I am 5'7" & my weight has been fluctuating between 174-180. I have been keeping a daily food journal since mid August. I am taking two fitness classes at school to help me get on a regular workout regimen. I have been very good about not cheating on my food. A typical day for me includes breakfast- oatmeal with a tsp of cinnamon, and a slice of toast with Heart Healthy light butter (1 tbsp), sometimes I have blueberries in my oatmeal. Normally during the week I have a Powerbar Harvest bar for lunch with a banana, because I am in class during lunch and only have a 15 min break. On weekends normally a salad with turkey bacon, or tuna in the salad and fat free Italian dressing. Dinner- is normally baked chicken and a vegetable or salmon, tilipia with a vegetable. Sometimes I make spaghetti with whole wheat noodles and heart healthy sauce. Snacks are typically yogurt light or a piece of fruit or baby carrots. I don't have much variety in my meals. I am eating every 2-3 hours but not getting many calories when I do eat. I log my food into myfitnesspal, then transfer to my journal. ( have to keep a written journal for class)
I had a hysterectomy last May and have noticed the weight has been creeping on since then. I am not one to blame hormones but am wondering if this could be making it more of a challenge to lose the weight. I don't take any medication.
There is Stress! I am a single mom, who has decided at the age of 40 to go back to school. So not only the stress of school, being a single mom but also the stress of financial issues. To top it off, I get stressed over my weight and the lack of being to lose. I had always been a very thin person.
I am a club member on beachbody. They have a meal planner to help take the stress off of eating healthy. The problem with it is that most of the things are not things either my son or myself would eat. Also, I don't have an actual lunch during the week.
Thanks again, for any and all suggestions. I have the motivation now to get the knowledge so that I can get healthy.View Thread
I am taking 2 fitness classes this semester, weight training & Figure and weight control. I have these classes on MW for 2 hours & 40 minutes. I do cardio on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturdays either my stationary bike or walking. I eat healthy and log everything going in. Very rarely have a "cheat meal". Typically I do not eat 1000 calories, instead am under a 1000/day. I know that I should be eating more but I eat 3 small meals and 2 snacks and do not feel hungry. My problem is that with all that I am doing I find myself getting frustrated because I have not lost any weight. We did a fitness test last week and my waist, & hips stayed the same. My arms grew about 1 3/4" and my thighs about 2" smaller. One of my instructors suggested in class to aim to burn 2000 calories per day which I do most days. Would welcome any suggestions. I need to lose 40 pounds.View Thread