I'm about 5'4'' and my weight fluctuates between 142lbs and 148lbs.
I was about 175 for the longest time and then lost the weight and have kept it off for about a year now.
I usually count my calories and keep it at 1,200-1,500 because I'd like to lose more weight but for the past month or so I've been taking in close to 2,000. According to a lot of weight loss websites...consuming 1,900 would maintain my current weight but I am convinced that I'm gaining weight. Now, the scale has leaned more towards the 146/148 range but how not gone above that but I still appear to myself as having gained weight. It's really strange and kind of worrying me. I can still fit into my normal clothes and none of my loved ones have noticed a change. I think the guilt of the extra 400-700 calories is causing me to feel this way. I don't know what's going on with me but I feel so overwhelmed by the idea that I'm going to gain weight. It's all I think about.
Now you are probably thinking..."Just go back to 1,200-1,500 calories like before" and that's what I want to do but since I've been eating the 1,900ish calories for a while now I'm finding it really hard to limit it again and I'm compulsively eating more than I want to and then instantly feeling guilty. It's really getting scary to me. I will start off really well throughout the day but by the evening I ruin it.
I don't know what to do! Any advice? It's really starting to be a serious issue for me.
Asked by Anonymous at 5:17 PM on Feb. 12, 2013 in Health
Answer by staciandababy at 5:19 PM on Feb. 12, 2013
Have you changed your exercise level?
Answer by JeremysMom at 5:21 PM on Feb. 12, 2013
Answer by deedee3849 at 5:25 PM on Feb. 12, 2013
Answer by SWasson at 5:33 PM on Feb. 12, 2013
Answer by skinnyslokita at 5:51 PM on Feb. 12, 2013
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I'm going through a tough time. I need some honest and wise opinions.