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Okay I’m frustrated...

montyeva1114montyeva1114 Posts: 72Member Member Posts: 72Member Member
I lost 3 lbs in 4 weeks. This last week the scale didn’t budge. I’m not going to quit. But once again I think that 1500 to 1600 calories a day may be too much to eat in order for me to lose weight. So the question is, do I eat less? Eat differently? I exercise 4 to 6 days a week.


  • glassyoglassyo Posts: 3,968Member Member Posts: 3,968Member Member
    Were you eating 1500 to 1600 calories the weeks you lost as well?

    Because that sounds like it's working and one week isn't enough time to suddenly think it's not working.
  • montyeva1114montyeva1114 Posts: 72Member Member Posts: 72Member Member
    It’s been a frustrating change because I keep comparing to past successes. I know my metabolism has slowed. My problem is that the thought of cutting more calories is probably not sustainable. But I’m concerned that if I continue to see little or no results I might quit. So my third idea is to look closer at what I am eating and play around with that a bit.
  • phx92phx92 Posts: 64Member Member Posts: 64Member Member
    Just be patient! Give it 2-3 weeks and make sure you’re being accurate with logging and everything. Even if it’s slow it’s worth it.

    I saw a few people recommend weight tracking apps that give you trends, I downloaded Happy Scale and so far I like it. I get easily discouraged so it’s nice to see that really you are on a downward trend even if maybe you’re holding some wAter weight or you feel kind of stalled out
  • RevGym2RevGym2 Posts: 137Member Member Posts: 137Member Member
    Stay off the scales. Let the mirror and your clothes be your guide. You’re gaining muscle if you’re working about that many days per week.

    In addition, if you’re working out that often and only eating 1500 cal, you may be putting your body into starvation mode where it will not burn calories. You may actually need to increase your calorie intake.

    Be the best you can be! Rainbows and sunshine for your day today!
  • montyeva1114montyeva1114 Posts: 72Member Member Posts: 72Member Member
    That’s probably wise. Thank you.
  • Cowsfan1Cowsfan1 Posts: 7,724Member Member Posts: 7,724Member Member
    Good advice all around in here - stay the course - you'll be glad you did - if it was easy everyone would do it amirite??
  • colettehughcolettehugh Posts: 5Member Member Posts: 5Member Member
    I would look at the overrall trend, not what's on the scale readout that day. Some weeks I lose weight, some weeks I don't, and some weeks I gain a bit, but my overall weight loss trend on my graph is always south, so I don't stress out. I weigh myself once a week.
  • montyeva1114montyeva1114 Posts: 72Member Member Posts: 72Member Member
    That’s good to hear.
  • robbell678robbell678 Posts: 111Member Member Posts: 111Member Member
    Scakes are tricky so don’t focus too much on the reading.
    Body is like a sponge,...form stays pretty much the same but what is absorbed determines its mass.
    An odd analogy but fits i think.
    Keep it up!🎈
  • LiftingSpiritsLiftingSpirits Posts: 1,980Member Member Posts: 1,980Member Member
    What did you use to determine this calorie range? Maybe it's a bit too many, but it could also be too few depending on your exercise. Women's bodies are a real pain in the butt and sometimes your weight cN fluctuate up to 5lbs per day. Stay the course for a while and see what happens.
  • TheChristianSimoneTheChristianSimone Posts: 156Member Member Posts: 156Member Member
    I know your eager but honestly calm down. Success or hitting goals is never linear. Sometimes you just need to be head down, do the process and keep showing up. It will go. Now after a few weeks and still nothing ok then retweak if needed.
  • mattig89chmattig89ch Posts: 1,705Member Member Posts: 1,705Member Member
    ^ what they said
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