I'm stuck at 190lbs

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dingdong2

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Posted: 06 May 2013, 11:14
I've lost about 30 pounds from when I was at my heaviest of 220 pounds. Now my weight is fluctuating between 190 and 195 pounds and I feel like i've hit a wall and cannot lose any more (and I haven't changed my routine). I'd like to lose maybe another 25-30 pounds (I'm not really sure what my ideal weight is but I know it's much less than 190).

I lost the first 30 pounds by consuming around 2000 calories/day of mostly whole/natural foods and working out. I do a lot of calisthenics and body weight exercises, and I jog 4-6 days per week. My jogs vary from 4-8 miles on the treadmill.

I set my RDI to 1800, FatSecret recommended 2200, I'm estimating that I consume on average 2000 calories per day. I don't think I could safely consume much less than that and still run 4-8 miles in a day, am I wrong? I'm looking for any suggestions, help, tips, etc. Thanks
Spacey47

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Posted: 06 May 2013, 11:48
Height , gender , body fat Levels would help
dingdong2

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Posted: 06 May 2013, 12:18
I'm 5'9" or 5'10" male and 23 years old. What's a good way to calculate body fat levels? I tried a couple online calculators for body fat percentage but I know they weren't accurate because I got very different results (think one was 12% and one was 26%).
Spacey47

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Posted: 06 May 2013, 17:01
How big is your waist?
dingdong2

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Posted: 06 May 2013, 17:35
My pants are a 34" waist but it's 39.5" when I measure at my belly button.
Cthulhu

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Posted: 06 May 2013, 19:32
Track your calories for a month and be sure of your intake.

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dingdong2

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Posted: 06 May 2013, 20:36
Cthulhu wrote:
Track your calories for a month and be sure of your intake.


I have been consistently tracking my calories for a couple months and I'm consuming between 1800 and 2200 calories per day.
Cthulhu

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Posted: 06 May 2013, 21:21
I took that to mean you were guesstimating, sorry. Use your info and calculate your exact daily average then shave off another 100-200 calories a day and your weightloss should pick back up.

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hobotc

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Posted: 06 May 2013, 22:07
I read something interesting about eating for your body type, I was dieting like crazy and wasn't losing anything I am a adrenal body type you might check that. It made a big difference for me. Smile Best wishes
Spacey47

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Posted: 07 May 2013, 07:52
You are either not either doing as much exercise as you think you are.,...think intensity

Or you are eating more than you think you are

Possibly both

dingdong2

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Posted: 09 May 2013, 23:14
hobotc wrote:
I read something interesting about eating for your body type, I was dieting like crazy and wasn't losing anything I am a adrenal body type you might check that. It made a big difference for me. Smile Best wishes


Thanks for the tip, I will definitely check that out. If you have any helpful links, please post them Smile
dingdong2

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Posted: 09 May 2013, 23:27
Spacey47 wrote:
You are either not either doing as much exercise as you think you are.,...think intensity

Or you are eating more than you think you are

Possibly both



It's neither... The machines track all the activity so I know I am doing the exercise. Today I ran/jogged/walked 6.6 miles in 68 minutes. I have been very consistent too. This week I've done 23.33 miles in 4 days. I am also doing calisthenics and body weight exercises on top of that. I've been just as consistent with tracking food intake too.
dingdong2

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Posted: 09 May 2013, 23:29
As of this week, I lost another 5 pounds. I'm now about 185lbs after being stuck at 190 for 3-4 weeks. None of my dieting/exercising routines have changed :-\
ClassicRocke...

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Posted: 11 May 2013, 14:00
I hit the proverbial wall like you. Can't lose, keep within my calories and exercise, but can't lose.

My niece suggested I change my exercise methods. Which I did. Now doing HIIT. Check it out. She said my body has gotten used to the same old, same old and doesn't feel the need to burn excess fat. I needed to "wake up" the adrenaline and push strength training. Also increased weight of my dumbbells. Hoping to see some changes soon.


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Rollinginmud

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Posted: 12 May 2013, 01:41
I definitely agree with ClassicRocker. That is one good way. Also, I don't know how much water you drink in a day but an easy way to shed 10 pounds is to increase the amount of water you drink in a day. Try for a week, or maybe even just 3-5 days only drinking water, no other beverages and see how that affects your body.
Diablo360x

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Posted: 12 May 2013, 02:51
dingdong2 wrote:
As of this week, I lost another 5 pounds. I'm now about 185lbs after being stuck at 190 for 3-4 weeks. None of my dieting/exercising routines have changed :-\


"What’s going on? Back during my college days, one of my professors threw out the idea that after fat cells had been emptied of stored triglyceride, they would temporarily refill with water (glycerol attracts water, which might be part of the mechanism). So there would be no immediate change in size, body weight or appearance. Then, after some time frame, the water would get dropped, the fat cells would shrink. A weird way of looking at it might be that the fat loss suddenly becomes ‘apparent’. That is, the fat was emptied and burned off days or weeks ago but until the water is dropped, nothing appears to have happened."

http://www.bodyrecomposition.com/fat-loss/of-whooshes-and-squishy-fat.html
Love your food or risk failure. No quick fixes, this is a lifestyle change. No extremes are needed just consistency.
Diablo360x

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Posted: 12 May 2013, 02:53
I've seen this happen in me many times during my fat loss. I would stall weight wise but I would keep consistent because I knew the calorie deficit did not lie then over night one day I would drop 3+ lbs.
Love your food or risk failure. No quick fixes, this is a lifestyle change. No extremes are needed just consistency.
chereeguitar

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Posted: 12 May 2013, 03:26
Thank you for your posting... I know this to be true, but was going against all logic yesterday, and 'blew' the whole day! This week [starting today] will be different... I feel lousy after my day with no restraints, [emotionally AND physically!] NEVER AGAIN!! Thanks!
ChereeGuitar
ClassicRocke...

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Posted: 12 May 2013, 09:23
We all "blow it" occasionally. Don't beat yourself up and just get back on the wagon and it will fall into place. I intentionally had a slice of multigrain toast for breakfast. My Mother's Day gift to myself considering I've not had it for months. My treat. Just left off the marmalade.

***It just means being more independent and not allowing your happiness to be dependent on someone else's demanding and contentious attitudes and actions.***

Wisdom from a friend


May I be free to be the me that I came into this world to be.
ClassicRocke...

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Posted: 12 May 2013, 09:33
Diablo---

On a related topic, I wanted to discuss something else that often happens when people are getting very lean and dealing with stubborn body fat: the fat gets squishy, feeling almost like there are small marbles under the skin. Yes, very scientific, I know. That’s the best I can do.

As folks get very lean, down to the last pounds of fat, the skin and fat cells that are left will often change appearance and texture. It will look dimply (as the fat cells which are supporting the skin shrink and the skin isn’t supported) and feel squishy to the touch. This is bad in that it looks really weird, but it’s good because it means that the fat is going away. I have nothing truly profound to say about this topic, just realizes that it happens and usually indicates good things are happening.

Thanks for the post and link... No, I'm not getting very lean. Yet. So, that explains the tiny marbles under the skin on my legs. Hoping they go away with time. Fortunately, they're not noticeable because of their small size. However, I am well aware of the cellulite. Many thin people have that, but the marbles under the skin are very freaky. Along with the nasty wrinkled sagging skin.

Fingers crossed they'll disappear as I continue losing.

***It just means being more independent and not allowing your happiness to be dependent on someone else's demanding and contentious attitudes and actions.***

Wisdom from a friend


May I be free to be the me that I came into this world to be.



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