I'm wondering if anybody has any ideas for my weight loss obstacle.
A quick background on me - I herniated a lumbar disc last spring which resulted in me doing absolutely nothing for 3 months straight. I could only do short walks and light physical therapy exercises for a few months more. I finally got back on my feet, but can't do any intense cardio or lifting - just light exercise like Walk Away the pounds, walking, or short distance biking. I gained about 20 lbs from this. Previous to my injury, I had just gone from working in a warehouse (standing/walking for 10 hours 4 days a week) to sitting at a desk all day.
Since January, I've completely changed my eating, started eating much less and healthier foods. I'm gluten free and can't have too much dairy. I do supplement with calcium and B-12. I seem to be stuck between 171-177 and can't get over the hump to lose any weight! I feel like I'm slimmer, but my measurements vary per week and are not down by much. I do exercise when I can, but I seem to aggravate my disc more than it helps my body. I have to be super careful when I do any sort of activity.
I talked to my doc last year about the the oral contraceptive I'm on, and he says it shouldn't make me gain any weight. I am getting married next year, and I really need to get this weight off. Does anybody have any ideas of what I could be doing differently? I average between 1500-2000 calories a day, although I don't track as often as I should. I pretty much eat the same meals with some variation all week. I need help!
Edit: I am 5' 5" so definitely overweight and would like to lose 20-30 lbs.
Edited by: POXYFAIRYPLUME at: 6/9/2014 (14:58)
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