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Discussion in 'General Weight Loss Discussion' started by meganenticknap, 21 January 2014.

  1. Hi everyone, i'm new to this forum. Basically, i'm 16st 3lb and have been walking about 3 miles every day for a week (i used to sit on my arse all day!) and cutting out snacks, eating more fruit and drinking more water and making healthier meals, but i'm still not losing weight.
    Does anyone have any hints or tips on how to shift this weight? I want to do it slowly but not as slow as 1lb a week as this is turning out.
    Thankyou :)
    - Megan
  2. hotsue67

    hotsue67 Well-Known Member

    Hi there! Welcome and well done on making the healthy changes!
    Don't worry if this week you haven't seen a sudden drop in weight there could be a few reasons.
    You are doing the right thing, heathy food choices and moving more. When you start exercising your muscles hold onto fluid a bit the first week as part of the repair so that can make you weigh a bit more so keep moving and you will get results.
    Obviously you are eating healthier food and making better choices but still keep an eye on portion sizes, even heathy low fat food still has hidden calories which needs to be burnt off as energy or its stored as fat. So keep a food diary and try to keep your calories to approx 1800 a day. You will soon see those scales move!!
    Keep going, I'm right behind you ; )) xxx

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  3. Thankyou so much! Ill definitely start to keep a diary, i think thats a great idea.
    Congrats on the massive weight loss, Sue! Xxx
  4. Dayvo

    Dayvo Active Member

    Hi Megan

    You are doing everything right so far. you have sorted out your diet and have began doing some gentle exercise great start! In a couple of weeks you are going to feel fitter and healthier and so the advice i would give you is gradually increase the distance you walk. it doesnt matter how long it takes you whether you run 3miles or walk it you burn the same amount of calories. 3months ago i was 132kg I am now 105kg and the way i achieved this was no secret, i just made a choice to spend an hour in the gym every night.

    I didnt do anything special for the first couple of weeks, i kept it simple running 8km (5miles) in an hour because i knew that would help my body get used to exercising on a regular basis, the same thing you are doing right now but rather than walking which by the way is absolutely fine, i decided to do a really slow jog just to get my heart rate up a little and provide me with a bit of a challenge. I should also add that i walked and still do everywhere whenever i can, this includes the 6miles to work and back again, I see it as another way to burn a few extra calories. And so I just stuck to that regime for the first couple of weeks eventually i started to feel as though i could run a bit further and bumped the distance i ran upto 9.6km (6miles) and did that for a couple of weeks all the time as you can imagine losing weight I would do this 4 or 5 times a week depending on how my body felt. And then one day i got into the gym and i said to myself im gunna run 10mile today and so i bumped the speed back down to 8kmh and ran (slowly) for 2hours straight. i was elated and so proud of myself and i was probably 120kg at this stage so I was still a big guy which made it feel so much better because i knew some guys half my size wouldnt beable to do that. that wasnt the end of the story however and that elation i felt the day before soon brought me crashing back to reality the next day when i tried to do the same again and failed :(. I didnt let that put me off though and took a break the next day on my return hesitant at first as i didnt want to endure the failure i did previously. I attempted the 10 mile run again and not only did i complete the run i did it 10minutes faster than my first attempt, MOJO was well and truly back :). so learning from my mistake of thinking a 120kg man can run 10miles every day, I just did it every other day and gradually increased my speed and bettered my time. I am now 105kg and run 10miles in 1hr20mins 5 times a week, On mondays i play 5aside football and on tuesdays i train with my local Rugby team.

    My point being in a very long winded fashion, which if you read any of my other posts i tend to do a lot :eek:, is start slow when you feel like you can handle a little more intensity knock it up and keep pushing yourself to do better. Keep in mind not to overexert yourself I will not go into the details on how i ended up with a lil trip to the hospital you can find that on one of my other posts but listen to your body. You know the difference between not wanting to do some exercise because you cant be bothered and not being able to exercise because you a physically fatigued and need a rest day. Keep the bigger picture in mind what you want out of it and dont cheat yourself if it is what you really want you will achieve it. If you have any questions I would be more than happy to help. Good luck and stay strong.
  5. Weathergirl986

    Weathergirl986 Well-Known Member

    I'm not stalking you, Dayvo, honest but that's another cracking post - you ought to be a personal trainer, you'd be great at it!

    WG x
  6. Bonkers

    Bonkers Well-Known Member

    I thot the same when I read it and other posts - love it Dayvo!
  7. Dayvo

    Dayvo Active Member

    Thanks guys, the minimins community has helped me out so much i just wanted to give a little back ;)

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