1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Weight Loss not seeing results

Discussion in 'Health' started by stucksucksnayota, Feb 7, 2012.

  1. Feb 7, 2012 at 8:46 PM
    #1
    stucksucksnayota

    stucksucksnayota [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2007
    Member:
    #2863
    Messages:
    622
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Barry
    Fort Smith, Arkansas
    Vehicle:
    14 Taco 4x4 TRD Sport DCSB
    OEM roof rack, Shorty antenna (eBay), soft tonneau cover, K&N drop in air filter, bed mat, interior LED lights, 5100's, MT tires to come soon!!!
    Hey guys I have a quick questions about my Health!

    I have been dieting and exercising for 4 weeks now and I have yet to see very much change at all. I know that it takes time to see results, maybe im just getting anxious lol I dont know.

    I thought I would post up what I'm doing and get someone with a little more experience in this field to give me your input!

    As far as my exercising goes I have been mountain biking 3 to 4 days a week and I have been averaging about 10 to 15 miles per day at a pace of about 8 to 10 mph average.

    As far as my diet goes I have been trying to eat alot better. I have cut out all my fast food, all my cokes, and other things like candy, beer, liquor, etc.

    For breakfast I will usually have 2 eggs scrambled with a 1/2 cup of oatmeal
    Mid morning snack ether peanut butter crackers or some kind of nut
    lunch usually a turkey or chicken sandwich with some veggies
    Mid afternoon snack trail mix or fruit of some sort
    Dinner grilled chicken, rice, veggies, veggie soups
    Evening snack popcorn

    I have a calorie tracker on my phone and I am usually around 1500 to 1900 calories per day.

    I'm 6' 250lb.

    I have also increased my water intake.

    Maybe I'm just being paranoid lol but is there something I should change or do a little differently to see better results?

    Thanks
     
  2. Feb 7, 2012 at 8:54 PM
    #2
    NumNutz

    NumNutz One of the original 7928

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2008
    Member:
    #7928
    Messages:
    4,740
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Nick
    Meridian, MS
    Vehicle:
    Big Pimpin
    Lots.
    EDIT: I CAN'T READ!!!!

    That's a lot of miles to be running in one day. Especially if you are just starting to run. 50-70 mile weeks are on average for marathon runners. I would suggest bringing your mileage down to about 15-30 miles a week tops and running them at a faster pace like 8-8:30 pace.

    Are you weighing yourself daily? Is there any fluctuation in your weight?

    Edit: If you are running 8-10 mph that's a sub 7:30 minute pace. If you keep that up for 10-15 miles you are on pace for a 3:30:00 marathon time. You shouldn't need to lose weight if you can run that fast...
     
  3. Feb 7, 2012 at 8:59 PM
    #3
    pancho

    pancho Go home Nubbs, street lights are off!

    Joined:
    May 6, 2011
    Member:
    #56192
    Messages:
    1,254
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Pancho
    Rancho Cucamonga, Southern California
    Vehicle:
    '11 DCSB MGM
    Plasti Derp'd Emblems rear bumper and grille. Debadge tail gate, Powder coat OR rims.
    White eggs. Ill.post up.my diet when I get home. Its consists 6 meals a day.
     
  4. Feb 7, 2012 at 8:59 PM
    #4
    stucksucksnayota

    stucksucksnayota [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2007
    Member:
    #2863
    Messages:
    622
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Barry
    Fort Smith, Arkansas
    Vehicle:
    14 Taco 4x4 TRD Sport DCSB
    OEM roof rack, Shorty antenna (eBay), soft tonneau cover, K&N drop in air filter, bed mat, interior LED lights, 5100's, MT tires to come soon!!!
    Haha theres no way I would be running that much in a week, I'm mountain biking that far each week lol

    And ya I have been weighing myself everyday and my weight seems to be like 2 pounds lighter one day and 2 pounds heavier the next, but its always around the same weight.
     
  5. Feb 7, 2012 at 9:05 PM
    #5
    dexterdog

    dexterdog My pee parts itch

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2009
    Member:
    #19571
    Messages:
    3,666
    Gender:
    Male
    Oly WA
    Vehicle:
    '07 FJ
    Change up your workout routine.and maybe push you caloric intake closer to 2000.
     
  6. Feb 7, 2012 at 9:06 PM
    #6
    stucksucksnayota

    stucksucksnayota [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2007
    Member:
    #2863
    Messages:
    622
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Barry
    Fort Smith, Arkansas
    Vehicle:
    14 Taco 4x4 TRD Sport DCSB
    OEM roof rack, Shorty antenna (eBay), soft tonneau cover, K&N drop in air filter, bed mat, interior LED lights, 5100's, MT tires to come soon!!!
    I was wondering about my calorie intake.

    If I am not eating enough calories can that be just as bad as me eating to many calories?
     
  7. Feb 7, 2012 at 9:22 PM
    #7
    dexterdog

    dexterdog My pee parts itch

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2009
    Member:
    #19571
    Messages:
    3,666
    Gender:
    Male
    Oly WA
    Vehicle:
    '07 FJ
    Yes, because your body goes into emergency mode. It says, "I need to store this." Usually for weight loss 1500 to 2000 calories is the average but if you are way more active then obviously 1500 isn't going to be enough.

    I am kind of in the same boat as you though right now. I hit a plateau at 50 lbs loss and now I am going to change up my workout regimen and try to speed up my metabolism. As far as weighing yourself is concerned it is disappointing to weigh yourself at different times due to the water weight you lose after a bike ride. You'll be 2 to 3 pounds heavier the next day. I try to stick with weighing myself once a week.
     
  8. Feb 7, 2012 at 9:28 PM
    #8
    stucksucksnayota

    stucksucksnayota [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2007
    Member:
    #2863
    Messages:
    622
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Barry
    Fort Smith, Arkansas
    Vehicle:
    14 Taco 4x4 TRD Sport DCSB
    OEM roof rack, Shorty antenna (eBay), soft tonneau cover, K&N drop in air filter, bed mat, interior LED lights, 5100's, MT tires to come soon!!!
    Good info thanks! And congrats on the 50lb loss that is awesome!

    How long have you been working at it to drop 50lb's?
     
  9. Feb 8, 2012 at 5:10 AM
    #9
    dexterdog

    dexterdog My pee parts itch

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2009
    Member:
    #19571
    Messages:
    3,666
    Gender:
    Male
    Oly WA
    Vehicle:
    '07 FJ
    Thanks. I started at the end of September. The holidays were a real bitch but I made it through.
     
  10. Feb 8, 2012 at 5:17 AM
    #10
    Haslefre

    Haslefre Offline

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2012
    Member:
    #71523
    Messages:
    15,349
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Brady
    Puget Sound
    Vehicle:
    09 Offroad 4x4.
    IronMan4x4 Foam Cell Pro Fronts, IronMan 2" rear leaf pack. Relentless 1/4" steel skid plate. Weathertech Digital fit front floor liners. BAMF Sliders with kickout. HomerTaco Satoshi grill.
    You need to throw some other stuff into your routine. Weight loss isn't automatic. It takes some time. I have been deployed for 4 months and I gained 6lbs by working out in my first 3 weeks. I am now back down 30 from that point.

    Just keep at it and it will show soon. Plus, it isn't always your weight you will see the changes in. You should be looking at your size. Measure your waist in the same place on a weekly basis and I am SURE you will see results!
     
  11. Feb 8, 2012 at 5:32 AM
    #11
    WNYTACOMA

    WNYTACOMA Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2008
    Member:
    #10961
    Messages:
    1,326
    Gender:
    Male
    Clarence, New York
    Vehicle:
    09 Metalic Grey TRD OFF ROAD
    Toyota Nerf steps Bugflector 2 Tool box Weathertech floor liners Wet Okole F/R - Bk/Char
    Use a mirror instead of a scale.

    You are likely adding muscle now while you are losing fat.

    ...and stay away from late / later day carbs.... (Bread, potatoes, etc...)
     
  12. Feb 8, 2012 at 5:48 AM
    #12
    stucksucksnayota

    stucksucksnayota [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2007
    Member:
    #2863
    Messages:
    622
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Barry
    Fort Smith, Arkansas
    Vehicle:
    14 Taco 4x4 TRD Sport DCSB
    OEM roof rack, Shorty antenna (eBay), soft tonneau cover, K&N drop in air filter, bed mat, interior LED lights, 5100's, MT tires to come soon!!!
    Good info guys thanks! And i was kind of thinkin that my leg muscles may be growing from all the cycling.

    One more question. I have read that i should be weight training as well and honestly i cant stand lifting weights (got enough of that in high school football lol). But how important is weight training for a diet compared to just cardio?
     
  13. Feb 8, 2012 at 5:58 AM
    #13
    Haslefre

    Haslefre Offline

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2012
    Member:
    #71523
    Messages:
    15,349
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Brady
    Puget Sound
    Vehicle:
    09 Offroad 4x4.
    IronMan4x4 Foam Cell Pro Fronts, IronMan 2" rear leaf pack. Relentless 1/4" steel skid plate. Weathertech Digital fit front floor liners. BAMF Sliders with kickout. HomerTaco Satoshi grill.
    Weight training isn't necassarily a must. You can do simple body weight exercises such as pushups, situps, pullups and anything like that. BUT, the more muscle you put on the more fat is burnt trying to carry around and feed your added muscle. Cardio and diet alone can help you lose weight but you do need to add more muscle in your body for best weight loss purposes.
     
  14. Feb 8, 2012 at 6:03 AM
    #14
    elmo7

    elmo7 Easily Replaceable Member

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2011
    Member:
    #61553
    Messages:
    710
    Gender:
    Male
    SC
    Vehicle:
    07 DC TRD OR 4x4
    I'm a skinny ass by default, but I run and bike a bit so I'll offer my advice. Your body wants all the fat it can get. It's afraid you might die over winter if you don't have it! It thinks long term and wants to put away calories for a rainy day. Think of it as a reserve. Your body will begin to unload fat when you change the eating habits because it will burn the reserve. Ok, so that should drop lbs.

    Also consider though that you are exercising a good bit. You can't carry heft around w/o some muscle. That means you will add lbs. So in my view, you're trading fat for muscle. That's a good thing.

    You obviously have a cyclometer on your bike. Track your averages by course. I'm sure you'll see times coming down. Sure, part of that is being familiar with a course, but part is a stronger, faster rider too.

    After a while, that extra muscle will be cooking up more fat reserves and the weight will start to come down. Might take about 3 months to really see it though. But by then, it's much easier and you'll feel great.
     
  15. Feb 8, 2012 at 6:06 AM
    #15
    PkTaco

    PkTaco Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2010
    Member:
    #43154
    Messages:
    779
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    David
    Zanesville Ohio
    Wbat everyo.e said so far has been good. Like every one says change up the routine. How long have you been working out for? Doing yoga or swkming is a good alternative to those wbo can't stand to lift weights.
     
  16. Feb 8, 2012 at 6:07 AM
    #16
    xJuice

    xJuice My spoon is too Big!

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2007
    Member:
    #3208
    Messages:
    7,335
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Josh
    North DFW
    Vehicle:
    07 DCSB Sport Prerunner
    Grom iPod/Bluetooth adapter, mud flaps removed, clear turn signal bulbs, TSB leafs, two extra D-rings, debadged, fog light anytime, OEM bed mat, Undercover classic, Hankook Dynapro ATM, Fumoto valve
    Ditch the peanut butter crackers, bread on the sandwich, rice and popcorn. Instead of the bread, eat more meat (protein). I like to get the small rotisserie chickens from the store and carve all the meat off of them, you can eat the meat from them for a few days. If you have steak one night for dinner or chicken or pork, just make one extra helping and eat that for lunch the next day. Don't use dressings on your vegetables(if you do). Carrots, tomatoes and cucumbers taste just fine by themselves. If you need a dressing for a salad, try some extra virgin olive oil and lemon juice. Any sugars you intake should only be found naturally like in fruits.
     
  17. Feb 8, 2012 at 6:14 AM
    #17
    DEEVON911

    DEEVON911 Semi-pro

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2010
    Member:
    #35030
    Messages:
    12,302
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Dave
    Bethel Park, PA. Burb of the Burgh.
    Vehicle:
    2010 MGM Mostly Stock Off-Road 4x4
    TRD Cat-back Exhaust. Semi-Debadged. Shorty 8 in. Antenna. Weathertech vent visors. TRD FJ Cruiser Center Cap Wheel Mod. Nitto Terra Grapplers. Inverter tapped into for outlet in cab. Tacomaworld sticker which adds 5 hp.
    I know you said weight training is not something you want to do, but it does help. I found the best way from me to lose weight was include weight training. Also they say your weight fluctuates by 2 pounds every day, so I wouldn't worry about the 2 pounds up or down.

    Also how much resistance do you have while riding your bike? Any hills? Or just a flat surface?
     
  18. Feb 8, 2012 at 6:26 AM
    #18
    Janster

    Janster Old & Forgetful

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2007
    Member:
    #1138
    Messages:
    13,815
    Gender:
    Female
    First Name:
    Jandy
    Lancaster, PA
    Vehicle:
    2007 4.0L 4x4 TRD Sport Access Cab A
    Advantage Torza top (tri-fold), Husky floor mats, RuffTuff seat covers, C2C hood struts, Homelink mirror, USA Spec PA15-Toy (120gig Classic & 8gig nano), Garmin Nuvi 660, Protecta Bed mat, Pop-n-lock, TSB Springs, Scangauge II, Heated drivers seat, Fumoto drain valve, Aries pushbar, PIAA 540 fog lights, Hood scoop grahics, Flowmaster 50 series dual catback exhaust, RainX Latitude windshield wipers, Husky rear floor liner (ontop of folded down seats). Console Vault.
    Do you have a smart phone?

    There are APP's out there that are supposed to help you track your caloric intact, exercises, etc.

    "My Fitness Pal" seems to be one of the better ones.

    I'm not looking to lose weight but I thought I'd try it anyway for the hell of it. It surely opened my eyes to my eating habits and caloric intake.

    You can also have 'friends' on the MyFitnessPal - where you can support eachother & such. Good Luck!
     
  19. Feb 8, 2012 at 6:51 AM
    #19
    stucksucksnayota

    stucksucksnayota [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2007
    Member:
    #2863
    Messages:
    622
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Barry
    Fort Smith, Arkansas
    Vehicle:
    14 Taco 4x4 TRD Sport DCSB
    OEM roof rack, Shorty antenna (eBay), soft tonneau cover, K&N drop in air filter, bed mat, interior LED lights, 5100's, MT tires to come soon!!!
    Great info!
    I am actually using the iphone app my fitness pal (i think thats what its called).
    And i can tell a huge difference in my riding speed stamina and time. So i assume my legs were just adjusting to the new habit!
    I think the one thing that may still be hurting me is the amount of carbs im eating and maybe not eating enough calories everyday.
    But i must say whether im losing weight or not i feel 100 times better and have more energy since i have started exercising and eating right!
    I think i will start incorporating some push ups abs and some other work outs like this to my weekly line up.

    Thanks for all the info and keep it coming!
     
  20. Feb 8, 2012 at 7:19 AM
    #20
    Janster

    Janster Old & Forgetful

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2007
    Member:
    #1138
    Messages:
    13,815
    Gender:
    Female
    First Name:
    Jandy
    Lancaster, PA
    Vehicle:
    2007 4.0L 4x4 TRD Sport Access Cab A
    Advantage Torza top (tri-fold), Husky floor mats, RuffTuff seat covers, C2C hood struts, Homelink mirror, USA Spec PA15-Toy (120gig Classic & 8gig nano), Garmin Nuvi 660, Protecta Bed mat, Pop-n-lock, TSB Springs, Scangauge II, Heated drivers seat, Fumoto drain valve, Aries pushbar, PIAA 540 fog lights, Hood scoop grahics, Flowmaster 50 series dual catback exhaust, RainX Latitude windshield wipers, Husky rear floor liner (ontop of folded down seats). Console Vault.
    That's GREAT!!! As long as you're seeing positive results & feeling good...then all that hard work IS helping!!

    What's your username on MFP? I need to get back on there again. I'm kinda wishy washy with what I want to do with myself in terms of fitness/health. But I know I want to cut back on eating & just be healthier! I'm not getting any younger...
     
To Top