Had a bit of a wallowing-in-self-pity day (or three) but have decided to try and fix what's wrong instead of continuing to sulk, or worse...!
In summary, I've been here a few months now.
I work on a farm, which provides the "moving slowly" and "lifting heavy things". Chasing livestock provides the sprints!
I've varied my strictness from 100g of carbs down to 10 or so; I've tried cutting out nightshades and dairy; I tend to eat more meat than vegetables.
I'm not taking a regular "20% cheat" but I have had odd days of stuffing my face. Ironically enough, even these piggy days are still under 200g carbs!
An average of November on Fitday gives:
Fat 119.6g (61%)
Protein 100.6g (23%)
Carb 71.2g (16%) (my piggy days have bumped up the average here, but 16% of total calories is still low, and 71g is still in the "weightloss range" for PB)
This amount of calories *should* cause weight loss even on a CW-diet!
All this, plus IFs.... and I haven't lost an ounce of my excess 2 stone (24 lbs)!!!
I have hormonal imbalances, which is a catch-22 as being overweight makes it worse, yet it hinders weightloss.
I'm struggling to keep my hopes up, as I want to be able to show off fantastic reesults to people who question what I'm doing...I must confess to a touch of the green-eyed monster when I see how everyone else is doing (I am honestly so so pleased for everyone, but there is also the inner petulant child whinging "what about meeeeeeee")
Finishing on a happy note, I am unquestionably stronger and healthier as a whole.