I am seriously SO frustrated. Back in the Spring when I started my elimination diet I hoped it would kick start my journey back in to good health, and with that, weight loss. Over the past two years I sloooowly gained 20 lbs, ballooning back up from what I considered to be my ideal size, which I was around the time I got married.
So I did a juice fast for two days. And then spent the next four weeks eating nothing processed, little sugar, no wheat, dairy, soy, eggs, basically all I ate was lots of veggies, chicken and rice. Now that the diet is over I am still off wheat and soy and have made concerted efforts to continue to eat healthy. Then at the beginning on June I made a strong effort to start exercising. In June I logged 1000 minutes of exercise. I faltered a bit on my exercise goal through the beginning of July, but not much.
And you know what? I go to the doctor a couple of weeks ago, was weighed, and I'm still 20 freaking pounds over where I want to be! I don't understand how that could even be possible. While I have squeezed myself in to a couple of pants I haven't worn in a while, I am not exactly sure if my body is smaller or my ability to wiggle myself in to too-tight pants has increased.
My husband tells me I look thinner. He is, of course, the nicest liar on the planet.
This week I started swimming laps twice a week. As far as I can tell, it is the only piece of the puzzle missing from when I lost the weight before. In addition to eating well and not snacking at night, I swam laps once every week.
I'll see how it goes. I don't have high hopes at this point, but will still keep working at it.