Weight Loss Plateau

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Weight Loss Plateau

Saturday, January 30, 2010 at 11:43 PM filed under Weight Loss postings
I am really frustrated with my weight loss efforts. I started my journey in March 2009 after I gave birth to my first child. Amid my concerted efforts to watch what I eat and workout regularly, I have had very limited weight loss. After further discovery, I found out that my thyroid was not functioning optimally. I had hypothyroidism, severe anemia, adrenal fatigue, and hormonal imbalances. I did not take these diagnoses as excuses not to workout and joined the local Stroller Strides classes (3-4 times per week). I also started taking Zumba 1-2 times per week. I saw very gradual weight loss and some inches come off, but I gained energy, confidence and friends.

I started a Paleo diet in January which excludes foods like gluten which is in most grains, pork, shellfish, dairy, sugar, and caffeine. I know it's really hard to stay away from the above foods, but I am seeing some results mainly in my abs...less bloating. I joined a local bootcamp in December called Fit Code where I really started to see an increase in energy and a few inches drop. However, my weight remains unchanged since July 2009 despite the increase in physical activity and intensity. By next week, I will be working out 6 times a week. I figure it has to be portion sizes that are keeping the weight loss at bay. I joined FitClick to start a food diary and start figuring out how many calories I'm eating.

I hope to return at the end of February with some weight loss victories including inches and pounds lost. It has to be portion control for me. I can eat the right foods, but I have a voracious appetite.

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