I'm venting ... there is no feedback anyone can give me right now because I am doing everything i can. I work out from home and don't have the luxury of a gym, so i know i am not lifting the freaking amount that i need to, but I struggle on the last sets. I am NOT slacking off. I HATE MY BODY. I am eating right every freaking day. I am not eating processed foods, I am eating baked everything until i turn into a chicken or slice of fish. I am eating so many veggies (no fats/oils) I am getting sick of them. I just don't know what is wrong with me. I am not on any meds. I am perfectly healthy. I am so tired of struggling and working so hard to see nothing. When will I get a break. I don't know what to do. No weight change, NO body fat change, NO inches lost NOTHING ...... I don't know what to do anymore
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I noticed you said no fats/oils
Also stress elevates your cortisol levels and that is a sure way to gain weight or hinder weight loss
Just things to look at
Sorry guys, I'm not buying this. I know you are trying to help ... i am just in a bad place. Each day, i balance fats/carbs/proteins to meet my daily requirements. I'm not cutting back on anything. I'm starting over. I don't want to give up... i will not let my body win... iwill beat it down.
I appreciate your honesty, I recognize your frustration, I commend your dedication to keep on doing it (at least it sounds like you are going to continue).
I would like my body to snap back into the shape I was when I was 26, but it ain't gonna happen. All I know is that I am in better shape than I was 6 weeks ago when I started this (for the 5th time).
Can you truly say that you aren't in better shape than you were 8 weeks ago? I don't love my body (yet), but I'm getting to the point where I kinda like it a bit. All I have to do is look at the "before" pic taped to my dresser mirror...that is a body I hate.
I wish you continued strength...maybe your story will be one thousands will read about in the future..."the girl that almost quit before she reached her goals"
I'm not sure how much help I can give you but when I did body for life a few years ago it was nearly 9 weeks before I saw any changes. I felt very disheartened, especially as I did everything to the letter. Just persevere and I am sure that you will see the results that you want.
Two years ago, I was at the point where I wanted to "beat" my body into shape. I felt like everyday, I was fighting against my body. And that was the problem. After talking to friends about this and feeling like I'm doomed to being fat, I realized I needed to change myself on the inside before I can see changes on the outside. I pulled out some old photos of myself when I was thinner in my 20's and 30's. I even put one of the photos in a picture frame and placed it on my dresser where I can see it everyday. Then I visualized how it would be to have that body again.
Then I started BLF (for the third.... or was it the fourth time?). From January last year until the summer, I dropped 35 lbs, gained muscle and felt a lot better. Now I'm on a quest to losing the last 20 - 25 lbs. I'm going to see how I look at 125lbs and if I feel the "need", I'll continue on to getting my weight to 120lbs.
Don't lose heart, lots of people don't start seeing results until the 9th week. There's a thread on this board about the 9th week. I read it some time ago. I'm thinking it might be in the "My Transformation" section.
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Here's the thread.
Post # 3 has a link to this article.
I read the article sometime ago. It's very encouraging.
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