Sigh...here's my scoop. I'm 5'6 1/2 and weigh 152 lbs.
Three weeks ago I went on a diet. I'm keeping a food journal. 1250 cals/day and around 30 gm. fat. Saturdays "off". (I don't pig out, but don't count the calories that day.)
I do step three times a week and sculpting twice a week. I also am very active at my job, full time.
I only weigh myself once a week, Saturday mornings.
And here's what I'm losing: ONE POUND A WEEK !!!
Now, I know it takes time, but ONE POUND A WEEK ?? To date, I've lost three lbs. total. I'm trying to be patient, but it really seems I should be losing faster than that.
I've been very careful about counting the calories, so I know I'm not actually taking in more than what I'm keeping track of. And I'm exercising every day (except Tues & Fri).
So what's up, guys? Am I normal???
My mom does weigh over 400 lbs. (but she ate herself that way, trust me, I really don't feel it's "genetic". But what if it is??). I'm not tired, don't have dry skin or thin hair, so I don't think it's low thyroid or some medical thing. I have started and stopped about ten million diets, could that have something to do with it?
Sorry so wordy, I hope someone knowledgeable re: nutrition, etc. responds to this.
I'm hanging in there, but am really getting discouraged.
Hey I think your doing great, yes weight lose when done properly takes time, but your new habits may become a lifestyle change, and if that happens then you won't put the weight back on. Trust me I understand how hard diet changes can be a year and a half ago I decided to go Veggie. The day I began was the last day I ever eat meat. For the first couple of months it was really hard but now I am soo used to my diet that I really don't feel like I missing out on anything and actually crave Tofu
rather than a piece of fatty bacon. I hope you keep up the good work and keep talking about frustrations about the diet, it always helps to vent :roll
Last edit by Perk on Mar 17, '02