I am 31 yr old female, 5'4 and weigh 75 kilos. I feel fat and there are some days this feeling makes me feel very low and bad about myself. I have yo-yo'd between 63 - 80 kilos all adult life, but since I hit 30 I have stayed at this weight.
I feel I have a healthy diet - I dont have a sweet tooth, prefer wholefood options (brown rice, wholemeal breads,etc) I do not eat pasta and have a mainly veg. diet. ''bad'' stuff I do = drink a lot of strong coffee, like cheese, bread, and sometimes snack instead of a meal.
Recently began a concentrated effort to do something about my weight - longing to feel more toned and slimmer before summer. I swim 40 lengths 3x a week for the past month and a half, didnt overindulge at xmas, walk most days, cycle sometimes, and have been making sure I cook a low carb/low fat meal each evening and take my lunh to college every day to stop me buying fattening food from the canteen. Six weeks on, I have not lost ANY weight. I do feel slightly more toned due to the swimming, but I am the same jeans size - struggling to fit a 14/16. WHAT AM I DOING WRONG? I thought decreasing calorie and fat intake and increasing excercise was a sure fire way to make a difference in my life long term. I do feel better about myself, BUT still want to shift my spare tyres ! HELP!