My weight loss has almost stopped...:(

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  1. happypear

    happypear Full Member

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    Start Weight:
    17st6lb
    Current Weight:
    14st2lb
    Goal Weight:
    12st0lb
    Lost(%):
    3st4lb(18.85%)
    Diet:
    Calorie Counting (formerly WW PP)
    And I'm only half way to my goal :mad:. Warning, rant ahead. I don't mind if no-one reads this, I just need to ramble!


    I’ve been dieting (WW Pro-Points) since the end of January this year. For the first five or so months my weight loss was steady, if a little on the slow side, usually around a pound a week. More recently, it has really slowed down to the point where it is taking 2 or 3 weeks for me to lose a pound. I’ve lost 2st 10lb in 8 months which I’m proud of but it’s not a lot considering my starting weight and the length of time I’ve been at it!

    About 6 weeks ago I joined the gym – I’ve been doing 5 days a week with 2 days of an hour’s cardio and 3 days strength and this has not increased my weight loss at all.

    I’ve come off WW Pro-Points onto calorie counting with My Fitness Pal a couple of weeks ago … I’m female, 5’9”ish, large build and weigh 14st 10lbs. I’m eating 1400 calories a day (which should equal a loss of 1.5lbs per week or more based on my activity level) occasionally a few more at the weekend. I’ve tried eating more, eating less, excercising more…. No matter what I do, it makes no difference. I think people are starting to think I’m a secret eater. My partner (female, 5’1”) has lost about a stone more than me doing exactly the same diet so that is doubly frustrating. Because she’s a shorty it’s much more noticeable on her too. People probably think I’m stealing her food!

    Sorry for the ramble… I just don’t know what else to do. When weight loss plateaus people either say eat less, eat more or exercise more. Unless I move my bed into the gym and wire my jaw shut I don’t know what else I can do.

    I was considering a drastic change of diet, i.e. Atkins, although I don’t think it would necessarily be the best thing for my sluggish digestive system (without being a bit TMI!) or how long-term it has to be, or even how healthy it is. I’ve never been interested in faddy diets but I’m getting so frustrated – what is the point in seeing more of the gym than I do my own living room for pretty much zero reward? If I wanted to lose no weight I'd be sat at home watching telly rather than killing myself swinging a kettlebell around like a div!
     
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  3. Lisa50

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    Start Weight:
    16st12lb
    Current Weight:
    14st6lb
    Goal Weight:
    9st0lb
    Lost(%):
    2st6lb(14.41%)
    Diet:
    Adrian Matthams Hypnoband/Low Carbs
    Happypear, it is disheartening when you work so hard and watch what you eat and the weight stays the same. Try cutting back on the carbs for a week and see if that kickstarts your weight loss, sometimes a change in what you eat makes a difference. Anyway, good luck.

    Lisa
     
  4. rowanx2

    rowanx2 Losing the baby fat

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    I went through this last time, could I hell break the 199lbs mark, I was trying for ages and ages! infact every stone mark i had problems - just keep battling on and you will start shifting it again. xx
     
  5. happypear

    happypear Full Member

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    Start Weight:
    17st6lb
    Current Weight:
    14st2lb
    Goal Weight:
    12st0lb
    Lost(%):
    3st4lb(18.85%)
    Diet:
    Calorie Counting (formerly WW PP)
    Thank you for the replies :D. I know I need to just keep going, this is exactly what my o/h says to me but it's just so frustrating seeing no results. Getting from 15st 5lbs to 14st 10lbs has been the longest battle, and no matter what I ate or what exercise I did it seemed to make no difference!

    I went to the gym and punched out all my anger on the cable machine so feel a bit more positive now :D. Slow weight loss is better than none, I guess it's just the way my body works. Even though it's been slow it's better to lose a couple of stone over 8 months than it is to stay the same or gain.

    Thanks again for replying. :)
     
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