If you’ve been reading this for a while, you know that I’ve been on a crusade to lose weight. It started with the Body For Life program on December 30. That was a three month diet and exercise program, after which I hadn’t lost any weight or inches. Three months of getting up at 5:40 am to work out six days a week, and no noticable changes.
So I went to my doctor and asked for a referral to a nutritionist. The nutritionist said I wasn’t getting enough calories, fat, or carbs, so we changed my diet. I did what she said for two months, and nothing happened.
She referred me on to a personal trainer, saying that I was doing everything right, and she couldn’t understand why I wasn’t losing weight. The trainer said I was getting too much fat, and I did every thing she said for a month, and nothing happened. The trainer then told me I was doing everything right and couldn’t understand why I wasn’t losing weight.
I’ve had my blood sugars tested, my thyroid, insulin levels, and they’re all normal. It basically comes down to the fact that I have the metabolism of a post-menopausal woman, despite the fact I’m in my twenties. That means that I have a lifetime of working out and watching what I eat to look forward to. Ugh.
So now I figure I’ll try Atkins, considering eating carbs hasn’t worked for me. I started this morning, and this is what is out on the Marketing department’s shared table today: a bag full of bread, Wheat Thins, a chocolate cake (with tons of frosting), chocolate donuts, bagels, and watermelon. All foods I love, but cannot eat. I type this while munching on lunch meat.
In my next life, I want to come back petite with a kick-ass metabolism.