okay so last year at my highest i was 153..i got down to 125 and im between 5'3-5'4.
Since last winter weight gain and up til now i am 147. its gross and none of my clothes fit. and if they do i feel disgusting. i havent been doing anything different to gain the weight. i didnt exercise before.. now i walk more.. and do crunches which is all i did before and nothing helps. i eat healthy and enough calories.. and still no change.
ive become sooo depressed about 3 times after having ice cream and made myself throw up. yes i know that is terrible. and i never want to feel like that again. its been a while though. just saying.
when i eat out i portion out and eat smal..at restuarants i usually have HALF of whatever i order.. and i usually get whatever the healthiest is..or just a plain garden salad with fat free italian dressing..if its buffet style like chinese.. i stay away from fried foods..if i eat any sesame chicken or things like that i eat ONE little peice oppose to those ppl who take a large spoon and drop it on there plates. every now and then i have ice cream but its the blue bunny no sugar addeed reduced fat and i measure it out.
i really dont know what else to try. i tried diet pills , did nothing. so i stopped. im stuck. i dont drink soda..or juice and if i ever have soda its diet. otherwise im all water.
at work i chew gum so i dont get hungry like crazy and eat.
i just really need some help or ideas or ppl who can relate
If you are crazy hungry at work, pack some fruit. If I have a banana at work, it usually fills me up for the rest of my shift. I protein bar can be useful as well if you can find one that is low in sugar and salt.
Also eating a bit more protein can help with those huger pains.
Well they checked my thyroid at my last DR visit they said its fine. they said im on the CLOSE EDGE of being anemic tho..idk if it would have anythig to do with weight loss. i have iron supp. for that but i never take them idk why
sugar.. i dont have ALOT of.. and sometimes i really feel it but salt i stay away from too. at work i usually pack carrots and like a mini bag of 100 calorie popcorn.. i like it cuz its already portioned out.
i kno i need more protien..
i didnt STOP exercising. i never actually did start, when i lost all the weight and kept it off all i was doing was crunches. now i do them and walk and have ran a few nights. but not often.
are you logging your foods and exercise?
what is your calorie intake?
How many calories does this site say you burn each day?
Do you have a deficit - that is are you burning more than you eat - if so then you should be losing weight.
Remember 1 pound of fat is 3500 calories - you have to get a deficit of 3000 calories to drop a pound. If like me your deficit is only 200 calories a day (and quite often less) then it takes ages to drop a pound. In fact if you do the maths it would take 15 days (3000/200) which is more than 2 weeks!!!
If you are actually eating a little more calories than you realise then you will put on weight. If you really have no idea where you are going wrong then log your food intake and exercise regime - it will speedily tell you what the problem is. Numbers don't lie!
I was in LITERALLY the exact situation, I'm even the same height and weight as you. I figured out that when I was exersizing I wasn't pushing myself enough. So I started running a couple of times a week really hard until I couldn't run any more and I was all gross and dripping in sweat.
Sometimes ya just gotta do what ya gotta do, it sucks but even if your eating healthy and only eating junk food once in a while, you'll still hit a plateu every once in while where your body gets too used to the exersise your doing and you'll have to step it up for a while. Just try really pushing yourself really hard 2 or 3 times a week for a few weeks and see if it helps get your body back on track.
try adding a couple spinning classes a week, along with logging all of your food you're eating. the only way to really get to the bottom of your problem is to record all of your calories you're eating, as well as record any exercise you're doing - after that, it's simple math.
It comes up often on this site but no one has mentioned it yet- it is quite possible you are not eating enough to keep your metabolism going at its ideal rate. If you consistently undereat (i.e. under 1200 cal a day) then your metabolism slows down to conserve energy and for quite some time you may even gain weight rather than losing.
You need to find out how much you should be eating by using the tools on this site, and never go under 1200 calories a day. That may well be why you are anemic, you are not providing your body with the nutrition it needs.