Hi there...I'm new to the site and already needing some encouragement
I've had a quick metabolism and been very tiny most of my life. Around age 28, things started catching up, by 34 I was average weight and not loving it. I've always eaten what I wanted, but I just didn't eat a lot. Id always have leftovers while my friends finished their plates and I thought that was the trick. That being said, I ate whatever I wanted but not too much...I thought.
This year I went in for my yearly physical and was unhappy about my weight, so I joined a yoga studio. I started doing classes of TRX, yoga and pilates, an hour class at a time where I came out dripping in sweat and I did that 3-5/week and usually a hike on wknds. I went for a doctor follow up a few months later and had gained weight!! I couldn't believe it and I was very frustrated. My husband says he can see a difference in how I look but I'm really not (perhaps it was seeing the numbers on the scale, but now I feel like I look heavier).
This week I decided to try monitoring what I eat. Spark gave me a range to "maintain" my weight. I've been doing it for three days and it's REALLY tough. My hands are literally shaking when I'm lifting the fork to eat and I still feel hungry after, I'm short tempered and very tired. My tummy literally growls. I never realized how careful you have to be to fall in caloric range. Does this get easier? Are these feelings just here maybe b/c I'm eating less carbs or prepackaged food? Every day my reports look good, except it says I need to increase my fats slightly.
My typical days looks like this...
Prepackaged oatmeal w/ 1tbl chia seeds added
organic coffee, black
10 organic baby carrots
5 oz black beans, 5 oz (cooked) Israeli couscous, 6 oz frozen broccoli
2 skinless baked chicken legs w/ hot sauce, 6oz sweet potato (frozen)
Oikos flavored greek yogurt
4 cups herbal tea throughout the day
I've only been able to do a short uphill 1 mi walk so far and can't imagine having to work out in a class and then not coming back and binging b/c I'm so hungry. I think Id probably fall over in yoga b/c I wouldn't be able to keep my balance.
Any suggestions or am I doing things right and it will get easier?
Edited by: HIIYALUV at: 4/22/2013 (16:57)