Feeling really down today and hoping someone can give me some advice/motivation ; I'm really struggling with my weight and tried so many diets over the years and my weight just seems to be stagnant/go up. I have decided to do a 10k run in May and so I have been building it up for weeks now - I'm up to 25min solid running which is a massive achievement for me, however the weight just isn't moving.
I decided to give up going to Slimming World or Weight Watchers mainly due to finances, but also the fact that I spent so much money over the years (11 to be exact) and not lost more than a few pounds - now I know this is my fault but I feel that I'm throwing away money. In Feb I decided to go it alone, eat three sensible but filling meals a day, maybe one or two small snacks and really up the exercise. But in 7 weeks I've lost 2lbs and no inches - to say I'm gutted is an understatement.
A typical day would be:
Breakfast - cinnamon bagel with honey, fat free actimal and a cup of tea/coffee
No snacks until lunch
Lunch - two crumpets with a slither of spread and ham, 100cal protein shake with water, apple
Dinner - Small pasta, 2 sausages, lots of veg, small sprinkling of low fat cheese, then a fruit salad or low fat yog
Snacks - one tiny piece of chocolate or a pack of breakfast biscuits throughout the day, or grapes
Obviously some days I would have more and compensate exercise wise and sometimes less.
I'm a teacher and so over the two week Easter holidays I'm challenging myself to up my fitness and do 2x2 = 2 lots of exercise (run/cycle/spin bike/weighted walk) every day for two weeks with the aim to kick start my weight loss again, but one week in I'm only 1/2lbs down and no inches lost. I do feel fitter but thats not enough when you're 5ft 2 1/2 and 12 stone 8.
I really don't want to commit to calorie counting/WW/SW as I want to make healthy choices with exercise as opposed to being on a contsant diet... but to be honest, I need help. I'm fed up and really demoralised.
PS If you've got to the bottom of the post, thank you