La_Belle_Vie's Journal, 08 March 2013

Well, kids. Here we are.

I started this journey roughly a year ago. I've lost 42 pounds. During the summer I was overly involved in living life and didn't put much effort into my healthier lifestyle. And I didn't make time to exercise. I don't like that.

I've gotten back into it over the last few weeks and I'm becoming discouraged that the weight isn't coming off. I've lost two pounds in three weeks. I am doing everything right. ( I think). I'm getting back to the mindset of "well it doesn't come off whether I try or not, so pass the Oreos". I don't like that. I love how I feel when I exercise and don't want to stop but the nutrition aspect is leaving me less than thrilled. People I know have had major success cutting calories drastically but it seems to me that if I cut mine..nothing happens.

What gives? All the advice I read says stay between 1000-1200 / day and focus on fruits and vegetables and lean meats. This is what I am doing. And I'm exercising 4-5 days a week doing boot camp routines and such. WHY IS IT NOT COMING OFF? When I wasn't paying much such close attention to what I ate it was coming off faster. Grr.

God bless the Oreos.

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Your body might be doing what my body does. When I first start working out, I drop between 1-5 pounds in the first week. Then for several weeks there will be 0 weight loss. I'm still working out, and I'm still eating healthy. At that point I start worrying about my salt intake and my bread intake (two things that bloat me up). I increase my water and continue to work out. I think the stagnation is caused by the muscle that I'm building replacing the fat that I'm burning. Then suddenly I drop a few unexpected pounds. My most recent restart was January 11. I've contined running and eating healthy with no results in February. The unexpected weight loss didn't occur until last week (March). 
08 Mar 13 by member: sngglebnny
Don't give up, but rather get even more determined! Really watch what your eating and maybe change up your exercise routine a bit. Sometimes shaking things up a bit can push you over the hump. I've been exactly where you are and I had myself a nice pity party with some chocolate cake. Then the next day I felt like a crap and I realized I can do better and I got busy focusing on my goal and not the scale. You CAN do this!  
08 Mar 13 by member: Josie Ann
Thank you so much for the positive encouragement! Still no weight loss but I'm trying to stay on track. Baby steps, kids! Baby steps!  
25 Mar 13 by member: La_Belle_Vie

     
 

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