Struggling with weight

  • Endy711

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    Jun 14, 2012 10:07 AM GMT
    SO....I'm 5'11, this is the back story.

    When I was going through puberty I was really really fat, and I reached a point where I was 240lbs. I lost a lot of weight in a year and reached 175lbs. And then I bounced back to 195lbs, and then I lost it again to 175lbs in 4 month.

    This was 2 years ago. Now I'm 210lbs. My old diet was just: starvation. Now that I'm 210lbs, I would like to get down again. I realize the starvation method isn't really good for me because I start struggling with bullimia so I began working out.

    It's been a week and I've gained 5lbs. This is freaking me out. I do a lot of cardio and some weight training and have a private trainer. But this weight gain is seriously not helping with everything. My goal is to be around 155lbs by February next year through excising, anyone have any suggestions? Possible?
    The fat on my upper legs are turning into muscles, maybe that's why?

    Also, I would love to try one of these fitness meal plans but I don't eat chicken or fish and the vegan one is like 2100 calories a day....

    HELP!



  • FireDoor211

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    Jun 14, 2012 2:07 PM GMT
    I actually had a pretty similar issue, and I also chose to starve myself. Despite everything I'd read or heard about how bad it was for you. I started tracking calories, and working out like crazy and I couldn't get anywhere near my BMI. Then I decided I should try eating right, shoot for 2000 calories per day (more on work out days). I shifted my eating schedule so that I ate the most in the mornings, snacked a few times, had a decent sized lunch and ate a vey light dinner. Also, I never ate anything after 7pm. I was loosing 2 pounds a week which I feel was a safe amount to lose. But now I stick to the same eating schedule, work out as often as I can and as long as I feel and look healthy I don't much care about my BMI. I think 175 is great for your height. If I weighed 160 like I should at 5'11" I think I would look ill.
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    Jun 14, 2012 2:46 PM GMT
    It's important that you change your eating habits, not just quit eating. You will develop more of a taste for the good foods once you stop eating those that are unhealthy and leading to weigh gain. Also, portion size is very important. Bottom line is, over eating will lead to weight gain regardless of how good the food is for you.

    As for gain, you're going to see some gain as muscle replaces fat. Don't worry as much about the number on the scale when you weigh yourself as the size of your waist. If you're doing a lot of cardio, eating healthy (like chicken, salmon, veggies, fruits and nuts) you'll see your waist size starting to decrease. If that's happening, you're on the right path, keep it up. Good luck.
  • jim_sf

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    Jun 14, 2012 4:21 PM GMT
    eb925guy saidAs for gain, you're going to see some gain as muscle replaces fat. Don't worry as much about the number on the scale when you weigh yourself as the size of your waist. If you're doing a lot of cardio, eating healthy (like chicken, salmon, veggies, fruits and nuts) you'll see your waist size starting to decrease. If that's happening, you're on the right path, keep it up. Good luck.


    This, with added emphasis. The number on the scale is not helpful, because it measures all of you - the stuff you want to keep as well as the stuff you want to lose.
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    Jun 14, 2012 11:46 PM GMT
    How many calories a day are you BURNING?icon_wink.gif
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    Jun 15, 2012 3:59 AM GMT
    Last time I struggled with weight, I took two plates off the bar and tried it again. Then it wasn't so heavy and I could work up to the higher weight slowly.

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    Jun 15, 2012 4:15 AM GMT
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    paulflexes saidLast time I struggled with weight, I took two plates off the bar and tried it again. Then it wasn't so heavy and I could work up to the higher weight slowly.

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