I am so inspired to read everyone's stories of success, but unfortunately I myself cannot join in on the celebrating b/c I have just reached the point of sheer frustration!
I'm 5'8", 150lbs...I guess by no means "fat" or anything, but I have a terrible body image. I look at other people who weigh more or are shorter or whatnot and think THEY look great...but my body makes me want to cry. That combined with the fact that I eat out of boredom and then feel guilty afterwards. I recognize all this, but cannot over come my problems.
To me life would be "perfect" at 130lbs...20lbs, doesn't seem so hard compared to the courageous ladies who have lost 50lbs., 100lbs., even 150lbs...but I fear I could never do that if I had to.
A bit about me...I recently (about 2 weeks ago) started taking Xenedrine EFX (ephedra free) and that seems to help with my snacking throughout the day at work (people here ALWAYS bring in snacks), but in the evenings I still graze, not even when I'm hungry, just for something to do almost.
I do exercise...I do Leslie Sansone's Walk Away the Pounds 2 mile workout for the full 30 minutes 5 days a week.
But I just can't seem to loose the weight at all...and I am SO frustrated. Another problem for me is that I don't always bring the healthiest lunches to work to eat. Who has extra time in the mornings to make something up or what not.
My other "problem" is a lack of energy...I am in a constant state of tiredness/fatigue. I am in the process of doing repeat doctor visits for this issue and hopefully there will be something we can do. My doctor noticed on my first round of blood tests that I had a "slightly underactive" thyroid, so she did another round. I go back for those results on 6/18. I looked up the symptoms and saw that slight weight gain IS a symtom of this disease. So who can say. I also have the brittle nails and cold intolerance associated with this affliction.
SO....I guess all my rambling leads to me asking everyone for advice. What are some good lunches? Is there more I could/should be doing? Please help ladies, ANYTHING you can offer would be GREATLY appreciated.
And good luck to everyone who has lost and is still losing...you are an inspiration!
Thanks in advance...