I can't believe it's January and not a soul to be seen in this forum - everyone must be spending their extra posting time on the cardio deck at my gym!
Anyway, I am hitting the wall - I've been working out 4-6 days/week since November (including 2-3 sessions a week with a personal trainer), and my results are just starting to come in. The weight is creeping off - slowly at first, but I just remeasured yesterday and I'd lost 4.2 lbs of fat since 12-23 - more than my total loss from 11-1 to 12-23! My total body fat percentage is down from 35.8 to 33.6, and I'm no longer clinically obese on the CDC scale (yay!). I'm still clinically overweight though (I say with my size 10 jeans fitting and a 36c bra size, but whatever), and I do want to get back down to "fighting trim". I have several goals to meet, including a 4 mile run with a friend this spring, and a size S Pendragon bodice I want to buy (but not til it'll fit!!).
I feel like I just can't do it. I mean, I work soooo hard, and the weight is just hanging on. I'm only 31 years old, and until 2.5 years ago, my "fat" weight was 30 less than my current. I never really dieted, and my weight didn't fluctuate by more than 6-7 lbs usually. We moved out of the city and into the suburbs 2.5 years ago, and I gained 40 lbs. After buying a house last January, I gained another 15. I managed to lose 5 on my own, and another 10 is gone since I started with my trainer, but I still feel like I haven't made hardly a bit of progress. My trainer is motivating, but I only see her for 2 hours a week - the rest is all up to me. After having such good progress with my measurements yesterday, I had McDonald's for lunch =(
Someone tell me what to do to get excited about my progress? I mean, looking at my measurement chart, this past month was a HUGE jump (especially considering the holidays), and it looks like my pathetic metabolism is finally waking up to the task at hand. I just finished reading an article about women's health, and one of the points was that women who are apple shaped (waist over 30 inches) are more inclined to have heart disease later in life. I quit smoking 2 years ago just so I could not have some of these problems, but I'm still about 5" away from a 30" waist, so I feel like it was pointless to quit. My brain keeps trying to sabatoge me on so many levels - help!!