Weight & Fat Loss | Simply can't shed the pounds...

I've been having an issue with losing weight (obviously) but the thing is, is that I eat healthy and excercise and I've lost nothing. I just tend to fluctuate 4-5 pounds of most likely water weight.

Lets see, I am 5'10" and 200 pounds. Which isn't all That bad, but I am considered borderline obese now-which personally I believe to be a bit silly but anyway.

I tend to eat between 1400-1800 calories each day. Sometimes I'll have a bowl of cereal in the morning, something high in fiber (just started total) or I've started watching my egg intake but I'll eat red and green bell peppers with it. I almost always eat wheat pasta and always wheat bread. I almost always use olive oil now and grill my stuff more and eat more chicken than beef.

I've introduced more fresh fish into my diet as well as pushing myself to have more fresh fruit (I like water with berries in it) So generally I believe I'm pretty good on the nutritious side.

I started working out over a month ago almost every day (5 days a week-every other day) for 30min-50min (I swap) and in all that time not a freakin pound. So of course right now I feel a bit less motivated...I just don't know what to do. And yes my workouts are mostly cardio (dancing dvd's) so I just don't know what could be wrong.

Any thoughts on the matter? Anything would be highly appreciated!


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5 Posts
10/5/2010 2:59:01 AM
Congrats u..keep this or u will gain weight^^

1 Posts
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6 Posts
8/20/2010 10:20:16 AM
Hey, I was in the exact same boat.
Eating well, working out, watching every single
thing I put in my mouth.
I even did the Delta Triathlon on April 24th at
170lbs (5'4")
I have a million trainer pals who said "just keep
doing what you're doing" or "obviously you're eating
more than you think" or a million other very
unhelpful things :)
A shake diet is a great way to get back on track and
this one is low in sodium, sugar and calories.
I tried Isagenix but it was harder because you have
to fast for 2 days/week. After all that frustration and
work, i lost 30lbs in short order. i'm 140 now and
still going down.
cheers, jacquie

2 Posts
8/18/2010 4:52:13 PM
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Personal Trainer
8/18/2010 11:35:12 AM
Hi Kitty,

Sounds like you're doing a lot of the things RIGHT. However, fruit has a ton of sugar in it.. are you including those calories in your 1800kcal a day?

Can you go through this (71 weight loss tips) and tell us what you're not doing?

If you are doing all of these and are honest with us you may have an underlying issue that you should see your doctor about. Under active thyroid gland, or something else which is lowering metabolism (BMR).



1 Posts
8/18/2010 11:09:41 AM
Hey Kitty,

Looks like your on the right path just need a little boost to go past that plateau that you have reached. I see your focusing on preparing and cooking healthier foods which is great I love cooking aswell. The key points to look at in Nutrition is portion and when you eat and how much. Also exercise is very important but you have to challenege your body as in not strenouse exercises but exercise routines which challeneges your body! When I mean your body because everyone is different in so many ways.
here are some tips:
1. smaller portions 6x a day no larger than your hand
2.water & more water
3. fruits and veggies raw
4.treat yourself on a special day so you don't feel deprived
5. always avoid sitting down for long periods of times always move
6. chaneg your workout routine in every way possible something fresh and fun
finally get a routine tailored to your body.

Goodluck and hope that helps!

Also if your interested check out my website and book for a free consultation and I can sit down with you and go through this one step at a time.

6 Posts
8/16/2010 6:29:08 PM
I've been in the very same boat!
After a stressful year I had gained some weight and
had a very difficult time getting rid of it.
Because I'm already fit and healthy and eat very well
a change in my diet and exercise routine did very
little to change the numbers on the scale.
What I needed was a jump start.
I started on a quest. I searched the entire internet
(felt that way anyway) and found several products I
felt could help me in my quest.
Then a friend of mine dropped 25lbs in 5 weeks.
That was enough to get me onboard and I bought
the product.
I lost 30lbs in short order and was able to work out
throughout the challenge.
I'm now back to 135 (5'4") and very strong and fit.

3 Posts
8/3/2010 7:12:05 PM
I agree with the other persons comments....card
is great but add some muscle building to your
workout....muscle burns fat.

Good luck and don't give up?, :)

Stage 2 Fit
39 Posts
7/6/2010 11:08:28 PM
I think the main reason why you are slow
in losing weight is that it has been the
same routine. Mix it up! try boxing for a
change, just make sure you incorporate
something new in your workout and kick out something you have been doing for the
longest time. remember, calories in and
calories out.

1 Posts
6/25/2010 1:19:01 PM
Well for me I was pushing myself every day to get better and better. Even forced myself through the aches and pains.

My dancing videos are belly dancing and a mix of all different types. Which are fast paced for cardio and does a great deal in toning the body. That's sort of the issue I had been having, I wasn't losing any weight but I was gaining muscle. Which muscle is fine, I'd just like to drop the weight as well :/

1 Posts
6/24/2010 9:12:22 PM
Hello! I am a mother of 2 kids (4 yrs
and 10 months.) I just started going
back to the gym about 3 months ago. The
one thing that I have noticed is that
when I met with the trainer a couple of
times is that they always want you to
push past what you feel you are capable
of. If you feel like giving up you need
to push past that so that you are
creating or toning the muscle. Muscle
burns more calories. So your dancing
may be cardio (which is great) but you
also need to build a little muscle so
that you can help burn more calories as
well. I have done the "at home workouts
" before and had the same results. You
have to mix it up. You didn't specify
what "work-out" besides the dance video
that you do. My suggestion is if you do
the dance video 2-3 times a week, if you
like a sport say for example tennis or
swimming that would give you a different
pace and your body would respond
differently if you mix up the work out a
little. Your body quickly adapts to
routine. Once that happens if you are
not pushing yourself past your normal
pace your body just stays at the level
of fitness that you are currently doing.
I hope that this helps and gives you
some insight. I am learning as I go,
but I love working out and wanted a
change in my life. I don't want to be
the "out-of-breathe mom" you see in the
grocery isle chasing her kids. I hope
and wish you the best on this journey.
May Christ bless you and keep you!

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