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Anyone else with this problem??

Why do I have to work out twice per day, 6 days per week only to lose 1 pound per week?? I can't have a life with this schedule. Even working out 6 days per week, once a day doesn't neccissitate any weight loss. I have been doing weight watchers for three months with my workouts. I don't drink soda or coffee. I rarely eat red meat, I don't eat any fast food, no deserts. I eat mostly seafood, rice, and vegetables. What is the problem. Does anyone else have to work this hard?


Fri. Oct 12, 11:40am

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i have to work that hard. but the payoff is extraordinarily rewarding!

Friday, October 12, 2007, 11:47 AM

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1 pound a week is a good rate! The slower you lose the weight, the harder it will be to gain it back. But in reply to your question, I think I would have to work as hard as you do in order to lose one pound a week too. I never work out though so I'm losing a pound every two to three weeks.

Friday, October 12, 2007, 11:49 AM

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I once cut out all processed food (EVERYTHING,even lunch meat, bread, nuts etc) from my diet and hired a personal trainer 4 days a week and didnt lose a pound.I was so frustrated! then 2 years later I got a new job and a busier life and all of a sudden pounds were melting off. I looked back and realized that even though I'd been working hard I had actually been over-doing the calories because I felt like I deserved them from my workouts... its still actually a bit of a mystery to me.
Either you are working EXTREMELY hard (like it sounds) and theres something wrong with your thyroid? you should have your doc take a look. Or your body doesnt want to get rid of the pounds because you're at your healthy weight?
Or something isnt adding up right in your diet and exercise...maybe too much rice? or too little variation?
It definitely happens to alot of us, but you shouldnt have to work out more than you are right now, or restrict any more cals than you are. I would see a doc or nutritionist about it, and maybe change up the diet a little to see if anything changes. Also maybe try to incorporate more exercise into your daily routine so that you dont feel like you are so overwhelmed by it.
good luck, you're doing great!

Friday, October 12, 2007, 11:53 AM

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Don't get discouraged, keep up the good work. I know how you must feel, it's really galling to try so hard and do all that and only lose a pound. But try to look at it positively, a loss of a pound is still a loss, isn't it? Maybe your metabolism is a bit sluggish and it just needs a kind of kick-start to get it going. I'm sure that you will find that in a little while the weight will start to drop a bit faster.
A similar thing happened to me, and I was getting really discouraged, but then people started commenting that I had lost weight, even though my scales didn't register any change. A friend of mine then suggested measuring myself instead of weighing myself, and I found that I had actually lost inches.
Remember muscle weighs more than fat, and with your 12 workouts a week I would bet that you have gained muscle. Whatever you do, don't give up, I'm sure that you will soon start to see the benefits.

Friday, October 12, 2007, 12:07 PM

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I'm the 12.07 poster. I've just had a thought. I can see that you are getting discouraged with your weight loss of a pound a week, and you say that you can't have a life with your exercise schedule. I would actually suggest doing LESS exercise, and seeing how that goes. Perhaps your body is trying to tell you something. Do a little less exercise, maybe do four days a week rather than six. Then go out and enjoy yourself on the two days that you would normally exercise on. You've got to have some sort of fun in your life, otherwise you will start to view your exercise regime as a punishment, rather than a means to an end.

Friday, October 12, 2007, 12:18 PM

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Been there...

WW keeps their calorie limits on the low side, and with 12 workouts a week, you're going far beyond the maximum that they allow you to earn more food Points for. Unless your workouts are 20 minutes each, you're probably not eating enough to keep the engine primed. I'd suggest cutting back to once a day at the gym for 40-60 minutes and see if you still lose at the same rate (that's how it worked for me). Also, think about taking off 2 days a week from the gym - I've discovered that my most significant losses occur after rest days or even 2-3 consecutive days off.

Friday, October 12, 2007, 12:21 PM

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Good thoughts...

Thank you for all the responses. It is helpful to know that others have the same problems. Frustrating when everyone around you is in great shape and eats McDonalds and pizza, ice cream and barely excercise. I tried only working out for 60 minutes (once per day) 6 days per week and didn't lose any weight or even an inch for two months. It wasn't until I started adding the second workout that I was able to finally see some results on the scale. I tried this week to just do the one workout per day to see if I was over doing it and I went back to no weight loss, so unfortunately less excercise doesn't seem to be the answer. I am not as busy as I used to be when weight loss was much easier, which probably has something to do with it as well.

My doctor would like to test my thyroid, but I am inbetween insurance right now and he said there is a problem with it my thyroid I will have a very hard time getting new insurance. I'm self-employed so they turn people away for any reason on an individual plan. I will just have to keep at it. It's comforting to know that others have the same issue. It just makes me worry that when I actually reach my goal well into next year at this rate, I will have to work just as hard to maintain.

Friday, October 12, 2007, 12:40 PM

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I run marathons and have found when training for my first that I could still work out like a dog and not lose weight, infact training for my first I gained weight, how is this possible I am burning 900+ calories a day, But then I found the secret, it is diet, without controlling your diet you will not lose a great deal of weight. Exercise is only for toning and internal strength to get the weight off you have to tackle your diet : )

Friday, October 12, 2007, 9:49 PM

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are you really only eating seafood rice and veggies? And which veggies? I personally, can workout as much as you and not lose weight AT all, regardless of how much or little I eat, because of a wheat intolerance. I eat wheat at all, and it messes with my system so bad, I don't shed an inch or an ounce. Even wheat twice a week will have this effect. Perhaps you have an undiagnosed food intolerance? (I found mine out when I was 24 yrs old).

Honestly, calorie in, calorie out doesn't always work the same for everyone- you don't know how your calories aren't being used, or what other chemical reactions are going on in your body if any sytsem is out of whack- digestive, hormonal, etc.

Monday, October 15, 2007, 1:04 AM

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I was getting up at 4:30 to exercise in the morning 5 to 6 days a week and had a full day's work ahead of me. I only got about 5 - 6 hours of sleep a night. I did this for about 3 months, but got so worn out I had to adjust my workout schedule. Now, I get up early to work out on Mondays and Wednesdays, and Friday afternoons (because I have a flex schedule, working only 1/2 a day) and on Saturday mornings at the YMCA. I workout less hours, but get more sleep...and I have started to lose weight again. Maybe you are not getting enough rest.

Monday, October 15, 2007, 7:30 AM

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You can still eat too many calories even if your diet consists of lean, whole foods. Are you keeping track? That's usually the culprit.

Monday, October 15, 2007, 9:11 AM

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Sucess is not always the number on the scale. If you are not doing it already may I suggest taking your measurements once per month? That gives you a better indication of the success that you are having.Hang in there, I bet your doing alot better than you think!!

Monday, October 15, 2007, 1:19 PM

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