So in the last 3-4 months, I've been hovering around the same 5 pounds. I basically hit a weight loss wall right after losing 100 pounds (over about the last year and a half) and have been stuck ever since. I'm literally 12 pounds away from Onederland and yet it seems so far.
I'm still eating on the same range (1200-1550ish), and have always tried to stick to the lower end of it, but have tried to be a bit more flexible as I've added in some more consistent exercise.
Ironically, the plateau has coincided with when I joined a gym. I go 4x a week (at least 35 min cardio [eliptical/attempting running lol] to 60/75 mins (on the weekends when I have more time]). I also do strength training 3x a week- admittedly a bit haphazardly because I'm still trying to figure out what I'm doing, but basically I'll pick either legs, arms, etc and do 4-5 machines (usually 3 sets of 10ish reps- depending on the weight/machine). Basically making it up as I go along- but not really confident enough to try dumbells or anything more adventurous than the machines yet.
While I know weight loss slows down, this seems a bit much. I know this was a bit of detailed rambling, but any thoughts/ suggestions?
| current weight: 218.9