View Full Version : Week 1 and NO INCHES LOST
09-30-2009, 05:33 AM
I am just a wee bit discouraged because everyone else seems to be losing dramatically. I am really trying my best to have proper form and have done 6 BWO in 7 days (I take Sundays off). Am I expecting too much, too soon? On a more positive note, I do enjoy the workout and love how my posture has improved. Any suggestions or encouragement is appreciated.
09-30-2009, 05:58 AM
Are you doing BWO or Inst 1? Are you squeezing your muscles tight through each movement? How is your eating habits? You have only been doing this ONE week... T-Tapp starts by rebuilding your digestion assimilation and elimination,, your posture is getting better... Let's face it, you have already had great results IN ONE week! Stay consistent, ask questions and measure once a month in the morning. Don't be a slave to the scale or to the measuring tape and let it rule how you feel, instead use how your clothing fits be your guide.
Welcome to T-Tapp!
09-30-2009, 07:01 AM
Welcome Elizabeth :hello2:
You are at the start of an amazing journey! DH and I were talking last night about all the positive things that have changed because we have been T-Tapping. Somtimes the benefits don't show on the measuring tape for a time---but they are still happening!
Consistency is the key......
And listen to anything Michelle says---she is the best! (Well--all the T-Tapp trainers are as well as the people here on the forum. It's a great "family")
09-30-2009, 08:40 AM
Well, I am from Butler, PA and am an AVID Steeler fan! Yes, I have made changes to my diet, including the 2 days of God carbs, 1 day of man carbs. I hate to sound discouraged, but it is really hard to come into a program where EVERYONE is losing dramatically, and once again, I am the only one who it won't work for. YES, I am squeezing very hard, sucking in the gut even while cooking, etc. I am not going to give up, but it sure would be nice to know that someone else had a slow start.
Thanks for your time.
09-30-2009, 09:04 AM
Hi Elizabeth! Welcome to the t-tapp family! :hello2:
I can completely relate to your discouragement. I have been t-tapping since mid- June with little inch loss. It can be discouraging, but I am a combo body type with less to lose and I hear that's the slowest combination group to see inch loss. Like you, I am not giving up though. I have seen good changes in my body (like posture and energy level) and will continue this journey knowing eventually I WILL see success via inch loss.
I have learned so much on this forum. I realize every day that although I think my form is good, there is always room for improvement. Read all the great form tips on the "must read threads" and keep working it. Don't give up!
Congrats on the changes you've made in your diet. I personally need to get better there....(she says after eating a Starbucks muffin for breakfast).
Check out the BWO+ 30-day challenge thread JeanM posted yesterday. It starts tomorrow and might give you the boost you need.
Good luck and don't give up! Keep reading the forum for motivation! :balloon:
09-30-2009, 10:16 AM
Also check out the September Turtles thread. (Soon to be the October Turtles, I would imagine..) It's a very friendly, encouraging group of tappers who are "turtles" when it comes to inch loss. Lots of folks lose dramatically, but others are doing major internal improvement before it shows up on the outside. Remember, it's not a DIE-it, it's a LIVE-it. This is a way of living for the rest of your life. You will be healthier, happier, stronger, have more endurance. All of that, you are already starting to see! It's fun to keep an eye on your height - many of us have "grown" an inch in height!
Welcome to tapping - its a great family!
09-30-2009, 12:20 PM
No, not everyone sees measurable results, and certainly not in one week. There are MANY slow losers, and again... it is ONLY one week... I want to hear back in 1 month, 6 months, one year... Remain consistent give it a chance (I say a year) What have you got to lose? What body type are you? Are you menopausal or any where near it? Are you being treated by a physician for anything? How many sizes are you looking to lose?
You didn't say if you are doing instructional 1? Butler is not far and I will be hosting a BWO FORM workshop again this month, so you might consider it.
09-30-2009, 01:59 PM
Hi Elizabeth!:hello2: that's my middle name!
I second Michelle, it has only been ONE WEEK! give yourself a break girl! :)it will come! if you do any reading on these forums you will see that almost everyone would agree that just being consistent is the key. I know it has been for me.
in addition to it only being one week, you probably have some swelling going on and that would certainly affect your measurements.
Just wanted to encourage you to take it easy on yourself, you've already done a good thing just by starting! I would say don't even measure again til it's been at least 3 weeks to a month of consistent wo's and give yourself a couple of days after your last wo before you even measure. I bet you'll be surprised;)
09-30-2009, 08:49 PM
Well, day one on the forum, and I am impressed at the amount of cheerleaders who come out! Your encouragement is really the boost I needed. I know a week is not long, but I was expecting a lot because of all the success stories I was reading.
Michelle, I haven't lived in Butler since I was 19. I am now 43, doing the 15 minute basic workout. I have done it 5 times with instruction, and once without. I prefer it with instruction because I know that proper form is everything. I will report back after 1 month and let you know how my progress is going. I really do like how my posture feels and hope the other benefits will follow. I also have Walk Away the Inches and plan to add it in the coming days.
Thanks again for your encouragement and your precious time.
06-03-2010, 04:02 PM
I had my husband measure me after the first week because I felt the same way! and I had only lost .25 inches! after the end of week 3 I am down 9.5 inches! I was pretty suprised...
06-03-2010, 04:26 PM
Elizabeth, I have been tapping for 7 months now and it has been very slow but I am starting to see more changes. It can be frustrating for sure and I am a very results oriented person. After the first month I stopped measuring because it was depressing me to much. I was noticing very small changes and tried to focus on those. My patience is just now starting to pay off. I also came to the conclusion, that I did not have to do the Total Workout 4 times a week to get results and vary my workouts and often just do the BWO. Someone just commented on my arms last weekend and it has taken me 7 months to get that compliment!
06-04-2010, 01:35 AM
What?? One week?! :eek:
When I started I was constantly watching the tape measure and, yes, even the scales (cringe) but now I have found a different focus.
I LOVE my T-Tapp and the way it makes me feel, and although I do still measure myself I don't count the inches as my only success.
I want T-Tapp to be a part of my life, instead of how I originally thought of it, as a means to an end. I wanted to use T-Tapp to help me lose inches and then I wasn't really sure what I was going to do. :behave:NOW though I want to do my T-Tapp and the inch loss is just an added bonus!
I don't think that you can put T-Tapp into a time frame, or give it time constraints. The longer you do it, the better the benefits you get. Not only in size but also health, well-being.
So why measure a week? It's not long in a lifetime. Think of yourself starting out on a journey that has no end but just gets better as you go, and just enjoy the ride!!! ;)
That's what I'm doing. Want to join me??!! :cool:
06-04-2010, 06:40 AM
I wonder if Elizabeth stuck around to see where she'd be 8 months later...
06-05-2010, 02:08 AM
I wonder if Elizabeth stuck around to see where she'd be 8 months later...
NOT AGAIN!!!! :behave:
I really am going to have to remember to read those dates!! :laughing:
Elizabeth, are you out there???? :laughing:
06-22-2012, 10:53 PM
It has been a while since you last posted your comments. What has been your recent progress.
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