So, in May 2012 I changed my eating habits:
5-6 small meals a day
more fresh fruits and veggies
no fast food
no adding salt to anything
1 dessert a week
1 alcoholic drink a week
No soda, or 1 a week at most - and clear or root beer
AND without exercise, I started shedding the pounds. I started exercising here and there, but nothing planned out or following a program. I went from 176-145 in no time. My end goal was 125, and I hit it that November. I kept a steady weight between 125-130 for 10 months.
Then, my husband and I were separated for 4 months during a transition from Florida to Ohio for school. I was eating well at first, but with rent and a mortgage, healthy food shopping dropped down! Needless to say, I'm back at 150-152.
I began eating correctly again about three months ago, however, I'm not losing anything this time. As a matter of fact, I've been going up a little (started at 146-149, now up to 150-152). I have also been working out (I had 2 weeks I had to take off because of schedule and illness but they weren't back to back weeks). I am doing Insanity, walking/running, playing tennis, and/or doing some other high impact cardio at least 5 times per week. My husband says the gain is from working out, which I know, muscle weighs more than fat, and my muscles have been getting nicer looking. But, I should be losing something from the better diet and exercise, shouldn't I?
I'm 31, healthy (minus being about 20-25lbs heavier than I want to be), and love being active and eating healthy because it makes me feel like I have more energy. Does anyone have any idea why I wouldn't be starting to lose yet? How long has it taken y'all to start losing? What are some ways that you've motivated yourself through the slumps? I'm just looking for any kind of advice that's worked for anyone, the same old same old is wearing on me fast!
Thanks y'all, and best wishes on your losses, health, and well being!
| current weight: 149.8