Thursday, February 08, 2007

can my body hold onto weight??

i mean seriously. it's been OVER 2 weeks that i have been eating rather well (a few slips here and there). i have literally, not lost a single fucking pound. and i'm wondering- can your body hold onto weight instead of let it go???? because i sincerely feel like that is what my body is doing.

i'm doing what i normally do to lose weight. and usually, i would lose these stubborn 10 pounds, rather easily. not this time. is it because it's winter? honestly. i'm wondering if it's easier to lose weight when it's warm outside because your body doesn't need all the extra layers?? and maybe part of the reason my body is holding onto my ass for dear life is because it's winter and it wants the insulation? i'm grasping here, but i am genuinely wondering if the weather has something to do with it? or stress? or what?!?!

have you ever experienced this? what should i do? i'm not going to give up, but i'm not getting ANY results and i don't understand. help me before i kill something. thanks.

24 comments:

Wendy said...

Are you working out? Because muscle is heavier, so you could blame that.

Stephanie A. said...

Working out can help. So can cutting out the stress in your life. Bob Harper (from Biggest Loser) was on Ellen today (watching while I was at the gym during my lunch- gold star for me!) and he said that stress releases a hormone that actually holds on to the weight. With as much as you've been going through with wedding planning, well, that could be your culprit. It might be time to kick it up a little more than you normally do to off-set the stress.

Good luck. I'm right there with you, though. These pounds are sticking and while I've been a bad girl some, I feel like I should weigh a lot less. Bah.

dcrmom said...

I dunno, but I'm in the same boat these days. Although with my life right now, stephanie a.'s stress diagnosis could be partly to blame in my case.

Eileen said...

I hate to be cliche, but when you get older the old tricks don't work as well as they used to. Seems like back in the day I could will 10 pounds off and they'd come off.

Cardio helps.

Kim said...

Jen, I feel your pain. I've been doing nothing for ever it seems, but I work my ass off for it. I just gave up on looking at the scale and go by how my jeans fit now. And if you are using the same method as what you used to use, your body is on to your tricks. You have to change it all up in order to fool that fat into leaving your body. Totally do everything differently. Go for a late night walk, walk with the girls at work to get lunch somewhere, and skip the midday margaritas! ha ha But definitely don't do what you usually do to lose weight.

Oh and Wendy, I hate to disagree with you, but muscle and fat weigh the same, a pound is a pound, but when you do start to work out more you may see a gain in weight because muscle needs more water to work more. So the more you use your muscles the more water your body keeps on reserve. So you would expect to get anywhere from 5 to 15 pounds in an increase of water weight. But the scale doesn't determine your body size, so throw away the scale, eat right, exercise, and change it up every now and then. You will see a change in your body, don't let that scale frustrate you. Ignore it!!

And that's all I have to say at this moment. But I could go on and on if you want me too!

Mieke said...

hmmm... I have the same problem and have decided that no matter how "healthy" I try to eat, I don't seem to lose a single pound. I have recently started doing a 4 mile walk a couple times a week, and that seems to help, although the scale doesn't say so, I feel it when I put on my jeans and they are a wee bit looser. It is harder to work hard and not see results, but stick with it! It will come!

alison said...

Exercise.

Wendy said...

Kim, I knew as soon as I hit post, I had that totally wrong, but I'm totally slow today. What I meant was that as you exercise, you could be building muscle and losing the fat without the scale showing a difference. And that's still not coming out the way it is in my head.

Troll Baby said...

I was in the same boat before Christmas. I spent two weeks with my Granny and Papa, eating every 3 hours because they have to for Granny's diabetes. I lost 4 pounds over the holidays. Eat more often! It worked for me! As long as it's healthy.

Jennifer said...

Are your clothes fitting differently at all? Muscle takes up less room then fat.

Elizabeth said...

I'm convinced that my body has settled at my current weight and is refusing to let go of it. I hate exercise and I hate dieting but I hate being fat. I know, I'm no help at all. For what it's worth, I think you are perfect just the way you are!

Kristen said...

I do think that it is harder in winter. I think I read that once? If not, go with it anyway. But I'd add some more calorie burning stuff into whatever you're doing because in order to lose weight you have to burn more than you are taking in. but seriously, what are you trying to lose weight for? you're hot!! we love you how you are!!!!

Anonymous said...

you have to eat even though you are trying to loose weight! If you are not consuming enough calories your body goes into starvation mode, and it holds on to every once of fat that you have cause it isn't sure when it will get fuel again... so yes, your body can hold on to weight. a healthy diet and exercise is the only way to go.

Dana said...

My body has been hanging on to 100 pounds for years. Ugh.

I'be been doing Weight Watcher's for three weeks and I've finally lost 2.6 pounds. I think it's different for everyone.

Hang in there, girl! And I'm told weight lifting helps.

Anonymous said...

so let's see your brother is a fat pig at 245lbs and can never lose it so welcome to the genetics club of us...so I deal with it and eat krispie cremes, my annual check up reveals that I am beyond healthy (and this pisses tim off!) and my doctor has never told me to lose weight because all of my tests are great...I would like to be 220 but I do not have the time like these rich fucking people to work out 4 hours a day...I am exausted after my construction day and I don't want to do anything and you think that would make me lose weight...but nooooo, I just maintain. Ican eat whatever as long as I am working and I will hover around 250, if I don't work it's starts to gain really quick...but losing...NO!!!!!!can not be done for the amount of hours required to cardio...FUCK THAT!!!!!!!I am married I don't need to be skinny...skinnier...less fat!!!!Brother jim

ali said...

this is EXACTLY what's happening to me. i think it's an age thing...i used to be able to lose weight when i wanted to...and now i can't seem to. it's so frustrating.

mollymcmo said...

i say cardio and boost up the water intake, thats my 2 cents :)

m

Anonymous said...

ITS THE FREAKING WEATHER! Thats what it does to you up there. lol I hear its been raing up there a couple days? around 80 today here, but rain tomorrow. see you next weekend.

Love johnny

Lisa Fine Goldstein/Kelly Kelly said...

sometimes to rev up metabolism, if you eat small amounts every couple of hours, it really kicks things into gear again. instead of three larger, healthy meals, eat like cottage cheese, blueberries and a few walnuts... then a couple hours later, carrot sticks and hummos, then a couple hours later cheese stick and wheat crackers etc...

It seems to get your body in a burning, burning mode.. and of course, doing a new/different kind of exercise like if you always walk then do a step class, or do a stairmaster.. i think your body can get used to a certain kind of exercise and it's not as much of a shock to your body...

These are things I have found helpful.... good luck.. this process sucks, I know...

Lisa

Lisa said...

I notice if I'm not sleeping well, I could starve myself and still not lose weight. And like Steph A said... stress...

Lisa said...

Try plain green tea... EGCG extract helps...

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hotpinkpencil said...

I also experienced this and after consulting a dr. I ended going on a low sugar diet and I lost 6 pounds in 2 weeks. 10 pounds total and now I am maintaining. I now look at the sugar count on everything I eat. I think every body is different for some it's simply counting calories and for others it's counting sugars and calories and for others it might be something else. First, you might want to make sure your thyroid is working properly - if you have a hypo thyroid (slow) it will cause a weight gain.

Kerry said...

I also experienced this and after consulting a dr. I ended going on a low sugar diet and I lost 6 pounds in 2 weeks. 10 pounds total and now I am maintaining. I now look at the sugar count on everything I eat. I think every body is different for some it's simply counting calories and for others it's counting sugars and calories and for others it might be something else. First, you might want to make sure your thyroid is working properly - if you have a hypo thyroid (slow) it will cause a weight gain.