Background: After 3+ years of infertility treatments (lots o drugs) + stress + pregnancy loss + generally down in the dumps, I finally decided a healthy me was more important than wasting another five years TTC. So in April, I started birth control pills (the long cycle ones where you only get a period once every three months), physical therapy for a neck injury and appreciating the family I have.
By June, the BCP's resolved screwed-up cycles, water retention, and also no more migraines! I got cleared to exercise after completing the physical therapy/torture on my neck. I also took an InBody analysis offered at my work that stated I need to:
- lose 29.3 pounds of body fat
- gain 6.6 pounds of lean body mass (muscle)
- my basal metabolic rate (minimum calories needed to sustain life at a resting state) is 1310 calories
I started a 12 week fitness plan June 11th:
- 2 days a week with Bowflex (strength training)
- 3 days a week 30 minutes brisk walking on the treadmill
- 5 days a week 1 mile walk during lunch hour
- 1500 calories a day
I have not lost a single pound or fraction of a pound and my 12 weeks is nearly up. I re-did the In-Body analysis after the recommended 6 weeks and its nearly exactly the same.
I have never had weight to lose before. I am trying to lose the recommend 25 pounds to get back to being me.
I do feel better when I exercise.
I do not like the restricted calories and am hungry all of the time. Like I wake up because I am hungry, not fainting or anything. Hungry me is crabby. I am starting to get all emotional when I record my calories, nearly to tears. I don't like obsessing about it. I don't want to be that person anymore than I want to keep lugging around all these extra "baby fat" pounds without the baby itself.
What am I doing wrong?