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Date: 2002-04-01 22:44
Subject: Arg!
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Mood:pissed offpissed off
I have been working out for now over 1 month. Going 3-4 times a week. Doing 20-30 mins of cardio and then also lifting. I exhaustively changed my eating habits. Cutting a large amount of fat and calories from my diet. I eat or drink fruit almost daily and I drink 1 liter or more of water a day. In this entire time I have lost a grand total of 0 lbs.!!! My body is not reacting like I know it should. I have lost weight in the past and I should have lost 15lbs by now. But I have lost anything. I'm planning to go to the doctors and see if there is something wrong with me... Possibly a thyroid issue? I'm not sure, but I do know a misfunctioning thyroid can make it impossible to lose weight. It's pissing me off. I have been dedicated to this and my body is screwing with me!
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Life mostly un-examined.
User: dipster
Date: 2002-04-01 22:46 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
What if you're simply changing your body fat ratio? You know.. building muscle while losing fat?
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Pain heals. Chicks dig scars. Glory. Lasts forever
User: dangarion
Date: 2002-04-01 22:47 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I don't think that is it. I still should have lost some weight. Unless I'm going to be a rock solid muscle in another month or so...
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icelily5: Sailor Moon
User: icelily5
Date: 2002-04-01 22:55 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
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Do your clothes fit better at least?
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J.
User: beddheadd
Date: 2002-04-01 23:05 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Do you feel like you've toned up, though?

When we get older, our bodies change, and it's not so easy to lose weight anymore. What worked maybe just a few years ago, might not work any longer. Also, you might want to up your cardio to 4-5 times a week. I just did that recently, and I've lost a couple more pounds...and I'm happily looking forward to losing more.

I also push myself toward 45-50 minutes of cardio now, instead of 20-30 minutes. Remember, you have to have an escalated heart rate (heavy breathing, but still able to carry on light conversation) for at LEAST 20 minutes for it to be actually considered a cardio workout. That doesn't count the warm-up (to your desired heart rate), which usually takes the 5-10 minutes at the beginning of your cardio workout.

Anyway. Maybe you should get like a chem panel done (which tells you about your cholesterol and blood pressure, etc.), as well as a body fat reading done now when you go see the doctor...and then in another couple months or so, go back and get another one done. You'll probably be pleasantly surprised that you've lowered your other body stuff, instead of being discouraged that you've not lost actual weight.

Plus.
You're probably building muscle, and losing inches rather than the weight. Keep it up and you won't be disappointed...it took me like 6-8 months to lose only 30-40 pounds, and I'm STILL working on sculpting my body...except now, it's more for health reasons than anything else. (Well, okay...I want to look super hot too, but who doesn't?!)

Okay, and I know this is getting super long...but try to focus on a specific area you want to target (for me, it's my big ol' tummy and hip-area now...before it was my thighs/legs and arms), and maybe work on that specific area every other day. Work on other areas on the other days. :)

Good luck and don't be discouraged!
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Pain heals. Chicks dig scars. Glory. Lasts forever
User: dangarion
Date: 2002-04-01 23:21 (UTC)
Subject: Re:
Unfortunately 4-5 times a week is nearly impossible. I just don't have the time. Working till 7 makes it difficult enough especially since I like to go the club late like 10 PM, and that makes it a little difficult to get to bed by 12. My cholesterol is good. I got that done awhile back. But I guess I should get that stuff done, but I still think maybe it's my thyroid. I know I'm building some muscule but it's still buggin :)

I'm not giving up anytime soon though.
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User: fresh25
Date: 2002-04-01 23:18 (UTC)
Subject: HA!!!
I bet your wrists and forearms are in great shape...........
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Pain heals. Chicks dig scars. Glory. Lasts forever
User: dangarion
Date: 2002-04-01 23:23 (UTC)
Subject: Re: HA!!!
Hahahah, you are one funny guy. But hey I could kick your ass... anyday :)

Don't quit your day job.

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User: fresh25
Date: 2002-04-01 23:33 (UTC)
Subject: Re: HA!!!
You could "what" my ass?

Yeah, you HAVE been single too long..........

I think you work out and run to relieve all that built up tension...........heh.
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