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Weight loss is so slow

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  • MostlyWaterMostlyWater Member Posts: 4,279 Member Member Posts: 4,279 Member
  • artsyfarts700artsyfarts700 Member, Premium Posts: 49 Member Member, Premium Posts: 49 Member
    Don't I know it! I've never struggled with losing a couple of pounds now it's torturously slow!!
  • lwesche54lwesche54 Member, Premium Posts: 1 Member Member, Premium Posts: 1 Member
    I am so sick of "weight". I eat about 1200 cals a day, trained for a 2 day 150 mile bike ride all summer, did the bike ride. Swore I would not weigh myself until Sept 1. Weighed exactly the same!!!! Very depressing, frustrating but like my Doc says "numbers are good, you FEEL good, so why are your worried about your weight" I let her have it!!! LOL
  • Sabine_StroehmSabine_Stroehm Member Posts: 19,332 Member Member Posts: 19,332 Member
    lwesche54 wrote: »
    I am so sick of "weight". I eat about 1200 cals a day, trained for a 2 day 150 mile bike ride all summer, did the bike ride. Swore I would not weigh myself until Sept 1. Weighed exactly the same!!!! Very depressing, frustrating but like my Doc says "numbers are good, you FEEL good, so why are your worried about your weight" I let her have it!!! LOL

    Ugh so frustrating I know!! My doc has told me not to worry if I can weight in menopause. Umm, no. I'm going to worry. And I'm going to try to do something about it.
  • TheGaudyMagpieTheGaudyMagpie Member Posts: 282 Member Member Posts: 282 Member
    I was doing pretty good but had to go back on my medication for neuralgia. It's all water, but I'm up four pounds and puffy. I'm focusing on fitness goals instead of weight loss right now, but I'm very annoyed that the smaller things I was fitting into are snug again. No idea when it will change either.
  • ohiowatchingohiowatching Member Posts: 16 Member Member Posts: 16 Member
    I feel all your frustrations!!! I'm in the same boat...dang it is so depressing.
  • deholmdeholm Member Posts: 11 Member Member Posts: 11 Member
    I've been doing Jamie Eason's 12 wk challenge and finished am starting phase 2 over. Weight lifting, jumping, jogging, squats, lunges, jump rope. Not one pound lost! 8 mo w/o a period. My older sister who's gone thru it, jogs and lost 12 lbs in a month n a half. Seriously...it's discouraging!
  • tcunbelievertcunbeliever Member Posts: 8,164 Member Member Posts: 8,164 Member
    Are you doing measurements? You will likely see changes there before seeing movement on the scale.
  • tigerbluetigerblue Member Posts: 1,623 Member Member Posts: 1,623 Member
    I've given up--gonna eat at maintenance and focus on fitness goals. Also, reducing sweets and baked goods, and replacing with whole grains, more fruits, and more veggies.

    Inexplicably, after just over week of eating at maintenance, I am down 1/2 pound. I'm watching to see if it is water, or real. Will keep you posted.
    edited October 2016
  • rbelfiore0262rbelfiore0262 Member, Premium Posts: 37 Member Member, Premium Posts: 37 Member
    I'm back on the wagon! Of course I brought my healthy breakfast (egg beaters with salsa and a whole grain pita w/flax seeds) and I walk into an entire wall of donuts and hot fresh bagels! Don't care, I'm sticking to it.
  • tigerbluetigerblue Member Posts: 1,623 Member Member Posts: 1,623 Member
    I'm back on the wagon! Of course I brought my healthy breakfast (egg beaters with salsa and a whole grain pita w/flax seeds) and I walk into an entire wall of donuts and hot fresh bagels! Don't care, I'm sticking to it.

    Donuts everywhere here too. Boo! They are not worth it! So far so good. . . .
  • starfruit132starfruit132 Member Posts: 291 Member Member Posts: 291 Member
    Would love to join you ladies. Doing light weights 1x week, elliptical 3x week. Trying to stay at 1200 cal but eat back half of work out calories.
  • TheGaudyMagpieTheGaudyMagpie Member Posts: 282 Member Member Posts: 282 Member
    I've been kind of blah. Did a 10K the weekend before last on a mountain -- 2000 ft elevation gain according to the press. And then I could barely walk for two days. :P I've been trying to run but everyone in my family is sick this week, including me, so it's hard. I need to sign back up for the gym and start lifting again. I haven't gained anything except for the gain from exercise and I'm smaller than I was from the running, but I can tell that I'm starting to lag and I need to get back on it.
  • oann8052oann8052 Member Posts: 21 Member Member Posts: 21 Member
    deholm wrote: »
    Well I just started a new program of lifting weights 6 x a wk, cardio 4 x wk, eating clean n no carbs after 3 pm. After 4 wks I've lost 1 pound...WOW!

    I know the feeling same thing is happening to me too it's very frustrating! But on the plus side I've lost an inch in my waist area and have noticed my body feels a little more muscular since joining bodyspsce and following the German body comp program
  • tmbg1tmbg1 Member Posts: 771 Member Member Posts: 771 Member
    Speaking of the waist area, I have developed the worst spare tire right around the middle and no amount of diet or exercise is working to get rid of it. I have never felt so unattractive as I do at this stage of life.
  • TheGaudyMagpieTheGaudyMagpie Member Posts: 282 Member Member Posts: 282 Member
    I definitely know what you mean and it's not the normal kind of weight gain. Prior to going on HRT it seemed like the fat all settled into my belly, instead of on my lower abdomen and thighs, like it did when I was younger.
  • starfruit132starfruit132 Member Posts: 291 Member Member Posts: 291 Member
    Ahhh, the spare tire. Got one of those where I use to have an hour glass. Never thought the belly and sides would be a problem.
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