help, again please!

  • Hello Everyone,

    I am just finishing week 8 and I still have not lost a pound.  I feel like I am bulking up with muscle, but I haven't lost any real fat or inches.  What am I doing wrong?  I have been following the plan perfectly, and not going crazy on my free days.  How do I make myself smaller?  I have some fat to loose and I thought by now I should be loosing inches.....I know the scale doesn't matter so I'm staying away from it.  I know everyone says more cardio isn't the answer but I am willing to do anything I have to, to shrink my body! 

    Any suggestions or words of wisdom?



  • What were your stats to begin with?  Weight, measurements, % body fat, etc.

  • Not exactly sure what my numbers are......I started at 130 lbs and I am 5ft 2 inches.  I would be happy at 125......

  • When you think of it in terms of percentages, it's a different ballgame between you and many of the others in the challenge.  For example, my high weight was 190 at 5'4"  If I need to drop to 130 for a healthy weight, I have 60 pounds to go.  But for the purposes of BFL, let's say I am aiming to drop 25 pounds in 12 weeks.  I need to drop 8% of the 30 pounds each week = 2 pounds per week.  You, on the other hand have 5 pounds to lose, and presumably muscle to gain (which weighs a lot more than fat for the same volume).  If you lost 8% per week, that would be .4 pounds per week, assuming no muscle gain.  I'd say that it's not necessarily a bad thing that you haven't seen a huge change on the scale.  It seems to me that the folks who start out smaller in the beginning see a much greater change in physique, rather than weight.  They all stand taller, chests are up and tight instead of hanging low, shoulders back (not just because of posing), more definition in muscles, etc.  Start keeping better stats, too, and you might be surprised at what you find.  If you don't know where you were, how do you know if you're succeeding or failing?  Plan, plan, plan.  Measure, measure, measure.