I've been a VERY active 130-140 pounds my whole life. I was a dancer & cheerleader as a kid, through high school and into college. After having my 2 youngest children 9 months apart I gained a lot of weight (197) that I couldn't seem to shake (got down to 177). I won't lie- they just graduated from high school- so it'snot like this is just baby fat that I'm not working hard enough to loose!
I have gone to the gym for years, done classes from yoga to Zumba to booty camp. I've done cardio, weights, personal training- nothing has worked. I've taken diet pills, slim fast shakes, weight watchers... I'm even a vegetarian! I was able to get down to 170... 170?!? Seriously?!
I know I'll never be 130 again- I was dancing 3-4 hours a day, 5-6 days a week back then and I was in my 20's! I'm ok with that but I would like to get to 150 or 160. It's not a lot of weight- it SHOULD be easy! My problem is, when I work out my heart rate SKYROCKETS and I cannot breathe. I mean,I get dizzy, sometimes I get weak in the knees and when my workouts over I'm DONE...exhausted. I've even caught myself nodding off in the car on the way to work after a workout! Working out used to jazz me up- energize me. Now (although I still love going) it puts me to sleep.
My husband smokes 2+ packs of cigarettes a day and we just walked 2 miles. He was 15 minutes ahead of me. 15 MINUTES!! And when I got home I was so winded I had to sit for 10 minutes just to catch my breath!
Can anyone out there tell me if this sounds like something I need to talk to a doctor about or am I just THAT out of shape? Remember: I've been working on loosing this "baby weight" for 18 years now.
I am the daughter of the Earth & water & the nursling of the sky; I pass through the pores of the ocean & shores; I change, but I cannot die.
~Percy Bysshe Shelley (The Cloud)
| current weight: 178.0