Gaining weight

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2Good4us

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Posted: 03 Aug 2011, 06:09
I know I am older and I find it very difficult to lose the weight. I lose 2 or 3 pounds, then gain it back. I have joined Zumba for exercise but nothing seems to help. Getting down in the dumps about this. Any suggestions?
nops

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Posted: 03 Aug 2011, 15:09
I was like you before I joined fatsecret. The most I lost was 5 lbs and then it would come back. I thought I was eating better and exercising more, that is, until I started journaling my foods and exercise on fatsecret. At first I was horrified to see little "tricks" I heard about to help me lose weight (such as snacking instead of a bit meal) was actually causing me to eat more. Once I was religiously journaling I identified my problems and corrected them. I didn't have to go on a diet, just cut out bad habits and I found an exercise I love and participate in religiously because it's fun.

For me, some of my problem areas is I had no idea what an appropraite portion size was, how much a person of my size and activity level should eat in a day, how terrible feeling my feelings were. (That was pretty easy to give up, knowing I would have to 'admit' to what I had done on FS).

I also felt I didn't have the time to exercise, but then I finally realized I don't need the time to exercise, I can incorporate exercise into my daily routine, whether I'm practicing a dance move while brushing my teeth or in the shower, or doing pilates while watching t.v.

Don't give up. I thought it was impossible for me. I've lost 25 lbs, and it's stayed off for 4 months and counting.
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gnat824

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Posted: 03 Aug 2011, 15:53
Agree with nops- log everything! I recommend just tracking for a week or two without changing anything. That way, you'll have a good record of your "before" eating habits to start making changes. My guess is that your new exercise has made up for a small calorie surplus that was causing you to gain weight gradually, but you're only breaking even now. You need a daily calorie deficit to lose weight, so once you see what you're eating, you can determine the best place to cut those calories.

Take your measurements too- exercises often results in lost inches before lost pounds, but that's still very important progress!

Good for you taking a Zumba class! Smile I'll be trying my first one soon. Good luck!
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