WHAT is happening to my body?? Can't lose weight all of a sudden!
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|Tue, 07-16-2013 - 10:42pm|
I just turned 46 in June, and it seemed like, right around my birthday, my weight shot up 10 pounds. I CANNOT GET IT BACK DOWN. I've been cutting down on what I eat, and..it's not as if I've been eating junk food the last few years. I eat relatively healthily. I had stopped going to the gym for about a month, but now I'm back working out 45 minutes every other day like I was before. My weight is hovering around 138-142, and I hate it.
Before I turned 46, my weight fluctuated between 128 and 132. When I wasn't eating much, and exercising more, it was at 128. This, to me, is my ideal weight. I feel like I looked good back then and felt light. I know that's not particularly skinny, but I'm curvy.
In my 20s and 30s, I was stick skinny.. I weighed 105 (I'm 5'1" tall). When I turned 40, I wasn't doing anything differently, but my metabolism changed drastically, and all these curves popped out. I LIKE the curves, don't get me wrong, and they've served me well for the last 5 years. I've made my living as a pin-up model because of them. But now it's getting ridiculous, that I weigh this much without having really done anything differently. It's not like I'm sitting around eating pies all day.
I can only guess that my metabolism must be changing AGAIN, maybe because I'm pre-menipausal or something?? I don't know what to do. I'm sticking to 1200 calories a day, doing this WebMD weight loss tool, and I am not losing ANY weight.
Has this happened to anyone else? Help!