Hello everyone. I've been using sparkpeople and/or myfitnesspal for the past five years, ever since I decided to get serious about my health and fitness. Since then I have had two children, 5 and 3 (turns 4 in October). Since I had my youngest, it has been a STRUGGLE to get even relatively close to my pre-baby body and stay there. After I had my son, I weighed 175. Currently I weigh 160! In almost 4 years I have only lost 15 pounds! I absolutely love working out. I love lifting weights, running, and in the past six months I have started doing boxing/mma style workouts with my husband. Before that I tried my hand at Crossfit while I was deployed for six months. I know everyone gets wrapped around the number on the scale, and I admit that I do as well. Not only is my weight loss at a stall, but I have seen only a one inch difference in my waist in the past year. I track my food every day. I stick to a 40% carbs, 30% fat, 30% protein split. I cut out all processed food with the only exception being creamer in my coffee in the mornings. I measure my food, do prep on the weekends to be prepared during the week, and it just feels like all this work, all this effort is for nothing. In the past year, I even went UP a pants size! I'm just to the point and I don't want to try anymore! If anyone has any advice, words of wisdom, please help!
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