working out, no results...
I'm on a medication that has caused me to gain almost 50 pounds in the past five years. My doctors say it's not a big deal because I look relatively thin, but to me, it is a big deal. I was used to having a flat stomach for my whole life, and being in the "athletic" zone on the BMI, but now I have fat rolls on my stomach which look bad and are uncomfortable. I'm 5'11" and I went from about 135 lbs to 180 lbs in the past 5 years, and I had a dosage increase of my medication a few months ago which caused me to gain over 10 lbs. So since it was such a quick increase in weight this time, I'm feeling very self-conscious about it.
I joined a gym about 7 weeks ago. I went a couple times a week for about 2 weeks, and then I broke my toe, and since I couldn't get a shoe on for about 3 weeks, I wasn't able to keep working out. I just started again about 2 weeks ago. I've been working out 3 times a week for two weeks. I usually do 20-25 minutes on the stationary bike (I used to do the elliptical, but I'm still having trouble walking much because of my broken toe), and then I do either 3 sets of 10 reps or 2 sets of 15 reps on all the ab machines, the thigh machines, and the bicep and tricep machines. But I'm not seeing any results. I still weigh about 182 in the afternoon with all my clothes on (I weighed 180 this morning with my clothes on and before I ate anything). Am I expecting too much too soon? Shouldn't I have lost a couple of pounds by now? I've been working out 3 days a week for 2 weeks. Is my medication making my metabolism too slow for excercise to get rid of the weight? If so, should I just work out harder and spend more time on the bike or elliptical?
Thanks for any opinions.