Not new to mfp, have been a member for years. Lost around 40lbs 2-3 years ago, put it on gradually again and started losing it again from Feb this year. I am doing well but... I'm very disheartened and sad this morning.
The past few weeks (almost 2 months now?) have been incredibly difficult with this hot & humid weather in the UK and no rain. It might not sound like a big deal to others but the UK is not equipped for it.
My gym has no AC, no ceiling fans, no standing fans and the windows don't open. There is no pool. As someone with severe hyperhidrosis this is a danger zone for me. At the moment I am also training for Trekfest, getting up early in the morning to do 8-12km walks (I am not a morning person and this is leaving me exhausted by 3pm), attempting to do weight training in the evening as normal (but the gym situation makes near impossible when its still 28°c even at 9pm).
Put simply I eat an average of 1500cals a day, exercise for at least an hour 3-4 times a week.
I haven't lost any weight in a month (fluctuated but at the same as I was 4 weeks ago).
Conversely, my partner has excerised twice in this period of time, been out drinking several times, eaten junk food about 5 times and has somehow lost 5lbs.
I don't understand. I am putting in all the effort, not allowing myself to enjoy chocolate or sweet treats, with no reward. I go to bed early to avoid snacking and constantly fighting stress hunger at work. I think just consuming 1500cals a day should see me losing weight but it's not and I don't know what to do anymore! I can't go out and enjoy myself because I feel like I my body's metabolism is too slow and even one cheat day could ruin a week's progress. Why is my body struggling so much?
Is this just the way my body is? Do I need to change something?