I feel stuck!
Not just stuck-
Since January 5th I've lost a measly 6 pounds. I've gained strength and speed in my running. I've lost inches. People are still telling me I look like I am still losing. For a girl who is use to losing 8-10 pounds a month this is really hard. 6 pounds in 3 months stinks! I am still overweight. I should still be losing!
I blame my doctor. She told me to slow down my weight loss so I increased my calories with a goal of losing 1 pound a week instead of 2 (about 1600 calories a day). Here I am eating more food and not losing any weight. What do I do? I have two lines of thought...
1. Go back to 1200 calories until I get down to my goal weight- 174 pounds. I am at 191 right now- that would mean another 15 pounds.
2. Wait until after my surgery to find out what I really weigh after all of this excess skin is removed. I may be way closer to a healthy weight than I think.
How do you know when enough is enough? I've lost 166 pounds... is that enough? Is it OK to not lose for a while? I'm stuck!