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Gutted, followed my diet to the letter and put on 1lb

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Al0uise Fri 25-Jan-13 15:45:51

I can believe it is a bit of muscle,not 10lbs though. i'm definitely stronger but i'm carrying excess fat around my middle. In cms my ribcage and hips are 16cms larger than my waist. My legs are still ok but the midriff balloons like a cartoon character.

Erebus Fri 25-Jan-13 15:25:13

What's your shape like? I mean, are you fit? Is the extra weight muscle, if you're training twice a week?

Al0uise Fri 25-Jan-13 14:40:29

Not a pound, i weigh exactly the same. I'm also ten pounds heavier than i was in September.

Erebus Fri 25-Jan-13 11:28:33

AlOuise- have you managed to lose anything since your first post on Jan 16th? When might you expect your period water retention to have eased? Mine takes 3 days. Please let us know how you're getting on!

Al0uise Fri 25-Jan-13 10:24:52

If only i knew, i'm just musing out loud. I definitely think that my low carbing caused the depression though.

Erebus Thu 24-Jan-13 21:25:24

I was a bit 'put out' that after 5 days of continuing mindful eating (PMc) this week, having lost 3lbs week one, 3 lbs week 2; then day 5, week 3- nothing! Naught! zero loss! But guess what? AF is in evidence. Ah-ha. I am very peri-menopausal so it can happen any time tho is often, at this stage, very light but long, but I bet that's why my weight loss has halted ( a lie. 1lb in 6 days as I couldn't resist a check this morning!); Next weigh in, 8 days hence will be 'instructive', providing I stay on track with mindful eating!

Alou - what happened with your low carbing? Do you think there was a link between that and becoming depressed? I don't quite understand your next bit- are you saying the low carbing reset your metabolism in a bad way? But then you say calorie counting hasn't worked. Genuinely interested.

Al0uise Sun 20-Jan-13 23:14:00

I've just got my period which explains a lot. I mainly low carb but I do have plenty of vegetables. I've also been tracking on MFP and since October I've been working out with a trainer. Initially once a week but now twice a week. 5 years ago I lost over 2 stone by obsessively low carbing, great figure but I ended up on anti depressants, terribly depressed. I wonder if low carbing almost reset my metabolism because calorie counting alone appears to do nothing for me.

Rosa Sun 20-Jan-13 16:24:12

I have the same problem and have really upped my exercise routine to try and kick start my metabolic rate as well as eating small and often, fruit, rice crackers, carrot sticks etc. I have gone up in weight but down in measurements. My diet consists of pasta, protein and bread some days but loads of veg . Don't give up ....

BlackAffronted Sun 20-Jan-13 16:11:02

Did you cut out carbs? Try that instead of calorie restriction.

saladcreamwitheverything Sun 20-Jan-13 16:02:43

I joined Weight Loss I've lost 30lb since september. Its all about going back to basics, counting calories (boring I know). But it really is that simple. It gives you a calorie allowance per day and you log what you eat and drink....costs about £8 a month, you can have a free 24 hour trial though to see what you are getting into...really works for me.

Erebus Sun 20-Jan-13 15:53:11

I have been very lucky in that I saw results quite quickly- I'm doing PMc but I wonder how much weight you have to lose? I have a good 2 stone; but you read on here about people with 5 stone to lose dropping, like 10 lbs a week! They have way more to lose, and thus maybe have eaten considerably more daily than 'recommended' for quite some time, therefore a sudden reversion to 1200 cals a day causes their bodies to instantly shed.

Where are you at in your cycle? I avoid weighing-in if I know I have 'the bloat' as that's pretty depressing, too. But if you wait 2 or 3 days, once you're 'on', you may see a more dramatic loss which is encouraging.

Are you generally more muscly or blobby, like me? I'm not sure but I think muscly people, due to their fitness and faster metabolism, tend to make muscle faster than us blobs, and the same volume of muscle weighs at least 20% more than fat.

Hang in there, day by day. I know you'll very soon see a loss.

freerangeeggs Sun 20-Jan-13 11:50:27

I know the feeling, it's gutting when that happens.

Remember there are loads of reasons why it might happen. How much exercise have you been doing, and what type? Lots of exercise can result in increased cortisol levels, leading to water retention (temporarily). It could potentially be muscle - although a pound in a week is lot of muscle to gain, it could be a contributor. Your body might still be adjusting to the new low-cal diet and clinging to all the calories it can.

Persevere for a few more weeks. Remember, like most other things, we can't expect our weight loss to be linear -it'll have peaks and troughs, if you plot it on a graph, and that's normal.

What diet are you following?

Al0uise Sun 20-Jan-13 10:14:43

I've lost a couple of pounds since I posted actually, maybe, just maybe my metabolism has woken up. I did a protein only day on Thursday and I think that's kick started something. Going to do a protein only at least one day a week I think.

starshaker Wed 16-Jan-13 09:04:36

its depressing isnt it.

Al0uise Wed 16-Jan-13 08:45:38

Are you me? I've just posted the same thing on Twitter. I'm going back to low carb. Nothing else works obviously. I've been 1200 cals a day since new year also working out with a trainer twice a week and I've put on 2lbs.

Fuck Fuck Fuck

starshaker Wed 16-Jan-13 08:38:29

I have followed my plan and generally had between 1200-1300 calories. I have been more active but instead of losing weight i have put it on. Pissed off and upset sad

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