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Monday, December 05, 2011

I'm mad. Just plain mad. As many of you know, I suffered a miscarriage in October. All emotional stuff aside, I had gained about 20 pounds in the pregnancy, and I just cannot seem to shed that weight!!!

I was down to 195- only saw that weight for one day. I held kind of steady at 197... then the pregnancy hormones kicked in and I started gaining. I got up to 217 and now, I have been bouncing between 208-212 ever since. And I just can't seem to shake it.

I stay within calorie range... some days I am under a little, but not enough to go into "starvation mode." I do cardio for AT LEAST 60 minutes a day but a lot of days I get in another workout of 45-60 minutes. And nothing.

I have gotten some new workout DVDs- Bob Harper- and they all use weights. I know I have built some more muscle because I can see it, but there's no way that's what causing my weight to stay the same.

I'm just so frustrated. I am hanging on to pregnancy weight from a pregnancy that didn't even work out, and that adds to the emotions of it. It's like true extra baggage and I just feel that if I could shed these pounds it would help. I am good, emotionally, from the miscarriage. My family and I have accepted that something was wrong and everything happens for a reason... but still.

I'm sure you know what I am talking about.

I just NEED to lose this weight so I can move on 100%. But my body says no way.


I'm getting desperate to lose again. Maybe if I up my water to 12 glasses a day instead of 8? Maybe if I workout more? Eat more? Eat less? I HATE this game!

Why does weight loss have to be such a simple concept but SO hard to acomplish?
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    3414 days ago
    I'm sorry you are having trouble like this. I agree with suggestions about a check up. I will add that I remember from Weight Watcher's days that when I was having trouble at a plateau, the leaders advised me to try eating at the higher end of my points, or calories, for a few days...sort of tricks your body's metabolism and then I'd start losing weight again. Just a little FYI.
    3416 days ago
    Wow, lots of good ideas here. What do you think? What are you going to try? I feel your pain sister. Sometimes we have to tackle some hills in this journey. Keep up the good fight.
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    3417 days ago
    I agree with all the suggestions so far. I also found that with my new higher exercise levels, when I put that in on my start page, I got higher calorie levels allowed. (Someone told me this also when I had hit a plateau despite doing lots of exercise this summer). One more thing you might want to check is Vitamin D levels. Last year, my doctor tested me and found I had massive Vitamin D deficiency. It's common in northern climes and can affect a lot of other conditions including your weight. I now take vitamin D supplements every day.
    Last thing, is I changed my ticker recently to track my daily exercise instead of my weight. I am trying to be happy when doing the right healthy things like exercise instead of focusing on the scale. You are doing very good by exercising so pat your self on the back and keep it up! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3417 days ago
    I agree with the suggestions to get a check up at the dr's. But apart from that, you've been through a huge physical and emotional upheaval that your body is still recovering from. Don't be so hard on yourself! You're doing all the right things, and that can only be making you healthier every day.
    3417 days ago
    Here's an odd technique. I recently started doing High Intensity Intervals Training (HIIT). It's a shorter workout (20-30 minutes) where you work out intensely for 60 secs, then throttle back for 60. Do this for 6-8 reps on an elliptical or bike, or even at the track.

    It helped me break my plateau of 7 months.

    Good luck Cloverleaf pal!
    3417 days ago
    My own daughter just got diagnosed with an underactive thyroid, so I think there is something to the suggestions about hormonal issues.

    During the first Cloverleaf challenge that I participated in, I began to not lose after weeks of losing. And I was exercising MORE than I ever had...it was incredibly frustrating. Someone suggested that I fit the new info with my exercising into my nutrition tracker, and sure enough, I got to eat more! And the weight began to come off again...

    I also think the 12 glasses of water is a good thing, too! I drink a LOT of water.

    Hang in there and begin to make changes...
    3417 days ago
  • MINDA31807
    emoticon Hang in there. Keep doing what you are doing.
    3417 days ago
    this definately sounds like a hormonal inbalance...I would check with your doctor and see what he/she says.
    3417 days ago
    It sounds like you're doing everything right. Maybe your hormones still haven't gotten back to "normal" yet. I'm sure the increased muscle does account for some of the weight....
    Try to keep making healthy choices and I do think over time the scale will move in the right direction. emoticon emoticon
    3417 days ago
    I would talk to your doctor. It could be your thyroid. Hang in there and remember that we are here for you!
    3417 days ago
    I sympathize. It sounds to me like you're doing everything right, so I have no suggestions. Have you talked to your doctor about it? It could be that there are medical reasons that you're unable to lose the weight.

    Good luck! emoticon
    3417 days ago
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