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Elisateach 09-19-2011 04:09 PM

What the heck am I doing wrong
 
So this is my second go round with Medi.2 years ago I lost 40 lbs ( the 207 in my profile is where Medi counts me since that was where I was the first time I started)but sadly let most of it come back. I started back on August 22. I was 197 at that point. First week 6.2 second week 3.6 last week .8 , this week based on my scale and what time of day either 1.5 or 2.5 or gained .5 What the heck??
I am following the plan, weighing my food, and this time I am working out 3-4 times a week at a gym. When I am at the gym I do the treadmill for 30 minutes at 3.5 mph, then weights for about another 20 minutes. One day upper body next lower.
I am trying to drink lots of water but as a teacher it is not easy....
The ketostix have gone bad already, this happened all the time last time,never lasted. I was in ketosis, but added fruit last week, so who knows! The fruit BTW was 1/3 of an apple hardly a pint of ice cream!!!
I can see a big difference in my body, my pants are all loose and my arms are getting toned, I just get so discouraged because I read about these HUGE loses and really mine are not what I wanted to see.
I want to see big numbers too! I am turning 55 on the 10th of October :birthday:and would love to see the low 170's by then. Any advice?? Or should I just stop whining????

hyonlyf 09-20-2011 09:29 AM

Sorry, no advice as I am new to this, but didn't want to read and not respond. I am sure one of the veterans will have some good advice for you, hang in there!

LisaC.NewJersey 09-22-2011 12:23 PM

I am in my fourth week and am down 14 lbs. Not as much as a lot of other people but I am probably not exercising enough either. I do have a hard time drinking all my water because I am on the go a lot. I have been maintaining a 3-3.5 loss each week though. Not sure if I should be losing more....

guitarjg 09-23-2011 11:21 AM

If you're exercising, specifically lifting weights, just wait it out a bit and you'll see the losses. When I first added exercise my weight went up. Just hang in there, you'll lose the weight.

dawny95 09-23-2011 11:32 AM

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Originally Posted by LisaC.NewJersey (Post 15027050)
I am in my fourth week and am down 14 lbs. Not as much as a lot of other people but I am probably not exercising enough either. I do have a hard time drinking all my water because I am on the go a lot. I have been maintaining a 3-3.5 loss each week though. Not sure if I should be losing more....

Hey Lisa,

We have just about the same weightloss in 4 weeks. I am down 14.8lbs.

I asked at the clinic & they told me that 1-3lbs is a great loss for a week. Its easier on your body. I dont know if they were trying to make me feel better or telling the truth. But I am happy either way!

Dawn

hyonlyf 09-23-2011 01:48 PM

I think that is a great loss. At end of my 3rd week I was down 13lbs so not too much difference. I have been pretty good about walking so I think that may be helping. Splurge on an ipod, makes it go by so much easier.

aim in Fla*working 12-21-2011 09:04 AM

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Originally Posted by Elisateach (Post 15017879)
So this is my second go round with Medi.2 years ago I lost 40 lbs ( the 207 in my profile is where Medi counts me since that was where I was the first time I started)but sadly let most of it come back. I started back on August 22. I was 197 at that point. First week 6.2 second week 3.6 last week .8 , this week based on my scale and what time of day either 1.5 or 2.5 or gained .5 What the heck??
I am following the plan, weighing my food, and this time I am working out 3-4 times a week at a gym. When I am at the gym I do the treadmill for 30 minutes at 3.5 mph, then weights for about another 20 minutes. One day upper body next lower.
I am trying to drink lots of water but as a teacher it is not easy....
The ketostix have gone bad already, this happened all the time last time,never lasted. I was in ketosis, but added fruit last week, so who knows! The fruit BTW was 1/3 of an apple hardly a pint of ice cream!!!
I can see a big difference in my body, my pants are all loose and my arms are getting toned, I just get so discouraged because I read about these HUGE loses and really mine are not what I wanted to see.
I want to see big numbers too! I am turning 55 on the 10th of October :birthday:and would love to see the low 170's by then. Any advice?? Or should I just stop whining????

what does your medi doctor think is the cause?

Sandinga80 12-24-2011 07:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Elisateach (Post 15017879)
So this is my second go round with Medi.2 years ago I lost 40 lbs ( the 207 in my profile is where Medi counts me since that was where I was the first time I started)but sadly let most of it come back. I started back on August 22. I was 197 at that point. First week 6.2 second week 3.6 last week .8 , this week based on my scale and what time of day either 1.5 or 2.5 or gained .5 What the heck??
I am following the plan, weighing my food, and this time I am working out 3-4 times a week at a gym. When I am at the gym I do the treadmill for 30 minutes at 3.5 mph, then weights for about another 20 minutes. One day upper body next lower.
I am trying to drink lots of water but as a teacher it is not easy....
The ketostix have gone bad already, this happened all the time last time,never lasted. I was in ketosis, but added fruit last week, so who knows! The fruit BTW was 1/3 of an apple hardly a pint of ice cream!!!
I can see a big difference in my body, my pants are all loose and my arms are getting toned, I just get so discouraged because I read about these HUGE loses and really mine are not what I wanted to see.
I want to see big numbers too! I am turning 55 on the 10th of October :birthday:and would love to see the low 170's by then. Any advice?? Or should I just stop whining????

Also keep in mind...eating more protein in itself in increases muscle mass...my muscle mass went up on my third weigh in and I hadn't started exercising...and since you're lifting weights consistently it will increase even more which is what you want ;)

Happy holidays!
Sandra


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