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PLEASE TELL ME THIS IS NORMAL I NEED YOUR HELP

Postby dustany1dust » Mon Oct 18, 2010 9:07 am

So this is the second week I have exercised more then ever, eaten healthier then normal or at least the same and have gotten NOTHING back for it!!! I only lost 100 grams or something last week and this week I gained 400 grams over the weekend to get back to EXACTLY where I was last Monday.

Please please tell me this is normal and it will END soon...
SW: 87.7 kg
CW: 67.3 Kg
GW: 60.0 kg

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Re: PLEASE TELL ME THIS IS NORMAL I NEED YOUR HELP

Postby court » Mon Oct 18, 2010 9:16 am

It has only been two weeks dustany1dust! Can you give us some ides of what you are doing, what you are eating and what kind of results you are after? I can fluctuate a lot in a two week period. I tend to use my scales less nowadays and how I feel and how healthy and vitalised I am every day as an indicator moreso than the scales :D Just relax and enjoy being fitter and healthier and the weight will drop off :D
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Re: PLEASE TELL ME THIS IS NORMAL I NEED YOUR HELP

Postby Owlie » Mon Oct 18, 2010 9:35 am

Court is right, sometimes scales lie. It is very possible that your body is building muscle and because muscle is heavier than fat, you're not registering the loss on the scales. The better way to approach would probably be to see how your clothes fit - are they feeling tighter or more loose? If you're really keen and eager you can always measure your waist/thigh/arm circumference too - that should show a loss that the scales might not pick up due to the muscle gain.

Ultimately, don't stress. The best thing you have achieved is a healthier, fitter lifestyle. I know that sounds horrid when all you really want is to lose fricken' weight :wink: .... but if weightloss is your goal then you are absolutely doing the things that will end up getting you to that goal.

Also, don't forget that sometimes our bodies misbehave. They carry water weight, and go up and down. So try and keep your heart and mind at peace in the knowledge that if you tick the 'healthy diet' and 'exercise' boxes, you will eventually get to where you want to go!!

Be proud of yourself for the steps you have taken in the last fortnight. I cannot have been easy! :)

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Start: 77kg
Current: 75.9kg
Goal: 59kg
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Re: PLEASE TELL ME THIS IS NORMAL I NEED YOUR HELP

Postby Owlie » Mon Oct 18, 2010 9:35 am

*It cannot have been easy

(obviously...!)
Start: 77kg
Current: 75.9kg
Goal: 59kg
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Re: PLEASE TELL ME THIS IS NORMAL I NEED YOUR HELP

Postby dustany1dust » Mon Oct 18, 2010 10:28 am

Thanks for the replies guys...its so hard not to give up.

At the moment I am on a low carb, low fat, high protein diet for medical reasons (protein issues) I am sticking to that quite well...I dont eat out much but whenever I do I make smart choices. I try not to snack but do have the ocassional naughty thing...which is usually a WW cookie or two...but I very rarely if every have full fat treats...

I eat 3 meals a day, sometimes 6 small meals rather the 3 big ones...I dont have many carbs at dinner time or after...having brown everything and not many processed things. I dont have butter, full fat milk etc the usual diet stuff.

I exercise a min of 3 days a week, doing 3 days at work on the treadmill of intercal training and then I either go for a jog or do pilates at home.

I started at 87.7 Kg in Feb and I guess I started with the idea of getting to my pre pregnancy weight 74 Kg, then my goal was to get to my healthy weight 65.5 Kg after I got there I was just going to maintain, stay healthy and hope that I would get to my ultimate goal of 60 Kg I really dont feel comfortable getting off the weightloss round about until I am at least at a healthy weight. I am so ready to stop weighing myelf and just have a healthy lifestyle but I know with the metabolism I have at this weight I will re gain weight if I relax...I have seen it frequently in my past.

Thank you so much for encouraging me, I just feel like I am stuck between a rock and a hard place...its hurts me to be not getting anywhere and giving up makes me feel like a failure...bad things on both sides :(
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CW: 67.3 Kg
GW: 60.0 kg

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Re: PLEASE TELL ME THIS IS NORMAL I NEED YOUR HELP

Postby Owlie » Mon Oct 18, 2010 2:33 pm

Don't forget that our bodies naturally have a 'healthy weight' that they like to stick to. If you are eating like you are - which sounds very healthy indeed - and your body is heavily resisting getting to 60kg, perhaps its happy being at 65? As long as your BMI is in the healthy range, perhaps the last couple of kilograms will just mean a body constantly trying to fight itself, rather than a fit healthy body that's happy where it is.

I was at a very low weight for a long time before I realised that I just wasn't meant to be there, and that I didn't want to have to fight to stay there for the rest of my life. If you are eating well, exercising, and have a healthy BMI then feel good about yourself - because it means you have won!! :D

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Re: PLEASE TELL ME THIS IS NORMAL I NEED YOUR HELP

Postby dustany1dust » Mon Oct 18, 2010 3:26 pm

Thanks, I guess that is why I am upset because I am currently 69.4 Kg and my BMI healthy weight is 65.5 Kg...
SW: 87.7 kg
CW: 67.3 Kg
GW: 60.0 kg

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Re: PLEASE TELL ME THIS IS NORMAL I NEED YOUR HELP

Postby Sanov22 » Mon Oct 18, 2010 11:46 pm

I had the same problem. I couldn't get past 73.5ish for about 3 weeks not long ago despite eating well and exercising harder than ever... It passed... I'm aroud 71.5 now... very frustrating while you're waiting though... but yeah I think it's normal to plateau for a bit now and then
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Re: PLEASE TELL ME THIS IS NORMAL I NEED YOUR HELP

Postby dustany1dust » Tue Oct 19, 2010 9:16 am

Thanks sanov...I am giving my body another 2 weeks to get out of the rut and then I am going to do the C25K to try and shock it in to working again! I hope I dont have to cause I HATE the C25K.
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Re: PLEASE TELL ME THIS IS NORMAL I NEED YOUR HELP

Postby court » Tue Oct 19, 2010 9:38 am

Maybe try an exercise that you don't hate? I recently tried rockclimbing and it was awesome! I also love going bushwalking and you dont notice you are exercising so much cos you are out in the elements! You can shift your internal set point (that weight that you assume your body "wants to be") :D I guess I just love to research different methods of this "weightloss" thing... I tried exercising like a maniac (up to 12 hours a week intensly) and I have tried calorie restriction, I have tried cutting out carbs etc.. got down to a weight I loved but then I couldnt maintain that exercise and eating regime so I put on 5kgs..
I have since lost 3kgs but this time eating sensibly (I dont "count" I just eat well and eat the "good" things first and if I feel like some choccie I eat it... when you get out of the "I cant have that" mentality it is so much easier, working out "moderately" doing things I love and have started supplementing with omega 3... :D
good luck!
Oh and I am currently 69.5kgs, most comfortable weight was around 65ish and have come down from my top weight of 92kgs :roll: I am losing slowly and continually at present.. but I dont really weigh myself too often cos I get obsessed!!! :wink:
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Re: PLEASE TELL ME THIS IS NORMAL I NEED YOUR HELP

Postby dustany1dust » Tue Oct 19, 2010 3:33 pm

I totally agree...I dont want to exerise like a mad person or eat like a bird because ultimately I dont want to have to do that my whole life just to maintain a particular weight.

Had this of happned at 65.5 Kg I would have been okay but I just dont want to be 69.4 Kg and dont feel comfortable here...

I got back from the gym today though and I felt I had really pushed myself...I think I am so ready just to focus on toning and getting more fit and if in the long run I lose weight I lose weight...I am just finding it hard to let go of that number 65.5 I am so close!!!

But alas 2 more weeks and then I will focus on being fit...I guess I hate C25K becuse it does move faster then my fitness level and I refuse to exercise until I am going to spew or feel like I am going to spew...which tends to be the sign that I am exceeding my fitness level...I can only run at 8.3 on the treadmill for 2 mins max...

I dont know...

Thanks for all the tips though...it is making it easier for me to let go of the 65.5 in my head...it would be nice to let go of that because I wont be weighing myself daily or weighing in weekly when I switch to tonning...I guess I am affraid also if I 'relax' I will gain all of the weight I have lost...I was 90 Kg

I dont know...
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CW: 67.3 Kg
GW: 60.0 kg

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Re: PLEASE TELL ME THIS IS NORMAL I NEED YOUR HELP

Postby Butterfly_Dawn » Wed Oct 20, 2010 9:45 pm

Completely normal. If you are exercising and eating well it will shift.

When I first started (at 108kg) I put on 2kg in the first week despite that probably being the highest point of my motivation and good behaviour. I put it down to my body being recalcitrant :lol:

About 11 months later I had lost 35kg's.

Also, really really don't get too caught up in the scales, every instrument has built in error and 100gm on it's own doesn't tell you much. If you're going by weight, start a graph of your weights and then rather looking at the loss/gain in one week, look at the overall trend over time - it's MUCH more accurate.
35kg lost. (November 2005 - October 2006)
15kg gained again (as at October 2010).
Back to the drawing board - Let's do this thing!

"You can't change the winds, but you can change the sails"

"Reach out and take control of what lands in your lap"

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Re: PLEASE TELL ME THIS IS NORMAL I NEED YOUR HELP

Postby dustany1dust » Thu Oct 21, 2010 1:27 pm

Thanks for that...

I have been graphing my weight and apart from a few small gains it has been a steady decline. It has been leveling out for the past 2 months.
SW: 87.7 kg
CW: 67.3 Kg
GW: 60.0 kg

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Re: PLEASE TELL ME THIS IS NORMAL I NEED YOUR HELP

Postby dragonfly » Mon Oct 25, 2010 11:33 pm

having a baby can totally change your metabolism, hormones and even body shape as well.
just keep focusing on healhty eating, and healthy lifestyle, and your body will re-act accordingly in its own time.
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