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Old 06-08-2013, 01:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Unhappy What am I doing wrong?

I am a 47 year old woman. I have been going to the gym 5x week for 5 weeks now. I take 2 one-hour strength training classes ("pump") and 3 one-hour cardio classes (spinning, step and kickboxing) each week. After 5 weeks, I have not lost a single pound or inch. I have not changed my eating habits significantly because i already eat a balanced diet, if anything I have cut back on what I eat a little bit because of the lack of results.

In the past I have had no trouble maintaining my weight with a much less frequent workout regimen (3x week). However, since turning 45 I started taking Synthroid as prescribed by my doctor for low thyroid. And since then i have put on 10 pounds that have simply not come off.

I like to work out, but I have to get up at 5am every weekday to exercise due to my family schedule. This is not fun. And now seeing no results - no pounds or inches lost - is terribly un-motivating. Should I just accept the extra 10 pounds are with me for good?

Sign me,
sad and discouraged.
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