Feeling deflated - weight not dropping 😔

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  • ninerbuff
    ninerbuff Posts: 46,180 Member
    leah9985 wrote: »
    ninerbuff wrote: »
    leah9985 wrote: »
    kshama2001 wrote: »
    leah9985 wrote: »
    Can I just thank everyone (again), for giving me great advice! You’ve certainly lifted my mood today, I was so down about it this morning. I do see change in my pictures and inches have been lost so I need to remind myself that I am heading in the right direction.

    It’s so easy to not see results initially and give up. I can see why so many people fail at the first hurdle, but I am determined for that not to be me.

    Can weight training be a bad thing by any chance? I want to lose weight on my thighs, but I’m doing a lot of squats with a barbell (only 15kg). Would this mean that I will get muscly legs and not lose weight on them?

    I will definitely download a weight-trending app to help me, thank you @quiksylver296 😊

    I actually don’t know what I would do without the support of all you lovely lot on here! Thank you!

    @quiksylver296 - are your legs "muscly" yet? How much weight do you squat and how long have you been at it?

    No they aren’t, they don’t appear muscly at all to me, still quite soft 🤦🏻‍♀️

    I am only squatting 15kg, is this too much?

    I’ve have done weight training in the past but I’ve officially been back on it since 1st Jan.

    I know I can drop the weight, I dropped from 126lbs to 112lbs in 2014. However, I looked too skinny and I definitely had body dysmorphia, a path I do not want to go down again.
    Message me your training program. I'll look it over and maybe I can give you advice.


    A.C.E. Certified Personal and Group Fitness Trainer
    IDEA Fitness member
    Kickboxing Certified Instructor
    Been in fitness for 30 years and have studied kinesiology and nutrition

    9285851.png


    So basically, I do roughly the same workout each time....

    Squats with 15kg barbell x20
    Goblet squats 10kg dumbbell x20
    Backwards lunge 15kg barbell x20
    In and out jump squats (no weight) x 20
    Squat pulses with resistance band x30
    Leg raises (on all fours) with resistance band x20
    Kettlebell swings 10kg dumbbell x20
    Oblique side bends with 10kg kettlebell

    I repeat this 3 times.

    I often add jumping jacks for one minute after each full set. I tend to do a one minute plank at the end of the session too.

    I will have days where I work more on my upper body too, it can vary but doesn’t vary massively.

    I appreciate you looking at this, thank you x
    What's your rest time between each workout day?


    A.C.E. Certified Personal and Group Fitness Trainer
    IDEA Fitness member
    Kickboxing Certified Instructor
    Been in fitness for 30 years and have studied kinesiology and nutrition

    9285851.png
  • leah9985
    leah9985 Posts: 66 Member
    ninerbuff wrote: »
    leah9985 wrote: »
    ninerbuff wrote: »
    leah9985 wrote: »
    kshama2001 wrote: »
    leah9985 wrote: »
    Can I just thank everyone (again), for giving me great advice! You’ve certainly lifted my mood today, I was so down about it this morning. I do see change in my pictures and inches have been lost so I need to remind myself that I am heading in the right direction.

    It’s so easy to not see results initially and give up. I can see why so many people fail at the first hurdle, but I am determined for that not to be me.

    Can weight training be a bad thing by any chance? I want to lose weight on my thighs, but I’m doing a lot of squats with a barbell (only 15kg). Would this mean that I will get muscly legs and not lose weight on them?

    I will definitely download a weight-trending app to help me, thank you @quiksylver296 😊

    I actually don’t know what I would do without the support of all you lovely lot on here! Thank you!

    @quiksylver296 - are your legs "muscly" yet? How much weight do you squat and how long have you been at it?

    No they aren’t, they don’t appear muscly at all to me, still quite soft 🤦🏻‍♀️

    I am only squatting 15kg, is this too much?

    I’ve have done weight training in the past but I’ve officially been back on it since 1st Jan.

    I know I can drop the weight, I dropped from 126lbs to 112lbs in 2014. However, I looked too skinny and I definitely had body dysmorphia, a path I do not want to go down again.
    Message me your training program. I'll look it over and maybe I can give you advice.


    A.C.E. Certified Personal and Group Fitness Trainer
    IDEA Fitness member
    Kickboxing Certified Instructor
    Been in fitness for 30 years and have studied kinesiology and nutrition

    9285851.png


    So basically, I do roughly the same workout each time....

    Squats with 15kg barbell x20
    Goblet squats 10kg dumbbell x20
    Backwards lunge 15kg barbell x20
    In and out jump squats (no weight) x 20
    Squat pulses with resistance band x30
    Leg raises (on all fours) with resistance band x20
    Kettlebell swings 10kg dumbbell x20
    Oblique side bends with 10kg kettlebell

    I repeat this 3 times.

    I often add jumping jacks for one minute after each full set. I tend to do a one minute plank at the end of the session too.

    I will have days where I work more on my upper body too, it can vary but doesn’t vary massively.

    I appreciate you looking at this, thank you x
    What's your rest time between each workout day?


    A.C.E. Certified Personal and Group Fitness Trainer
    IDEA Fitness member
    Kickboxing Certified Instructor
    Been in fitness for 30 years and have studied kinesiology and nutrition

    9285851.png

    I usually have a day off between each workout.

    Typical days to work out are Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

    So not rest day between Friday and Saturday but there is between the others
  • ninerbuff
    ninerbuff Posts: 46,180 Member
    leah9985 wrote: »
    ninerbuff wrote: »
    leah9985 wrote: »
    ninerbuff wrote: »
    leah9985 wrote: »
    kshama2001 wrote: »
    leah9985 wrote: »
    Can I just thank everyone (again), for giving me great advice! You’ve certainly lifted my mood today, I was so down about it this morning. I do see change in my pictures and inches have been lost so I need to remind myself that I am heading in the right direction.

    It’s so easy to not see results initially and give up. I can see why so many people fail at the first hurdle, but I am determined for that not to be me.

    Can weight training be a bad thing by any chance? I want to lose weight on my thighs, but I’m doing a lot of squats with a barbell (only 15kg). Would this mean that I will get muscly legs and not lose weight on them?

    I will definitely download a weight-trending app to help me, thank you @quiksylver296 😊

    I actually don’t know what I would do without the support of all you lovely lot on here! Thank you!

    @quiksylver296 - are your legs "muscly" yet? How much weight do you squat and how long have you been at it?

    No they aren’t, they don’t appear muscly at all to me, still quite soft 🤦🏻‍♀️

    I am only squatting 15kg, is this too much?

    I’ve have done weight training in the past but I’ve officially been back on it since 1st Jan.

    I know I can drop the weight, I dropped from 126lbs to 112lbs in 2014. However, I looked too skinny and I definitely had body dysmorphia, a path I do not want to go down again.
    Message me your training program. I'll look it over and maybe I can give you advice.


    A.C.E. Certified Personal and Group Fitness Trainer
    IDEA Fitness member
    Kickboxing Certified Instructor
    Been in fitness for 30 years and have studied kinesiology and nutrition

    9285851.png


    So basically, I do roughly the same workout each time....

    Squats with 15kg barbell x20
    Goblet squats 10kg dumbbell x20
    Backwards lunge 15kg barbell x20
    In and out jump squats (no weight) x 20
    Squat pulses with resistance band x30
    Leg raises (on all fours) with resistance band x20
    Kettlebell swings 10kg dumbbell x20
    Oblique side bends with 10kg kettlebell

    I repeat this 3 times.

    I often add jumping jacks for one minute after each full set. I tend to do a one minute plank at the end of the session too.

    I will have days where I work more on my upper body too, it can vary but doesn’t vary massively.

    I appreciate you looking at this, thank you x
    What's your rest time between each workout day?


    A.C.E. Certified Personal and Group Fitness Trainer
    IDEA Fitness member
    Kickboxing Certified Instructor
    Been in fitness for 30 years and have studied kinesiology and nutrition

    9285851.png

    I usually have a day off between each workout.

    Typical days to work out are Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

    So not rest day between Friday and Saturday but there is between the others
    I'm guessing it takes you about 45 minutes to complete?

    A.C.E. Certified Personal and Group Fitness Trainer
    IDEA Fitness member
    Kickboxing Certified Instructor
    Been in fitness for 30 years and have studied kinesiology and nutrition

    9285851.png

  • leah9985
    leah9985 Posts: 66 Member
    ninerbuff wrote: »
    leah9985 wrote: »
    ninerbuff wrote: »
    leah9985 wrote: »
    ninerbuff wrote: »
    leah9985 wrote: »
    kshama2001 wrote: »
    leah9985 wrote: »
    Can I just thank everyone (again), for giving me great advice! You’ve certainly lifted my mood today, I was so down about it this morning. I do see change in my pictures and inches have been lost so I need to remind myself that I am heading in the right direction.

    It’s so easy to not see results initially and give up. I can see why so many people fail at the first hurdle, but I am determined for that not to be me.

    Can weight training be a bad thing by any chance? I want to lose weight on my thighs, but I’m doing a lot of squats with a barbell (only 15kg). Would this mean that I will get muscly legs and not lose weight on them?

    I will definitely download a weight-trending app to help me, thank you @quiksylver296 😊

    I actually don’t know what I would do without the support of all you lovely lot on here! Thank you!

    @quiksylver296 - are your legs "muscly" yet? How much weight do you squat and how long have you been at it?

    No they aren’t, they don’t appear muscly at all to me, still quite soft 🤦🏻‍♀️

    I am only squatting 15kg, is this too much?

    I’ve have done weight training in the past but I’ve officially been back on it since 1st Jan.

    I know I can drop the weight, I dropped from 126lbs to 112lbs in 2014. However, I looked too skinny and I definitely had body dysmorphia, a path I do not want to go down again.
    Message me your training program. I'll look it over and maybe I can give you advice.


    A.C.E. Certified Personal and Group Fitness Trainer
    IDEA Fitness member
    Kickboxing Certified Instructor
    Been in fitness for 30 years and have studied kinesiology and nutrition

    9285851.png


    So basically, I do roughly the same workout each time....

    Squats with 15kg barbell x20
    Goblet squats 10kg dumbbell x20
    Backwards lunge 15kg barbell x20
    In and out jump squats (no weight) x 20
    Squat pulses with resistance band x30
    Leg raises (on all fours) with resistance band x20
    Kettlebell swings 10kg dumbbell x20
    Oblique side bends with 10kg kettlebell

    I repeat this 3 times.

    I often add jumping jacks for one minute after each full set. I tend to do a one minute plank at the end of the session too.

    I will have days where I work more on my upper body too, it can vary but doesn’t vary massively.

    I appreciate you looking at this, thank you x
    What's your rest time between each workout day?


    A.C.E. Certified Personal and Group Fitness Trainer
    IDEA Fitness member
    Kickboxing Certified Instructor
    Been in fitness for 30 years and have studied kinesiology and nutrition

    9285851.png

    I usually have a day off between each workout.

    Typical days to work out are Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

    So not rest day between Friday and Saturday but there is between the others
    I'm guessing it takes you about 45 minutes to complete?

    A.C.E. Certified Personal and Group Fitness Trainer
    IDEA Fitness member
    Kickboxing Certified Instructor
    Been in fitness for 30 years and have studied kinesiology and nutrition

    9285851.png

    Yes that’s correct 👍🏼
  • ninerbuff
    ninerbuff Posts: 46,180 Member
    leah9985 wrote: »
    ninerbuff wrote: »
    leah9985 wrote: »
    ninerbuff wrote: »
    leah9985 wrote: »
    ninerbuff wrote: »
    leah9985 wrote: »
    kshama2001 wrote: »
    leah9985 wrote: »
    Can I just thank everyone (again), for giving me great advice! You’ve certainly lifted my mood today, I was so down about it this morning. I do see change in my pictures and inches have been lost so I need to remind myself that I am heading in the right direction.

    It’s so easy to not see results initially and give up. I can see why so many people fail at the first hurdle, but I am determined for that not to be me.

    Can weight training be a bad thing by any chance? I want to lose weight on my thighs, but I’m doing a lot of squats with a barbell (only 15kg). Would this mean that I will get muscly legs and not lose weight on them?

    I will definitely download a weight-trending app to help me, thank you @quiksylver296 😊

    I actually don’t know what I would do without the support of all you lovely lot on here! Thank you!

    @quiksylver296 - are your legs "muscly" yet? How much weight do you squat and how long have you been at it?

    No they aren’t, they don’t appear muscly at all to me, still quite soft 🤦🏻‍♀️

    I am only squatting 15kg, is this too much?

    I’ve have done weight training in the past but I’ve officially been back on it since 1st Jan.

    I know I can drop the weight, I dropped from 126lbs to 112lbs in 2014. However, I looked too skinny and I definitely had body dysmorphia, a path I do not want to go down again.
    Message me your training program. I'll look it over and maybe I can give you advice.


    A.C.E. Certified Personal and Group Fitness Trainer
    IDEA Fitness member
    Kickboxing Certified Instructor
    Been in fitness for 30 years and have studied kinesiology and nutrition

    9285851.png


    So basically, I do roughly the same workout each time....

    Squats with 15kg barbell x20
    Goblet squats 10kg dumbbell x20
    Backwards lunge 15kg barbell x20
    In and out jump squats (no weight) x 20
    Squat pulses with resistance band x30
    Leg raises (on all fours) with resistance band x20
    Kettlebell swings 10kg dumbbell x20
    Oblique side bends with 10kg kettlebell

    I repeat this 3 times.

    I often add jumping jacks for one minute after each full set. I tend to do a one minute plank at the end of the session too.

    I will have days where I work more on my upper body too, it can vary but doesn’t vary massively.

    I appreciate you looking at this, thank you x
    What's your rest time between each workout day?


    A.C.E. Certified Personal and Group Fitness Trainer
    IDEA Fitness member
    Kickboxing Certified Instructor
    Been in fitness for 30 years and have studied kinesiology and nutrition

    9285851.png

    I usually have a day off between each workout.

    Typical days to work out are Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

    So not rest day between Friday and Saturday but there is between the others
    I'm guessing it takes you about 45 minutes to complete?

    A.C.E. Certified Personal and Group Fitness Trainer
    IDEA Fitness member
    Kickboxing Certified Instructor
    Been in fitness for 30 years and have studied kinesiology and nutrition

    9285851.png

    Yes that’s correct 👍🏼
    How many calories in exercise are you logging on MFP? Or what do you have showing as your TDEE?

    A.C.E. Certified Personal and Group Fitness Trainer
    IDEA Fitness member
    Kickboxing Certified Instructor
    Been in fitness for 30 years and have studied kinesiology and nutrition

    9285851.png


  • leah9985
    leah9985 Posts: 66 Member
    ninerbuff wrote: »
    leah9985 wrote: »
    ninerbuff wrote: »
    leah9985 wrote: »
    ninerbuff wrote: »
    leah9985 wrote: »
    ninerbuff wrote: »
    leah9985 wrote: »
    kshama2001 wrote: »
    leah9985 wrote: »
    Can I just thank everyone (again), for giving me great advice! You’ve certainly lifted my mood today, I was so down about it this morning. I do see change in my pictures and inches have been lost so I need to remind myself that I am heading in the right direction.

    It’s so easy to not see results initially and give up. I can see why so many people fail at the first hurdle, but I am determined for that not to be me.

    Can weight training be a bad thing by any chance? I want to lose weight on my thighs, but I’m doing a lot of squats with a barbell (only 15kg). Would this mean that I will get muscly legs and not lose weight on them?

    I will definitely download a weight-trending app to help me, thank you @quiksylver296 😊

    I actually don’t know what I would do without the support of all you lovely lot on here! Thank you!

    @quiksylver296 - are your legs "muscly" yet? How much weight do you squat and how long have you been at it?

    No they aren’t, they don’t appear muscly at all to me, still quite soft 🤦🏻‍♀️

    I am only squatting 15kg, is this too much?

    I’ve have done weight training in the past but I’ve officially been back on it since 1st Jan.

    I know I can drop the weight, I dropped from 126lbs to 112lbs in 2014. However, I looked too skinny and I definitely had body dysmorphia, a path I do not want to go down again.
    Message me your training program. I'll look it over and maybe I can give you advice.


    A.C.E. Certified Personal and Group Fitness Trainer
    IDEA Fitness member
    Kickboxing Certified Instructor
    Been in fitness for 30 years and have studied kinesiology and nutrition

    9285851.png


    So basically, I do roughly the same workout each time....

    Squats with 15kg barbell x20
    Goblet squats 10kg dumbbell x20
    Backwards lunge 15kg barbell x20
    In and out jump squats (no weight) x 20
    Squat pulses with resistance band x30
    Leg raises (on all fours) with resistance band x20
    Kettlebell swings 10kg dumbbell x20
    Oblique side bends with 10kg kettlebell

    I repeat this 3 times.

    I often add jumping jacks for one minute after each full set. I tend to do a one minute plank at the end of the session too.

    I will have days where I work more on my upper body too, it can vary but doesn’t vary massively.

    I appreciate you looking at this, thank you x
    What's your rest time between each workout day?


    A.C.E. Certified Personal and Group Fitness Trainer
    IDEA Fitness member
    Kickboxing Certified Instructor
    Been in fitness for 30 years and have studied kinesiology and nutrition

    9285851.png

    I usually have a day off between each workout.

    Typical days to work out are Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

    So not rest day between Friday and Saturday but there is between the others
    I'm guessing it takes you about 45 minutes to complete?

    A.C.E. Certified Personal and Group Fitness Trainer
    IDEA Fitness member
    Kickboxing Certified Instructor
    Been in fitness for 30 years and have studied kinesiology and nutrition

    9285851.png

    Yes that’s correct 👍🏼
    How many calories in exercise are you logging on MFP? Or what do you have showing as your TDEE?

    A.C.E. Certified Personal and Group Fitness Trainer
    IDEA Fitness member
    Kickboxing Certified Instructor
    Been in fitness for 30 years and have studied kinesiology and nutrition

    9285851.png


    I’m not actually logging any exercise calories? Should I? I have no idea what my TDEE is either? 🤦🏻‍♀️
  • nitalieben
    nitalieben Posts: 680 Member
    Getting bulky really isn’t easy for a woman. You have to lift heavy, using a proven progressive lifting program, eat in a surplus, and eat adequate protein. Doing all of this perfectly, a female can add approximately 0.25 pounds of muscle per week - one pound a month! It’s not easy and you won’t do it by accident.

    https://community.myfitnesspal.com/en/discussion/1120789/females-only-lifting-weight-training-results

    I was going to come add this to my earlier blab. Absolutely.
  • ninerbuff
    ninerbuff Posts: 46,180 Member
    leah9985 wrote: »
    ninerbuff wrote: »
    leah9985 wrote: »
    ninerbuff wrote: »
    leah9985 wrote: »
    ninerbuff wrote: »
    leah9985 wrote: »
    ninerbuff wrote: »
    leah9985 wrote: »
    kshama2001 wrote: »
    leah9985 wrote: »
    Can I just thank everyone (again), for giving me great advice! You’ve certainly lifted my mood today, I was so down about it this morning. I do see change in my pictures and inches have been lost so I need to remind myself that I am heading in the right direction.

    It’s so easy to not see results initially and give up. I can see why so many people fail at the first hurdle, but I am determined for that not to be me.

    Can weight training be a bad thing by any chance? I want to lose weight on my thighs, but I’m doing a lot of squats with a barbell (only 15kg). Would this mean that I will get muscly legs and not lose weight on them?

    I will definitely download a weight-trending app to help me, thank you @quiksylver296 😊

    I actually don’t know what I would do without the support of all you lovely lot on here! Thank you!

    @quiksylver296 - are your legs "muscly" yet? How much weight do you squat and how long have you been at it?

    No they aren’t, they don’t appear muscly at all to me, still quite soft 🤦🏻‍♀️

    I am only squatting 15kg, is this too much?

    I’ve have done weight training in the past but I’ve officially been back on it since 1st Jan.

    I know I can drop the weight, I dropped from 126lbs to 112lbs in 2014. However, I looked too skinny and I definitely had body dysmorphia, a path I do not want to go down again.
    Message me your training program. I'll look it over and maybe I can give you advice.


    A.C.E. Certified Personal and Group Fitness Trainer
    IDEA Fitness member
    Kickboxing Certified Instructor
    Been in fitness for 30 years and have studied kinesiology and nutrition

    9285851.png


    So basically, I do roughly the same workout each time....

    Squats with 15kg barbell x20
    Goblet squats 10kg dumbbell x20
    Backwards lunge 15kg barbell x20
    In and out jump squats (no weight) x 20
    Squat pulses with resistance band x30
    Leg raises (on all fours) with resistance band x20
    Kettlebell swings 10kg dumbbell x20
    Oblique side bends with 10kg kettlebell

    I repeat this 3 times.

    I often add jumping jacks for one minute after each full set. I tend to do a one minute plank at the end of the session too.

    I will have days where I work more on my upper body too, it can vary but doesn’t vary massively.

    I appreciate you looking at this, thank you x
    What's your rest time between each workout day?


    A.C.E. Certified Personal and Group Fitness Trainer
    IDEA Fitness member
    Kickboxing Certified Instructor
    Been in fitness for 30 years and have studied kinesiology and nutrition

    9285851.png

    I usually have a day off between each workout.

    Typical days to work out are Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

    So not rest day between Friday and Saturday but there is between the others
    I'm guessing it takes you about 45 minutes to complete?

    A.C.E. Certified Personal and Group Fitness Trainer
    IDEA Fitness member
    Kickboxing Certified Instructor
    Been in fitness for 30 years and have studied kinesiology and nutrition

    9285851.png

    Yes that’s correct 👍🏼
    How many calories in exercise are you logging on MFP? Or what do you have showing as your TDEE?

    A.C.E. Certified Personal and Group Fitness Trainer
    IDEA Fitness member
    Kickboxing Certified Instructor
    Been in fitness for 30 years and have studied kinesiology and nutrition

    9285851.png


    I’m not actually logging any exercise calories? Should I? I have no idea what my TDEE is either? 🤦🏻‍♀️
    There are some online sites that can approximate TDEE. Usually what I do to figure out someone's TDEE is take someone's BMR, add 200 calories for everyday stuff like walking around the house, office, cooking, etc. then approximate actually calories burned from an hour of exercise likely not going over 400 calories max on avg. Then compare your TDEE with what you're consuming in calories.

    A.C.E. Certified Personal and Group Fitness Trainer
    IDEA Fitness member
    Kickboxing Certified Instructor
    Been in fitness for 30 years and have studied kinesiology and nutrition

    9285851.png

  • jogo2200
    jogo2200 Posts: 20 Member
    In my experience of yo yo dieting, I would say drop the scales, and make your main measuring tool the tape and mirror, photos are great too. You say you have lost inches but not weight on scales. Isn't that better than losing weight on the scales but not inches... Sounds like your doing great, keep it up.