Help!!! I'm so stressed!!
(((Tracy))) you've done amazingly well, kuddos on the loss. It's fairly typical for weight loss to slow down or possibly stop completely at 12-18 months, some before then and some beyond.
I wish I could share some magic that would help you, I have none however I will say keep working hard to lose and be PROUD of the weight loss you've had to date. You by far have not failed.
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myself. I just keep on keeping on. Carbs are the devil. The more you have, the
more you want. I don't count carbs in fruits and veggies. I only count carbs in
breads, cereal, pasta, rice, grains, sugar, white potatoes and junk food.
Therefore, I aim for a very low carb count each day because I can get along
just fine without "white and junk" carbs. I eat a slice of 75-calore grainy
bread nearly every day, but the rest of the carbs don't agree with me and
I surely don't need to be eating junk. I would recommend that you spend 3
days getting yourself off the refined carbs (sugar, and basically white foods like
rice, potatoes, flour, breads, crackers, cereals etc.). I find that it takes about
3 days to get off the carb high and diminish the cravings. If you increase your
protein, you won't get as tired, and I find that tired or not, if I do some kind of
exercise, I'm not nearly as tired as when I don't.
Don't give up on yourself. You've come a long way. I know you don't want to
go backward. Get the carbs out of the house period. Fill up on protein first,
just like in the beginning. Do this for a week or 2. If it doesn't have protein in
it, don't eat it. Get your focus back on protein and off carbs. I will always want
to eat things I shouldn't, and sometimes I do, but most days I'm successful in
eating the way I want to eat, and that itself is a reward. I'm happy when I'm in
Spend that energy, nervousness and focus on getting back on proteins. I'm
betting you'll see the reward. Good luck!
As far as how many carbs a day, I don't count carbs but I'm sure I get more than 25 a day. I don't eat meat so I get a lot of my protein from beans, which are high in carbs. But it's complex carbs, with lots of protein and fiber.
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is, believe me. I wish I could offer you some magic, but the only other
thing I do that I can suggest is...keep busy with ANYTHING! I tell myself
every day that busy hands aren't putting food in my mouth. I knit, clean
house incessantly, dust, wash windows, work outside when the weather
allows and recently I started an indoor exercise program. I got a walking
DVD so I can do an indoor 3-mile walk for aerobic exercise and then I
have others for strength training. If I find myself bored or stressed from
work and wanting to eat....I walk it off (inside) or do my other DVD workouts
or knit...and I can't tell you how many times I've cleaned a clean house!
Over the last year I painted the entire inside of my house from ceilings
to the floor and put in about 700 sq feet of new flooring after ripping out
carpets. Uh oh...projects all done? I will find more and do ANYTHING to
keep myself busy. I'm not much good in front of a TV for any length of time
so I'm always finding things to do. Good luck and I wish you the very best.
I am not a purist. Far from it. My only real number goal is to make sure I get at least 60g of protein. When I do track my calories I am pretty much between 1200 and 1500. I eat carbs such as crackers and such - but I do try to watch my sugar. Some days I can eat it, some days I can't - so I do try to keep those low since my pouch is unpredictable.
Are you exercising? In the past 3 months when I have slowed so much I do know it goes better when I exercise 30 minutes a day, take my vitamins and drink my liquids. Seems like such an easy formula - but I am not consistent.
Think about where you were one year ago! You have done an amazing thing for yourself. So what if we don't lose another pound? We are still shining stars and healthier than we were one year ago, right? I don't want to go back there and if this is where I stay - that's fine. The routines I have now are doable for life and that is what matters to me.
Hang in there because you are amazing!!!!!