View Full Version : I still Weigh the Same??!!

04-24-2006, 08:51 AM
HI DISer and Wishers,

I stepped on the scale 5 days ago and weigh 160.

I started my diet 5 days ago. Significantly reducing my wheat flour intakes and no eating after 7:00 p.m and lifting weights.

I stepped on the scale this morning and weigh exactly the same -- 160. Boo.

Why is this??? Anyone else too? Does it take a week or longer.

04-24-2006, 09:24 AM
:cheer2: :cheer2: hang in there SeeDisney

i do think it can take some time to see the differences depending on where your metabolism was before you started. it's kinda hard to think this through without knowing the details. are you drinking at least 64 oz of water daily? watching your salt intake? did you drink alcohol over the weekend? these things affect my weight fluctuation. for me i fluctuate usually around 4 lbs, meaning if you were me you could step on the scales tomorrow and be down 2 lbs. then 2 more a couple days later than back up 1. you know what i mean?

how about measuring yourself? i think that is a better way to gage your success -- by the way your clothes feel and measurements show you where and how much you are losing in size. to me that matters more than a number on the scale

are you a healthy eater otherwise? just reducing wheat flour and eating too many calories may be counterproductive. i'm old school in that calories in must be less than calories burned to lose. but if you were previously not eating enough calories and had your metabolism in a starvation mode, it could take a few weeks for your body to realize there is no need to hold onto any and all stored energy b/c starvation is not a worry.

if you know you are doing the right thing, hang in there -- the loss WILL come!

04-24-2006, 11:18 AM
Lifting weights is going to build muscle. Muscle weighs more than fat does. You could very well be losing fat while building and toning your muscles. Sometimes the scale won't budge and yet your clothes will feel looser. Don't let a number discourage you. Keep at it, that muscle that you're building is going to make nutritional demands on your body. It will raise your metabolism and burn calories faster. Eventually, your body will realize this and switch over to fat-burning mode.

04-27-2006, 11:14 PM
I stepped on the scale this morning and weigh exactly the same -- 160. Boo.

Why is this??? Anyone else too? Does it take a week or longer.

Don't feel bad. In December I started working out 5-7 days a week. I cut out most desserts and sugar, and I haven't lost a single pound! :confused3

Things are fitting a bit looser, but I've been tracking my measurements and they haven't really changed much. Area's have shifted a bit but not even a pant size difference.

I can see muscules in my arms though, so something it working. BTW for my workouts I'm doing a Bodypump class 2-3 times a week and walking 2-3 miles on the other days.

04-28-2006, 09:38 AM
Start a food diary to track all your meals. I know calorie counting stinks but you have to have a calorie deficit to lose weight - you must burn more calories then you are taking in. A great site to help with a food diary and track your caloires burned is fitday.com - I love this site! Keep up the great work and you will see a loss soon!

04-28-2006, 10:14 AM
5 days is not nearly long enough to evaluate the effectiveness of your diet and workout routine. Give it some time, you are not going to see results overnight.