Despite following a reduced calorie/carb diet since mid July, I am really struggling to lose weight!! I had a bit of a breakthrough last week and lost 2lbs! I weigh myself every Monday morning, before I come to work. I even upped my walking last week – average of 10,000 steps Mon/Tues/Wed and Friday last week (Thursday was wet and miserable, so gave it a body swerve) but when I got on the scales this morning – zilch, nada, not a lb!!!!! I don’t want anyone telling me it’s a plateau, but am getting so disheartened when it would appear that others, purely just through calorie intake reduction alone, achieve the losses of a stone plus after the 8 weeks! I have until end October / beginning of November until my next bloods test is due at the Dr’s and I really can’t face being told that they want to up my meds. The nurse in the surgery who’s my Diabetic ‘specialist’ wanted me to start taking slow release metformin from July, but at the same time I was given Levothyroxine to take for an underactive thyroid. I wanted to measure my bloods performance on only 1 drug so agreed with my GP not to take the metformin until September results were in – they have come down which is great, but she, the nurse, insisted that I start taking the metformin – which I haven’t!!! I really want to ‘show’ the nurse that I don’t need the metformin as diet/exercise etc is working.
Does anyone have any ideas of what I can do to help get this weight off and reduce by levels in time for November? Your help, suggestions and ideas are very much welcome.. Totally fed up and need a solution to lose this weight!!