to feel like what's the point?

(27 Posts)
PirateFairy45 Wed 15-Jun-16 14:35:22

For 15 days now I've been working out a lot, eating healthy (SW) and there is NO Change in my weight. At all.

I mean, not even 1lb loss. Not even lost any inches on my measurements.

AIBU to think what's the fucking point?

LiveLifeWithPassion Wed 15-Jun-16 14:42:26

Write down what you eat and see if anyone can shed some light.

You probably need to reduce what you eat a bit. Maybe reduce the carbs and increase veg?

HelloHola Wed 15-Jun-16 14:43:33

Few questions - have you definitely been following the plan properly? Has this been confirmed by a group leader? Have you been eating enough? Have you been having your syns.

The more I used to eat on SW the more I lost - and I know the average weight loss for the first week is around the 5lb mark.

There are some other factors to consider though- if you are in the healthy BMI range, it can be a lot harder for your body to lose fat weight than a heavier person. Heavier people (myself included) lose lots of fluid weight in the first few weeks, which can be deceiving. This slows down dramatically when it turns to fat loss.

You can also store fluids in your body if you work out a lot - or you could be replacing the fat with muscle?

HelloHola Wed 15-Jun-16 14:45:23

You probably need to reduce what you eat a bit. Maybe reduce the carbs and increase veg.

This could be a point. How about one of the SP days/weeks that SW offers? You get to have 2 HEB's to replace some of the missing carbs, but you only fill your plate with protein and speed foods. Might also help with you, as you are working out a lot.

PirateFairy45 Wed 15-Jun-16 14:46:21

I eat when I'm hungry, not just for the sake of it. If I do that it makes me feel ill.

PirateFairy45 Wed 15-Jun-16 14:47:05

Oh and I'm very overweight

HelloHola Wed 15-Jun-16 14:49:08

I eat when I'm hungry, not just for the sake of it. If I do that it makes me feel ill.

That's fair enough, but does this mean sometimes you might not be hungry so you skip a meal? If so, this can affect weight loss as your metabolism slows down and can kind of go into starvation mode - so takes a lot more from the food you consumer afterwards, as it's not sure if it'll come again anytime soon.

I found constant grazing every couple of hours - on some fruit or veg (you don't consumer as much natural sugars with the veg) - helped keep me on track.

It is awful to not see results though - sorry you're feeling disheartened.

PirateFairy45 Wed 15-Jun-16 14:54:52

I've just been on the scales and I've gained 6lbs. What the actual fuck?

Really upset. I've been trying my best 100% and I actually GAIN weight.

LiveLifeWithPassion Wed 15-Jun-16 14:56:34

List here everything you ate yesterday or on a typical day.

You're either doing it wrong or you have a thyroid or medical issue.

HelloHola Wed 15-Jun-16 14:58:11

Awh I'm sorry OP sad

Do you weigh at exactly the same time of day and same day every week? Fluctuations can occur.

Do you attend a group? You need to maybe get someone to check what you are eating?

SW is good for some but not suited to others - it's okay to give up on it and move onto something else that works for you. I've found it never really teaches you about portion control and stopping when you're full. So I can easily stuff my face with 'syn free' foods and eat way too much.

PirateFairy45 Wed 15-Jun-16 15:00:38

No, this is me done now. I'm sick of trying and failing to loose weight.

It's really getting me down, feel like all my efforts are wasted.

HelloHola Wed 15-Jun-16 15:07:48

No, this is me done now. I'm sick of trying and failing to loose weight.

If you feel like you have attempted everything 100% then perhaps get some medical advise to ensure there's nothing wrong.

It is hard work though - and you should maybe try and stick with it for more than 15 days.

Hang in there OP flowers

LiveLifeWithPassion Wed 15-Jun-16 15:11:44

Maybe being 'done with diets' will work for you.

Carry on exercising, eat when you're hungry, eat healthy and nutritious food, watch your portions.

00100001 Wed 15-Jun-16 15:33:09

I would recommend the following.

Start again from today.

weigh yourself and decide a time to weigh yourself once a week.
measure thighs, bum, waist/tum, chest and upper arms.
(make a note of where you measured, eg. belly button / mole on leg / at birthmark on arms/ nipples - so you can measue the same place again later)

Write all the info down in a notebook, paper, spreadsheet, whatever suits you. Put it away for now and 'ignore' it.

Then eat "normally" for a week, keeping a food diary. with the best guess of portion sizes you can.
Keep an exercise diary too.

Weigh again after 7 days (same day and time as before e.g. Monday 7am) - don't worry about measurements this time.

come back on here and show us your diaries and any loss/gain. eg. +2lbs or -3.5lbs

we'll help you smile

Save your measurements for about 3-4 weeks then re-measure and see what happens. Often you'll find your weight will stabilise, but cms will drop (iyswim?) So you might stay at the same weight, but find your waist is 3cam smaller smile

00100001 Wed 15-Jun-16 15:34:37

also _ i gain weight for a variety of reasons 1) PMT :/ can put on 3-4lbs without even trying 2) I eat too many carbs 3) a combination of both!

PirateFairy45 Wed 15-Jun-16 15:44:28

Been trying for years on and off.

But it's been for 15 days I've been giving it everything I have

Not sure where I am in my cycle as I have PCOS.

I'm also on mertazapine for depression.

eyebrowse Wed 15-Jun-16 15:51:49

I think it normally takes a few months before you notice any difference. Also if you are working out a lot you might be turning fat to muscle which is heavier than fat.

Tragicomical Wed 15-Jun-16 15:56:05

The only diet that reversed my PCOS gained 7 stone was Atkins (low carb, high fat)

Lost it in 9 months and the Pcos went away too. SW is too carb heavy for me.

HereIAm20 Wed 15-Jun-16 15:57:34

When I did SW I actually put on 3lbs the first week! It doesn't suit everyone having "free stuff" because it doesn't teach portion control. I know others though that swear by SW and have lost loads. As I said there may be some other plan that suits you better. Also if you have started to work out loads (when you didn't used to) then you are building muscle and thus weight loss wouldn't show

Pinkheart5915 Wed 15-Jun-16 16:03:27

15 days isn't that long, although with most healthy eating plans you can lose 1-2 pounds a week, people's bodies are different and lose weight at a different rate.

Have you thought of logging your food & exercise each day on my fitness pal? I have used it when shifting baby weight in the past I find it helpful to see the days calories add up.

How does slimming world work? Is it one of these plans that say you can eat as much fruit for example as you want? Trouble is with plans like that all food has calories even if it's a free food on the plan your on.

I have friends that have had real success with the 5:2 diet I couldn't do fasting days personally.
My sis in law is always low caring works really well for her.
For me I find ( when not pregnant) walking with the pram, doing pole dancing lessons and just eating 3 meals no snacks works a treat for me.

branofthemist Wed 15-Jun-16 16:05:57

I have pcos and it really disheartening.

I also also do SW. Normal EE plan doesn't work for me. I do the SP plan. My doctor said there is evidence to suggest lower carb diets fm work better for those with PCOS.

You should have also filled in diaries for your consultant to look over. And should do for your first four weeks. What's has her feedback been?

HairyMoose Wed 15-Jun-16 16:14:34

That's your problem then, it's Mertzapine one of the most fattening anti depressant there is. It's fruitless trying to lose weight with that antidepressant it won't happen! If you're happy to change antidepressants ask for Welbutron as that works with dopamine and not seratonin so it actually causes weight loss instead of weight gain. Links regarding Mertzapine weight gain
www.medscape.com/viewarticle/588676
patient.info/forums/discuss/mirtazapine-weight-gain--185898

sconebonjovi Wed 15-Jun-16 16:14:38

Mirtazipine could very well be your problem, I ballooned when taking it, and it's notorious for making it hard to shed weight. Could you look at getting your medication changed?

PirateFairy45 Wed 15-Jun-16 16:45:39

I'll speak to my doctor about changing it. One of the main reasons I'm on it is because it helps me sleep

tigerdick Wed 15-Jun-16 17:17:47

SW, WW and Atkins don't work for me. The only thing that works for me is CICO (calories in, calories out).

Download the My Fitness Pal app and track your calories for a week. You'll be shocked at how calorific so-called 'healthy' foods can be!

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