Hi everyone! This is one of my first posts.
More of my story is in the intro section, but I can't post links yet.
But the gist of it is, despite extremely healthy eating and daily exercise, I have not lost more than two pounds since May 1st. I'm currently around 148 lbs. To say that it is frustrating is an understatement. I did a 14-day cleanse where I ate very little and only got down to 146 lbs. Don't worry, I know cleanses are silly but I was trying to get rid of the toxins from my trip to India (described in my intro post)
Since I am only 21 and I was 120 pounds (I'm 5'8 1/2 with a small frame) in January with ease (healthy eating, very similar to now but less strict, same amount exercise, but not obsessive), I just do not understand.
I do an hour long Bar Method (barre type class with weights, isometric exercises, etc.) six days a week and walk at least five miles per day (I wear a fitbit to check this).
My daily menu is as follows. I basically do a low carb diet with little dairy (I don't eat yogurt and try to avoid milk) and little gluten.
B: 1 egg + 2 egg whites with 1/8 cup low fat cheese; 1 packet weight control cinnamon oatmeal with 1 tbsp chia seeds/ 1 tbsp psyllium husk
WORKOUT - bar method class
Snack (sometimes): scoop of Jay Robb protein powder in water
L: Romaine with 4 oz. water-packed tuna, tomatoes, cucumbers, 1/8 avocado, 1 tbsp sunflower seeds, 1/2 oz. feta cheese, 1 tbsp low fat honey mustard, lemon juice
Snack (sometimes): Kind Bar (only the low sugar varieties) or Quest protein bar
WORKOUT 2 - either walk home from work (I live in NYC) or go to the gym and do HIIT on an incline walker/running for 30-45 minutes
D: always 5 oz. lean protein (fish or chicken), broccolli, cauliflower, or green beans, and a salad with homemade vinaigrette
Seems pretty healthy right? I try to eat 1500 cals or less a day and burn at least 2500 according to my fitbit, so I should be losing 2 lbs a week.
I've had my thyroid tested, and while I did have blastocytosis (parasites) I've been on some heavy drugs (anti-biotics, anti-protozoals) which I believe have killed it. On Friday, I'm having a CT Scan of my full abdominals and pelvis to make sure nothing else is wrong, since I have a lot of trouble with going to the restroom and feel tired and weak most of the time.
I just don't know what else it could be and I'm just so sick of not losing any weight. I hate myself and the way I look. I have absolutely no confidence and don't want to go out or see people who knew me when I was thin for fear that they will talk about my weight gain and think that I'm not working hard. I was thin with less effort than this and I just want to be that way again. I used to be on Prozac but it basically stopped working so I just went on Welbutrin with hopes that not only will it make me less hateful of myself but also help me lose weight.
I'm not sure why I'm posting this, I'm just so frustrated and need people to talk to it about. I'm pretty sure at this point that it is a health problem, and not my fault, but it doesn't stop me from blaming myself and hating my body and how I look and feel. I just don't know what it could be...
To anyone who reads all this, thank you