Question: I am struggling with weight loss
. What are my options?
With my second child I was on bedrest so I gained a lot of weight. I am 5'4". At my best I am around 130ish (pre first child). After the first one, I jumped up to 160lbs and had trouble keeping it off, never went back down. After my second, I went up to 195 with 36% body fat (Feb 2013). After recovery, I started my intense workout of 2 hours a day, 5 days a week in April 2013 and by August 2013 I was down to a stable 160lbs and 32% body fat(with a couple days at 159!!) In September, I started having some pains in my legs and I continued to run. By October, I couldn't walk and the doctor told me it sounded like shin splints
and I had to take it easy. Plus, I had an incident where I had sharp pains in the chest through the middle to the shoulder blades as if someone was stabbing me with a dagger when I was running. This occurred about 4 times in October. So I continued walking for a couple weeks then gave in and actually rested for a few months. During this time, I would exercise every couple of weeks until early-December when I was just constantly ill with the cold/flu bugs that were going around. My last "OFFICIAL" day of exercise was December 8th. And since then, I have already regained alllll my weight back!!! I am now 187 and it hurts to walk sometimes. My doctor told me my breathing, chest pain
, random numbness
etc was all because of my weight gain but... I had it all when I complained in October and at my lesser weight so it wouldn't make sense that my symptoms are weight induced. I don't know what's wrong with me... but to get him off my back about the weight I want to lose weight but physically hurt too much to do so - I do about an hour of consistent powerwalking every day during my shift patrols. My diet is average - I eat until I'm full, not stuffed but even then, my appetite is almost completely gone. I tried the eat small portions but regularly but I just gained even more. I am lucky to eat 2 meals a day and I don't snack. Even if I'm eating just salads, my weight doesn't change. I rarely eat red meat, I eat mainly chicken and fish. I always have vegetables in my meals and I try to keep the meals I do eat as balanced as possible under the food guide. Doctor says it's my caloric intake that makes me fat but I don't know how else to fix it! If I eat less than what I'm eating now, I will be starving and I get even more nauseated, heartburn
, blurred vision
, and fatigue than I already am... Advice?