I understand your frustration. I am really sorry you are feeling discouraged by the scale. I am 42 and the pounds do creep on faster and come off slower. So a big YES on the metabolism.
I am sure you can cut calories and lose quicker on that scale. And you may need to readjust. But instead of focusing on what you feel is success, try to uncover the positive changes that you have brought in.
Remember this is different than those previous diets where you lost weight fast. You probably regained that weight - right? This is a lifestyle change - a complete and utter change based on what will work best for you forever.
Also, consider not weighing yourself for a week. If daily weighing is currently bumming you out, then you have nothing to lose (no pun intended!) by going a week. How are your clothes fitting? Can you notice your face getting thinner?
When I took my measurements, I was entering the numbers and I clicked on the a blurb next to the scale - it said "Don't expect to lose much weight the first month... you are building muscle and it weighs more than the fat you are replacing."
Hang in there! It will happen, look at Kobe!
You have been on this for how many weeks now? 3? Have you become aware of your habits? Eating healthier? Working out? Are you learning about yourself? If so the pounds WILL come off. If you are doing all this and absolutely nothing, then I would suggest getting your Thyroid checked after a couple months.
One last suggestion and it doesn't have much to do with calories. Be aware in the moment and celebrate where you are at. Be aware of how you feel, your energy level, your cravings, the food you are eating and how it affects you. The moment. That is all you have to work with. Yesterday: gone, Tommorrow: not guarenteed. Don't let the little voice convince you that you can only love and accept yourself later when you are thinner or weigh less.
Once that little voice is exposed - you will blossom...
I probably sound daffy or lala, well I kinda am - it is my personality. But we are here for you and I know I will be needing a boost at some point too. So we got your back, Kayla.
| Pounds lost: 10.0