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AfterAll

Member Since 29 Sep 2012
Offline Last Active Mar 27 2014 05:52 PM
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So Frustrated With Lack Of Weight Loss- Help!

15 March 2014 - 05:34 AM

I know a lot of people have the same issue- so it is comforting to know that I am not alone- but I am so incredibly frustrated by my body. Maybe someone can shed some light for me.

I was dx with celiacs in June 2012- so I have been gluten-free coming up on 2 years. I was all sorts of vitamin deficient as well but everything seems to be back to normal now. When I was dx I was only 5 months post partum with my second son and I was about 13 lbs above my pre preg weight- with DS1 I gained double and lost it all by 4 months post partum.

Since that time I have tried weight watchers (my old standby), Atkins, just plain eating healthy and calorie counting, working with a nutritionist, and it seems like the scale just will not budge. Since being diagnosed I have lost about 7 of the pounds that I needed to. So that is 7 lbs of pregnancy weight loss WITH diet and exercise over the past almost 2 years- at this rate my kid will be in kindergarten before I finish losing the "baby weight".

I am 5'2'' with a small frame. For the past 3-4 weeks , I have been eating 1200-1400 calories / day. A good balance of carbs, fat, protein with every meal. About 6 meals per day of almost all fresh/ non processed foods- I do most of my own cooking so I know what I am eating. I am working out (walking at 3.5 uphill) for 50 minutes/ 6 days per week. I am walking 10,000 steps per day and according to my pedometer I am burning more calories than I am taking in. And the scale is not budging. I am not even losing water weight. How is this possible? Oh- and my cholesterol is somehow high though I am at a normal bmi (just not my desired weight, working out, and not eating the kinds of food that would raise it).

My thyroid function was fine as of August-/ as were my vitamin levels, I am having blood tests again next week and I am requesting a full thyroid panel- kind of hoping that's the magic bullet.

Any guesses? Suggestions? Words of encouragement?
Thanks so much!