Hard too loose the Weight!

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Eve87

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Posted: 28 May 2012, 04:14
I've tried sooooo long to loose weight!
I done everything by the book!
But my weight seems to stay on one number, then I'm going up again!

Happend X times now, and I'm notice that my motivation & my streight isn't there anymore.
I'm still thinking on what I'm eating, but I give a f*ck to weigh my food and how many kcal I'm eating.

Now I'm gaing some weithgt. Wrote in wrong weight yeasterday and saw today I gaing 1.4 kg one again!

Now I'm have this app and it will always follow me on my phone, and I love that it can read "streckkoder". I love it.




Does anyone here have the same feeling/problems like me?

I'm from sweden so, I'm trying my best on my wreting on english Smile
Eve87
Nerre

Joined: Mar 12
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Posted: 28 May 2012, 06:52
I realised a few years ago that I had gained like 15 kg over the last 10-15 years, saw myself in a bathroom mirror on a hotel during a business trip and though "What the.... am I pregnant??"

So, I decided to try to excercise more, but I only got stronger, didn't lose weight. Took a break, tried again... Same thing...

The I found the fatsecret app, I've lost 9 kg since the beginning of the year. Had a "bad month" now with kids birthdays and chocolate cravings... But now I'm only a few kg from my goal and I'm gonna reach it before midsummer! Smile At least that's my goal.
Eve87

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Posted: 28 May 2012, 07:45
Wow! Good work! I founde this app yeasterday. I hope this will work! I've gaing wheigt thanks to I found my boyfriend, and moved in togheter! haha. Thats dangorus. He can eat anything, and still not go up in wheigt! Menwhile. I'M FAT! FU!!!!!
Eve87
paperiniko

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Posted: 28 May 2012, 07:54
not sure what approach you tried before, but calorie counting works, so you are on the right track, just try to log all your food and keep your calorie deficit within 500-1000 a day on average and fat will come off.
Over time one can learn to improve the quality of the calories consumed but at the beginning it is better to focus all your energies on logging the food properly and keeping a moderate deficit, possibly increasing the phisical activity
bella611

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Posted: 28 May 2012, 07:59
Eve, welcome to fatsecret. Many of us here have had similar stories to yours. I yoyo dieted for years and packed on the weight after moving in with the boyfriend. I would start an exercise plan only to give up after a week.

After downloading the Fatsecret (and using it to log everything I ate) I started to realize where my issues were. I know it is a pain in the neck to write everything down, but use the app on your phone and scan barcodes. It makes it much easier.

Since November of 2010, I have lost nearly 50 lbs (22.7 kg). It is all a matter of hitting the bottom and saying you have had enough.
"It doesn't matter how fast you run if you're not heading toward the finish line." - Jeff Levy

"It's never too late to become the person you might have been." - George Elliot
Eve87

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Posted: 28 May 2012, 08:02
Right now, I have 1400 kcal/day. My dayli kcal should be: 2129 kcal to keep my whiegt. But I've got down to 1200kcal/ day, but mom thought maby my body is "starving" on 1200 so I just got up to 1400kcal/day insted. And I'm really trying now!


I want to love my body, like I just too. And not look like a whale next to my boyfriend
Eve87
holfraz

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Posted: 28 May 2012, 08:09
Yes I can relate to what you are experiencing. Before I found this FatSecret website my weight would fluctuate between 140-148, even though I am very conscious about eating foods that are very high in nutritional quality, as well as work out vigorously almost every day. I looked really good- a lot of my weight is muscle- but I still always had a desire to weigh 120ish instead of 140ish. Then I stumbled upon this website and it changed everything. I never counted calories before because without a website like this it's just too inconvenient. Now that F.S does all my counting for me (and SO MUCH MORE), I'm able to see how easily all those calories add up in a day, and which foods were my diet killers. I now easily maintain my weight between 126-129 lbs. Even though you're not fond of counting your calories, if you tried it for a while, and held yourself accountable for every bite you ate, I believe you will start losing those stubborn pounds just like I did. Good luck, and keep us posted!
paperiniko

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Posted: 28 May 2012, 08:21
if you do not log your food religiously it is quite easy to miscalculate the calories and underestimate them
Eve87

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Posted: 28 May 2012, 08:45
I'm trying my best. haha, I promies that I will post regegly even when I got a psychic breakdown! (always have sometimes when I'm trying to loose weight)

I wounder, do you even count vegetables in kcal? Meaning, It's good and healthy food?
Eve87
bella611

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Posted: 28 May 2012, 09:20
Yes, you should record veggies too. I have a friend who would eat a 1lb bag of baby carrots a day and not understand why she wasn't losing weight. Even carrots have calories and carbs.
"It doesn't matter how fast you run if you're not heading toward the finish line." - Jeff Levy

"It's never too late to become the person you might have been." - George Elliot
erika2633

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Posted: 28 May 2012, 10:23
There are less than 200 calories in a pound of baby carrots. I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say the carrots are NOT why she wasn't losing weight..

I agree that you should record your veggies in your RDI, but the actual number of calories that they contribute to your day is minimal for many people - I just like to see how many servings of veggies I have each day..


Someone who is busier than you is working out right now.
There will come a day when you can no longer do this. Today is not that day.
Eve87

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Posted: 28 May 2012, 11:58
But do you eat the Recomended RDI or are you eating less?
here on my RDI it said Recomended 1900 kcal / day.
Is that to loose weight, or keep my daily weight?
Should I eat less than 1900 kcal to loose weight or eat 1900 kcal to keep my daily weight?
Eve87
MommySheila

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Posted: 28 May 2012, 12:26
Hi Eve,
My RDI said the same - 1900/day. I'm guessing that might be to lose 1# a week or so. I bumped mine down to 1650/day and in two days now I've lost 2# w/very light exercise. I won't go below 1650 because I get too hungry and then "fall off the wagon". Smile And I don't seem to have any energy to exercise when I do 1200-1400 cal/day. I too have the same thing that you do - stuck at my weight for years and just tired of it! I fluctuate between 190-197 and it seems as soon as I hit that 190 my body starts craving junk food like crazy and then up the weight goes to 197. Ugh. Just found this website 2 days ago and hoping it helps!! Good luck to you!!!!! Smile
Sheila
Eve87

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Posted: 28 May 2012, 13:14
I have gone to 1200 / day, but damn, I'm hungry most of the time. Så maby eating 15-1600/ day is better! Or what do you think? Because on another website I've just it said I should eat 2129/day, I think thats to much!
And here it's suddenly 1900/day. It seems more reasonable.

// Eve87
Eve87
paperiniko

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Posted: 28 May 2012, 13:31
The RDI is based on your goal and activity profile so if you have both set them correctly that is the level of calories that allows you to achieve your goal. 1200 seems really low, if your RDI is 1900 I would not go much below that. It is better and quicker in the long term to stay within a level with which you are comfortable rather than trying short-cuts that are not sustainable and push you to fell off.
500-600 deficit is perfectly fine to drop pounds slowly but surely, if you want to increase the deficit focus on calories burning activities rather than starving yourself
Eve87

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Posted: 28 May 2012, 13:38
Okej. I shall try that. Now when summer has come I've started to play beach-volleyboll with my boyfriend & someother friends to us! Then
I have a Vibra Tone - belt that I'm using every evening 30-60 minuts. I don't know if it burn any kcal, but I've read it take the loose skin and "trim" that Razz Then I must started to go out on roller blading again.. Was so good doing that for awhile. But then my motivation was lost, because my weight didn't move!Sad
Eve87
Eve87

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Posted: 29 May 2012, 02:24
Damn it. My body is not justo eat 15-1600 kcal / day. I gaing some weight, sens yesterday! FU!
Eve87
holfraz

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Posted: 29 May 2012, 08:37
Maybe you can try eating a healthy portion of raw or steamed veggies with every meal, as well as some lean protein. If you fill up on veggies 1st, you wont have as much room left in your stomach for higher calorie foods. Fiber and protein make you feel full faster and stay in your stomach longer than carbs do. If you remain in a calorie deficit for a period of time, eventually you will lose weight. When I had weight to lose, I would eat steamed veggies to keep me from being too hungry. And to answer the question about logging veggies- I do not log all my veggies all the time because I just find it too tedious for the minimal amount of calories that it adds up to.
Nerre

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Posted: 29 May 2012, 14:18
The first two weeks when I started I was hungry almost all the time... I've heard it's a matter of letting the stomach shrink a bit and it takes a couple of weeks.

Try to find food with little calories to be able to eat more. Some things surprise you.

And make sure you check the servings size of the things you log in the app (I found out that for the cheese I have on my sandwiches "one serving" was 100 g... But 2-3 slices of cheese is 1/10 of that so I log 0.1 serving).

Also remember that the RDI is an estimate, when you log excercises you will see the difference between what you eat and what you burn. Keep that number negative.

Most vegetables are so few calories you really don't need to log them, but check them up in the app if you are not sure they are mostly water.

Also remember that weight loss is long term, from day to day your weight varies depending on a lot of factors, don't get on the scale every day. I log my weight 2 times a week.
Eve87

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Posted: 29 May 2012, 14:20
I'm trying to eat small and good food. sometimes bad food comes, but today for ex, I took a sallad insted Wink Happy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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