It is incredibly difficult for me to lose weight. No matter what I do it is creeping up, gram by gram. (I weigh in metric because I find it easier).
Age may be a factor. I'm 78. I'm aware that weight control gets more difficult because of muscle loss. That said...I also take levothyroxine 75 mcg daily, have been doing so for a few years now. I think I may be doing that wrong too. From tomorrow morning I'll take it an hour before breakfast. Have just read 'if you're the only person in your WeightWatchers group who isn't losing weight...' well, I'm not in a WW group but I certainly am not losing weight - as I said, it's creeping on daily, gram by gram.
I also heard a consultant on the TV programme 'Weight Loss Ward' recently say 'It's not rocket-science, if you eat 3 meals a day you WILL lose weight'. I've heard of so many people who've lost weight simply by knocking the 'snacking' habit on the head. I saw a woman on there who keeps an accurate and honest food diary - she listed every chocolate bar and every biscuit (and there were many). She started to lose wight just by knocking those.
What do I eat? Today for breakfast I had 45g of County Foods' 'luxury' muesli with semi-skimmed milk
and half a banana, half a slice of Hovis Granary toast and a smear of Tiptree marmalade. Late lunch - a meaty stew with carrots, onions, Savoy cabbage, half an orange. I don't normally have a lot for the rest of the day. Maybe 150g cottage cheese.
What don't I eat? Any biscuits, ready-meals, take-aways. No fizzy pop. No added sugar.
Exercise: 3 x week aqua-aerobics.
I should weigh no more than 8 stone for my height. I got down to 10 1/2 but am creeping back up - about 11 1/4 now. Oh, and I had a reduction mammoplasty almost a year ago (in the private sector), bra size now A/B rather than GG.
Any suggestions welcome,