I am a wee bit frustrated to say the least and I know weight loss is not linear and it takes time, etc. I am in this for the long haul and understand it did not go on overnight and will not come off overnight. That being said, it feels way too early in the process to have stalled already.
Week 1 - 4.6 lb loss
Week 2 - 4.2 lb loss
Last 9 days - .2 lb gain
I get that the first two weeks is probably water weight and is the "honeymoon" period and I expected the rate of loss to slow down but I did not expect it to stop altogether.
I am 48 years old, 5'4" starting weight 166, trying to lose about 40 lbs
I practice Intermittent Fasting 16:8 - I eat between 10am and 6pm daily
I eat around 90-95% whole foods - avoid processed foods almost completely
I get plenty of protein and limit my carbs to mostly whole grain bread, sweet potatoes, berries
I am trying to get around 1200 calories per day but I feel satisfied with what I am eating with the protein and fiber in my diet
I drink plenty of water - I have a water bottle that helps me make sure I am drinking throughout the day
I have a food scale and meticulously weigh everything and I log everything I eat
My diary is public so feel free to take a look
I go to the gym 3 days a week for strength training
I walk most days around 30 minutes
I do have a desk job so I try to get up hourly and move around
I have made efforts to get 7-8 hours of sleep at night
I work hard at managing my stress (deep breathing exercises nightly)
Anyway, I am doing everything I can think of and have read about to lose the fat and I am out of ideas. Any thoughts or ideas that may get my stubborn body to start getting rid of fat would be welcome!