I'm completely stalled 22 lbs above a normal BMI and getting really sick of it.
Yesterday, I went shopping, and I went into the expensive work clothes section of Nordstrom-- I STILL am wearing XLs in higher end clothes and have to go through the racks looking for 14s.... and frankly, I'm just on the border of a 14 of higher end clothes... I had that familiar embarrassing feeling when the sales lady suggested that I might do better looking for pants in a different department-- not the PLUS department, thank god, but even so.
It's JUST SO FRUSTRATING. I'm starting to lose sight of all of the weight I've lost-- the memory of being morbidly obese is fading a little, and now I feel like that overweight lady who is just about to size out of regular clothes. I spent a lot of my younger years right around this spot, and so it brings back a lot of unhappy memories...
I think I'm going to HAVE to do something different to lose the last twenty, but I'm not sure what.
My plan, thus far, has been very simple:
Track calories daily on fitday.
breakfast: one slice whole grain bread with almond butter (sometimes I have half a banana) and coffee.
No mid-morning snack.
Lunch: lean protein (I've given up red meat and I only eat either chicken or fish) and a variety of cooked veggies. Sometimes I eat carrot sticks, sliced cukes, occaisionally salad, but not that often since I've never developed a taste for low-cal dressing.
Afternoon snack: single serving snack: cheese stick, apple, or yogurt
Dinner: lean protein and veggie again.
Dessert or evening snack: fruit, or yogurt, or sometimes both.
That's a pretty good synopsis....
I remember being hungry back when I was losing rapidly, but now, most of the time I feel perfectly satisfied, and I think I've lost about 3 lbs in the last 2 months, but it's hard to tell, because I'm sort of bouncing around within that three pound range.
Exercise: I run 30 minutes three times a week. I walk several x a day for about twenty minutes.... (I used to lift and run 4-5x weekly, but I moved recently and have had a harder time figuring out my schedule.) I am planning to re-up my exercise and start weight training again now that I'm a little more settled after the move. There is a small gym in the complex where I live, but unfortunately, it was closed for repairs, so I've been running outside and walking instead, and it's a little harder to fit in because I have to time it to daylight-- my normal routine has always been to exercise at night.
So, for those of you who have whipped those last 20-30 lbs, any advice???