Hello All-I am brand new to this site-
I am a 31 y/o female 205lbs/5'3- I have recently made some great life changes for myself, I cut any alcohol out of my diet this has been over a month, quit smoking which was easy w/o alcohol, I stopped the pill which is know to cause extra water weight (switching to an IUD) I also cut down my red meat intake to less than once a week, I have been to the Gym everyday but 2 days the last 3 weeks and have done at least 30 minutes on the elliptical each time, no machines yet. I have also cut anything white out of my diet, unless ofcourse I eat a Lean cuisine for lunch if I have to. I have been trying to drink protein shakes I get from costco for at least 2 meals a day(160 cal, 30gms protein, 3grams fat, sugars 1) I eat at least 3 fruits a day and veggies, I feel as though I am getting nowhere also since I quit smoking I have been constipated, I go every 3 days or so but its hard to? I just started to take 2 tsp of safflower oil daily (good for belly fat)? I also bought 5HTP-I hear it is a good replacement of serontonin and I do get seasonally depressed-I love the sun-so hopefully it will help. I don't see any difference on the scale, I do feel better-however my husband has lost 10lbs doing the same? Last year I was able to get down to 187lbs and felt good, I would like to get down to 140 for life, all my blood work is great-BP, Cholesterol and Tryglycerides, I have also been checked for Thyroid probs as well as diabetes? I do canstanly think about food...I have gotten better and keep healthy snack around all the time? Anyone else have any suggestions I am lost and getting frustrated????