Completely FRUSTRATED! SOMEONE PLEASE HELP!!!!
Thursday, April 16, 2020
I just feel like there is NO winning! I'm so frustrated right now!
NO, I'm not throwing in the towel. But, I DO feel like I've been working my tail off for NOTHING! Yes... I've lost 16lbs. in all... but I've been on this journey for 51 days now... that's nearly 2 months and I had expected to have lost more by now. Maybe, my expectations are too high?? I mean, I have basically lost a bit more than 2lbs per week... however... I've been STUCK at 215 for the LONGEST time! ANNNNND..... I've not lost any inches... which is crazy... because my clothes fit better, and I look better. (Of course it IS hard to take your measurements by yourself!) Maybe I should have my 17 year old daughter help me with it??
I don't know... maybe I'm "over reacting". That's NOT unlike me... LOL. I finally changed the settings on my trackers this morning. I've set them to go back to NOT figuring in my exercise to my nutrition tracker. I almost feel like that is where I went wrong (eventhough... I was maintaining a caloric intake of 1900 - 2000 per day - based on my activity level - and I might add that my caloric intake was supposed to be anywhere from 2400 - 3500... I just couldn't see eating that much & don't think I physically could eat that much to be honest). BUT... since I changed it (BEFORE TODAY) - that's where my weight loss STOPPED! I have been stuck at 215 since I changed it from NOT figuring in the activity TO figuring in the activity. So, CRAZY & IRRITATING! So... Like I said, I changed it back this morning to NOT figuring in the activity & I pray that this fixes it!
I've been told over and over again... don't worry about it, your probably just gaining muscle. Which is fine, but... I still would expect to see some loss (even a pound) in the past 2 to 3 weeks.
I've also been told it could be due to my going through menopause. Which I expected to have a little trouble losing, but NOT like this. Right before all this Covid-19 stuff started, I had gone to the doctor and had my labs done. Which showed that my "female" hormones were low... so my doctor referred me to the OB/GYN. I made my appointment and then everything went to CRAP! And I had to cancel my appointment, because this isn't a "necessary" type of thing. I feel like if maybe I was on some hormone replacements, that this journey would be going more smoothly. But... I don't know.
I feel like I just need SOMETHING to help me "Re-Set" or "Jump-Start" the whole thing. I am feeling completely frustrated! Which is making me extremely irritable (like, I need to be any more irritable than I am now - due to the menopause)! Part of me feels like just quitting (I'm NOT... but I feel that way). And the other part of me says "You can do this! Just keep going."
My 2nd to youngest son (19 year old) said that maybe I should "Fast". I don't even know how to do that... or for how long, or anything... and besides that... I'm not sure that is exactly "good for you". I just don't know.
If ANYONE has any help they can offer... PLEASE do! I need a solution. If you have a link to an article, a page, anything that will help me through this... please post it in the comments or on my page or even send it to me in an e-mail. I just NEED help! I'm going NUTS here!
Thanks, in advance. And everyone have a Blessed Day!