10-19-2010, 03:17 AM
Okay, let me start with a little background on myself. I have always been a eat what I want and never gain weight person, up until I had my 2nd child at 32. Little by little since then, the weight has crept up on me. I am 5'4 and 140 pounds which is 30 pounds heavier than I have ever been. )At 9 months pregnant I was only 130!) With that said, let me give you a sample of my current diet and exercise habits. On a typical day, I have a small bowl of oatmeal with either fresh strawberries or banana in it. I have a snack 3 hours later of 1/2 an avocado or 1/2 cup of cottage cheese with a small apple. For lunch I have a Lean Cuizine-usually Turkey with veggies or Chicken with veggies or a can of Healthy Request soup. 3 hours later a couple tablespoons of Hummus and a tomato cut up or maybe a handful of almonds. For dinner broiled chicken breast or Salmon/Tuna with black beans and brown rice, tomato and/or a small salad with low cal/fat dressing. I drink 70-80 oz of water per day. I exercise like a madman! I am at the gym 6 days/week for 2 hours. I hit the eliptical machine for 45 minutes to an hour. My heart rate at about 125-150. (resting HR for me is 68) and I strength train with weights 3 of those 6 days and the scale HAS NOT BUDGED in 3 months nor do my clothes fit any better AT ALL. I think I'm actually getting fatter. I do drink a couple beers a few days/ week(always have) but I factor that into my calorie intake for the day.Which is 1,200. I never go over 1,400 and I keep a very detailed diary. I record EVERY morsel that goes in my mouth. SO...WHAT AM I DOING WRONG!!??