My last year of college, I unfortunately put on a bit more weight than I would have liked. I was very thin to begin with, but by the end of the year I was over a place comfortable for me. Then, after I got on the pill last year I gained a few more pounds.
I know I'm in the 'healthy' range-- I'm nearly 5 ft 6 in and am around 127 pounds. However, I have been on a mission to lose weight so I can get back to my more normal 115-120!
I've tried EVERYTHING. I went from barely exercising senior, to working out a few times a week. I wasn't getting results, so lately within the last 3 or 4 months I've bumped up my work outs to nearly 6 days a week. (every once in a while 5 days a week). You think that in itself would boost weight loss. Unfortunately, it didn't.
I should also mention I'm a SUPER healthy eater. A typical day for me includes: fat free greek yogurt with a 1/4 cup low fat granola, an around 300 cal salad for lunch , almonds for a snack in a pre-measured pack, and for dinner an example would be quinoa with beans and veggies. I'm pescitarian, my sweet intake is at most some dark chocolate, I don't drink soda, and drink my coffee with just a bit of soy milk...
I'm getting extremely discouraged. I'm eating as healthy as I can and working out hard. I usually spend 40-45 min at the gym a night, and interchange that with work out dvds or running. At the gym I'm usually doing the elliptical or stairmaster and some weights and I always do interval training.
My only thoughts are a) the birth control pill is slowing my metabolism to what seems like zero b) I usually drink a small glass of wine with dinner and eat a piece of dark chocolate after. Is this what is preventing me to lose weight??
Can some one please give me some tips on what I can do to lose a few pounds? I'm so discouraged and don't know what else to do.