I have always juggled with my weight. I am over it now. I cant continue to juggle. I am uncomfortable in my own skin. And I have had enough. With that being said, I have gone from sitting on the couch, with minimal exercise to working out in a gym 5 days a week. Swimming, treadmill, elliptical, and so on. I have really honed in on portion control, cutting out soda and junk food...altogether. Ive done well mentally with it. I'm not finding myself going crazy because I cant have ice cream, and I love that. I journal everything I take in.
Here's my problem. I'm not losing any weight. In fact, I gained 8 pounds. And it has been MONTHS. I know I wont see results right away, but I haven't even lost a pound. I'm feeling very defeated. Whats the point if Im going to stay at this hideous weight? Ive been to the doctor and tested my thyroid, its fine. She says that I could be gaining muscle weight. Um, wouldn't I lose the fat around the muscle BEFORE I gain weight from building that muscle up? Muscle that you cant see? I look the same. I don't get it...I'm at a loss. Any ideas? Advice?