So I'm female, 20 and my BMI is a smidge under 19 (5 foot 5 and 52ish kilos). I feel I've got extra fat to burn still, so I'm trying to lose about another half a kilo (after losing 20+ kilos in the last four years).
I'm looking for a bit of advice really, on my exercise routine.
I power walk to work and back each day, which is a bit over 20 minutes and generally around 1.6-2 miles each way. Work is about nine hours, during which time I'm on my feet (though normally stuck behind a computer and not walking around too much) for all but fifteen minutes of my lunch break. Generally I'll do a 45 minute power walk after dinner, or 40 minutes of a workout video, though it's more usually been the power walk for the last couple of weeks as I've been using the workout video for four years and it's getting a bit samey. I live in the countryside so I generally prefer to be outside rather than stuck in my room. I play an hour of singles badminton a week and sometimes increase this to two hours on two separate days, I do 90 minutes of church bellringing one day a week, and I'm also looking to take up swimming again once I've passed my driving test. I try to eat about 1500 ish calories a day in a bid to lose weight, but the weight does not seem to be shifting. We go on holiday in a bit over a month and I suppose the crux of this is, am I not doing enough exercise to be losing weight? I'm doing 45+ minutes of power walking a day (in two separate blocs and then the walk in the evenings) and the badminton on top of that, but nothing seems to work.
I am having a test to check my thyroid is working properly, but in the meantime, does anyone have any suggestions? My basic metabolic rate works out about 1350 as far as I can tell. Thanks in advance for anything!