What I haven't made too public - until today - is that my kinder, gentler approach to weight loss/management is not working. Based on the numbers, it should be working. And it's frustrating me to the point of hurdling me into a depression.
I went to the doctor today. She agrees - I should be returning to my normal weight based on calories and exercise. She does think my diet needs tweaking (less starch, more green) and I should consider upping my exercise time to 60 minutes a day on most days. And I must include weight training. Pilates is not enough.
Blood work was drawn. A nutritionist was recommended. And I'm still frustrated.
But - I'm going to go on keeping on. I'm going to keep on track with my exercise and I'm going to keep on tracking my food intake. But - I'm going to up my calories just a bit, to make sure my body has the fuel it needs for the workouts.
I'm going to try to be patient. And I was reminded to look at what I have accomplished - I lost almost 70 lbs, and have maintained most of that loss for almost 3 years. I AM on the right side of the statistics. And I will keep on keeping on to make sure I stay there.