I've been a SP member for a long time and have just recently gotten back to using it daily. I am pretty frustrated with my weight loss progress at the moment and I'm just reaching out for any support or advice.
I've run the gamut with poor eating choices, an unbalanced lifestyle, 'yo-yo' dieting and obesity, anxiety and depression, addictions, and emotional eating issues. I've tried most of the major 'diets' and I lost over 50 lbs a few years ago by doing my own version of a 'Biggest Loser' camp, and kept it off for a few years. Now its back. :( I am 30 pounds overweight and this is paralyzing me in many areas of my life. I'm planning a destination wedding an keep putting off my Engagement photos since I am embarrassed that I'm not as fit as I used to be. I am in school for Nutrition and I am holding off on really growing my business or accepting clients until I am at a lower weight. I am avoiding doing fun things with friends like I used to. I refuse to buy larger sized clothes, so my closet is very limiting right now. (I miss fitting into my size 6 jeans!) I just recently quit a toxic job environment and my weight is holding me back from going out and getting the perfect part time job for me that I need to have right now. My self confidence is pretty low.
After a frustrating year of unexplained health and weight issues, I was recently diagnosed with Hypothyroidism. My doctor and I are still working on medication dosage that is the best fit for me. I am back to working out at least 5 days a week, using P90X and my treadmill. I am trying the calorie cycling approach since it seems to make sense. In order for me to lose weight it seems I need to drop my calories very low, near 1,000 per day. And then with my emotional issues I sometimes want to give up and self-sabotage. I am only 5'2" and when I was fit I stayed around 1k calories a day and worked out several days a week. I have my food and exercise tracker visible here on SP.
Any support, guidance or advice is greatly appreciated. I'm feeling a bit lonely right now with my struggle to regain my fit self.
| current weight: 170.0