm trying something new, called carb cycling, so far I'm very happy with how it's working.
I don't believe that low carb hurts your kidneys/ liver, I think it's hype. My Mom was getting really big so started Atkins, and has been eating that way for 30 years, because all her brothers and sisters had old age diabetes and she stopped eating sugar, also starches give her edema and make joints hurt. Shes 86 and in pretty good health, her liver and kidneys are great, so is her heart. She takes only Plavix now because she had a couple of TIA's, and not the tons of prescriptions many seniors do. She lost 130 pounds, too.
I cut out the sugar, dairy, starch and alcohol(induction) for 2 weeks when I started this and I lost a nice chunk. Eating a lot of veggies is good too, a BIG salad for lunch, with protein. My calorie intake for last month averaged 1500 a day, so I'm trying to cut it to 1400 this month because I want to lose a little faster. I also count both carbs and calories, but I'm over 50 and that's the only way it works for me now. And yeah, the exercise is a big plus. I'm sure that and writing down what I'm eating is what's working for me this time. You don't have to kill it every time, some days when I go to the gym I only get to 20 minutes on the elliptical. Go for a walk, get an exercise video, whatever you like to get it going. I hope something here might give you some ideas- good luck.
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Posted: 10 Jun 2012, 12:24
I agree with holfraz - I think (if your diet calendar is 100% complete) that your intake looks good, and I think an average of 1600 cal/day is just fine if you can incorporate some regular activity in your life! Only put things in your exercise calendar that get your heart rate up, and, like holfraz said, try to get it up for 20-30min/5 days a week.

Someone who is busier than you is working out right now.
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Posted: 10 Jun 2012, 14:50
Thanks all for your input, any advice is welcome. I really need to try something different cuz obviously what I am doing is not working. I must say that in all honesty I underestimate what calories I burn as there is no calculator for estimating calories burnt for ball throwing, painting, moving furniture, box unpacking, closet organizing,cooking, flower potting,( we have just moved) Etc. I guess what really ticks me off is that WW is supposed to be the cure all- teach how much/ portion control, to eat or drink and still be a healthy weight. so what I am getting at is that I could eat for the rest of my life 1600 cal and be active and still be very overweight. It just doesn't seem fair. I am on a pity party right now! Lol .
I will keep plugging away and try new combinations of things. Please contribute any thoughts or ideas as all are taken into kind consideration. Cheers.

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Posted: 10 Jun 2012, 16:05
Strength training 20 min a day....

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Posted: 10 Jun 2012, 17:21
More salmon, less cheese!
Nee Nee

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Posted: 10 Jun 2012, 22:36
Are you weighing and measuring everything? Sometimes we underestimate or overestimate what a cup, tsp, etc. is. At least I did so I got a scale and used actual measuring cups etc.

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This is a good starting point, but you really need an exercise plan to maximize the results. Even if it is just walking. Get moving!
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