Starting to get a little discouraged...

  • I started daily burn 3 weeks ago and love the trainers, workouts, and simplicity of it all, but I am feeling discouraged about the results. I can't seem to lose weight if I starved myself to death (which I'm not doing, btw). I am desperate for some answers that will help me get on the road to weightloss! DB says (according to my rank) that ppl are noticing a new me, but there's nothing new to notice! HELP!!!

    Jacks07   by: Jacks07
  • 8 votes
    arnthorla  over 2 years ago by: arnthorla

    #1 Calm down. ;)

    Start by writing down what you eat. Does not have to be measured up to the gram, just like "bread w/ butter", "large glass of milk" ... stuff like that. And if it is early in your day (when ever your day starts) kind of group it as breakfasts and so on, else just write down what you ate, and group by what you ate in "one sitting". So if you grab a banana and toast, and ... eat. Then group it.

    Do this for a week and see how your eating pattern looks like, if there is a pattern. Pattern is better, because it is easier to control and manipulate. And continue with with your exercises as normal.

    In short calm down, gain control, see the pattern (or lack there of), see if there is some thing that you can improve, and then take action (fix it).

    • Jacks07
      Jacks07 over 2 years ago

      Fabulous Idea! Thank you :) While quitting is not an option (I have a wedding dress waiting for me in 6 months), improving always is, and this will help a lot. Here goes!

  • 4 votes
    lucylove4465  over 2 years ago by: lucylove4465

    You aren't doing amazing and enjoy the workouts. Weight is something to put in the back of your mind. You should just eat a healthy diet clean and the odd treat. If you are obsessing over losing pounds you lose focus on what matters...YOU ARE GETTING A STRONGER PHYSIQUE

    • Jacks07
      Jacks07 over 2 years ago

      Thank you. That honestly helps. :)

  • 4 votes
    Bathsheba  over 2 years ago by: Bathsheba

    Have you considered getting your body fat percentage measured? People often don't think they are losing weight at first because they don't see the scale go down. But actually, they are putting on muscle. I have seen a woman after 6 months of working out weigh the exact same weight but look entirely different. If this is what is happening, it may take a while for the gains to show. I agree with everyone: Make a journal, set a daily plan, and keep on keeping on! You are doing so much! :)

  • 3 votes
    andysmith  over 2 years ago by: andysmith

    What does a normal day of food look like for you?

    • Jacks07
      Jacks07 over 2 years ago

      To be honest, I don't really have a 'normal' day of food... I have been trying to eat some kind of breakfast before I get out the door, a healthy lunch like tuna or fruit, and dinner is pretty much whatever we have at home that resembles healthy; which more often than not, doesn't.

  • 3 votes
    misssandy  over 2 years ago by: misssandy

    if you want to track your food carefully check out the other dailyburn site. I find it really helpful. I also agree with what the others have posted: don't starve yourself (above 1200 calories each day), make sure you are balancing carbs, fat and protein, do not eliminate any group, give your body time to recover because that's when muscles grow, and stop staring at the scale, measure yourself or get your body fat measured because remember muscle weighs more than fat! Good luck!

  • 2 votes
    codemonkey2841  over 2 years ago by: codemonkey2841

    Do you exercise nearly every day? I've noticed that if I push myself too hard and don't give my body time to recover every few days I stop seeing results (or as good of results). I can't emphasize how important it is to allow your body to recover when exercising.

    • Jacks07
      Jacks07 over 2 years ago

      I actually do. I take a day off a week; but i'm not sure that's enough...?

    • codemonkey2841
      codemonkey2841 over 2 years ago

      It depends on how hard you're working out. If you gradually feel rundown leading up to your recovery day, you should probably add another recovery day into your routine.

  • 1 vote
    Jewlzm  over 2 years ago by: Jewlzm

    It may end up being that you are not getting enough calories. It was that way for me. Using the information on their website on nutrition, keep track of everything you put in your mouth. I learned that anything under 1200 calories and my body thought it was starving to death and held on to everything it could causing me to gain weight.

    • Jacks07
      Jacks07 over 2 years ago

      Hmmm good thought. I'll try that, thanks! :)

  • 0 votes
    queenbee420  over 2 years ago by: queenbee420

    keep up the good work

Subscribers (9)

  • andysmith
  • Jewlzm
  • arnthorla
  • misssandy
  • codemonkey2841
  • Bathsheba
  • queenbee420
  • lucylove4465
  • Jacks07


DISCLAIMER: This Daily Burn Community is a user forum for discussion purposes only and is not a medical resource. Any content or advice contained herein, should not be substituted for that of your medical professional or for any treatment that may have been prescribed by your doctor. If you suspect that you have a medical problem, we urge you to seek competent medical help.