I'm really at the end of my rope. My weight has slowly been climbing since high school. The last weight I remember being pretty comfortable with 160. This morning my scale hit 240 pounds!! I know know I have some bad habits, like over eating at meals and stress/bordem eating. I'm pretty aware of it now so when I catch myself eating with my head and not my stomach I stop myself. I don't really eat junk, well I do I'm moderation on occasion. I don't drink sugary beverages, I'd say 90% water (and a lot of it) and only allow myself about 1 "sugary" beverage a day. I totally get that "empty calorie" thing. Overall I feel like I eat like a normal person.
About a year ago I had to quit rugby which kept my weight down to 215-220. That's with playing 2 hours for 3 days a week. I worked just as hard as everyone else and though I didn't gain, I never really lost. I understand I had gained a lot of muscle (never played an organized sport before, though I had been a swimmer my whole school career). Besides that I kept quiet active between walking around campus, working at the barn, I ride frequently. I've been less active at the gym because I have two jobs and go to nursing school full time. But I try to make it when I can.
Last January (probably your first red flag, huh?) Until about mid March or April I stuck hardcore to a 1200-1600 cal a day diet. LOTS of fruit and veggies, yogurt, and lean meat. I worked out for minimum 3 days a week, 75% cardio and 25% weight training. In those months I barely lost 10 pounds. While I was happy it was a start I had to work like hell to lost it which discouraged me. Why put myself through all that for barely any results.
I guess I'm just hitting the wall, I don't want to be fat anymore and I feel like I've exhausted all my outlets. I really want to get my metabolism/thyroid tested even though people think of it as an "excuse". The other thing I want to look into is lap band or bypass. Im certainly a candidate, I'm 5'1 and 240. My BMI is 45, I believe.... Morbidly obease.
So I guess has anyone had success with any other weight loss options?
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