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April 30, 2012 2:12 PM
I am having some serious setbacks. I wasn't able to lose weight this week. Plus I just got back from the gym and was weighed and measured and my weight is up. Some is lean muscle mass but obv some is not.
I've been at this for a while. I take breaks every couple of months from strict dieting and exercising, and "cheat" now and again, but basically been at this my whole adult life minus the pregnant times.
I eat 5 meals, aiming for 250 calories a meal. When I kill it at the gym I eat a 6th meal. I eat lean protein, healthy fat and low simple carb. I eat fresh, healthy fruits and veggies that I prepare at home.
I work out 5-6 days a week for at least an hour, with a mix of cardio and weight training. I take a rest day every week.
I drink between 64-80 oz of water a day. I take supplements. I'm on thyroid medication and my levels are normal.

WHAT ELSE CAN I DO???
Edited by neti_call On April 30, 2012 2:45 PM
April 30, 2012 2:18 PM
take pictures and measurments. And it's only one week. Take a deep breath and give it a month.
April 30, 2012 2:18 PM
Sounds like you need more calories in as you are only eating about 1200 a day. That is putting your boyd in starvation mode since you are also exercising. The foods you say you are eating sound good, but I think you just need more calorie intake.
April 30, 2012 2:18 PM
Relax.
April 30, 2012 2:19 PM
Well, I do believe that you aren't eating enough calories...that is only 1250 a day....I used to eat around 1200 and thought that was recommended, however, I have done a lot of research and talked with several ppl on here who have tried both ways. The women have been getting killer results with eating higher calories. if you are working out that much and burning that many calories, your body needs more fuel for energy or else you will go into starvation mode and definitely won't lose weight. You will lose muscle but keep the fat...check out some groups on here about it. I am sure others will give you advice too and possibly their success stories, but I have upped my calories this past week and feel great! I am seeing results already!
April 30, 2012 2:19 PM
How long have you been experiencing this? If this is the first week, don't read into it too much. A quick heads-up - everyone is going to ask you to open up your diary, go ahead and do it. You can always shut it back down later.
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April 30, 2012 2:20 PM
the scale is the devil: http://www.myfitnesspal.com/topics/show/580019-the-scale-is-a-lying-torture-device-i-m-proof
April 30, 2012 2:20 PM
The answer is very simple - just reduce your CARBOHYDRATE intake. To 72 grams per day.

Read Dr. Lutz book "Life without bread."

Stop going to the gym - it's a total waste of time if your aim is to eliminate body fat.

There is no connection, at all, between exercise and body fat.

Simply set your daily carbohydrate intake at 72 grams per dat and totally relax! Read the book !
Edited by temp666777 On April 30, 2012 2:20 PM
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April 30, 2012 2:20 PM
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WHAT ELSE CAN I DO???


Be patient and consistent. Use other means of tracking progress like the mirror and a tape measure, and how much weight you loaded on the bar today.
April 30, 2012 2:21 PM
QUOTE:

The answer is very simple - just reduce tour CARBOHYDRATE intake. To 72 grams per day.

Read Dr. Lutz book "Life without bread."

Stop going to the gym - it's a total waste of time if your aim is to eliminate body fat.

THere is no connection at all between exercise and body fat. Simply set your daily carbohydrate intake at 72 grams per dat and totally relax! Read the book !


LOL. You win today's.
Edited by taso42 On April 30, 2012 2:21 PM
April 30, 2012 2:21 PM
QUOTE:

The answer is very simple - just reduce your CARBOHYDRATE intake. To 72 grams per day.

Read Dr. Lutz book "Life without bread."

Stop going to the gym - it's a total waste of time if your aim is to eliminate body fat.

There is no connection, at all, between exercise and body fat.

Simply set your daily carbohydrate intake at 72 grams per dat and totally relax! Read the book !


Is this a serious post?
April 30, 2012 2:22 PM
QUOTE:

The answer is very simple - just reduce your CARBOHYDRATE intake. To 72 grams per day.

Read Dr. Lutz book "Life without bread."

Stop going to the gym - it's a total waste of time if your aim is to eliminate body fat.

There is no connection, at all, between exercise and body fat.

Simply set your daily carbohydrate intake at 72 grams per dat and totally relax! Read the book !
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The only carbs I eat are fruit and vegetable. I don't eat grains more than once a week or so.
April 30, 2012 2:23 PM
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I am having some serious setbacks. I wasn't able to lose weight this week. Plus I just got back from the gym and was weighed and measured and my weight is up. Some is lean muscle mass but obv some is not.
I eat 5 meals, aiming for 250 calories a meal. When I kill it at the gym I eat a 6th meal. I eat lean protein, healthy fat and low simple carb. I eat fresh, healthy fruits and veggies that I prepare at home.
I work out 5-6 days a week for at least an hour, with a mix of cardio and weight training. I take a rest day every week.
I drink between 64-80 oz of water a day. I take supplements. I'm on thyroid medication and my levels are normal.

WHAT ELSE CAN I DO???


http://www.myfitnesspal.com/groups/home/753-hypothyroidism-and-hyperthyroidism Check it out. Thyroid Medication and levels are normal? That doesn't mean the normal is YOUR normal.
April 30, 2012 2:24 PM
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take pictures and measurments. And it's only one week. Take a deep breath and give it a month.


Not really jsut one week. It's been a struggle, up and down for the past 6 months or so with the same few lbs.
April 30, 2012 2:25 PM
Yeah... the main thing you have to do is chill out. It's just one week. If you're working out every day you're probably gaining muscle and losing fat, and you could probably stand to eat a few more calories.

Not for nothing, but acute stress, such as the kind you're exhibiting in your post, is associated with weight gain. :P
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take pictures and measurments. And it's only one week. Take a deep breath and give it a month.


Not really jsut one week. It's been a struggle, up and down for the past 6 months or so with the same few lbs.

Wait, what? Now I'm confused. You posted "wasn't able to lose weight this week."
Edited by Hawkian On April 30, 2012 2:25 PM
April 30, 2012 2:26 PM
QUOTE:

The answer is very simple - just reduce your CARBOHYDRATE intake. To 72 grams per day.

Read Dr. Lutz book "Life without bread."

Stop going to the gym - it's a total waste of time if your aim is to eliminate body fat.

There is no connection, at all, between exercise and body fat.

Simply set your daily carbohydrate intake at 72 grams per dat and totally relax! Read the book !



huh

Please tell me you're joking...
April 30, 2012 2:26 PM
QUOTE:

The answer is very simple - just reduce your CARBOHYDRATE intake. To 72 grams per day.

Read Dr. Lutz book "Life without bread."

Stop going to the gym - it's a total waste of time if your aim is to eliminate body fat.

There is no connection, at all, between exercise and body fat.

Simply set your daily carbohydrate intake at 72 grams per dat and totally relax! Read the book !

$10 says he's this "Dr. Lutz" character, and is pushing the book here. Any takers?
Edited by GasMasterFlash On April 30, 2012 2:26 PM
April 30, 2012 2:26 PM
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QUOTE:

The answer is very simple - just reduce tour CARBOHYDRATE intake. To 72 grams per day.

Read Dr. Lutz book "Life without bread."

Stop going to the gym - it's a total waste of time if your aim is to eliminate body fat.

THere is no connection at all between exercise and body fat. Simply set your daily carbohydrate intake at 72 grams per dat and totally relax! Read the book !


LOL. You win today's.


Darwin Award?
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April 30, 2012 2:26 PM
bumping for ANY ideas which may help me- on thryoid meds myself :( not getting naywhere and gaining (levels "normal")
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April 30, 2012 2:27 PM
How long have you been on a reduced calorie diet?
  18358448
April 30, 2012 2:27 PM
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Yeah... the main thing you have to do is chill out. It's just one week. If you're working out every day you're probably gaining muscle and losing fat, and you could probably stand to eat a few more calories.

Not for nothing, but acute stress, such as the kind you're exhibiting in your post, is associated with weight gain. :P
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take pictures and measurments. And it's only one week. Take a deep breath and give it a month.


Not really jsut one week. It's been a struggle, up and down for the past 6 months or so with the same few lbs.

Wait, what? Now I'm confused. You posted "wasn't able to lose weight this week."


Maybe she ate more than 72g of carbs today and got confused.
April 30, 2012 2:28 PM
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bumping for ANY ideas which may help me- on thryoid meds myself :( not getting naywhere and gaining (levels "normal")



Start a new thread ;) I'm sure you will get lots of advice from others with Thyroid medication issues as well....
April 30, 2012 2:28 PM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

The answer is very simple - just reduce your CARBOHYDRATE intake. To 72 grams per day.

Read Dr. Lutz book "Life without bread."

Stop going to the gym - it's a total waste of time if your aim is to eliminate body fat.

There is no connection, at all, between exercise and body fat.

Simply set your daily carbohydrate intake at 72 grams per dat and totally relax! Read the book !

$10 says he's this "Dr. Lutz" character, and is pushing the book here. Any takers?


His profile pic does look very serious, just like a TV doctor. I bet you're right.
April 30, 2012 2:28 PM
relax. its one week. you didn't get heavy and out of shape in one week, you won't undo that in one week. Patience, persistance, and take it easy on yourself.
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April 30, 2012 2:31 PM
QUOTE:

Yeah... the main thing you have to do is chill out. It's just one week. If you're working out every day you're probably gaining muscle and losing fat, and you could probably stand to eat a few more calories.

Not for nothing, but acute stress, such as the kind you're exhibiting in your post, is associated with weight gain. :P
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

take pictures and measurments. And it's only one week. Take a deep breath and give it a month.


Not really jsut one week. It's been a struggle, up and down for the past 6 months or so with the same few lbs.

Wait, what? Now I'm confused. You posted "wasn't able to lose weight this week."


Right. Sorry. obviously a little flustered.
I haven't lost weight this week. HOWEVER,
I've been trying to get these last 20 or so lbs off for what seems like an eternity. I lose 5 lbs, then gain it back... then refocus and lose it again and gain it back. It just seems like this time I am doing it right and my body isn't responding.

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