So, here's the long story short.
I used to be 115 all throughout high school. I'm only 5' so that was a great weight and it is SO difficult now for me not to be even close to that. Currently I'm 20, in college, and 151 pounds and 5'. (eek!)
I went through a bad break up two summers ago (after my freshman year of college) and got depressed and just made cookies and pancakes and ate all the time despite whether I was hungry or not. Since then I've retrained my body to feel hungry and only eat then, but I've gained 35 pounds, I am no longer a healthy weight and I don't feel confident in my body.
I also can't lose weight. I've been trying for ages. I was training for a half marathon and counting calories...didn't lose a thing. I've been exercising regularly (5 days a week for at least 30 minutes as well as strength) and counting calories (although this past week has been a doozy) and I haven't lost a thing. Not even inches.
I'm on tri-sprintec, a estrogen and progesterone birth control and I'm wondering if that has part to do with why I can't lose the weight. I didn't GAIN weight on it when I started it my senior year of high school.
I really have no idea what to do anymore, and I just keep trying and trying, but it's getting to the point where I think I'll never be back to a healthy weight again or be happy with my body. It's been so difficult for me to go from being slender to overweight, almost obese by BMI. I never had self image problems before in my life, but the break up really took my self concept and esteem plummeting.
Anyone have any advice, comments towards the hormonal side, or anything?
It's just so discouraging when I'm working hard and nothing helps and it seems everyone around me is going through successful weight loss journeys.
EDIT: This isn't the board I meant to post this in! I am so sorry!
Edited by: ANGELADAWN14 at: 10/25/2013 (00:10)
| current weight: 145.6