Group Forum: my weight is so stuck

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mano123

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Posted: 07 Apr 2013, 22:04
Hi, I'm 46 year old female and really want to lose 15 lbs. I started exercising 1 week ago but majorly reduced food intake and eat only healthy. But I can't seem to drop even 1 lb. HELP. I did find that an inch off waist came off with the exercise but no weight Sad
tattyhead65

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Posted: 08 Apr 2013, 15:48
You're not alone. I was doing ok but this weekend 2lbs seem to have appeared from nowhere. btw, I'm 48 and need to lose around 20lbs.
ananams

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Posted: 13 Apr 2013, 08:13
My weight gain is solely due to my age. I'm 48 and did not do anything differently to cause the weight gain in the first place. I cut my calories back to 1200 day after I had a kick start from a stomach bug. That calorie reduction prevented the stomach bug weight loss from reappearing, but only lost (and then gained) a lb. since then, almost a month ago.
ttaammzz

Joined: Jan 11
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Posted: 25 Apr 2013, 10:24
Hi,
I've been watching the sodium intake also along with calories. Even though we watch our calories some of the foods are loaded with sodium which makes us retain unwanted water for extra weight. Also have you ladies tried eating lower carbs after 3 in the afternoon, this works for me.
bird250

Joined: May 13
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Posted: 04 May 2013, 19:30
Keep the body guessing. Mix up the exercise. Try to add some good heavy weights (this won't build big muscles, but rather lean muscle), and try to put in a little interval work.
blezin

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Posted: 06 May 2013, 09:00
What exercises are you doing (frequency, type, length of time)? Also, how many calories are you taking in per day, how many meals are you eating and what foods are you consuming? Are you drinking water?
mano123

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Posted: 06 May 2013, 14:46
Well i switched to aerobics indoors to brisk walking for an hour outdoors since the last 4 days and feel way better. Also I'm consuming on average 1500-1700 calories. My aim is to have an average of 1000-1200 calories until I've lost the weight.
blezin

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Posted: 09 May 2013, 08:36
Let me offer a few thoughts:
1. If possible, break your walking up into 2 30 minute sessions, one in the morning, one in the evening. This will help you keep your metabolism up throughout the day. Beyond 40 minutes of cardio you are really just breaking down muscle.
2. Stay at 1500 calories. Break it up into 5 meals. Try to consume 400 calories during breakfast, 300 late morning, 300 lunch, 300 early dinner and 200 for your last meal. Each meal should include a lean protein source (chicken, eggs, fish, lean ground beef or turkey), about 1/2 cup of a low glycemic complex carb (oatmeal, black beans, brown rice, quinoa), some quality fat (nuts, hummus, olive oil) and some veggies.
3. Try to add some resistance (weight) training to your reportoire, not only will it burn calories, it will help you preserve (and possibly add) muscle, which will improve fat loss in the short and long run.
blezin

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Posted: 10 May 2013, 08:25
Forgot one . . . #4 drink as much water as you can tolerate but no less than 64 ounces a day!!