The last 40 pounds are killing me D=

United States
March 28, 2007 11:28am CST
Okkei~ So I've lost 130 pounds so far and I'm down to 149. I'm very short, so this weight is like ALOT to me. Things were going great up until I got to the 140s~ Then everything just stopped! I haven't changed a thing, so I don't know why this is happening to me. I mean.. you'd think the way i had things going for the first 130 pounds would work for the last 40? D= What shall I do? Any diet/exercise tips for me? I hardly eat anything~ and I exercise like crazy~ 4 hours a day~ 5-6 times a week. What's wrong here?
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• Canada
5 Apr 07
You weight loss is inspiring, congrats. I used to be a personal trainer. I need to know what you are doing for exercise. I'm concerned when you say you "hardly eat anything" and "exercise like crazy". Accept my friend invitation and message me what you are eating and what your exercise workouts look like (if you want). You may be eating too little and exercising too much. I'd like to help but I need to know what your're specifically doing. Take Care
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• United States
6 Apr 07
What a great coincidence that you posted right after me, lol! I had suggested a personal trainer to help push past that plateau.
@ricknkae (1726)
• United States
30 Mar 07
maybe your bdody has reached a plato ... a plato is a stabilizing time where you need to consolidate what you have already done ... congratulations on the weight you have already lost but you need to give tim eto your body to adjust -- too much to fast is not good I am worried that you are saying that you are hardly eating anyhting ... what are you eating ? And 149 is not bad at all, how tall are you ?
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@ricknkae (1726)
• United States
30 Mar 07
oh and I was thinking maybe you need to reduce the execise, because now you are probably building muscles, and muscle is heavier than fat ... maybe you should go down to 1 hour a day just to stabilize your weight for a while Good luck to you but be careful
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• United States
3 Apr 07
First of all, congratulations on the weight loss! That's incredible and inspiring. As far as the last 40, like another poster said, you've likely hit a plateau. Those can be tough, but if you keep at it and don't give up, you'll get past it. You say you hardly eat anything. This makes me wonder if your metabolism has slowed despite the exercise. While I'm not sure how to fix that, I do suggest you track all your calories. If you search "Hacker's Diet", you can find the article and spreadsheets this guy came up with to lose weight. I've modified the spreadsheets a bit to suit me, but the basic principle is that you weigh each morning and enter your weight in the spreadsheet. You also enter your daily caloric intake. The spreadsheet averages your daily calories and weight, and shows you the overall trend on a graph. My spreadsheet gives me my average daily and weekly weight loss, my total weight loss, my average daily calories, and most importantly, the amount of calorie overage or shortage in my diet (it calculates this based on the rate you lose weight, as 3500 calories is a pound). In any case, the man's article made a huge amount of sense to me, and sometimes all it takes is a different approach to jump start things. Good luck with that last 40!
@prestocaro (1254)
• United States
5 Apr 07
WOW! Great job losing all that weight! The best thing to do right now would probably be to go in for a consultation with a personal trainer. Your body is probably crazy fit under that last 40 pounds you want to shed. A personal trainer can help you discover harder exercises. S/he will also help you set a few goals, and may help you with a few tips on your diet. But keep in mind what an amazing thing you have already done! It may help to eat 6 mini-meals -- say for breakfast, some fruit and cheese, and then two or three hours later, eat a handful of nuts, etc. Smaller meals keep your metabolism high. If you aren't consuming enough calories, your body goes into "starvation mode" and will fight to hold on to all your mass.