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amitlog 07-30-2013 04:32 PM

Quest for weight loss : Started again
 
Hello All,

This is Amit.. I weigh 215 pounds and aspire to loose 20 in coming 3 months. I tried numerous times in past with out success. This time , I started with the help of personal trainer. I am training with him twice a week ( 1 HR each ) for last 3 weeks. I do jog 2-3 times a week too. I am not counting my food yet but should do that too..

I started with 219 - July 1

July 1 - 219
July 30 - 215

I know i loose slow.. Only thing i want to keep the workouts going regardless of results i get and dont get disheartened.

Let me know if anyone else is in same boat.

mmbrown74 07-31-2013 08:50 PM

Starting Again
 
Hi - sounds like your goals are the same as mine. I wish you luck along your journey. I just began again logging my food and trying to workout at least 30 minutes daily. My goal is to lose 20 pounds in 3 months. Nice and slow and steady, so I will be able to maintain the loss. I am working on more of a lifestyle change rather than a quick weight loss to make the number go down on the scale.

Maybe we can keep each other motivated. :)

ceemyheart 08-04-2013 06:38 PM

Starting again Too!
 
Hi, I am right there with you!
Been up and down for too many years. Quit smoking a year ago, added weight to the point of ridiculous. Going to try again. Doing modified medifast. I cannot afford the foods, so I have spent hours calculating foods that will work and increasing proteins and supplements. I think I am pretty close to the meal,replacements. We will see! Good luck to you both! I will be looking for you!

8/1/13 254.7
8/4/13 249.6

amitlog 08-05-2013 04:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ceemyheart (Post 101513)
Hi, I am right there with you!
Been up and down for too many years. Quit smoking a year ago, added weight to the point of ridiculous. Going to try again. Doing modified medifast. I cannot afford the foods, so I have spent hours calculating foods that will work and increasing proteins and supplements. I think I am pretty close to the meal,replacements. We will see! Good luck to you both! I will be looking for you!

8/1/13 254.7
8/4/13 249.6


Hey ceemyheart ,

Great to see you.. I would be happy to share my progress with you...

amitlog 08-05-2013 04:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mmbrown74 (Post 101444)
Hi - sounds like your goals are the same as mine. I wish you luck along your journey. I just began again logging my food and trying to workout at least 30 minutes daily. My goal is to lose 20 pounds in 3 months. Nice and slow and steady, so I will be able to maintain the loss. I am working on more of a lifestyle change rather than a quick weight loss to make the number go down on the scale.

Maybe we can keep each other motivated. :)

Hi mmbrown.. Great to see you..

amitlog 08-05-2013 04:17 PM

5 Aug - I am sitting still at 215 pounds.. Did 2 personal training session with my trainer and 2 jogging session ( covered 3 miles and 2 miles in second) .. Lost nothing. Starting fresh today.. Will do 2 training sessions , 3 jogging days and will try to control food a bit .. let me know guys where are you.. ?

mmbrown74 08-05-2013 08:37 PM

Progress
 
I am down only 1 lb this week, but when I weighed in my muscle mass increased and my fat percentage dropped. I am trying to not look so much as the number on the scale.

Today I started walking with a friend - luckily I live close to a lake with a great walking path. I had tried in the past to walk by myself, but it was hard to stay motivated. So will see how walking with a friend does. Although, I am not a morning person, we are meeting at 5:30 am - OUCH. LOL

Good luck this week everyone.

mmbrown74 08-05-2013 08:41 PM

Don't be discouraged
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by amitlog (Post 101532)
5 Aug - I am sitting still at 215 pounds.. Did 2 personal training session with my trainer and 2 jogging session ( covered 3 miles and 2 miles in second) .. Lost nothing. Starting fresh today.. Will do 2 training sessions , 3 jogging days and will try to control food a bit .. let me know guys where are you.. ?

Don't be discouraged - with two sessions with a trainer and jogging, you are probably gaining muscle and it weighs more than fat, which would explain why the scale may not have changed this week. Once you get more muscle mass, you will notice a drop in weight. Hang in there and keep moving. :p

amitlog 08-12-2013 04:14 PM

Did 3 jogging and 2 training session.. but still to crack in my weight.. Will go through everything again.

mmbrown74 08-14-2013 07:39 PM

How's it going?
 
Have you talked to your trainer about whether it is common not to see number on the scale go down with strength training? Also, are you drinking enough water? Water retention could also be the reason.


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