Take a tour
invite your friends
- Select Menu -
Invite your friends
Need a little help :(
I am not sure what the problem is. I've been eating or netting 800-1200 calories a day for 10 days now (except one day when I went out for sushi), and I lost half a pound. I'm getting quite frustrated. I started measuring myself to see if I'm toning up and not losing weight, and I've lost 2.5 inches, but I seem to have plateaued.
Currently I'm 129.5lbs and I'm trying to get down to 125 or 123, which is where I was 8 years ago and I felt much healthier and better about myself. I have been hitting the gym pretty hard about 4 times a week for two months now, so my lack of progress is baffling me.
Any thoughts are appreciated!
Mon. Nov 5, 1:53pm
Sounds like you are over-training and under-eating. Seriously- you probably don't feel healthier because what you are probably feeling is malnourished.
Try this- try doing lighter workouts for a week or two. Get your calorie intake up to whre it should be normally for a week or two. See if at the end of that time you don't feel a whole lot healtier and more energetic.
If you've got the cash, try talking to a coach,a personal trainer or a dietician to help you figure out what you actually need to be doing to make the progress you desire.
Otherwise, figure you're burnt out- take a break.
Monday, November 05, 2007, 2:03 PM
The last few pounds is always the hardest. I've found that when you're within 10lbs of your goal, there is no way to really lose that 1-2lbs per week that you can when you have more to lose. half a pound down in 10 days is pretty much right on track. Sorry!!!
At such a rate, in a few months, you'll be closer to your goal. But, don't eat as low as 800 cals a day and work out at the same time. You are hurting your body and your metabolism that way. 1200 cals/day is probably fine for someome your size/weight.
Monday, November 05, 2007, 2:52 PM
Eat more for at least a day and then go back to your low cal diet. It works every time for me.
Monday, November 05, 2007, 11:53 PM
1) Your calorie intake is too low.
2) It's only been 10 days. Give it a few weeks. Weigh yourself in a month to see if you've made significant progress. You may have lost more, but often times weight fluctuates for so many reasons.
3) Make this a lifestyle change...not a quickie weight loss plan.
Tuesday, November 06, 2007, 2:19 AM
OP here. Thanks for the feedback and encouragement, everyone! I am feeling a bit better now about my progress.
And yes, this is definitely a lifestyle change, not a quick fix. I want to maintain the new me! :)
Tuesday, November 06, 2007, 11:42 AM
I think half a pound in a week or 10 days is perfectly normal. At least it is for me, and I lost 30 pounds that way. No reason to freak out!
Tuesday, November 06, 2007, 11:45 AM
How To Lose Weight- The Basics
Weight Watchers Points System
The Fat Smash Diet
The Eat To Live Diet
The Beck Diet Solution
How To Get The Motivation To Lose Weight
How To Be Successful Using PEERtrainer
How To Burn Fat
Online Weight Loss Support- How It Works
Does Green Tea Help You Lose Weight?
Tips On Using PEERtrainer
Visit The PEERtrainer Community
Diet and Fitness Resources
Weight Watchers Meetings
Learning To Inspire Others: You Already Are
Writing Down Your Daily Workouts
Spending Money On A Personal Trainer?
How I Became A Marathon Runner
How To Prevent Injuries During Your Workout
Flu Season: Should You Take The Flu Shot?
Are You Really Ready To Start PEERtrainer?
Super Foods That Can Boost Your Energy
Reversing Disease Through Nutrition
New Diet and Fitness Articles:
Weight Watchers Points Plus
How To Adjust Your Body To Exercise
New: Weight Watchers Momentum Program
New: PEERtrainer Blog Archive
Review Of The New Weight Watchers Momentum Program
Weight Loss Motivation by Joshua Wayne:
Why Simple Goal Setting Is Not Enough
How To Delay Short Term Gratification
How To Stay Motivated
How To Exercise With A Busy Schedule
Real World Nutrition and Fitness Questions
Can Weight Lifting Help You Lose Weight?
Are Protein Drinks Safe?
Nutrition As Medicine?
Everyday Weight Loss Tips
How To Eat Healthy At A Party
How To Eat Out And Still Lose Weight
The Three Bite Rule
Tips On How To Stop A Binge
Introducing The PEERtrainer Cheat System
How To Speed Up Weight Loss
How To Get Motivation To Lose Weight
Weight Watchers: The New Science!
3 Myths About Weight Loss With JJ Virgin
Related Article :
New PEERtrainer Articles :
Why Green Tea Helps You Lose Weight
How To Lose A Lot Of Weight, Fast
5 Things You Must Know Before Doing A Cleanse
New: How To Build Muscle
What Is The Best Kind Of Protein Powder?
The Master Cleanse
Will Removing Gluten From Your Diet Help You Lose Weight?
How To Obliterate Your Limitations
How To Get The Motivation To Exercise
How To Stop Feeling Tired
Dr. Joel Fuhrman's Super Immunity Diet
The PEERtrainer Diet
Is Portion Control Keeping You Fat?
The Ultimate Guide To Dietary Fiber
P90X? Do Burst Training Instead
Weight Watchers Points Changes For 2012
Can Diet Soda Cause You To GAIN Weight?