my name is anna and been here before quite a few times just give up...................so here is my story i have been working outnfor a long time mostly cardio tried the gym in april promotion for 3 months after it was over could not afford it anymore so went back to my treadmil and then birthday gift elliptical in september i do it 6 days a week religiously 40 minutes elliptical 6 incline then hop onto the treadmill for 20 minutes walking uphill at 5.5 incline then do some crunches ....in my house there is only healthy foods whole grains ,splendagoji berries .quinoa etc....fruits veggies eggwhites sounds great does it not but at 5.1 133 pounds 40 year old female i think i weight too much !!!!!!!!!! i cannot loose nothing nada because i eat my cals all back and more cause exercise makes me real hungry so i wind up eating about 2300 cals a day ,today i did it all over again at sedenary it gave me 1300 cals per day plus about 400 for the exercise ....im in such aa runt i feel awful why do i do this to myself over and over i work so hard just to get knowhere its really affecting my life but i have no control ..i fit in size 7 jeans even though i weigh so much for my height just want to know if anyone has the same struggles as pof now i have gone over my cals by 200 and the night is not over could someone just give some ADVICE OR A PEP TALK...
From your post, it sounds like you have many of the elements of healthy eating and exercise in place and you just need motivation. It sounds like you know what you need to do to lose weight, but only you can find what will motivate you to start losing. I just wanted to respond to your post because I started using CC last July but didn't start losing weight until October, I was tracking my calories and noticing that I was eating back everything I burned but for a while I just wanted to eat rather than do a deficit. Then on my birthday I finally got motivated to start losing. For me a birthday is a great motivator and I like to make positive changes then. Anyway it sounds like you are being very hard on yourself, and don't underestimate the benefits of just eating healthy and exercising, you are still improving your health by exercising even if you aren't losing weight right now.
I plugged in your stats and got a sedentary burn of 1600 and a bmi of 25.1, which is just above the healthy range, so you don't have to lose much to get into a normal weight range (that's great news!)
Maybe your body is too adjusted to your workouts and you need to try something new once or twice a week. I would not give up entirely what you already do, b/c it has so many other health benefits. But some strength training or HIIT (high intensity interval training) might work wonders. AND with strength training, you can increase your muscle mass and burn more cals all day long.
Since you aren't overweight by more than a few pounds, you might want to think about aiming for a small deficit, 300-500 day by eating about 1500 cals and using exercise to give you that small deficit. Definitely look into what is interfering with your ability to limit your intake, too; maybe it is your shopping habits or a lack of planning (my personal pitfall) so that you let yourself get too hungry or you try to deny too much.
Slow and steady, while trying some new workouts, will probably work better for you in the long run and you will look and feel better quickly, too, esp. since you are not really in serious need of weight loss. You'll get stronger, trimmer, and lose some lbs (eventually; get the good habits all in order first) and maybe then you can be happier with your figure. Good luck.