Hello, i am new here and I guess this is the best board to post my troubles on. My weight wont budge. I know how to make weight budge- I lost over 135 lbs before getting pregnant with my last baby. I feel like im doing everything right and my weight stays exactly the same day after day! whether i work hard or whether i goof off i am weighing in the same! 188.2! for over a month now. I am eating about 1800 calories a day of unprocessed, healthy food. I am exclusively breastfeeding my 9 month old son. I exercise 25-40 minute exercise dvd every day and either shovel for up to 90 minutes or i walk about 30 minutes a day.
In December I was doing this and losing about 1 1/2 lbs a week and then my weight jumped up 5 lbs and then i haven't budged since! I even bought a new scale but its not the scale- its me!
What should I do? Do i start eating more? I dont want to drop it less I don't think because i want a good healthy metabolism. I have a good mixture of carbs/fats/calories.
I have started wondering about an iodine deficiency.. which thereforemy thyroid being sluggish. I don't eat processed foods very much and I dont add salt to my foods. I don't drink milk or anything. The only food supposedly with iodine that i eat is eggs. I only drink water when it comes to fluids. I am really bothered by this concreting of weight. I don't have a doctor and I don't have medical insurance. I found an iodine self test thing but outside of that (and adding iodine more into my diet and taking a vitamin) what else could be causing my weight standstill issues?? My diet and exercise are fine so it has to be hormonal or something-- give me ideas of things i can research in. I will pay for a doctors visit if I need to but I need it narrowed down first because i cannot afford having them check for everything with multiple blood tests.. But if i think i know what it is then i would go in and have them test that area