I've been trying to loose the odd stone for probably the last 5 years but 8 months ago I got serious about shifting the spare tyre I had developed. I'm 5ft8 and wear a size 16/18, weighing in at 16 stone at the moment.
I have been exercising 4 times a week and eating a diet of moderation (between 1400-2000 calories a day, more like 1400 during the week and 2000 over the weekend). Between a busy career, running a house, family, friends and some very, very rare me time, I don't feel like I can do any more.
I have lost precisely 0lb/kg/ounces etc since I started. I've just been fobbed off by my GP AGAIN, 'do more' is all I get.
Surviving on 800 calories a day isn't sustainable, I can't fit more gym sessions without cutting out something else (family? Friends?? Having a life?!?) but I'm not sure I can keep going at this rate either - my life revolves around when I'm next going to the gym and what I can and can't eat. This is ruling my life but when I told my GP it was ruining my life, in tears, she just fobbed me off with another blood test, testing the same as she has tested every year since I was about 8.
I spend a lot of my time tired from the gym or upset about the lack of impact all the effort is having. I can't keep going on like this, it's exhausting and the effort I'm putting in is making me desperately unhappy.
What more can I do?