I've never made a post like this but I'm getting frustrated. I've been doing pretty well for 4 weeks. Fitday is listing my average for calories at 1337 but I am missing four days. I don't know if it factors in 0 for those days or ignores them all together? I think it ignores them but I am not certain? Both Fitday and Livestrong tell me I can eat 1400 a day and lose 1lb per week but I was trying to keep it closer to 1300 per day. I've had a few higher and a few lower.
I have lost 5lbs since this time last year but that's about it. So it isn't a matter of being in a plateau. I haven't really been on the wagon for a while. I was basically maintaining with a few weeks of loss.
I have fibromyalgia which does give me quite a bit of trouble so I don't exercise a lot. I'm averaging 2-3 times per week. Walking, hiking, strength training, kayaking and I did some tree climbing this week (which is probably harder than it sounds especially when you are clinging to the ropes for dear life
In the last 4 weeks I am down 1lb and no inches. None. Actually, it looks like I'm up a little (maybe a bit of water since I pushed myself a lot this week?). My clothes aren't fitting any differently than they did a month ago. I do think my butt looks a little different which is good...but I could just be delusional. I've had blood work done recently so if there are any sort of problems they aren't showing.
I'm also absolutely starving every single day. I've never felt like this before. Sure I would get hungry when I was in a calorie deficit but not this kind of hungry. It never goes away and it's a gnawing hunger. It's even affecting my sleep. I eat plenty of fat. I get in protein. I do eat a few processed foods like Amy's organic burritos and Jasmine rice. I mostly stay away from sugar. I do need more vegetables that is for sure. I'm gluten free so I stay away from pasta and things of that nature. I do occasionally have a potato. I like to keep my carbs under 100g or at least under 125g. They have been a little high the past few days so I'll be more careful there. I never
eyeball. I use my kitchen scale for everything but liquids and those goes into a measuring cup or measuring spoon.
I'm starting to feel very blah. Sore throat, more ache than usual and very fatigued. I've had fibro for at least 11 years so I know when I'm flaring and this feels like I'm flaring. I feel like I could sleep 24 hours a day (but of course I can't sleep!). Because of this increasing exercise is out of the question. I wish I could but I know from experience I can't.
So now, do I just keep doing what I'm doing and wait? Or should I make some changes?