motivatedsister wrote: »
@KeriA Sounds like a wise choice to wait until your air quality gets better before kicking up the exercise again.@aliciap0116 Glad your husband is getting to go home!@catgirl2289 You've got this!
As for me I'm still plugging along. I have had my peloton bike for about a month now, and I'm still enjoying it and getting stronger. My weight loss has slowed down this month. I haven't been the best in terms of food choices, but have still been under calorie goal every day. So I'm trying to determine if I'm just at the point where things naturally start to slow down, if it's my diet, or if it's due to the new workout.
Before this month I was just solely walking, and currently I'm doing the bike + doing strength workouts through the peloton app. I don't want to get too hung up on the scale BUT as I'm still very far away from my end goal it would be nice to see at least a 1 lb weekly loss versus 0.5lbs or nothing! I'm doing a program that has about a 1.5 weeks left, but after that I might reconfigure my workout plan to include a mix of biking/walking/strength. We'll see how it goes!
I also need to take some measurements; I'm sure that would help to see progress when the scale isn't moving as much as I'd like.
torihudson6 wrote: »
I'm not sure if anyone can relate, but it definitely sent me in a tizzy this morning. Some of my shirts are getting too big, I was wearing them before because they were loose but nothing that was unflattering. Now most of my shirts are loose to the point where it no longer looks the best as I work in a semi-professional environment.
I'm really struggling with the thought of donating/selling them because what if I gain all the weight back and have no clothes? It feels as if I am holding onto a piece of "old" Tori that is difficult for me to get rid of. Has anyone encountered these conflicting feelings??@Riddikulus89, first question, Harry Potter fan? I love it! My favorite series. Secondly, sending hugs! It is so frustrating when our bodies are not responding in the way we hope. Sometimes when we start eating differently than our bodies are used to, they can hold onto water/weight, but your "whoosh" as people call it, will come. It may take time for your body to work with you, but if you keep tracking and focusing on your goals, it'll happen.
KeriA wrote: »
@motivatedsister When you up your exercise there often is a temporary slow down in weight loss. In the end the water retention in muscles will end and the increase in metabolism will also help. However when I lost 40 lbs before, I had another issue with the increase in exercise. At 20 lbs loss, I lost track of my TDEE which had gone up and my calorie deficit was too big for the amount of increased exercise I was getting so I stalled for months until I upped my calories. So watch out for that. In fact I went on maintenance for 2 weeks before I reduced my calories to an adjusted lower deficit. I lost another 20 lbs. Unfortunately I went back to work full time and didn’t adjust my calories down again and here I am. Have patience and get to know how your body works and you will lose. It isn’t easy and it is frustrating but it can be done.
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