WHAT'S GOING ON?
I lost 11 lbs and am now just going up and down on that. Today was the end of week 3 and I didn't have any loss at all - in fact I am up 1 lb from my lowest weight.
Eating on induction for 3 weeks now. It's not TOM. I haven't been eating a lot of LC junk food. I'm diligently, and honestly, recording my foods on FitDay.
Over 3 weeks I've eaten 4 Atkins breakfast bars - limited splenda - no caffeine - 95% of the time I've drank my full amount of water (half my body weight/oz) -
Per my accurate entries on fitday
average calories 1551 per day
average carbs 11.76 per day (3% of total calories)
average protein 100g per day (27% of total calories)
average fat 118 per day (71% of total calories)
No booze (don't drink alcohol anyway).
My biggest frustration with this is that I really want to get below triple digit loss to go. As of this morning I have 100.5 lbs to lose. I just REALLY want to see 99 pounds to go.
The only thing I haven't been doing is increasing actual exercise. I have been more active with my son and I'm walking further (parking further from store entrance etc), but no formal exercise. It's been way too hot to go for a walk (over 90 degrees even early in the day). We can't afford a health club membership (and even so, there wouldn't be anyone to watch DS while I was there. He doesn't do well in nurseries so if they offered child care it wouldn't matter.) I'm not making excuses. Just telling you where I'm at and offering facts that maybe you can help me find an answer to. We cannot afford home exercise equipment either.
I'm not on any meds other than anti-depressants. Can't give that up.
I do eat a fair amount of cheese, so if it's a yeast issue, that would be the only factor. (don't eat any of the other things Dr A listed as a yeast allergy problem)
DH isn't losing well either, but he's still losing. (down another 2 lbs on week 3 - total 12.5 lbs lost) And he IS using the LC easy food (Atkins shakes for breakfast every day. He doesn't eat veggies all day long and loads his veggie carbs at one meal. His job is somewhat active, but he's not getting any more exercise than before.
I'm not ready to throw in the towel, but... It really sucks and kills the motivation, ya know?
That's my story... can anyone help? (Ideas, comfort, whatever...)