Stuck at 40 lbs.

By Ratsbatuti Latest Reply 2010-07-09 11:36:39 -0500
Started 2010-07-09 09:51:57 -0500

I finally admitted to my Type 2 diagnosis and decided that I WOULD do something to help myself. I have been watching my carbs and walking between 8,000 and 10,000 steps a day. I have lost 40 pounds so far and I feel great about that. Now I seem to have hit a wall — I continue to push myself to walk everyday and I am still watching my carbs — but slipping more now — and I can't seem to drop any more weight. I have another 60 or 70 to go. I need some inspiration — HELP|!!!

3 replies 2010-07-09 11:36:39 -0500 Report

I have hit the same wall. I spoke with my doctor, and he suggested trying water areobics. He said at first you wont see any change, as your body starts to build muscle. After that you should start to see the weight come off. I already signed up at our local rec center. The classes are cheap and you only pay for when you go.

bettymachete 2010-07-09 11:29:18 -0500 Report

I hate those walls!! They can really be the great hurdle that many can't get past. Our bodies are very adaptive, and it see's weight loss as an attack on it so it adapts and struggles to keep it's fat. The important thing is to not give up. Change the routine, if you've been walking, try a bike or swim. Also look at the things you have been eating and the times, eat differently. If you are eating a piece of toast in the morning with tea, change it to an egg with tea, if you are eating every day at 8 am, make it an hour earlier. Sounds crazy but you have to get your body out of it's new routine and trick it and keep it guessing. Add weights, even walking weights building muscle increases our metabolic rate. Best of Luck!

kdroberts 2010-07-09 10:35:44 -0500 Report

You have to trick your body basically. Are you able to change up the type of exercise you are doing?