Discouraged

I’ve been boxing for an hour 3 times a week, and staying very close to my calorie goal. Not a single ounce lost. I want to cry.

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  • amtyrell
    amtyrell Posts: 1,449 Member
    Don't cry
    Patience is key
    Read the sticks
  • Francl27
    Francl27 Posts: 26,373 Member
    Make sure you're logging accurately. It's the most important thing... 3 hours a week of activity isn't much, when you think about it.
  • minusmoe
    minusmoe Posts: 8 Member
    I’m sticking too it and logging accurately. Three hours may not be much but when you haven’t exercised in years it’s a huge accomplishment
  • L1zardQueen
    L1zardQueen Posts: 8,756 Member
    When did you start tracking your calorie intake?
  • minusmoe
    minusmoe Posts: 8 Member
    A week ago
  • Motorsheen
    Motorsheen Posts: 20,299 Member
    it's all about the diet

    (okay, almost all about the diet)

    eat clean and manage your calories

    best of luck
  • concordancia
    concordancia Posts: 5,320 Member
    New exercise can cause water retention.
    Changes in diet can cause water retention.
    Hormones can cause water retention.

    Stick with the program. Even if the scale were to stay where it is forever, you would be healthier by eating more nutritious foods and moving your body.
  • spewjew
    spewjew Posts: 1 Member
    Went from 122 kg to 92 kg last year and had the same thing. Just keep watching the calories and exercise and then you start losing kilo's exponentially.
  • makinemjellis
    makinemjellis Posts: 91 Member
    stick with it! I started counting calories about 2.5 weeks ago and just now saw a change on the scale! trust the process! it just takes time.
  • staying "very close" to your calorie goal? or staying UNDER your calorie goal? there's a difference. keep at it. <3
  • L1zardQueen
    L1zardQueen Posts: 8,756 Member
    A week is not long enough to know anything. Just keep at it. Reply back in two or three weeks if you still have not lost weight.
  • Marilyn0924
    Marilyn0924 Posts: 797 Member
    New exercise can cause water retention.
    Changes in diet can cause water retention.
    Hormones can cause water retention.

    Stick with the program. Even if the scale were to stay where it is forever, you would be healthier by eating more nutritious foods and moving your body.

    ^This^

    Also, it's only been one week. It took more than a week to gain it, it will take time to lose it. Be patient.
  • minusmoe
    minusmoe Posts: 8 Member
    Thanks for all the support every one
  • brightresolve
    brightresolve Posts: 1,024 Member
    Food scale? I can't live without mine. It seems obsessive at first but it's really just how I keep myself honest. :)
  • btente
    btente Posts: 394 Member
    Great job starting a positive change, and value that for all that it is. We have to be realistic about our expectations though, and this is the start to a journey...

    You don't save any money and you want to buy a house. You start saving $100 a week. Don't be upset after three weeks you can't buy the house yet.
  • jgnatca
    jgnatca Posts: 14,465 Member
    Have you noticed any improvement in your boxing? That’s the credit you’ve earned.
  • WinoGelato
    WinoGelato Posts: 13,456 Member
    Motorsheen wrote: »
    it's all about the diet

    (okay, almost all about the diet)

    eat clean and manage your calories

    best of luck
    You were closer the first time around.

    It’s all about the calories for weight loss.

    Eating clean (whatever that means) isn’t necessary.

    OP stick with your plan, be patient, and make sure you are logging accurately - ideally using a food scale to weigh all your solid foods. Read the stickied most helpful forum posts they’ve got a lot of great info in them.