Weight loss

By medic2011 Latest Reply 2010-11-09 23:50:04 -0600
Started 2010-10-27 06:31:42 -0500

Have been working out for a month took the first 2 weeks slow just getting back into it on a regular basis. Have ramped up my training the past 2 weeks to include weight training along with intense cardio. Mornings 2.5 mile run/walk Evening weight training along with 20-30 min elliptical whole body is sore with no weight loss. Also have been eating only chicken,fish minimal carbs around 1200-1400 calorie diet. Seems the only thing I am losing is my desire and mind. Medicine includes Lantus,Humalog,Reglan. When should I see some results?? I am 5'11 and 239 lbs want to be down to 185-190. Expected to hit the wall around the 20-30 lb loss mark but have not even started to lose weight I hover around 138-142lbs even with all that I am doing VERY frustrated HELP

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4 replies

chrsbll33 2010-11-09 23:50:04 -0600 Report

It seems you are on right path. But you are eager to have fast or quick results. You could be gaining muscle which means your weight would stay about the same (as you lose fat, it would be replaced by the muscle which weights more or equal). So stick to your plan, keep eye on your BG numbers & be patient. You will definitely see good results soon.

Lady_Phoenix 2010-10-27 11:06:20 -0500 Report

Check with your doctor or dietitian about our calorie intake. If you go too low to fast,your body will slow down your metabolism to conserve fuel. Also instead of checking the scale, try measuring every couple of weeks. When I first started working out I lost nothing for 6 weeks, then my trainer measured me again and I had dropped a total of 22 inches! Muscle is more dense than fat so the scale may not change but your body does. I am now down 85 pounds and the scale is stuck again but I know it will move when I lose more fat than I gain muscle again!

CaliKo 2010-10-27 10:58:28 -0500 Report

It sounds like you are doing everything right. I know you'd like to see some quick results on the scale, but Gabby is right, the results on your meter are more important. I know when I added weight training my weight loss slowed tremendously, and I still have 10 pounds to lose. I'm so much hungrier! I am getting leaner though. And my BG numbers are effortlessly easy now, so I'm just keeping on keeping on. I think you just need to be patient with yourself, keep up the good work, and watch out for fat grams. Good luck!

GabbyPA 2010-10-27 08:16:48 -0500 Report

You may be building more muscle with that kind of work out. Sometimes when we do things in the start our bodies are trying to catch up with our mind. The thing to remember is that as long as you are doing good things for yourself, you will be better. Don't focus on the weight, focus on the BG numbers and get them where you want them and then the rest will follow.

The other thing is are you writing everything down? That can be very important as to find things that are "slipping" in that you might not be aware of.

Other than that, I can only offer you this advice....patience. Do what you do to have fun. Make it fun and then view the results and icing on the cake.