Monday, October 10, 2011

Weight Loss: Help, I'm stuck in a rut

I'm officially stuck in a rut.

My weight hasn't changed much for the past month.  I'm really trying to change up my routine - eating less, eating healthier, cutting out alcoholic drinks...  But still, no change.

I've also started running on a treadmill.  I hate running on a treadmill because I get bored really easily.  For a long time, I couldn't run because it was super boring to me.  But the weather over here is cooling off really fast, and it will too cold to run outside by the end of this month.  Hence, I've started running on a treadmill.

Running on a treadmill does have its benefits.  I run at the same pace, which keeps me from slacking off.  I know I'm running more intensively than when I ran outside.  I've noticed that even if I wake up in the morning with a huge headache, running eases the pain (although honestly, it's tough to get out of bed with a raging headache). 

So yeah.  I'm not sure what to do.  Any advice?


This week's weigh in: 68.0 kg (-0.2kg)

xoxo, K

12 comments:

  1. It sounds like you are doing all the right things...I learned that for healthy weight loss...it is a rather slow process. It took me four months just to shed 1.5-2kg. I think what also helped me was I cut out desserts (but I let myself have dessert on Fri & Sat); I didn't eat anything after dinner no matter how tempted I was; and sleeping well also staved off feeling tired and the urge to snack (one of my triggers to eat outside mealtimes is exhaustion)....so I think keep doing what you are doing and you will shed the weight! 

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  2. I don't really have any advice for you but it's also my understanding that when the weather turns cold, the body naturally stores fat to help retain warmth. I'm really not sure how true this is but if it is, then that could be why the plateau in weight loss right now.

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  3. Try eating more protein, and cutting down on carbs! Good luck!

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  4. Try eating frequently.. but in much smaller proportions? Like, healthy snacks! It's suppose to work ^^ Also, try watching tv, listening to music or something whilst running? Something that would inspire or motivate you to enjoy running :) It's also to do with genetics, some people are naturally larger than others, so the inability to lose weight right now might be the reason?

    What are your sleeping & eating habits like? Every time I go over to China & Hong Kong I end up staying up/sleeping early depending on who I'm with, and I only eat 3 times a day (usually in large proportions for lunch & dinner - but healthy with lots of veges). If eating only 3 times a day is impossible, try 5 times a day (with small proportions) and try not to eat anything after 9pm~

    good luck with your weight loss, I hope something I've said helps. I look forwad to your next update :)

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  5. Hi lovely, hang in there. I know it's tough. Weight loss and maintenance will be a struggle with me for my entire life. I hate the dreadmill too but I find that running on an incline helps my endurance and heart rate go up. Also, if you knees can handle it, try doing sprints. Run for a 2 minutes, rest for a 1 minute and repeat. They can be pricey, but maybe meeting with a fitness trainer or nutritionist can give you the right amount of motivation that you need. You're doing a great job. Keep it up!

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  6. don't loose heart completely!  loosing weight really takes forever...took me something like 1-2 months to shed 2kg before.  i'm sorta in a rut too, been at 64kg for the past like 2-3 months :\  one thing i did was eat less at dinner and eat normally during lunch and breakfast, and that seemed to have helped, but lately i've been bad with the "eat less at dinner."  I also added drinking red wine at night which probably didn't help with my weight loss... *sigh* 

    we both must keep going at it!!!!

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  7. You are such an inspiration for me! I run on an incline as well!!

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  8. Unfortunately, this doesn't work for me!! I end up eating too much!

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  9. That's a good idea.  I'll try it out!

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  10. I wish I were back in Hawaii! Then I'd be exercising more!

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  11. It's a good idea to not deprive yourself.  I'll keep that in mind!

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