Present stats: 32F, 198lbs, 5’5″
I have been very hesitant to submit about my weight reduction journey as a result of I am fearful that I am going to obtain harsh criticism as an alternative of help. I’ve by no means been the sort to reply nicely to “powerful love” or “harsh truths” however I do perceive truthful criticism when it’s wanted.
I’ve at all times been over weight, and my weight has fluctuated. The best I’ve ever been is 240lbs, the bottom I’ve ever been was 120 (I used to be on adderall for a yr in highschool and misplaced weight resulting from no urge for food). I’ve tried diets, keto, mediterranean, and so on, nothing has ever labored long run.
In late 2019, I had a child, and went proper again to my pre-pregnancy weight of 187 as quickly as I used to be out of the hospital. I hovered round that weight, at one level getting as little as 183, till the start of this yr once we moved. I used to be sick of the inactivity and joined a gymnasium, and I’ve been figuring out 6 out of seven days out of the week continuous since 3/1.
However I have never misplaced any weight. I began at 194 and I am now at 198. I perceive that muscle weighs greater than fats however I see literally no difference within the photos I took initially to now. My garments do not match any totally different, in truth some garments I am unable to even put on any longer. I really feel disgusting.
I do not eat like a hog however I do not hold a strict log of every thing I eat both.. I do not need to have the anxiousness of getting to trace each single macro for the remainder of my life to drop extra pounds. I eat breakfast and lunch, a number of small snacks, and barely dinner. My days of keto weight-reduction plan nonetheless have me avoiding most sugar and carbs. I do not drink soda, I haven’t got caffeine, I do not drink milk or another sugary drinks or alcohol so no ingesting “empty” energy. I am nicely hydrated with water, I even purchased a large 64ozwater jug that I refill a number of instances in the course of the day.
I do have an IUD and I am additionally on one other treatment that may trigger weight acquire by means of urge for food stimulation, however one other treatment that suppresses urge for food. I haven’t got a ravenous urge for food so I do not imagine it is the treatment inflicting me to realize. Perhaps the IUD? I am unsure.
I simply do not understand how I may have been figuring out for almost 2 months straight and see no distinction.
My exercise routine is principally machines. I see profess within the quantity of weight I’m able to deal with. For example, I began out on the leg press at 70lbs and it was a battle. Now I am at 160lbs. I additionally simply began so as to add extra cardio into my exercise, so after I’m completed on the machines I am going to both wall the monitor for 20-30 minutes or I am going to get on the treadmill. Some days I am going to solely do a number of machines and dedicate the remainder of the time, typically about 45 minutes, to the treadmill, the place I can burn about 400 energy based on my Fitbit.
Perhaps that is far and wide. Like I mentioned, I used to be very hesitantly to submit within the first place. Perhaps I would like an out of doors perspective on what I am doing flawed. I really feel so defeated at any time when I rise up within the morning and I see the quantity on the size has not modified. Every time I look within the mirror and nonetheless see the identical fats physique despite the fact that I really feel a lot stronger…