Hi Tami - I am sorry that you are in such pain over the failure to achieve the weight-loss you want/need. Have you spoken to your Dr about this to see if there is something medical going on? Sometimes things like Hypothyroidism is a common factor with failure to lose weight, as is Depression, and some medications. Your Dr will be able to examine you to see what is going on. If you don't have Therapy for Depression and your feelings regarding your weight, then it would be a very good idea to ask for a referral to one - especially one who deals with weight issues. He/she will be able to help you as you go on this journey.
It may also be a very good idea to ask for a referral to a Registered Dietitian who will be able 'prescribe' your plan based on YOUR needs etc. I know that I had always eaten a very healthy diet and within a normal weight-loss range, but I was steadily gaining over the years. I took some printouts to the Dietitian and in next to no time she had figured the problem and put me on the road to rectify the problem. The weight started to come off, slowly but surely, after having been over-weight for about 30 years. It took 16 months to lose the first 50lb, and I happily sat there for a year, enjoying the new me, and my new clothes, before deciding to move on down again.
In the meantime, make sure that you eat balanced - plenty of fruit/veges, quality protein - not from processed sources - and quality carbs - again, not from processed sources. Make sure that you weigh all of your food for increased accuracy, and enter it all into your Nutrition Tracker. That will help you to see where your diet needs tweaking to meet your needs.
You NEED to eat to lose weight - you also NEED to eat to be healthy!
Good luck, and let us know how you get on.
Edited by: SLIMMERKIWI at: 6/22/2013 (01:27)
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