A long time ago I decided to lose a few pounds, quite a few I hoped. I joined a gym and did the Nautilus equipment routines three or four times a week.
Over a couple years of steady work, I got very strong, but didn't lose so much as an ounce. Maybe that is part of it.
Well, I think that I'm allergic to it.Originally Posted by mickal555
Whenever I get the urge to exercise, I just lie down until it passes!!! =;
problems worthy of attack prove their worth by hitting back (Piet Hein)I cook with wine, and sometime I even add it to the food. (W.C. Fields)
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I know I'm not immune to exercice, since I'm clearly allergic to it. :wink: ops:
...Yawn ... Someone fetch the remote please.
It was interesting to see my mum's strategy when my parents finally bought a new tv with remote control. She implemented the rule that the remote control lived on top of the t.v. This not only gave my dad some additional exercise (and defeated the whole point of a remote), but also prevented him from randomly flicking through the channels when he was bored.Originally Posted by frogesque
You probably traded fat for muscle mass, which is a good thing, though the fact that you didn't lose any weight indicates that your caloric intake matched the amount of energy you were burning.Originally Posted by Enzp
If someone wants to lose weight, they have to burn more calories than they take in; this will guarantee weight loss, after correcting for water weight. (And anyone who says otherwise has never heard of the Laws of Thermodynamics.)
Agreed. It's been said that it's usually impossible to exercise to a point where the increased energy expenditure results in significant weight loss. You need to eat less.
Of course, just because you lost weight doesn't mean you lost fat. You could just as easily lose muscle which is bad. Better to be 200 pounds and have a ton of muscle than 180 and a lot of fat... I say keep lifting, and eat better. Results occur but take more time than one would expect. Took about a year in my case.
the best (well, "only") diet I've tried:
1) switched from drinking beer most of the time to vodka/diet lemonade to reduce the carb intake
2) drink just a glass of instant breakfast in the morning
3) eat lunch around 2 or 3 in the afternoon (this becomes much easier after a month or so. Before that, it was torture!)
4) skip dinner (or eat something light, like a salad or soup).
Been on this since for almost a year, and have lost close to 30 pounds (and around 2" off my waist). I'm the same weight now as I was at 25! And, no "real" exercise plan to stick to! =D>