Here's my background:
I started taking BCP at age 16 to help with my cycles. Ever since then, I have gained about 10 lbs a year (give or take). I have one child who is one and I only gained 4 lbs with her. I am now 26, 5'4" tall and weigh around 180 lbs. As I am not planning on having anymore children, I would like to try to loose all the weight I gained throughout the years.
I think my main problem is that I normally eat one meal a day due to having no appetite. I would like some type of meal plan that I can stick with on a daily basis, but I am no expert with what the healthy amounts are. I also bought Tae Bo to try and I have heard of a new tape called "Walking off the Pounds". Has anyone tried either?
I would appreciate help. If anyone has any diet plan that is working for them, please be kind enough to let me know. I'm willing to try!!!
I usually read the weightloss posts, but out of curiosity, I checked this one and saw that no one had responded to your note.
I am one of those people who has struggled with the last 10 pounds for years! I started low-carbing a few months ago, and finally lost 5 of the 10. Now I find myself on another plateau.... BUT - i have been abnormally tired, too. I went to the doc to have my thyroid tested today.....have you done that? When people struggle with weight, it doesn't hurt to get tested. Also, how active are you? I work out a lot and still struggle. For all I do, I should be about 90 pounds!
Anyhow, I did low fat, low calorie for years and it worked until lately. I think when you hit a plateau you have to switch around and give your bod a challenge. That includes exercise, as well. I'm 37, so it is getting harder to lose weight, which means I should probably increase my exercise, too.
In the beginning, I used Slimfast to drop a few pounds here and there, cabbage soup diet, pills, and anything else you can think of. Basically, I'd drop the weight, and it would come back as soon as I stopped whatever I was doing. I found that exercise was my savior. I walk, so I can do it all the time, anywhere. I have weight routines that I switch off on. It all helps. I know that I will never be "skinny", I just want to be healthy. I'm 5'8", and 145 pounds. I was 135 until I got really into a weight routine. Muscle is heavy.
If I were you, I'd skip gimmick diets, and if you really have trouble losing, have a thorough check up. I know it's hard to work out when you have little ones...been there. I would walk in the evening when my hubby got home when my son was small. Don't let anything stop you. You have to want it, I know this for sure! Let me hear from you.
20 months ago i had my 2nd child Hannah. when i went to the hospital i weighed 200 lbs. i'm 24 yrs old and i'm only 5'5''. that sucked. so when hannah was 9 mos old i decided to change my life. i joined a gym. and meet with a personal trainer 3x aweek. that has made a huge difference. i weight now 164 lbs. not a ton of weight loss. but i wear a size 10 because i'm lifting weight. i also see a nutrition person, to help with ideas of eating. i hope this helped. GOOD LUCK