I finally gave up yesterday
After 7 days of strictly logging 1000-1200 calories, exercising and not an ounce or inch lost, I decided yesterday to ignore logging in calories and just eat. I didn't eat junk. I just ate and enjoyed without being tethered to the calorie counter log which has just enslaved me, not helped me. My body just doesn't want to give up the extra weight. Even though I have a little menopausal pooch, the truth is, it looks like it's here to stay. Some will say, "well, you had too few calories" or say, "maybe you weren't honest about your calories" (trust me when I say I logged EVERY morsel that crossed my lips). I even had some young, in shape girl on here write to me and try to help me. Trust me honey, there's nothing you can do. Once you hit a certain age, old mother nature takes over and won't let you have the body you once had, no matter how hard you work at it. Others will say, you didn't exercise hard enough. It's science folks. Calories in vs. calories out... should work right??? For whatever reason, that rule just doesn't apply to me. I guess I'm just not in my 40's anymore and need to accept that.