The other thing to keep in consideration is that muscle weighs more than fat. So if you're doing it right and eating the proper amount of protein, veggies, etc and are exercising, you'll gain muscle and the scale will move very slow at first. Then all of a sudden, numbers on the scale will just plummet. When I lost that weight, I lost alot first because in the beginning I wasn't eating totally correct and the bulk of what I lost was water weight. When I started eating correctly, then the weight loss evened up. Make sense?
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7 9/10/12 10:25 P
Sounds like you needed a good long sit down hehe!! I was doing the Charlie brooks and alternated between two other workouts every day except Sunday and was on weightwatchers and didn't loose half as much as you! I did loose quite a few inches though! Everyone around me was telling me not to look at the numbers just focus on how I felt but I would step in the scales and think not enough was happening! Very irritating! I think the healthy thing for me to do might be to throw the scales out! I don't think I could though its like they have a weird hold on me very bizarre hehe!
On average when I lost those 50lbs, I lost 20 lbs in the 1st month and then I lost 10lbs a month for the next 3 months after that. I basically never stood still. I had a super active job (small business deli) and every day when I got home from work, I would speed walk for a mile. This time around because I weigh so much more than what I did at that time, I'm starting swimming. It's a whole body workout without the pain. I try not to focus on the pounds though. I have to on here because it asks for a goal, but I'm more going by how my clothes fit. If I get to a point where I'm totally happy and feel healthy and my weight is at 175 vs 150, then that's fine. I think we put too much into the numbers. Numbers will drive you insane!!! That's just what I've learned over the years of dieting, and I think that's why it hasn't really worked!!!
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7 9/10/12 9:58 P
Thanks for replying! It's extremly irritating when they say oh just loose some weight and you will be fine! But its so hard to do! I find myself getting so unmotivated when I exercise and eat well for months and not much happens, then I tend to think oh sod it and reach for the Pringles haha! I have tried every route with my doctor and now the last resort is a drug called orlistat with rather nasty side effects hehe! I'm currently 14 and a half stone but would love to be 12! But I will look into the GI diet sounds worth a shot! I tend to steer away from the term diet sounds so restricted I prefer the term healthy eating :P if you don't mind me asking when your 'healthy eating' :) how many pounds on average do you loose a week?
I too have PCOS. I wish there was a magic cure for it......oh wait...there is....losing weight!! LOL. I get very frustrated with being told that the only way to cure my condition is to lose weight, but my condition makes it very difficult TO lose weight. It's totally a vicious circle!! From all of the research I've done, the low GI lifestyle (also what is recommended for Diabetics) is supposed to help our poor PCOS bodies get back in sync. A long time ago, I lost 50lbs, and when I look back on what I was doing, I realized that I was eating the low GI way. Lots of lean proteins, fruits and veggies. I didn't deprive myself of sweets, I just made sure that during the day, I was really good with what I put in my body. I'm personally trying to retrain myself in the way that I look at food. Instead of leading with my taste buds, I'm just trying to look at it 90% of the time as fuel, and clean fuel. I've got a long way to go myself, but I thought I'd share that info with you. I'd recommend either finding a website about the low GI diet or buying the PCOS "diet" book. It's not really a diet book, it's more a lifestyle change. Hope this helps!!
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7 9/10/12 9:37 P
Hey! Not sure if I am posting in the right place... Apologies if not! I was wondering if any one else here suffers from PCOS? It's extremly hard to lose weight with this condition and I want to know if anyone has any success stories or tips? I need some motivation really to help me loose the weight (2 stone). Thanks guys!
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