OK, so for about a year and 3 months or so I have been on a better eating and exercise plan, and I have lost roughly 100 pounds.
BUT--for the last three months or so, I have been hovering between 242-238 and the scale REFUSES to go down.
I have been exercising less. Went from about 75-90 min. a day to 60 min. a day, sometimes only 4-5 days/week. I also stopped weight training for a while, but I am restarting that program. This is due to a new job, relocation, and just joining a gym here.
However, I have started counting calories, which was not a big part of my program earlier. I am SUPPOSED to have about 1600/day, but I sometimes go over a couple hundred. But according to virtually every source, equation, or whatever, I should still be losing weight. I am not asking for rapid weight loss here, just a couple pounds every couple of weeks or so!
I can't really cut carbs too much since I am a vegetarian. I do take special care to make sure I have enough protein and fiber, but all the soy products and things are way too expensive for me to attempt some kind of vegetarian low-carb thing (just graduated college, so no high-paying job here.) Do you all know anyone who is doing a vegetarian low-carb diet? It would be awesome if I could do that affordably.
I also have major issues keeping myself from eating constantly at work. I still count the calories, but I ultimately eat when I'm not hungry just 'cause I feel like eating. I am such a glutton. I spend way too much time dreaming about what I am going to eat next. Obsessed, I'm obsessed!
Despite this, I still feel that I should be losing weight, not hovering in the same area. When I went abroad a few months ago, I only had time to exercise about once a week and had virtually no control over the caloric content of my meals...but I still lost 10 pounds over the course of a month and a half! That is really all I require to stay motivated...just a general trend of loss.
I need guidance, encouragement, something...I refuse to regain the weight I've lost and I can't stop here!!! I want to visit a friend abroad in April and hope to lose about 40 more pounds by then, so I can be firmly in "one-derland." Any ideas?
Please respond. I'd really appreciate it! Thanks