I will listen and do anything y'all tell me! I am going CRAZY here!
So for 5 weeks I have been diligent at counting every little calorie (that's how I lost the last 30lbs). Typically, 3 meals a day under 500 calories. I usually have a 450 calorie healthy breakfast, 350-400 calorie lunch and a 450-500 calorie dinner.
During the first 4 weeks I did little to no exercise but knew I was still creating a deficit. However, no weight loss. The scale has been saying exactly 178.8 since the beginning of June.
Well, I knew something had to change, I had to do something different. So, I have been doing cycling for 30 min to 60 mins per day on my new bike.
Last night I did a 10.6 mile ride (my longest yet). This morning, I weigh 179.
I am so frustrated. Yes, I know exercise makes your retain water, yada yada yada, but what about the 4.5 weeks I did NO exercise?
I do have PCOS and insulin resistant to some degree. Could that be stopping me? I've lost 30lbs, so I know I *can* lose weight.
If I am eating an average of 1500 calories, does that mean my body has slowed down to only need 1500 calories? Is that why I am not losing?