So...I've been eating healthy and exercising regularly. My calories average about 1000 a day. The most I could do was about 1400 (not counting the calories burned on exercise).
Exercise is mixed. If I get a good hour of racquetball (high intensity) then that's all I do for the day. If it's not intense enough, I follow up with some aerobic exercise at home. When Jake was in the hospital, I ran 2.4 miles on the treadmill. I think the calories claimed for racquetball are highly over rated. I don't feel nearly as exercised from 1 hour of racquetball as I did 40 minutes of running.
Breakfast is usually 1 egg and an orange (Was 2 eggs, whole wheat toast, OJ)
Lunch is usually a salad or veg. soup, sometimes veggies.
Dinner is a lean meat, fresh steamed veggies (I tried Uncle Ben's Whole grain medley with veggies and chicken. Delish!)
Snacks: celery or fruit, sometimes a few pretzels or Wheat Thins.
Trying to omit as much sugar as possible, so hardly any of that. Also, trying to go without yeast (while I'm ridding my body of some candida.) so I haven't been having my toast (for a week now).
I get at least 6-8 cups of water in a day.
No real change in weight. What can I change to make a difference? I tried eating more calories, but without wanting to eat sugar, it's hard to find something to add the calories. I don't want to put bad stuff in my body just to get more calories, so what do you guys suggest?
Am I eating too much, not enough? I am getting 7-8 hours of sleep (no toddlers!).
Stress level: ok I feel sadness over the death of my uncle and cancer in another uncle and disappointed in Jake's CT scan, but they don't consume me. I've also felt very happy today and at peace.
I take a thyroid supplement for low thyroid and blood pressure Rx.
Does anyone see any red flags? I'm tracking my progress on livestrong.com