- 3 years ago
I’m looking for help/advice.
I’ve been on MyFitnessPal since May. I used to eat about 1,360 calories a day, and I went to the gym for 30 mins, 5 days a week. 4 of those days were cardio, and 1 was weight lifting. I was only losing about 0.5-1 pound a week. And NO INCHES have been shed. Very frustrating.
I only have about $100 to spend on groceries a week, to share with the FI. So we can’t eat a lot of fresh fruits and veggies because they’re expensive, and pasta is cheaper. Most frozen veggies are disgusting and mushy. But I always ALWAYS ALWAYS still measured/weighed/counted my calories and only cooked proper portion sizes of everything.
I was getting so fed up that my weight loss was going to slowly.
Well, 2 weeks ago, I got a stomach ache from something I had eaten, so for 2 days I didn’t eat much… and then I felt better, but still didn’t eat much… after 8 days of really limiting what I ate, I lost 5lbs.
I KNOW THIS ISN’T HEALTHY. But for the first time, I feel like I’m making actual PROGRESS.
I can’t exercise for more than 30 mins because I have scar tissue from a previous surgery that becomes unbearably painful after about 35-38 mins…even when I try and push myself, I end up paying for it, because then the rest of the week I’m in A LOT of pain and it hurts to move.
I dunno… I know this isn’t healthy but, we’re poor so we can’t do “vegan/paleo/veggies-all-the-time” diet, so this is my solution. My goal weight is 40lbs away. I know I can’t do this forever but, it’s working for now… I just don’t know what else to do.