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sick of not losing weight

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Created January 21, 2013 at 1:32 AM

sup guys. im really frustrated here. ive gotten off paleo for a week or 2 due to the holiday season, but back on it. anyway ive been running every night for a mile or 2. and still havent lost any pounds. its really pissing me off, and making me want to give up at times, because i dont know what else to do.. my current weight is 260. my goal is 160-180. i dont have a gym membership, so ive been doing my treadmill at home, and jumpropes, squats and sit ups. please guide me with the right advice, so i can get back on track and lose this weight, and be looking somewhat toned by summer.

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on January 22, 2013
at 10:35 AM

besides running i really dont know what else to do, im trying out hitt with jogging then running then jogging then running again

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on January 21, 2013
at 10:00 PM

I know what you mean, but I also know that stress is really bad for your progress. Just try your best to accept yourself along the way. You can try the 30 day challenge and say "I accept myself unconditionally right now" in the mirror once everyday. It will help, even if you don't believe it at first. You can also check out "Hungry For Change" on Netflix for some more tips on that. You can do it!

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on January 21, 2013
at 02:00 AM

I agree, stress is no good.

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on January 21, 2013
at 01:59 AM

HIIT is High Intensity Interval Training. Technically you can do it from anywhere since you can do it Sprinting, biking, rowing or on an elliptical. This video covers it nicely: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=geVJqKCFk-c . If you follow his protocol you will significantly decrease bf and increase muscle. You won't become muscular, you'll just look a lot better basically. This will actually work if you choose to do it.

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on January 21, 2013
at 01:43 AM

and everything im doing doesnt help. so idk what else to do.

6e5f39a30de97c253823ce56c31682fb

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on January 21, 2013
at 01:43 AM

i really am stressed honestly. sick of being fat, and want to get back in shape, and enjoy life. sick of being over weight.

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on January 21, 2013
at 01:39 AM

what is hitt? sorry. can i do this at home?

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5f678ffff153bfc8a17ac1ee438c054f

on January 21, 2013
at 01:41 AM

You could also try low carb/ ketogenic paleo!

One thing I know is that stress won't help the process, so just be patient and your hard work will pay off! (:

6e5f39a30de97c253823ce56c31682fb

(43)

on January 21, 2013
at 01:43 AM

and everything im doing doesnt help. so idk what else to do.

6e5f39a30de97c253823ce56c31682fb

(43)

on January 21, 2013
at 01:43 AM

i really am stressed honestly. sick of being fat, and want to get back in shape, and enjoy life. sick of being over weight.

Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

(10989)

on January 21, 2013
at 02:00 AM

I agree, stress is no good.

5f678ffff153bfc8a17ac1ee438c054f

(1405)

on January 21, 2013
at 10:00 PM

I know what you mean, but I also know that stress is really bad for your progress. Just try your best to accept yourself along the way. You can try the 30 day challenge and say "I accept myself unconditionally right now" in the mirror once everyday. It will help, even if you don't believe it at first. You can also check out "Hungry For Change" on Netflix for some more tips on that. You can do it!

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on January 21, 2013
at 04:03 AM

I am in the same boat.

I was 311 lbs in November of 2011. I did some crash diets and bounced around between 285 and 295. In July 2012, I started CrossFit and Paleo. I dropped 30 lbs in almost the first month alone. Since Sept 2012 I have only really lost about 10 lbs (I'm now at 248) but my clothes keep getting bigger.

Don't stress it. Do what you have been doing and don't just measure your progress with your scale. If you are working out and eating the right way, you are going to get healthy. The scale isn't the only tool to measure health. Pay attention to how you feel and how your clothes are fitting.

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on January 21, 2013
at 02:16 AM

Simple way to HIIT that helped me, just sprint the last couple of hundred yards of your jog. Throws your metabolism into a confusion. Another one is burns and descending sets: instead of just stopping after your 10 nice controlled reps, suddenly just rip off as many more as you can as fast as you can regardless of bad form. (That's burns). Descending reps is keep doing more reps just using less and less weight so you can keep going. After a few you can't even lift up a piece of paper. These are good ways to build variety into your intensity and keep the metabolism guessing. This goes for pushups, pullups, dumbells, whatever. I lost the last stubborn bit of weight by doing these things.

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on January 21, 2013
at 02:45 PM

How long have you been eating Paleo? Are you writing down what you eat? Have you given it at least 3-4 weeks? We all go through the "I can't lose weight" stage... trust me. Maybe give it a month, then try to change things up by either limiting carbs or reducing calories a little and see if anything changes? I'm sure you have become better at running at least! :)

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on January 21, 2013
at 05:14 AM

Body weight exercises.

Simply, a book called "You Are Your Own Gym" has great examples even if the nutritional recommendations are out of date and unPaleo. Push ups, pull ups, squats, all sorts of varieties of each of those to start out easy and ramp up difficulty as you build strength.

You can get a lot of mileage from a single adjustable dumbbell.

Do give yourself days of rest.

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on January 21, 2013
at 02:58 AM

Skip the long slow run and just do the sprint/HIIT stuff plus pleasant walks outside in the fresh air. Lift weights if you can, too. If not weights, then stuff like pushups.

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on January 21, 2013
at 02:47 AM

I like Paul's suggestion of a sprint at the end of your run. I prefer constant running also rather than HIIT but I do mix up my paces which helps my metabolism. When im stuck on the treadmil for example I will do a 4 mile run where I jog the first and last mile and then for the middle 2, I alternate a pace between 7:40 and 9 every two minutes. You could even just throw a sprint in for a minute every quarter mile or something. ALso, if you get really stuck then I suggest counting calories. When my weight is stuck, counting calories is the only way for me to start losing again.

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on January 21, 2013
at 01:38 AM

HIIT is the only thing that's gonna get you anything close to the body Recomposition you mentioned you want by summer time. Slow state will not get you those results in 4 months. Check out sprint 8.

Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

(10989)

on January 21, 2013
at 01:59 AM

HIIT is High Intensity Interval Training. Technically you can do it from anywhere since you can do it Sprinting, biking, rowing or on an elliptical. This video covers it nicely: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=geVJqKCFk-c . If you follow his protocol you will significantly decrease bf and increase muscle. You won't become muscular, you'll just look a lot better basically. This will actually work if you choose to do it.

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(43)

on January 21, 2013
at 01:39 AM

what is hitt? sorry. can i do this at home?

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on January 21, 2013
at 03:35 PM

Don't just use the bathroom scales as your bodyweight may not be the best inducator. Use a tape measure too and see if you're losing inches. If not then you need to change the calorie equation (calories in versus calories out). You need to try working at a higher intensity maybe using intervals.

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on January 21, 2013
at 02:02 PM

Hi There, I agree with Jackie as food has generally much more impact on weight and body fat loss than exercise. Post a couple of days typical meals you eat

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on January 21, 2013
at 06:10 AM

What are you eating on a given day? Are you low carb? Do you have dairy?

While exercising is important for health, in my own personal weight loss experience, food and sleep have been the biggest factors for success. There were times when I couldn't really work out (aside walking around, I live in a city so that helps), but really being careful with food and watching how each type of food affects me, plus getting plenty of sleep. I feel that stress and working out too much can hinder weight loss, and I think that sleep helps offset this. But this is of course from my own personal experience and that of a few close friends.

I sometimes feel like I have only so much willpower to distribute in a given day, and if I work out, I tend to overeat. But if I just watch what I eat, avoid nuts (they always stall me for some reason, even when fitting into my carb/cal range) and get plenty of sleep, weight pours off, especially if I am low carb/keto. The food can get monotonous and boring, but seeing the scale keep going down and feeling my clothes getting looser really gets me through the day.

Good luck, I know the frustration, and I hope you find what works for you soon!

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on January 21, 2013
at 04:50 AM

Running was not a good form of exercise for me in terms of weight loss and body composition. I started running a few years ago and worked my way up to running 3-4 miles 3-4 times per week. I was my only form of exercise. However I did not lost fat or girth and never seemed to build any muscle or a lot more endurance.

And frankly I didn't love it. I was often sore in the legs and knees and found that running for more than 20-30 minutes was boring.

After reading some tips on this board I dropped running completely and switched to high-intensity exercise like kettlebells, calisthenics, etc. I aimed for 20-30 minutes of my most intense possible exercise every other day, and besides that just took long walks. I got a job commuting on the rail/bus which involved lots of walking and walked into town most days for lunch.

I immediately lost about 10-15 pounds and a few inches off of my waist, while I was spending less time per week exercising. I gained muscle tone and generally felt better, slept better, and was not sore except in large muscles occasionally.

After about 6 months of this I got the nerve to try crossfit and really enjoy it. It is about 1000 times as intense as what I had been doing at home alone, but fun and easy to stick with. I dropped about 5-10 more pounds but totally transformed my body composition, losing about 4 more inches off of my waist, gaining substantially more muscle, and looking noticeably leaner. Still i spend less time exercising per week than I did when running but look and feel a lot, lot better.

They say that health is 80% diet but for me I think it is 80% exercise.

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on January 22, 2013
at 10:35 AM

besides running i really dont know what else to do, im trying out hitt with jogging then running then jogging then running again

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on January 21, 2013
at 10:06 AM

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