I came to this not to "diet" or lose weight in particular but to make life style changes that I will carry with me forever but 7 weeks gone, knowing I am in the obese range and having made some changes I feel I can live with I have not lost anything (I lost 3lbs week one, another 2lbs week 2 but now it's all back on so I am back where I started).
I record my food intake and am doing about 1400 - 1600 calories per day. I have taken up exercise and am following the Couch to 5km (C25k) running programme (on week two). I am especially pleased with my progress on the C25k. I honestly didn't think I was capable of any exercise but I am.
I have increased my water in-take, cut down on the crisps and am actively trying to have my 5 a-day and succeeding most days which again I am pleased about and I feel better for it.
But not having lost any weight I wonder if I am being honest with myself with regard to what I am eating. I write it all down and look up the calories online or on the packet but the weight is not shifting. I've had some bad weekends where I have gone well over 1600 cals so perhaps this is having a knock on effect to the rest of the week?
It is frustrating because even on my bad days it's not like I am stuffing myself without a second thought.
It feels like I have to cut right down to eating practically nothing to shift the weight. What is wrong with me?