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missakitty9812 posted:
Hello,
I am 22 years old, 135 pounds 5'5. I look heavy at my current weight. I can not lose weight for the life of me. I feel like I know everything there is to losing weight well, not know but have read...but for some reason my stubborn body does not want to lose weight. Last time I was 110, I was on medication that had weight loss as a side effect. When I stopped taking the medicine, I ballooned up to 135. I literally hate what I see in the mirror. 22 % body fat is too much for me to handle. I don't care if I'm a size 4. I feel completely hideous. I greatly restrict my diet too. I probably eat twice a day. If I do, i will usually eat a bagel with cheese and tomatoes for breakfast (at about 11am) and then not eat again until about 7 pm. I usually have 30 % veggies on my plate 50 % meat/protein and 20 % carbs at dinner. I only drink water and maybe 1 vitamin water a day. I do not eat out nor do i like any form of fast food. I do not like or eat candy, brownies, donuts you name it i will more than likely NOT eat it because 1) i know they're full of fat and 2) ill feel insanely guilty for eating them if i did. I do not do cardio, but I do strength training and circuit training 4 xs a week at about 30 min a day. I do not eat potato chips, I do not like soda, I do not like honestly anything with preservatives in it. My only weakness is coffee. I drink coffee in the morning with milk and sugar. Besides that, my diet is pretty low in calories. I find myself sleeping a lot and feeling tired a lot but i just can not convince myself to eat more. It seems like, as soon as I eat, I feel fat no matter what I've eaten unless its a veggie. anything besides vegetables makes me feel fat. Can someone tell me...what am i doing wrong? how come I cannot lose weight? considering how much i restrict myself you'd think i was a lot skinnier. nope, i look like i eat whatever i want. I feel like i need to see a nutritionist. honestly, what else do i have to restrict myself from? i hate my body!! i don't want a 27 inch waist anymore. i cry inside almost everytime i get dressed, no joke. Can someone tell me, what am i doing wrong?
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Megan9101214 responded:
At 135 and 5'5", you are right on target. That is the typical weight suggested for your height. I'm 5'5" and I wish I weighed what you do.
 
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Megan9101214 responded:
Also if you are struggling with your body image and your mind maybe you should try talking to a professional about it? It sounds like the makings of an eating disorder to me.
 
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zombiearrrg responded:
Well, you are at the upper end of what is considered healthy. To slim down you do need cardio to be included in your exercise routine. The only other thing I can think of is portions. Maybe your meals are too much as once. Try eating more smaller meals through out the day. This should in theory keep your metabolizim up. And maybe add more fruits and vegetables.


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