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09/10/2004, 09:37 PM
I don't get it - I have been strictly dieting for the last 10 weeks and have only lost 2kg ... I don't get it. I have cut out all carbs, red meat, chicken, sugar and fried foods. I have increased fruit, salad, veges and fish intake. I only eat organic eggs and chicken and exercise for 40 minutes on my treadmill (a programmed hill jog which I am dripping in sweat at the end of) at least 3 times a week. What am I doing wrong. Okay I got pregant quickly with my second bub, do you think this has anything to do with it. I am also on PND medication - maybe it makes you put weight on as a side effect. I have cut out alcohol and make my own fresh juices plus drink at least 2 litres of water a day. Any ideas as it is driving me nuts????
Many thanks, Stacey
DS Toby 14/01/03
DD Ella 09/06/04
09/10/2004, 10:04 PM
A lot of deppression medications can have a major affect on your ability to lose weight. Maybe speak to your doctor about it, they may be able to try you on a different medication or offer suggestions on how to speed up the process.
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09/10/2004, 10:22 PM
Forget about the scales for a minute... do you FEEL better? Do you think clothes are fitting better and your shape is improving?
You're eating a protein-rich diet and exercising well, which means you're building muscle at the same time as the fat's falling off. Muscle weighs more than fat, so you don't see the difference on the scales, but you'll be looking a heap better. Last time I got on a serious health kick (which involved lots of gym work), I dropped a dress size but ended up weighing more!
Instead of weighing yourself, why don't you follow your progress with waist/hip measurements, and how far you can run?
Slowly, slowly, is the only healthy way to get weight off if you want to keep it off. What you're doing sounds really sensible and healthy - I'd say stick with it!
The only other advice I can think of with your diet is to look for hidden fats/calories in sauces, dressings, sandwich spreads etc... a little kilojoule counter book would help.
DS Max 21/03/04
This message was edited by clairebear1 on Saturday, 9 October 2004 @ 10:23 PM
10/10/2004, 10:36 PM
Thanks scorpion for your response - I am weaning myself off the PND meds anyway (yipee, am cured) so hopefully it won't be a problem anymore anyway.
Clairebear thanks so much for reassuring me. As I said I am trying SO hard and it does help to be reminded that I am on the right track. As for hidden calories in all honestly there can't be any as I have cut out bread anyway, no dairy also and about the only dressing I use is a low-fat dijonaise just to put a little bit of taste to my salads and there is a minimal amount of fat in it. Maybe I have plateaued and am now on the downhill phase who knows - or maybe my metabolism has slown down whereas before I could pretty much eat anything and not gain weight. But as you said slow and steady wins the race but I really do appreciate your feedback - I feel absolutely fantastic and have so much energy so that in itself is a reward (I can outlast my little ones so that is great). My clothes "fit" better so will continue on the same track.
Thanks again, Stacey
DS Toby 14/01/03
DD Ella 09/06/04
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