I haven't had to work so hard to lose weight since being banded and so far, no progress whatsoever. WTF?!?!
I thought I was out of the 170's forever, but I am stuck at 174 after gaining about 7 pounds over the holidays. I reined in my holiday eating right after the first of the year and started logging my food, with no loss. Since I was logging, I could see that I was eating about 1,800 calories a day which is too much for weight loss so I dropped my calories down to about 1,500. No loss. At the same time I was dropping my food down, I increased my protein AND increased my exercise, but I still haven't lost anything.
So now what? Jeez! I swear I didn't work this hard to lose 115 lbs. During that time I could have done any ONE of the things I've done and seen results. Just logging my food would have allowed me to make progress.
I was chatting about it to a friend who had surgery pretty recently and she said, "Well, you know what you need to do.", but the thing is I really don't know what to do. I am NOT overeating. I am being honest and putting in the work. Where the hell are my results?
The ONLY thing that makes sense at this point is to keep plugging away. I'm not gaining. Perhaps when the weather gets better and I am more active, things will start moving again on their own (providing, of course, that I keep eating well and logging my food and exercising). I'm not going to let it fuck with my brain (much) because that is where I really can get into trouble (in my own mind). When I throw up my hands and say, "Fuck it! It doesn't matter what I do, so why do anything?" I will start gaining and I do not want to be there again.
I also will start saving money for a fill. My restriction is weird. I know I can eat more than I could previously. I also am eating more frequently than I probably should. I am worried about acid reflux, but a very small tweak should be okay (I hope).