Hi - first of all I would like to say how sorry I am to hear of your having been attacked recently. I can understand your not wanting to go jogging at night any more. I wouldn't have done it in the first place for exactly those sorts of reasons. It is horrible that some scumbag has that much of an impact on our freedom of choice and quality of life :-(
Congratulations on having done really well! having lost 15kg in 2 months is actually really GOOD! it took me 16 months to lose just over 23kg!! The point is, regardless of anything else, your body WILL be thanking your for it - odds are your blood pressure is better; if you had cholesterol or blood sugar issues, then odds are your bloods will come back better. Odds are you have more energy, and better level of fitness. Quite possibly the quality of your sleep has improved! There are many other pluses but that should give you something to think about :-)
You are also doing the right things with running up the stairs instead of walking. You play Badminton, and altho' I have never played it, I would imagine it is quite an energetic game.
It isn't uncommon for a person to come to a bit of a stand-still after the initial losses. There are many reasons for this and odds are that you aren't doing anything wrong at all. When you develop extra muscle, your body needs extra blood - this needs extra fluid, and it all ways more. This is GOOD .... NOT bad!
I think that you are being unnecessarily harsh on yourself. Why do you "NEED" to lose 45kg by the end of July??? Rather than putting this extra pressure on yourself, turn your thinking into "I want to lose SOME weight by the end of July" ... and you have made a real good start on that. Remember, a quick loss is NOT a healthy loss, and odds are it is not likely to stay off for long. There are many reasons - it may be that a person is over-exercising and under-eating. It may be that the person may have adopted a "DIET" mentality, which means restrictions and deprivation - and this leads to boredom and hating not being 'allowed' to eat things that you enjoy.
I hope that you are weighing all of your food and entering it into the Nutrition Tracker. This is the best way to ensure that you have the power to stay within the recommended calorie range, and also to tweak your intake to ensure that you get the appropriate portions of carbs/fats/protein that is recommended. Ensure that you eat lots of fruit and veges, and get good hydration, mostly with water re no calories or additives, and continue getting in exercise. If you want more exercise, then perhaps you could do what I do. I put all of my groceries and laundry away one at a time. Sometimes it gives me a 1/2 hr brisk walk - sometimes 20 minutes or a bit less, but I generally get at least 2 walks in a week doing this - far better than nothing, AND it is safe, AND you don't have to worry about weather conditions or traveling costs. The other real good plus is that it doesn't seem like work, yet it doesn't seem like exercise - to me that is a win/win :-)
Take care, and remember - PLEASE BE KIND TO YOURSELF!!!
Edited by: SLIMMERKIWI at: 3/26/2013 (04:17)
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