I am beyond frustrated! I am to the point of wanting to just cry! Something is going on with my body, and has been for a year…
I have been stuck in about a 10lb window since I had my ovaries removed a year ago. I go up, I go down, but I stay in that 10lb window. I’ve talked to several people about this window, and no one seems to know what’s causing the issue.
My PCP told me I was too fat and old to be running, and that I eat an unhealthy diet. Except, he clearly hasn’t looked at my food and exercise diary that I’ve given him, nor has he listened to a word I’ve said.
My rheumatologist said he really doesn’t know, but that he thinks inflammation could possibly have something to do with it. He suggested I keep working at it, and we would discuss a medicine for that at my next appointment.
A fitness/nutrition coach told me to be sure to eat 6 small meals and get enough calories. However, even when I’m doing that, I’m not losing. I was also told to start cross training, stop depending only on my running and hiking. I needed to be working out in other ways.
So, this morning, I got back on the scales and I’m up again… In that same window, I’m up…again!
Recap – I’m exercising 7 days a week. I’m burning an average of 900-1000 calories with exercise 6 of those days each week, I’m eating a healthy diet, I’m sleeping an average of 7-8 hours a night, and … nothing.
I’m exhausted, my routine is out of whack, my attitude is kind of crappy, and I’m beyond discouraged. It really stinks to be working this hard and not see any change for a year.
Pardon me while I go eat a celery stick, drink another bottle of water, and cry.