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Discussion in 'Other Substances' started by kgord, Mar 31, 2016.

  1. kgord

    kgord Community Champion

    So, I have been on a pretty strict diet for a month. I have not weighed myself for a very long time...but I know I was making some progress because all of my clothes are looser..and I am no longer having any kind of sleep apnea issues...however, I was weighed today as part of a study and I weigh more than I have ever weighed in my life!!! I am really upset about it..because I have been so good I really have..maybe not perfect, but very good for terms of my eating...I know I can conquer this weight issue.but I thought I was really doing well..and yet my food addiction seems to come back and bite me in the butt everytime. I need encouragement.
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  2. morgoodie

    morgoodie Senior Contributor

    Maybe the weight is from muscle that you are building if you are exercising more. You must be doing something right if your clothes are fitting loser. Sometimes, it is little differences that mean more than the number on the scale. I think that looser clothing and better sleeping is a better way of judging that you are headed in the right direction versus paying attention to the scale. I hate weighing myself and dread it every time I go to the doctor.

    You have to keep your head up and know that you can do it. Setbacks are part of the game but you just have to get back on board and strive for better. I know you can do it and will battle the food monster one day at a time.
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  3. kgord

    kgord Community Champion

    Thanks for the encouraging words morgoodie. I guess I just was expecting something totally different than what I got today. I mean I have been making a lot of sacrifices and it just wasn.t reflected. I guess it was discouraging because now I feel I have even further to go...well I do, it is a fact. YOu are right though..I did do a lot right..I tried hard and if I try hard enough enough I should be able to kill this beast!
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  4. kgord

    kgord Community Champion

    Food addiction is a real issue in my life but I think also, that there is a medical reason I cant lose weight easily. Thyroid problems run in my family and I need to have my checked. It may just be that my metabolism needs to be speeded up a bit to really see the weight come off. This is important with any addiction to explore any medical issues that might be a factor in addiction.
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  5. Belovedad

    Belovedad Active Contributor

    Take a picture of your body and post it up in your room. As big as possible. Look at it every morning and remind yourself of your goal. Take another picture each month and see the difference.
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  6. serenity

    serenity Community Champion

    Don't feel bad, I think that even if you didn't lose weight, you lost a few inches instead, because that's what happened to me. My weight has remained the same, but I lost a couple of inches.
    Last edited: Mar 31, 2016
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  7. ZXD22

    ZXD22 Senior Contributor

    It usually starts with the inches, then you will start to notice your weight dwindling down. That was what happened to me. It's either that or he is working hard enough that the muscle is building as fast as his fat is burning offsetting if not adding more weight as muscle is denser than fat.
  8. serenity

    serenity Community Champion

    In my case though I never exercised at all, I just took some slimming pills and I saw some changes already. I guess these things do work even if you don't move your body.
  9. monty

    monty Active Contributor

    See you can't change suddenly!Change is really hard but if once done then our happiness is out of this world.If you have decided to change yourself then it will take some time, you can't change suddenly in a few days for the major change you will have to wait for someday.You can;t lose hope because "Winners Nevers Quit And Quitters Nevers Win".So,don't loose hope from yourself just have the belief in yourself and stay with your decision.The day will come when you will see your journey you can;t even imagine that how did you does it?
    Good luck to all!Be happy and never lose your hope!
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  10. djolem

    djolem Senior Contributor

    Don't sweat it man. It is not about the weight but the shape and cm. Muscles are 'heavier' that fat. Of course that means atomic weight or something like that. Anyway, one kg of fat is 5 times bigger that one kg of muscle. Maybe you have turned your fat into muscles and hence your weight. I believe you have shouldn't have any worries. Do what I do. Measure your self.
  11. remnant

    remnant Community Champion

    Start your battle against food addiction in your mind. Exercise will not bring about weight loss if recent research is anything to go by. I have a simple strategy worth trying. Eat those foods you are addicted to at breakfast to your fill. Then take a smaller portion for lunch. Only take fruits and vegetables for supper.
  12. Momma9

    Momma9 Community Champion

    I am sorry you are feeling discouraged! I suggest you throw out the scale and don't worry about weight. Like someone else said, it is very possible you have lost fat and gained muscle and/or bone density. If you are feeling better, health problems are going away, and your clothes are loose, you are doing great!!

    I hate to see you restrict your diet. I find it easier to keep foods around that I can eat lots of and not worry about it! Popcorn, any veggies, some fruits, etc. Foods that are crunchy, salty, or sweet can really help with those cravings. Another easy way to lose a lot of weight and fat is to not eat simple white carbs like bread, flour, and sugar.

    For instance, last night I made spaghetti and vegetables for dinner. Spaghetti sauce, noodles made from zucchini with my spiralizer, and a little bit of ground beef. I sauteed a big skillet full of onions, sweet peppers, and mushrooms. I also had a pot of green beans. We pigged out! And the best part was no need to worry about portions!!
  13. darkrebelchild

    darkrebelchild Community Champion

    I hope the scale is accurate, food may not be the reason why you @kgord have gained so much. Other reasons could be stress, sleeplessness, certain drugs and hormones.

    Don't give up on your diet, but try to find out the cause for your weight gain and work at it. I'm sure you will do fine and achieve what you set your mind to.
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  14. kgord

    kgord Community Champion

    Yes, well I have had plenty of all of those. minus the drug part. I am going to have my thyroid checked as I think that could be a reason actually. Plus I need to get much more active. All I can say, like most of us, is that I am a work in progress. It is hard to realize I have let myself go so far down this road though. Maybe I have hit "bottom."
  15. Damien Lee

    Damien Lee Community Champion

    Don't feel so down and out! The important thing is that you tried and you've already achieved a certain level of success in combating your food addiction. This is a good sign that you can do it! Yes, you may have had a bit of setback but tomorrow's a new day, which is another opportunity to try again.
  16. MrsJones

    MrsJones Community Listener Community Listener

    @kgord. It's a good sign that you are losing inches that's how I started out as well before losing one pound. I don't know how that all works but it did wonders for my motivation to continue what I was doing.

    I agree that you should see if you may have thyroid problems and increase your activity. If would probably help if you had someone or a dog along with you on walks. If you feel comfortable in doing this volunteer to take a friend's dog on walks.
  17. kgord

    kgord Community Champion

    Yeah, honestly, I have been thinking about getting a dog. But I want to put my house on the market and having a dog would just complicate things at this point. If I do end up staying here..which I may have no choice, I think I am going to get a dog. I had one and miss having one. However, I am now playing pickleball which I like so that will help.
  18. zaerine

    zaerine Community Champion

    If your clothes are looser and you can sleep better, those are positive results and you should not feel bad about that. Continue to be motivated in having a healthier life to see or have more improvements in your life in general. Good luck. :)
  19. Deeishere

    Deeishere Active Contributor

    (((((Kgord)))))))) I am giving you a cyber hug.
    You ARE making progress. Just by your clothes fitting better. People may not agree with me but the scale is NOT my friend. When I started losing weight (I am starting over again), I would not use the scale at all. The scales can be wrong. For one, is it properly balanced? What time of day did you weight in? Is it that time of month (you can have 5 lbs. weight gain), and you could have water retention. Since you are in a study, can you tell them to not tell you your weight? Let your clothes be your measurement for now. I would make a goal to look at the scales when I can fit into my size 18 dress or whatever your goal size is. That way you won’t let the scales dictate to you on whether or not you are successful.
  20. Tremmie

    Tremmie Community Champion

    There are several natural supplements that can help you lose weight. Also.... don't feel bad, you might have burn fat and gained some muscle, specially if you exercised. Sometimes that extra weight is just water retention... you should look into that possibility as well. You are definitely more healthy now :) but I know how depressing it is to find out you have lost no weight despite being on a diet.