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3 Reasons Why You're Not Losing Weight

Why Weight Loss is Harder for Some People than for Others

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2/1/2016 3:32:55 PM

VPOLLARD4's SparkPage
Hi, so I have been struggling with my weight throughout my life since grade school, I was always the tallest in my class and the heaviest, I never knew what was wrong with me, including my father was morbidly obese from excessive drinking of liquors,...I never gained an extreme amount of weight until I was separated from my first husband...then I hit rock bottom from not having a place to live to being incarcerated from anger problems, Last but not least I was put in a mental hospital for a couple of weeks and when I got there they ran a whole bunch of test's on me, then they weighed me, I had not weighed myself for some time, I didnt think much of it, but then I got on the scale and it said 350 pound's, I was only 24 at the time at 5'9...that doesn't seem right, so something in my mind had clicked,...I kept eating the hospital food even though it wasn't good for me, but by the time i got home I realized that all this bad association had to do with my eating habit's, I had no idea what the eating right for your blood type was until my weight stopped going down, because I had started the atkins diet after I had gotten out of the mental hospice, and decided i needed to lose weight fast, and had seen results from a friend who had lost a large amount of weight on the atkins diet, so I dropped 100pound's within half a year,...then I went back to my bad habit's eating grains, bread, fried everything, not know my blood type was against all these factors...so that's my story, I just recently lost 28 pounds this month, I'm down to around 200 pound's following my blood type o+ diet, try it, it really does work.
LIZAF16
12/1/2015 9:03:29 PM

@JMELE8
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JMELE8
12/1/2015 8:52:11 PM

I've been size 10 all my life without even trying a lot. Recently I hit my 40th birthday. And now i can see that iím starting to gain weight. Soon i will need my personal time zone. My metabolism is getting slower i guess. i hate working out so decided to give weight loss supplements a shot. But there are so manyÖ. My friend which is a dietitian said that verifiedforskolin.com is the best since it's verified by a lot of studies. Maybe somebody tried it? Or should i try garcinia?
11/25/2015 6:36:03 AM

DRXCREATURES's SparkPage
Reason #4) You have a pre-existing health condition which causes weight gain.

Reason #5) Your doctor has you on a prescription which also causes weight gain.
SPUNOUTMOM
9/23/2015 9:42:22 AM

This article has been very helpful. I have PCOS & hypothyroidism. Which would explain why I can't get my weight down as quickly as I like.
9/9/2015 5:17:05 PM

TUBLADY's SparkPage
I agree with some of this article. I don't agree with eating the amount of calories that they say you need. I started out at 350 lb. , over a few months my calories were lowered to 1000 a day. I lost weight. I was under doctors supervision. Whenever I raised my calorie count I gained or stayed the same. I also had to workout a lot.
I truly believe most people eat too much, they need to lower their calorie count and they will lose. Plus exercise.
Even now to maintain my weight loss I stay at 1200 a day. Once in a while I go over but not often. And found I have to exercise. If I let up on the cardio, I gain whether I ate more or not.
It's not easy staying in shape, but better than where I used to be.
9/9/2015 5:17:05 PM

TUBLADY's SparkPage
I agree with some of this article. I don't agree with eating the amount of calories that they say you need. I started out at 350 lb. , over a few months my calories were lowered to 1000 a day. I lost weight. I was under doctors supervision. Whenever I raised my calorie count I gained or stayed the same. I also had to workout a lot.
I truly believe most people eat too much, they need to lower their calorie count and they will lose. Plus exercise.
Even now to maintain my weight loss I stay at 1200 a day. Once in a while I go over but not often. And found I have to exercise. If I let up on the cardio, I gain whether I ate more or not.
It's not easy staying in shape, but better than where I used to be.
STSO888
8/19/2015 12:44:31 PM

Great article and to know that you started at 50 is very inspirational to me! Congratulations on your weight loss. It gives me hope that I can do it to at 51!
NANCYHAL
7/28/2015 5:36:45 PM

This article was very helpful to intellectually understand the lack of success I am having; but it sure doesn't make it any less frustrating to know that age,medicine, and metabolism are fighting me every step of the way. I think changing my mindset to returning to a healthy daily diet needs to be my goal and hope, with time, weight loss will follow.
MAMAKITTEH1
7/2/2015 1:39:07 PM

Thanks so much for the great blog. I find so much interesting and helpful info here. I just wanted to mention again that hormones are definitely a huge factor in losing weight. Metabolism slows as we age and women are already at a disadvantage because their bodies are naturally hardwired to process hormones that control weight differently than men. It's not an even playing field, unfortunately. You can't change Mother Nature but it's manageable. There's an amazing women's weight loss program called The Venus Factor that's filled with tons of valuable info and advice on female metabolism and the effects of hormones on weight. It's definitely worth a look for any woman who's struggled with their weight and is looking for a real solution that works! I highly recommend checking it out. You can see the page here:
http://www.gettinghealthywithmary.com/Ve
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Or get more info here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgmykC3y
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LEXITV
6/11/2015 10:25:28 AM

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ATTANT
3/5/2015 6:26:26 AM

This is amazing, but I really wish they went into more detail on what she did for her exercise. Dieting is very important, but to really be healthy you need to find that good balance between the two.

This reminds me a lot of the diet I've been using and the same process of making slow changes instead of dramatic over night changes. You can find a thorough review of the diet that I used here http://wp.me/p5NIsT-k

Weight loss isn't an over night thing, it's a lifestyle change that takes time, but is well worth it! I lost over 40 pounds doing this and both me and my husband love the new me!
2/11/2015 4:04:27 PM

JUDY1260's SparkPage
Another reason could be quite simply that you don't *need* to lose any more weight. If you have to struggle to lose that last 5 pounds just to reach a magical number on the scale, how easy will it be to maintain it? Our bodies know where they need to be.
1/3/2015 2:55:55 AM

HOBBESIS49's SparkPage
This article REALLY finally made certain aspects of weight loss make sense to me. I had noticed that with some people I work with that are attempting to lose weight and are quite heavy that they were able to lose a lot of weight in quite a short period of time while I struggle to get the scale to move even a pound.
1/3/2015 2:54:50 AM

HOBBESIS49's SparkPage
This article REALLY finally made certain aspects of weight loss make sense to me. I had noticed that with some people I work with that are attempting to lose weight and are quite heavy that they were able to lose a lot of weight in quite a short period of time while I struggle to get the scale to move even a pound.

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