I am 30, male, 5' 6'' and I weigh 150 lbs. I have been working out for a while now and managed to lose some weight. I do cardio (including HIIT) 3 days a week, for 35-40 minutes and weight training 3 other days (nothing too heavy, but moderate). I have deposits of fat around my waist and on the chest (man-boobs, arrrgghh, I hate them).
This regimen worked for a while, I started at more than 159 lbs and started losing weight and some fat, too. Just when I thought that I might finally look good, I seem to have hit the plateau. I had in fact gone down to 148 but gained back 2 pounds (can't figure out why) in the last week or so. I have done nothing out of the ordinary.
This is extremely frustrating, I dont know what else to do !! I am going nuts, I absolutely must lose this stupid fat and weigh no more than 140 lbs. Any help, suugestions anything at all so I can start losing again? Please help !!!
150 lbs is absolutely a normal weight for a 5'6 male. Your body may be fighting you as far as you wanting to lose more weight. Many of us who lose weight and reach "goal", no matter how hard we try, still have fat deposits where we don't want them. Really the best way to get rid of those problem areas is through surgery. I already know once I hit my goal, I am going to have a lot of fat deposits in places I don't want them. Short of surgery, it's just something I'm gonna have to live with.
Ok, so 3 people said I am at the right weight, and 2 of them are ladies . I guess I will accpet that then, and just carry on staying fit and active and not go nuts about losing more weight.
And yes, shucky ducky, you are right. Surgery seems to be the only option. But right now I will have to live with it, I am a grad student, I cannot afford surgery. But I am graduating in a few months and as soon as I land a job, I am going to get a doctor's opinion. I am not sure I will have the surgery, but I will definitely get the consultation.
Thanks people for your replies, it felt good to be able to share this with you.