and I need some advice
. It has been about 3 weeks that I am stuck at 161-162 lbs. I will not give up and I am going to be persistant and stay on plan, but just thought I'd ask for some input because it's always nice to get others perspectives!
Here is a bit of my background.
I started my "journey" around the beginning of the year. I have lost 50 lbs so far, in pretty consistant increments per week, slowing up a bit each month in. Started in the beginning with rough counting calories (around 1200-1500 day) and doing 1 step aerobic class per week. I am an equestrian as well so I try and ride for at least an hour anywhere from 3-6x a week.
I have been gradually cutting out carbohydrates from my diet over the past 4 months and increased the protein. I have also been stepping up my exercise, so that I now run for about 30 min 3x a week, do weight training maybe 2x a week, try and fit in a step class when I can, and try and ride my horse still 3-6x a week. Also started being more active on weekends, play tennis with the boy or go for walks.
I haven't changed too much with my diet since I started, except for cutting out the majority of carbs, and increasing protein. Truthfully, I don't think I can sustain this "lifestyle" on less than I am eating now, and that is why this plateau has me so worried. If I knew I just had to stick it out and stay on plan, well luckily, I am a hyperorganized freak that thrives on routine, so that comes easy. But I'm more worried that my diet needs some serious tweaking to break this plateau and I'm not sure what more I can do.
Here is a sample day of my meals for you all to scrutinize
1 cup cottage cheese
1 hardboiled egg
2 cups coffee w/ skim milk
Yogurt cup or Sugarfree jello cup
2 cups Salad w/ dried cranberries, mandarin oranges and almonds, dressing
1.5 cups sliced strawberries or 1 can peaches in water
Asparagus with margarine, 2 mini turkey/veggie meatloaves, 1 cup salad w/ croutons, light feta and dressing
So, based alllll that info, does anyone have any ideas of what I can tweak to get through this? I should also add that I am now at the highest range of normal BMI for my height, so I knew that it would be harder to lose. Didn't think I would completely stall though.