Does This Make Any Sence?

I went to the doc last friday and she told me in 3 months I only lost 1 lb.! What?? I have changed my eating habits. I don't eat junk food, I eat healthy, I only drink water and maybe a glass of milk a day. I exercise too so I don't get what the heck i'm doing wrong. I should've lost a ton of weight by now.

dreamingincolor dreamingincolor
22-25, F
4 Responses Mar 28, 2009

I AM VERY HAPPY FOR YOU..... THAT YOU DECIDED NOT CHOOSE SUICIDE YOU ARE BETTER THAN THAT!!!!!<br />
now look you have lost 70 lbs. YO GO...... THAT IS AMAZING!!!!!!!! KEEP IT UP:)<br />
I AM ON MY WAY I NEED TO LOSE 100 LBS. AND I HAVE LOST 10 SO FAR.....<br />
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KEEP IN MIND PEOPLE ARE GOING TO BE ENVY YOU BECAUSE YOU LOOK FAB!!!!!!!!!

Look at the bright side .. you lost weight over the winter. Yes, it seems like nothing but you didn't gain 10 pounds which I do every winter.<br />
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I know how frustrating it can be to lose weight. I've battled weight all my life. I finally got the courage to tackle my problem and lost 70 pounds within a year. It was a combination of diet, exercise and diet pills (under doctors care). I feel better and certainly look better. But life doesn't get any easier I'm sad to say. You will be faced with people who will do anything to get you to change back to the person you were before. I went from a fat, self sacrificing housewife to a healthy, confident woman. People don't like the change. They like the old me. What they don't realize is how close I was to suicide. They better get use to the new me. Otherwise I will leave but not through suicide.

Good Luck to all.<br />
Heart attack 6 years ago didnt get me to really get serious on weight or any other aspect of my health. Now I'm going to get serious for motivational reasons unknown but have been at 220 for as long as I can recall and 180 would seem to be a realistic optimum.<br />
No serious diet attempt in several years but am going to retread a couple of things that worked for a small workout group of guys 25 years ago. First eat high protein and low carb. Second, absolutely no whites...especially sugar and flour so no white bread only wheat or rye, and of course no milk except skim etc.<br />
Learned following heart attack that water should be minimized...drink only as much as ur thirst indicates as water retention makes your heart work harder. And, since salt helps retain liquids in you choose frozen goods, especially vegetables, over canned goods because the latter are salt-laden. Read labels, especially SOUPS, Morton Salt could survive well on its account with Campbell's alone!!<br />
Additionally, my best success comes with eating small portions throughout the day as opposed to 3 squares etc. Baby carrots and celery sticks are not only more filling their taste far surpasses Little Debbie snack cakes are need I say are a helluva lot less expensive lol.<br />
Finally, get regular and plentiful sleep. Stress,(tiredness and anemic feelings,) affect your metabolism negatively and that also occurs within our aging process naturally.<br />
Do not skip breakfast. You likely have had no food intake for 8-12 hours and even a piece of dry toast will kickstart your metablism workings which, I believe, is the real key to weight loss, along with increased work or workouts. Like pennies...every calorie counts!

*shrugs*