Thought I'd do the usual and give myself a bit of an intro.
Found the forum after a bit of internet browsing.
My story goes....
I am currently something around the 86kg mark (it varies daily between 85-87kg) and 177cm tall. I am 26 (well, will be in a few days anyways!)
I reached my heaviest when I was 19 years old (in 2005) - I toppled the scales at my first weight watchers meeting at 114.8kg. I think I was a good size 20.
After a couple of years of hard work, I managed to lose about 35 kg and get myself down to 80kg, which was fantastic. Being younger and at uni, I had a lot of free time. I started Belly Dancing, doing Karate, going for walks and even swimming at one point....
Fast forward many years later, and I've still managed to keep most of the weight off. I stopped going to weight watchers in 2009 even though I hadn't reached my goal of 75kg.
Butttttttttttt a long relatioship and a few kg heavier and here I am. Although it's not a huge increase, I don't want to be that heavy again. I am scarde of ever being that heavy again, hence I wanted to do something about it NOW.
I still do (albeit a more rigourous type of) belly dancing 3 times a week (for about 1.5-2 hours each day, think about 25 mins of squats, sit ups, planking, lunges, yoga included per session, not just all shimmy, shimmy, shimmy), and About a month ago, I joing a gym (as I KNOW i am not as active as I used to be), and that has been great - they have set up a program for me, including a lot of weights as I;ve been told building muscle will help me born more fat, as I already have a good level of fitness according to they gyms tests, and the amount of dancing I do. I go to the gym almost every day I am not dancing.... I am actively excersizing for 5-6 days of the week, with a mixture of cardio or weights. usually 2 weights sessions, one of my arms and one for my legs.
But..... after a month - nothing has even beggun to shift. I even get days where my scales tell me I've put ON a couple a kg. I am not too sure - but could I have already built up that much mucle that I've gained weight, or replaced any fat I may have lost with muscle already? Clothing doesn't feel any different either...!
I know my eating isn't fantastic - and I've started to make changes - if anyting, it's been better than it was. But - nothing.
Anywho, that's me, my story and my dilemma!!!
Look forward to talking to everyone on here and getting some support/advice!