Sep 292011

Well poo..

If you fread my blog from the website vs. a reader, you probably have noticed that even though I lift weights twice a week, run or elliptcal 3-4x a week and don’t sit around much….my weight hasn’t budged.

I lost 4 lbs a few months ago, I have gone from a size 18 to a size 14 since January because of my workouts, I’ve lost a bit of fat, but not a lot, but my weight…is samsies!

My trainer asked me how I was doing weight wise and if we need to go back to weekly weigh ins just to help me get focused and stay on track.  We discussed what I’ve been eating and its not all that bad, but its not that great either.  I need to cut out the carbs that aren’t complex, besides maybe one cheat day a week. I need to eat simple protein, veggies and fruits can provide the carbs that I need..and I need to otherwise cut out the rice, pasta, taco shells, too much bread…boo.  She’s not telling me to go all Atkins or anything, just watch the carb intake and limit it to fruits and veggies the best that I can.

I was informed that eating when you are trying to lose weight is fuel, its not supposed to be interesting, fun, tempting all that special, its food, its fuel, its the basics and I need to stick to them.  I’m going to be hnngry and I can eat, especially after workouts, but no more cheating at least not til the weight starts coming off consistently. 

 I was given the example of “clean eating” to follow.  Simple ingredients, real food. I looked it up on Amazon and I saw a few books one being the “Eat Clean Diet” by Tosca Reno and a couple of cookbooks that she has published to go along with it.  I think I’m going to buy them and try them out, let you guys know what I think! I just need ideas. I think I understand clean eating but I need some hand holding on what the heck to shop for and what to make!

Do you guys have any suggestions? Eating clean sounds good doesn’t it?

I better start cleaning out the cupboards and fridge!!

<3 Merbear

  9 Responses to “Lots of workouts does not equal weight loss”

  1. I lost 45 pounds on Weight Watchers and hit my goal back in June, so I can’t help but recommend that. I’ve also kept all of it off since then, which admittedly isn’t that long yet, but I know I’ll be able to keep if off if I keep doing exactly what I have been. And trust me when I say I’ve tried diets…I’ve tried a lot of diets, and knowing how I can keep it off is priceless. Also, you mention food being boring or being hungry, and the food I’ve been eating has been anything but boring (I’ve eaten movie popcorn many a time, cakes, cookies, French food, Thai food, anything!) and I’ve rarely been hungry. I’d encourage you to give it a try, and let me know if you have any questions!

    • Thanks for sharing! Congrats on your weight loss! I actually have done Weight Watchers and while I love all the choices, there are too many. I’ve done WW for too many years gone off and on. My body is craving simple, basic nutrients so I now need a more structured food plan.

  2. Hey Lady…
    Clean eating sounds like the ticket. Two Fit Chicks (aka Mizfit) has 2 pod cast on “mindful eating” that might be helpful to you as well. I’m doing shakeology right now and loving it !!!! I’m so excited to do it because its actually yummy and it’s got so much nutrition in there.,,so that may be an idea as well. You can do this just keep plugging away at it

  3. Sorry to hear about the struggling. I’m sure the answer to this is yes, but are you doing intervals when you are on the elliptical? I’ve found that I have much better success when I have 2 or 3 interval workouts a week.

    As for eating, clean eating is fabulous. I have trouble doing it exclusively with my hubs and kids, but I definitely see results when I do!

  4. I have been trying to Eat Clean lately as well and I really like it. I haven’t bought any of Tosca’s books, but she writes a regular column in a magazine called Oxygen I think her husband is the editor and it’s a pretty good magazine for “clean” recipes or workout ideas. I’ve also bought Clean Eating magazine and liked it for some food ideas. Both of these websites have sections of free recipes and it might be nice for you to try some out to see if you like it. Have fun!

    • Oh thank you Jaime! That is super helpful! I appreciate the links! I’m totally going to hit up those sites today to plan my groceries tonight! I’ll post if I make anything good!

      • Yes, please share! I love to cook, but I live alone, so a lot of time my “dinner” is just random foods that I like thrown together on a plate haha! It would be nice to have some clean/healthy meals to serve company instead of my old stand-by’s.

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