I'm tempted to make an appointment with Eric Westman. I live in Durham, NC where he is at Duke. Don't know if you can actually see him or an intern, but I may try. See if there is anything else I can tweak or if my metabolism is messed up. I am incredibly healthy otherwise!
I'm proud of the fact that for the most part I've kept the weight I lost off for 4 years now. However, after maintaining for quite a while, peri-menopause snuck in and I gained 25 pounds back (hunger was crazy biological). Starting July 4, 2012 I lost 18 of those on LC and then over xmas gained 7 back (still eating LC). Now lost 3 of those. I work out doing a variety of exercise of varying intensity 5 days a week.
I eat between 15-30 carbs a day all from veggies and limited dairy. I eat real food and make it from scratch. One by one I quit grains, potatoes, fruit, coffee, sweeteners, etc, etc. I'm quitting nuts (I may have a new allergy). I eat meat, dairy, fat and veg.
I have the old mantra of "Keep On Keepin' On" but I have to say it is frustrating that I am still in the overweight category. I don't expect to be "thin" as I'm a curvy gal, but in a perfect world I'd be 135. I'm aiming for 150. I'm tired of being an "experiment".
My husband asked me to make lasagna and garlic bread last night and I said it was too much work for something I wasn't going to eat (I ended up making it with the same ingredients but as a pasta casserole). He asked why don't I just give up since I wasn't losing weight. The boys asked me why I do what I do. My hubby said "Her weight is important to her". The one thing is he has loved me 135 pounds, 300 pounds, and now.
I met with a surgeon years ago to ask about skin removal but I want to be "normal" weight. She told me I'd lose inches but the weight loss due to surgery would only be about 5 pounds. Ugh, amazing! I am envious of those who have had a straight line to "goal" weight!
Thanks for letting me vent. One thing I am sure of we are all very much individual beings. I read somewhere that hunger is very individual. That made a big impact on me. Although it's upsetting when those naturally thin folks condemn others, I remember this and realize they are just ignorant in their smugness.
Edited by: MOXIE6 at: 4/7/2013 (09:30)
I am starting my ticker again since starting low carb....in the home strech!
You have no control over what you weigh...only what you do.
Progress NOT Perfection!
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