Hi, I'm new here and have been using SP for almost 2 weeks. Great program to track your nutrition. But I am not new to dieting and exercising. I have literally been at it for years and am about to lose my mind instead of the fat around my middle. I could use some advice please.
First, a little about me: I am female, 5-9", 62 years young and weigh 177. I'm only moderately active during the day but I am an exercise nut and love to work out. I usually eat very well, getting 5-7 fruits/veges in a day and drink my water religiously. I also keep my fat within the 30% range and am usually right on the money with my carbs.
I have been faithfully eating between 1300 - 1600 calories a day and exercising 60 - 90 minutes a day resulting in an average of about 700 - 900 deficit calories each day. Yet, the scale is not budging. In fact, yesterday I went slightly over my calorie count (had a little bit of Mexican food) and when I woke up this morning I had gained 3 pounds!!!!!
My doctor has instructed me to eat between 1300 to 1500 calories each day and she told me to work harder with my exercise so I have stepped that up. I go to Jazzercise 5-6 days a week (they say you can burn up to 600 calories per hour, but I think that's a bit high) and get on my treadmill 3-4 days a week for 30+ minutes at 3.7 MPH at 3-5% incline.
I had my thyroid checked last year and my doctor said it was normal, but I still wonder. I am seeing a nutritionist next week for the first time, but I could use any feedback you guys can give me in advance of that meeting.
Thank you for listening and thank you in advance for any advice or recommendations.
Have a great day!!!
| Pounds lost: 7.6