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SurroMummy13 Fri 08-Apr-16 06:35:31

AIBU to assume that dieting (and I have been strict), along with walking around 15/18 miles this week would mean weight loss?

No, just been on the scales and it says I've fucking put 1kg on! What the fuck?

So pissed off right now, making me not want to bother.

I mean, would you be pissed? I'm really trying.

CrazyDuchess Fri 08-Apr-16 06:45:05

Weight loss is 80% diet - did you track what you ate this week??

Water retention - are you due your period?

I get being annoyed but it's just one week and you just got to keepisode going.

GabiSolis Fri 08-Apr-16 06:58:02

Can you give us a rough idea of what you ate? That might show any issues.

CrazyDuchess is right though, it is just one week.

BiftasWifta Fri 08-Apr-16 06:59:56

Don't give up, it might catch up next week and you could see a good loss! Keep going

Muskateersmummy Fri 08-Apr-16 07:06:26

Also depends where you are in your weight loss journey. If is your first week it's often the case that you gain and then begin to lose. Also if you have just started exercising your muscles retain water to help them heal so you will gain before you lose. And if you are nearing the end, the losses become harder. So you might need to mix things up a bit to kick start them.

crazyduchess is completely right about 80% diet. You can't out train a bad diet.

maddening Fri 08-Apr-16 07:08:18

I did 1000 calls for 3 weeks and lost nothing, ate out three times over Easter and had 5 mini eggs and put on 5lb - have pcos so find it had to lose - totally sympathise

maddening Fri 08-Apr-16 07:09:09

Cals Not calls

curren Fri 08-Apr-16 07:17:52

It really depends. I really worked hard last week. Stayed the same. I have pcos. It happens.

Eating well and being active isn't doing me any harm though.

It depends on what you are eating and how much, are you eating the right things but too much, not enough, your weight, how much you have to lose, any underlying health problems.

Weight loss may be calories vs calories out. But in real life it's often not as simple as that.

Sirzy Fri 08-Apr-16 07:19:11

What did you eat?

AyeAmarok Fri 08-Apr-16 07:25:42

How fast were you walking? Could you maybe try almost "power-walking" this week? Gets the heart rate up more than walking and will help fitness too.

What sort of food have you been eating? I find a pint of water before food helps too (not sure if you've been doing that too).

Keep at it. Good luck!

trinity0097 Fri 08-Apr-16 07:32:05

Gaining muscle?!

What are you eating?

Whocansay Fri 08-Apr-16 07:32:40

1kg? (Assuming you are being honest with yourself about how much you ate), it could be water retention, or potentially muscle mass if you were previously doing very little exercise. Is that a possibility? Do you feel more toned at all?

gamerwidow Fri 08-Apr-16 07:40:40

Keep at it weight loss rarely goes in a straight line. This is my weight loss over the last 3 months. You can see if goes up and down week to week but the overall result is down,

ManneryTowers Fri 08-Apr-16 07:45:05

Agree with PPs as to diet. It's always surprising how much exercise is needed to work something off.
My weight loss goal took a year to reach. During that year I regained and loss again anything from 1 to 6lb, depending mostly on water retention and alcohol consumption.
Keep at it OP!

RubbishRobotFromTheDawnOfTime Fri 08-Apr-16 07:48:21

You're my weight twin, gamerwidow grin

OP we need to know how much you weigh, how long you've been losing weight/trying to lose weight and what you've been eating.

Smeldra Fri 08-Apr-16 07:53:08

Did you drink enough water/fluids?
Are you getting enough sleep?

Toffeelatteplease Fri 08-Apr-16 07:54:50

You need to track your food and weigh everything

Runningupthathill82 Fri 08-Apr-16 07:56:03

Have you tracked what you're eating, and kept an eye on portion size?
It's really easy to overeat. When I first started doing my Fitness Pal I realised that my portions of cereal, pasta etc were far too big and I had to cut back. My idea of a serving of cornflakes, for example, was double the recommend 30g.

Also - and I mean this kindly - walking a couple of miles a day is great, but isn't really enough activity to have a significant impact on weight loss.
Could you up the amount of time you're spending on your feet, and also ideally add in something more high-intensity, such as circuits, running, spinning etc?

Wherediditland Fri 08-Apr-16 07:57:10

PCOS is a sod

I am normal weight but am hugely strict due to PCOS and it really makes me fed up.
I haven't had a cake, biscuit, chocolate, crisp or any bread for about five years.

LagunaBubbles Fri 08-Apr-16 07:57:17

It's very easy to under estimate how much you actually eat, so keep track. Plus if you aren't eating enough either your body can go into "starvation mode". It will probably show up as a loss next week.

mupperoon Fri 08-Apr-16 08:00:46

Triplets RubbishRobot and gamerwidow! Spookily the same.

OP I was walking 40-50km a week training for an event plus "normal" walking and still didn't lose weight, although I did tone up. It really is mainly about the food.

I weigh myself every day (against most advice) so that I can see if I'm going wrong over the week. It really helps with my motivation.

I've lost weight this year without too much effort or deprivation just by skipping breakfast/eating main meal earlier when possible and reducing carbs (low carb high fat).

Ifailed Fri 08-Apr-16 08:01:52

Don't give up! You are doing the right thing if you want to loose weight, you just need to figure out what is right for you. Is the walking new? If so, good for you for doing it, maybe extend the length if you can?

WotsitSandwich Fri 08-Apr-16 08:17:53

I started a VLCD 4 days ago and have lost 7 pounds already shock have you thought about doing something like this? I know some people are really against them but might be good for a few weeks to kickstart your weight loss. The biggest motivator is the scales going down so quickly, even if a lot of it is water weight.. I feel like I have less of a belly already!

The past few days have been quite hard, but this morning I've woke up feeling great with a smelly breath so I must be in ketosis now, which means things will only get easier from here!

Good luck whatever you decide!

SurroMummy13 Fri 08-Apr-16 08:42:40

I'm not eating, I'm on Lipotrim so basically just shakes + 2litres water per day.

I have PCOS too and it's gone from mild to severe in the last year X

curren Fri 08-Apr-16 10:08:07

Are you very overweight?

As that is who Lipottim is aimed at.

I have pcos. Doctor told me to try a low carb, moderate fat diet. Weight is falling off. Doesn't work for everyone with pcos, but has me.

I eat quite a bit though. Loads of veg and protein.

What treatment are you having for pcos?

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