OK so I'm 26, my daughter's 4 and I've been overweight for some time, not incredibly overweight but it's enough to make me desperate to lose it. I eat 2000 calories a day exactly and in addition to this I do at least 1-2 hours of exercise a day whenever is humanly possible. I even asked a doctor if I was likely to lose weight with that and she said 100% yes. I've been doing it for 6 months now and I'm actually putting on weight!! I'm just getting fatter and fatter (a coupla pounds a month) ... I've cut it down to 1500 calories a day now and I'm still not losing any weight, I'm going crazy. I eat 5 fruit & veg etc, drink plenty of water. Any ideas?? Please! It's driving me out of my mind! :/
I split up with my husband over 2 years ago and I wanted to get my weight down so that hopefully one day I could find someone else - not just like a coupla one off flings i've had... I just don't know what to do...
Asked by Anonymous at 11:10 AM on Dec. 24, 2010 in Health
Answer by momofone725 at 11:16 AM on Dec. 24, 2010
Answer by charlotsomtimes at 11:20 AM on Dec. 24, 2010
Answer by momofone725 at 11:23 AM on Dec. 24, 2010
Answer by americansugar80 at 11:26 AM on Dec. 24, 2010
Answer by isabellalecour at 11:45 AM on Dec. 24, 2010
Answer by Izsarejman at 12:10 PM on Dec. 24, 2010
Are you keeping a food journal? Are you actually measuring your food? You might be eating more than you think. Don't forget to include all those little tastes here and there, and don't finish your kids' plates. You shouldn't be exercising every single day. You need at least 2 rest days a week for your body to recover. Have you tried using a heart rate monitor? You want to keep your heart rate around 160 during normal exercise.
I've lost 35 lbs so far using exercise and clean eating. Here's a link to my journal about clean eating, if you don't know what it is.
Feel free to PM me if you want the details of what's working for me.
I also agree that getting your thyroid checked might be a good idea.
Answer by musicpisces at 12:18 PM on Dec. 24, 2010
Answer by rkoloms at 3:50 PM on Dec. 25, 2010