To set the scene: I am carrying a LOT of extra weight (50kg over a normal BMI) and I'm also hypothyroid (take 200mg of Thyroxine daily, so severely compromised thyroid function).
Almost two weeks ago, I had somewhat of an epiphany and finally actually forgave myself for my marriage breaking up FIVE-AND-A-HALF years ago
Anyway, from that point, I resolved to get back to low carb (the ONLY way I can ever shift weight), stop drinking (was becoming far too much of a crutch) and get back to exercising (half hour each morning on spin bike to begin with).
I was amazed and delighted that this is how my first week's weight loss went (day-by-day): 1kg, 1kg, 0.9kg, 1.1kg, 0.5kg, 0.5kg, 0.4kg so a total of 5.4kg in one week!!
Yes, I know this is phenomenal and I attributed it to the power of the mind - I'd gained a lot of weight post marriage breakdown and knew it was all about guilt and 'protection'. I swear, prior to said epiphany, if I didn't eat a thing for a week, there's no way in hell I'd lose 5.4kg, so was delighted with this and convinced that as my mind was finally willing to release the weight, my body was agreeing to the deal
So, this week, I continue with:
- ultra low carb (but by no means starving myself, just eating really well),
- 30mins (covering 15km) on spin bike every morning
- have now added 20mins on a newly hired rowing machine at night
- still no alcohol
- lots of water and
- lots of great sleep!
The resulting loss for the past five days = ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!! In fact, it went up a bit and has now come back down to where it was five days ago
I have absolutely NO intention of losing heart and giving up, I'm loving how alive I finally feel but sheesh, isn't week two a bit early for a plateau?! Yes, I realise week one was an out-of-this-world result but I had hoped for at least a couple of kg down this week (given how much I've got to lose).
So, there's my whinge, not really asking for advice as I obviously just have to keep at it and let my body do as it will (and I'm going to start weekly weigh ins as daily will obviously do my head in!).
Having said that, all advice will be greatly appreciated!
Thanks so much for listening
Edited by andthethreebears, 06 April 2012 - 08:02 AM.