I am 47 years old and I weigh 248. In the past few months I have started working out regularly. I go to aerobics twice a week for 75 minutes and strength and flex for 45 minutes once a week. On the weekends I do an exercise video at home. I have been watching what I eat following a high carb/low carb diet every other day. According to what I have researched, my BMR is 2485 and I eat about 1800 calories a day, so I should be losing weight just being me. Add in the approximate 2000 calories I burn with my exercise and I should be melting into a puddle! We do a lot of weights, pilates, abs, pushups, strength bands and squats at my aerobics class so I know my body is changing. Does anyone know what I am doing wrong? I have had my thyroid checked in the last 4 months and it was "normal". I understand that muscle weighs more than fat so I could just be gaining muscle but come on. It is very discouraging at my age and size to work out as hard as I do and have nothing to show for it on the scale. I also attend a TOPS group for weight loss, so it is hard to go there every week and not see the numbers going down. I just needed to vent and hope that someone has something encouraging to keep me going.
Thanks. -- Wendy