For the last 6 months, I've tried so hard to get back on track. I'll have 2-4 weeks of success and whammo! I'll get sick. Once I get sick, depending on the illness (colds, strep, ear infections), I head straight to my comfort food and I land straight back around 249ish. I work in a nursing home, I'm constantly stressed with two jobs and overtime. I understand I work in a germy environment but shouldn't healthy food help me feel better?
I'm so close to giving up because of this. One of my friends says "push through it, your body is detoxing." But if that's true, my body is insane. It's not like I'm "making up symptoms/false colds/whatever" to have an excuse to eat comfort foods. I've had to go to the doctor numerous times. Maybe I'm unlucky? I've been struggling to get under 240 for 8 months. I haven't even stepped on the scale lately but I know it's bad.
I'm thinking about 255 now since I stopped exercising due to the last illnesses I had two weeks ago.
I was pondering going back to WW thinking maybe I wasn't eating enough (I've been trying to eat healthy/calorie counting) which is why I get sick. Although I'd average out to be eating more than my sparkpeople calories but under my loseit! calories. Some days would be low and others above average.
Is this normal? Should I push through it? Could not taking a multivitamin affect my health when on a lower calorie diet that much? I know no one here is doctors but maybe someone might have these same issues/advice?