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Crazy workouts with no results

I am 31, 5'4".  I was always 120lbs or below until recently.  I am at my highest weight yet at 145lbs.  I do not look fat.  I work out on a regular.  I do 3 40 minute cardio sessions a week.  I couple this with 3 running sessions per week on the treadmill.  My running sessions are interval trainings.  The first week I walked briskly for 2 minutes and ran 1 minute 10 times.  The second week I walked one minute and ran 1 minute 15 times.  The third week I walked 1 minute and ran 2 minutes 10 times.  The fourth week I walked 1 minute and ran 4 minutes 7 times.  The fifth week I walked 1 minute and ran 6 minutes 5 times.  I am currently on my sixth week walking 1 minute and running 7 minutes 4 times, while also upping my 3 cardio workouts to 42 minutes.  I include arms 3 times a week, along with crunches and lunge exercises.  My diet Monday thru Friday is this...A 20 oz coffee, Slim Fast with a banana and a low fat yogurt, 10-15 carrots, a handful of grapes, a frozen lunch <300calories, a low fat cheese stick, 1 serving of whole wheat crackers or pretzels, an apple, a hanful of mixed nuts and then finally dinner, which is either grilled chicken or fish with a fresh veggie.  What is going on?  I should be 120 lbs, yet I have steadily maintained 145 lbs.  I couldn't eat any healthier and if I worked out any more my knees would be destroyed.  What should I do, or what am I doing wrong?
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657315 tn?1319494987
Hi!  First of all, the workouts sound GREAT!  Secondly, I must tell you that I am NOT a "dieter", a "calorie-counter", or any of those things.  So, you might not like this, but I saw your post just as I was about to get off-line and I didn't want to let it go.

Since I *don't* diet myself, I'm not going to try to figure out how many calories someone else eats/ate.  BUT, you might not be eating enough.  THAT'S A HECK OF A LOT OF CALORIES YOU'RE EXPENDING!  I didn't calculate how many weeks of workouts you laid out, but you might have sent yourself into "starvation mode".  Maybe right *after* interval training, drink a glass of milk (I don't like milk, so I add chocolate!) or some other low fat or lean protein snack.

That's just a quick thought.  I really want to help!  Don't give up!

BTW, in this post earlier this morning, I gave a "long-winded" explanation of how I lost 70 lbs: http://www.medhelp.org/posts/Weight-Loss--Dieting/b12-shots/show/946561

One More Thing:  Have you had your thyroid checked?  You never know....
764704 tn?1242658279
I wish I had an answer, but I'm doing almost the exact same thing!  Tiny bit younger (28), tiny bit taller (5'5"), and stuck at 138.  Run intervals at least 3 days a week.  Walk/bike the other days.  Yoga at least 2x a week.  My diet's not quite as good as yours, but close!  Let me know if you come up with anything more satisfying than just "We're not as young as we used to be"!
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