Don't give up! Maybe your body has gotten used to what you are doing? People make the mistake of doing the same exercise all the time, and eating the same things. Shake it up and do something totally different this week, sometimes you have to shock your body into losing some weight... not by reducing your calories even more, just by changing it up a bit.
It sounds crazy but it can work.
Food wise i thought i ate quite well, breakfast is usually 50g light'n'tasty mixed with bran, a dollop of "for me" no fat yogurt and skinny milk with about 6 sultanas thrown in. Can you change to oats? Use cinnamon, nutmeg, stevia to flavour. Or a chopped up piece of fruit?
Morning snack maybe a carrot, i snack on about 200g of grapes throughout the day, can you swap the grapes for something else? Almonds? Eat about 10
around 12ish i have a small pkt of rice wheels (70cals per pkt), can you avoid packaged foods? would you be able to make yourself a fresh vegetable juice? a glass of veggie juice is really filling... you can play around with the flavours... try to keep it mainly vegetable based though
lunch is usually veg and pasta soup around 170cals, is this out of a can or home made? do you have to use the pasta? could you make a chicken and vegetable soup instead? the protein from the chicken will be good for you.. you don't seem like you eat enough protein
then late arvo i might have another bowl of cereal (same as breakfast) - cereal isn't that good for you, i would skip this and snack on veggies, nuts, etc
then dinner is whatever maybe omellete, small serve of low fat lasagne, lean cuisine etc (always around 300-350cals) - where is your protein? eggs have protein but what about the lasagne? the pasta isn't that good for you, try having a palm size piece of skinless chicken, or a piece or fish, and steamed vegetables, load up on the vegetables
and then an apple for dessert. If i get hungry during the day i might have a few rice crackers.
I am 175cm tall. I work 2 jobs part-time, have a 2 year old and a teenager who i run around after and keep relatively busy.
You can tell me to shut up at any time lol. This is just something i am throwing out there. It doesn't seem like you eat enough protein, and you have a lot of packaged foods and not enough vegetables.
I would try something like this:
Breakfast: oats / piece of fruit chopped into it / milk / flavour with cinnamon, stevia, nutmeg etc OR 2 poached eggs - 2 pieces of wholemeal / multigrain toast.
Mid morning - Choose from nuts, a piece of low GI fruit, vegetables like carrots or celery cut into sticks and dipped in some home made healthy dip...
Lunch - Soup made with lots of vegetables and chicken / lean meat - that gives you protein. If you have to eat at work you could take it in a microwaveable container and heat it up. Home made soups are best because you know exactly what is in it .. OR a salad with a can of tuna dumped in it, quick and healthy
Mid afternoon - Fight off the afternoon hunger with a fresh vegetable and fruit juice, if you have to work... make it before work or the night before and put it in a drink bottle. Keep it in the work fridge and give it a shake before you drink. The juice should keep for a day or so, so it will be ok to make it ahead of time.
Late afternoon - if you are hungry, snack on almonds, carrot sticks and the like
Dinner - a palm size protein serve, eggs, fish, chicken, lean meats, tofu, cottage cheese - lots of vegetables
After dinner - 2 squares of dark 70-80% cocoa chocolate OR a jarrah hot drink ... or maybe a low fat yogurt occasionally
Try to eat every 2-3 hours.. don't eat all your food in one go. Try and cut right back on those packaged dinners and snacks and replace them with more basic foods. Hope this helps a little bit.
SW: 121.3kg - 20/04/2010
First Goal: 109 kilos (Losing 10% of my body weight)
Second Goal: 99 kilos (Getting out of triple digits)
Third goal: 85 kilos (Getting back to a weight where i felt more like ME)
Ultimate long term goal: 60 kilos (Losing half of my start weight)