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Not losing weight Jays*Mama 2 kids; Michigan 5670 posts
17th May '13

I've been exercising (yoga, 30ds, other Jillian michaels videos) and eating better for a few weeks atleast now and I am staying at the same weight...I feel better about myself and I think I look like I'm toning or losing weight but I don't know. Should I kick up the exercise? ?

Jennifer SG Montreal, Quebec 5994 posts
17th May '13

Make your goal to be healthy. weighing yourself is not always the best way to see if you are getting in shape. For example, muscle weighs more than fat. Therefore, you might not see it on the scale but you might in inches. You can measure the inches on a weekly basis and see most of the change there.
Dont worry about that pesky scale, be healthy. The fact that you already feel better is amazing.
Keep it Up :)

_______Nope_________ 23772 posts
17th May '13
Quoting Jays*Mama:" I've been exercising (yoga, 30ds, other Jillian michaels videos) and eating better for a few weeks atleast ... [snip!] ... feel better about myself and I think I look like I'm toning or losing weight but I don't know. Should I kick up the exercise? ?"


If you're building muscle you may not see a large drop on the scale. You should do measurements so you can track success based on more than just weight. Muscle is more dense then fat, which means it can weigh the same but take up less space (which is what people mean when they say that muscle weighs more than fat). So you can be losing inches and looking better even if the scale doesn't budge. Also, don't forget that a lb a week is a good goal, which means that 4lbs in a month isn't a bad weight loss, and we fluctuate a good 5lbs a lot of times, meaning between the two it can take a while to see scale results.



Invest in a measuring tape so you can see progress that way too. Also, track your exercises so you can celebrate those accomplishments (doing more pushups, higher weights, or a longer run).

Crystal 3 kids; Hephzibah, Georgia 15566 posts
17th May '13

I was having the same issues. I now have a Personal Trainer. He's told me the best way to lose weight and to keep that weight off, the most important part of your workout is strength training. 1 lb of body muscle will burn you 50 calories a day by itself and takes about 4-6 weeks to build. If you can build 10 lbs in a year, you're up to burning 500 calories a day without lifting a finger. Cardio is good, but it burns water before it burns fat, so it basically dehydrates you. You should have a good mix of Cardio, diet and strength training.




3 sets of 15 reps with weights that will only allow you to lift, push, pull etc. that amount, for each area you work on. It should be just heavy enough to complete your sets.

Jays*Mama 2 kids; Michigan 5670 posts
17th May '13

If I could afford a trainer I would definitely get one. I know I have a measuring tape somewhere if my son didn't do something with it. I'm not giving up but it is discouraging to not see any weight loss. Even my hubby has said he thinks I'm looking better. And he started exercising with me and helping out.

Crystal 3 kids; Hephzibah, Georgia 15566 posts
17th May '13
Quoting Jays*Mama:" If I could afford a trainer I would definitely get one. I know I have a measuring tape somewhere if my ... [snip!] ... see any weight loss. Even my hubby has said he thinks I'm looking better. And he started exercising with me and helping out."

That's wonderful! It's always much easier when you have a workout partner, someone to help keep you motivated.

Jays*Mama 2 kids; Michigan 5670 posts
17th May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Crystal Marie S.:</b>" That's wonderful! It's always much easier when you have a workout partner, someone to help keep you motivated."</blockquote>




Yes it is! I make him do videos with me sometimes even though he says they are for women lol

Cualo1 Japan 1 posts
17th May '13

You should try hypnobesity program