Friday, November 9, 2007

What's the REASON????

With my frustrations over slow or no weight loss, I've been thinking about it quite a bit. I've been following the Abs Diet pretty closely and working out EVERY day. Doing the treadmill every day except Sunday and lifting weights 3 days a week. I really don't eat much AT ALL, so I've been trying to figure out why I couldn't lose 20lbs in 6 weeks as the author of the Abs Diet swore you could do. Well, if I'd have started out with bad eating habits, drinking sodas, not working out, etc, then I probably WOULD have seen that drastic of a change in 6 weeks. But I was ALREADY drinking tons of water, absolutely no sodas, eating healthy and working out regularly. So maybe that's part of it.

I'm also wondering about physiological reasons and/or the medication I take. I also had some breakthrough bleeding, so maybe perimenopause is a factor? I'm considering going to the doctor and consulting with him about it. We're leaving Sunday for Texas and will be gone through Thanksgiving, so I'll look into that when we get back.

6 comments:

EllieMae said...

Where in Texas? My hometown is Nacogdoches! My mom & dad are still there!

Jennifer said...

How are you sleeping? I can't lose weight if I'm not sleeping well, no matter what I do.

Mama Bear June said...

Actually, I've been sleeping pretty well. Most nights I've been in bed before midnight. That's early for me! Sometimes I stay in bed until 10am.

Heather said...

I think you are on to something. I also was getting caught up in LAWL's "2 pounds a week" thing and how I was behind on like week 4. But the thing is, diets work different for everyone.

But I also agree, before I started this, I was doing WW and so I was already eating better than if I just was eating everything in sight.

Dont worry, your body is just waking up, getting used to changes. It will get there.

chrissy said...

I know it stinks. I do believe you need to discuss this with your Dr. You are probably frustrated over something you really cannot control! Have fun on your trip!

Melonie said...

I think you're VERY right on the part about not having the bad habits to break. I used to drink a lot of soda - LOTS - and during the time I was a single mom, Dr. Pepper was about the only thing I actually ingested, so it didn't matter. (I was also sleeping about 3-4 hours a morning between work and my kiddo.) I actually lost weight during that time. BUT when I met my (now) hubby and starting eating real food - because the kind man actually took me to dinner on dates *gasp* I started to gain...but lost some of it pre-pregnancy when he finally converted me to this whole drinking water thing.

In addition to the possible peri-menopause issue, I have two thoughts - totally non-professional of course. haha 1)Have you changed up your exercise routine lately? I don't know this from personal experience, but I've read in several fitness mags (especially Oxygen for those weight-lifter/body competition types) that you can plateau on weight loss if your muscles get used to the same ol' same ol'. Do you do interval training on the treadmill or do you just go for distance? Hubby is the cardio buff who tells me all the time that intervals are the WAY to go for weight loss and building stamina.

Thought 2: you said you don't eat much at all. Could it be that the diet you're using needs to be tweaked to give you more fiber, more protein, or something, for your current size, in order to let you burn more calories off? If you aren't eating enough, you'll go into "starvation" mode and your body will keep its fat stores instead of burning them when it feels it has enough to burn.

My golly, that was a post in itself. SORRY! But maybe they'll give you ideas to discuss w/ your doc. :-)