I am new here! A bit about myself:- I am 28, F, registered nurse who works in recovery room and anaesthetics. I am 162cms tall and currently weigh 63.5kg. About 2 years ago I was at my highest weight of 72kg. I got down to about 59kg by calorie counting (1200 cals per day) and walking a lot. Then we went away on holidays to the USA and I put on a few kilos!:) I am pretty happy with my weight, but I felt more comfortable at about 60kgs, so I am trying to loose about 3.5kgs. The problem is I have tried everything and it dosn't seem to want to shift!!! I get really annoyed at times because I eat so healthily and excercise more than most people I know and it wont' budge. Then I see a some of the nurses at work who are slim hoeing into scones with butter, sausage rolls and chocolate.....I know this is not healthy and it will catch up with them eventually, but I NEVER can eat things like that without putting on weight. My exercise consists of at least 4 big 1.5 hr walks per week, and the walking route I do has huge hills so I am not just walking on the flat. I also do weights a few times a week and I work 4 10-12 hr shifts per week where I am standing and rushing around non stop all day.
I have given in.....I swore I would never do them shake diets....but I am trying meditrim ......just started!
Previous to this my daily diet would be:-
BFAST:- Small bowl (1/4 cup dry oats cooked) with skim milk .
M'tea :- 1 medium pear, cup of tea with skim.
Lunch:- Wholemeal salad roll with light cheese
Afternoon tea:- another fruit:- pear or apple or mandarin.
Dinner:- minestrone soup with grainy roll
1 cup basmati rice with heaps of veggies and a tin of salmon
1 small jacket potato with no fat cottage cheese, veggies and a small piece of meat (I.e chicken breast/steak).
I didn't loose ANYTHING eating this (I have been eating like this and sticking to it since last xmas) It is about 1200-1300 cals per day.
Now my new regime is ( this is what I ate yesterday).
BFAST:- 1 meditrim strawberry shake.
no morning tea because I was not at work.
LUNCH:-1 meditrim strawberry shake
1 cup of tea with skim
AFTERNOON TEA:-1 small red apple
DINNER:- 1 tin of minestrone soup
2 corn mountain wraps with alfalfa, tomato, light philly, celery, capsicum.
1 diet raspberry jelly.
1 small glass white dry wine.
EXERCISE:- 1.5 hrs strenuous walking carrying heavy shopping and then heavy dog:)
Gosh, I am soooo disallusioned, why can't I loose weight!
Maybe I do need the extra protein in the drinks? Maybe this will speed things up? I don't believe in the really low carb diets, because being a nurse I have seen people with kidney damage from it:(
Anyway, will continue to post my food here to see what is going on:)
Sorry such a loooong post!
I Just don't know what to do!!! Hopefully the protein drinks will help???