I know what you mean about it seeming like it takes forever to come off. I also workout 5-6 days a week and for the first month or two, I was at the exact same weight before I started working out! I didn't understand how that could be, but I aso realized that sometimes when we workout, we also cheat a little more with our eating because we say, "well, I worked out today so I can eat this!" Anyways, the gym I belong to has a BMI machine that I used when I expressed my frustration to one of the trainers there. I found out that I had lost 1% of bodyfat the first month, over 1% the second month and 1.8% the third month! So, the scale only shows 6 lbs less, but I have a ton of lean muscle and am down a pant size! So, don't get discouraged with the number on the scale...and remember, you do have to 'treat' yourself sometimes or you'll end up bingeing when you deprive yourself of what you like
Originally Posted by BusyBee123
So I'm in need of some extra motivation with my wedding now being under 3 months away! Yikes! Its funny how you plan and plan for months and then all of a sudden it seems to sneak up on you!
So I posted ages ago that my goal was to lose 30lbs for my wedding in January. I did really really well initially and the first 10lbs came off pretty easily. Then of course, I lost motivation and took a bad food and no work out break! What was I thinking?!? I've been back on track for the last month, but the weight is creeping off SO SLOWLY! I'm now only down a total of 15lbs from my starting point, and my goal of 30lbs is starting to seem out of reach. I'm working out 5 days a week cardio and weights, and eating super low carb (no breads, pastas, rice, etc) and sticking to lean protein, fruit and veg. I even got through Canadian Thanksgiving without a single cheat. I just wish the results were there!
I don't mean to complain, because I know that I have accomplished something, but its so frustrating to get on the scale and not see any movement!