Hi, I am not new here but have not been around for a while.
Did the BSD five year’s ago on the back of 5:2 and it took me to a total loss of 48lbs. I gained a little over the next few years (10lbs) but generally felt it was a settling weight and still felt good and blood sugar hovering around normal levels.
Lockdown had a badly affected my weight and I could feel the weight creeping on again and this year I have decided to do something about it. I eat a low carb diet so decided to do an 8 week BSD.
I have to say at this stage that I cannot face the scales anymore, as it would absolutely destroy me to see those number back to almost where they were before ( I have anxiety), so I am judging by measurement and clothing. I am guessing I have gained about 24lbs since the original weight loss.
I have measured this morning and was horrified to see that not much is changing. I have been doing this for 3 weeks and seem to be stuck. I tested for ketones the other day and it hardly changed colour at all! My Fitness Pal for the day before had measured 11 grams of carbs the day before. How?
I am not exercising as much as I usually do, as I work long hours and it is dark when I finish work, which is when I normally run and my dance class is not running. Could my metabolism be in a stall mode?
Any ideas for a boost? feeling hopeless today.