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Lorgia Lorgia
Tue, Feb 16, 2010 08:02
Consistent Exercise - Not happy with results
I started working out Jan 7,2010, starting weight 210. This is my routine. I do a full body workout 3 times a week with 1-2minutes cardio in between each muscle group. Then I do 45-55 minutes of cardio on the days in between. I rest one day. So I am working out 6 days a week and I have only lost 9lbs. I notice a difference in my clothes, but I am not sure why the weight isn't coming off. Any suggestions/ideas on what I might be doing wrong?

koa187 koa187
Tue, Feb 16, 2010 17:02
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RE:Consistent Exercise - Not happy with results
Hard to say anything at this point as I dont know your work out routine, your diet and so on. More so on your diet. Little more info would help.

torchedya torchedya
Baltimore MD
Tue, Feb 16, 2010 21:02
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Consistent Exercise - Not happy with results
Being that you have just started working out and are seeing a difference in your clothes you are probably building muscle. This is good because muscle burns more calories. Keep up the workouts. In order to lose weight you just need to burn more calories then you take in.

bayoumuscle bayoumuscle
Mon, Mar 1, 2010 16:03
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It's plenty weightloss
You've been working out basically 2 whole months and you think 9lbs isn't good enough???

9lbs is a serious amount of weightloss, generally 2lbs a week is the maximum amount to cut and 1lb a week is "good." If you lose any faster you'll most likely add stretch marks...

Patience is key. Nothing comes quick...

If you keep losing at this rate you'll lose 54lbs this year, just sayin'. I don't see why you feel it isn't fast enough...9lbs is 9lbs. Feel good about it!

lelogosdemoi lelogosdemoi
Charlotte NC
Fri, Mar 12, 2010 11:03
 Rating: 5.0/5.0
level set
If you are stronger, and seeing a difference in your clothes you have actually lost more than 9 lbs of fat. When you do strength training, you increase your muscle mass....and muscle weighs more than fat, and you also increase your bone density--this isn't talked about nearly as much. Your bones will actually weigh more too b/c they are getting more dense - this is GREAT b/c it means you are lowering your risk for osteoporosis and decreasing risk for fractures and breaks.

Without knowing how your measurements have changed...let's just make up a hypothetical example. You started at 210 pounds; in 2 months you have gained 3 lbs of muscle, 2 lbs of bone weight, and lost 14 pounds of fat. On the scale, your net weight is down 9 pounds to 201. What you are doing is not just losing weight, you are changing your body composition so at the end of the day you won't just look like a smaller version of your starting self, you will look like a lean, strong, fit, sexy, totally new version of yourself. And that's much better! You've definitely lost more than 9 lbs of fat - it may be 14, it may be 20 - either way no small acheivement and that's why your clothes are fitting differently. For 2 months I think that is AWESOME. Keep up the good work and congratulations.

vyskol vyskol
Fri, Mar 12, 2010 16:03
 Rating: 5.0/5.0
Put the scale away
Body weight is a horrible measure of your fitness level. Really, why are you exercising? Is it really so that that number on the scale will go down? Or is it to feel better? look better? have more energy? get smaller? fit into new/old clothes?

Those should be your measures. Look in the mirror, use a measuring tape rather than a scale, try on new clothes, look at your old workout logs and examine your progress. Those are the real measures of your success.

Take some before and after pictures. They will show your progress MUCH better than a number on a scale.

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