I've been lurking for awhile. Haven't posted because I try to only post if I have something positive to say. (Thanks mom! "If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all!")
The last 3 months I have stayed in the same 5 pound range. (230-235). Up and down, over and over. I got lots of advice! Eat more, eat less, exercise more, exercise less, don't eat this, eat that. You get the idea I'm guessing... My doctor even told me to go down to 800-1000 cals a day! Yikes! I knew that wasn't sustainable! Are you kidding me?
Here's what I did. I did bump up my exercise (5-6 days of cardio, 1 hour, 4 days of strength training). I have teenagers and due to driving them all over the planet (we homeschool, but it should be called car-schooling) we were often eating dinner at 7-8 pm. I've stopped eating after 5 or 5:30. I eat a LARGE breakfast, dinner type of lunch and a very light dinner. I've also cut my fat intake a little (I'm on So. Beach where healthy fats are encouraged, but I think I was hitting the nuts and cheese a little too hard. I made most of these changes about a month ago.
Finally, today, the scales rewarded me. I've lost 6 pounds (I last weighed about a week and a half ago). Even though I told myself that this was a great lesson in how to maintain, I'm sure glad to see the numbers drop. Three months was a very long time!
Be stubborn gals!