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Old 03-16-2012, 02:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Unhappy Going backwards

I have been exercising, drinking water and eating healthy and yet I am still gaining. Im starting to loose hope and motivation. Tips? Answers?
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Old 03-16-2012, 03:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
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can you give us more info about yourself?
whats your daily calorie intake, your stats, etc.
what does fitday recommend for your daily intake, etc.

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Old 03-16-2012, 04:58 PM   #3 (permalink)
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That's tough! Do you see the link at the bottom of my signature? Click on that & you'll find a lot of information & help. I bet you'll find something in there of value to you.

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When you say that you're gaining weight -> How much fluctuation are you seeing & in what time period. As I'm losing weight I go up & down, but generally I'm on the way down. I picture a blood pressure cuff. As the needle comes down it sort of "bumps".

Questions I ask myself are as follows:

Eating -> Sometimes we're not as healthy as we think we are.
1. Accuracy. How accurately am I estimating my food portions? Sometimes I'll measure/weigh food again just to see how close I am at "guestimating".

2. Mind games. Am I picking at food --mindless eating?

3. Content. Salt - For me, too much salt translates into increase weight.

4. Content. How balanced is my "pie chart"? I often need to pay attention to this and see what's actually happening.

5. Habits. Am I logging/charting my food intake consistently? Am I charting everything?

Exercise -> 1. Am I sloppy with my focused exercise?
2. Is there something I can change? Such as intensity or frequency?
I invite you, if you haven't already, to read & to post up on the Exercise forum. Handcycle, FitDay's "Coach", has lots of wonderful tips.

Medical -> Are you on any medicines that could be contributing to weight gain? Is there any medical reason that you think could contribute to it?

As discouraging as it is (I know), I remember that it's for a fit body, not only weight loss. You're forming good habits for life. Hang in there. I'm sure others have wonderful tips.
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Old 03-16-2012, 07:21 PM   #4 (permalink)
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As I'm losing weight I go up & down, but generally I'm on the way down. I picture a blood pressure cuff. As the needle comes down it sort of "bumps".
I love this analogy!
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Old 03-17-2012, 03:28 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I will just say from my point of view that it has been a total science experiment.
For years I did all the fad diets, lost, gained, lost, gained.
Then I joined Fitday, Since January I have logged every single thing. I find that if I ate lower than 1400 calories my body held on to every calorie it could. If I eat more than 1600 I gain. Then to top it all off if I eat the same calories everyday I don't do much either, I have to calorie cycle. One day I eat 1100 next day I eat 1700 and so on. So to make this long post short.
You have to experiment, every single person is different and the body is a science experiment unto itself. It is a ton of work but now I can take that knowledge and work with it.
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February pounds lost 4.4 = 215.6
March pounds lost 2.6 = 213 (do better in April)
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