I know that when people say this, it's usually just denial, but I did everything RIGHT these past two weeks!
I exercised EVERY day for a half hour cycling, plus however long it took me to do strength training, which I also did every day. (I rotate by doing arms one day, abs and hips the next, and legs and butt the third day, and then start over with arms)
I did not snack at all, and I stayed in my calorie range! I am so upset right now. I wish I HAD cheated because it'd give me an explanation. This is how I ate for the past ten days. I rotated my calories just like I rotate my strength training. My daily calories is 1,950 and so I did this: 1,000 calories Monday, 1,200 calories Tuesday, 1,400 calories Wednesday, 2,000 calories Thursday, 1,000 calories Friday, 1,200 calories Saturday, etc. etc.
I ate four to five small meals, no snacks in between, and I never went over OR under my calorie limit by more than five calories. I only eat things I can for sure count the exact amount of calories for, so that way I'm not eating more but not counting enough calories.
I don't know what to do. I feel SO depressed. I just want to curl up in a ball and die. I know it sounds over dramatic, but seriously...I did everything right, so why didn't I lose any weight? Even taking into account the muscle gain from strength training, I should have lost at LEAST a pound or two in ten days!
I just finished my period about two days ago, though I was getting that yucky 'after' stuff for a while, and I was wondering if I was still bloated. I FEEL bloated and gross, but it may be the depression setting in from not losing weight. I've also been having a lot of constipation...Is it possible that this is all water weight and blockage? I know it's a pipe dream, but I just don't understand. The previous two weeks before these two where I didn't lose weight, I lost TEN pounds in ten days doing this calorie shifting diet! I didn't even exercise the first ten days because I wanted to see how much I would lose with the diet alone.
I'm wondering if I let my body get used to the routine, and so the shifting didn't trick it properly, and my metabolism slowed down anyway. Last time, I shifted between 1,000 and 2,000 calories with 200 calorie incriminates, and would vary it widely, like...1,000 on Monday, 1,800 on Tuesday, 1,400 Wednesday, etc. just so that there was no discernible pattern for my body to figure out and sabotage my efforts.
Please...can someone help me? Maybe someone who is doing the calorie shifting diet and is having success with it. I don't know what to do...I'm scared I'm one of those people who can't lose weight, now, and if that's the case...God, I don't even want to think about it.