I know ya'll aren't nutritionists or personal trainers, but I'm getting frustated, and need support/advice.
I hit 199 at the end of May, and have been having problems since then. I go down 2 lbs, then up 1. Down 3, up 4. I'm currently only 2.5lbs ahead of where I was 2 months ago. I'm working out pretty religiously, and agressively- this past week was the first time I missed any of my M/W/F workouts, and one of the few times I missed any of my other 3 days of cardio. Even on Sunday (my "Day off"), I typically mow the lawn, which is definitely cardio. So I don't think it's due to lack of exercise.
Thing is, I didn't think my eating was all that bad, either. With the exception of this past Thurs - Sun, I've been within my calorie range probably 14 out of every 15 days (& not very much above when I wasn't). It's currently 1200 - 1550. I tend to be at the top of the range all the time, but still within it- I could try cutting back, but I don't think I really have that much to cut out- most everything I'm eating is for a reason, and pretty nutritious- for ex., Kashi is the highest cal. part of my breakfast, but it has a lot of fiber I need. I could skip my hot chocolate, but I need the milk for calcium (I'm always a bit low there), and the ovaltine I use has iron & other minerals I need to get from that. I could cut out the marshmallows, but you get the idea- there's not really that much "crap" in my diet right now. I'm also kind of scared to do it- with the amount I workout (400cal cardio + strength training M/W/F, 1hr. racquetball T/Th/S), I'm concerned I would be "starvng" my body doing less cals, making it even less willing to shed weight for me. But I scared to start eating MORE, 'cause that might cause me to gain more weight too....
I just expected to be another 10-20lbs further along that I am by now, and- while not thinking of quiting- I'm getting very frustrated. Which explains my "long weekend" binge (along w/ PMS, lack of sleep, and traveling...)
Anyone have any thoughts?
| Pounds lost: 3.0