I know exactly how you feel!! I've been stalled for over a year around the same weight, I've even gained weight from muscle from boxing and it's driving me crazy that I can't get to my goal weight of 160. Especially when last summer I was only 5lbs away. I feel like I work out so much and I know my diet isn't always 100% perfect but I stick to around 1500 calories a day and still, the scale doesn't budge. I also have stretch marks and lose skin so it's even more disheartening that things aren't firming up.
I hate it when I am eloquent and then lose it do to a computer or user error Slightly Irrelevant Though on the Metaphor: For some reason I am envisioning the house from "Up" sitting at Paradise Falls.
Anyway Shaking it up fitness-wise if part of why I joined the January Jumpstart Challenge. I had been doing mostly cardio. Now this is giving me toning/strength exercises to do and More cardio. I also just got my Yoga DVD and will be adding that once a week if I can.
I must admit, I am VERY reluctant to change my eating habits. I will if I have to though.
Edited by: SADWHITEWOLF at: 1/9/2013 (15:26)
current weight: 197.6
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I thought I had replied to this with something pithy about building a house and then losing it...but now I can't think what I said and I guess I never hit post. ;)
I think the last lbs are harder for everyone. You especially have lost a ton and your body has to respond to a helluva lot of change with all that weight loss. You are building your muscles up and your body is adjusting to becoming athletic rather than couch-potato-etic. Obviously, based on your awesome-rock-my-socks-off blog post today, I'm sending this message a day late and a dollar short.
That said, some people forget to re-evaluate their calorie goals when their body weighs less. And even if your body size hasn't changed a bunch, it's composition HAS and so has the metabolic systems within it. So maybe something that worked in the past is no longer viable. That's why I am so keen on the idea of shaking-things-up....trying a new diet for a limited time (like going paleo or vegetarian or something) or doing something strange with your fitness (add in HIIT training, start doing HR training, find a new sport or something).
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