Sorry...another weight loss question. Annoying, I know. I'm just so frustrated.
I'm 32, 5'4" and weigh 145lbs. I have been at this weight forever. I've had two babies, gained and lost 45lbs with each pregnancy. I've weighed 145lbs since shortly after getting married. I started eating a whole foods diet in Nov. '11. I started eating paleo Feb. '12. I have lost about 7lbs since January (got up to 152 after holiday). I do xfit class 2x a week and do weight training and intervals 4x a week (xfit style). I feel like I'm burning out and my weight loss has stalled. I know my body has changed somewhat....I'm stronger and I look a little bit better, but I'm nowhere near where I want to be. I feel like I have a layer of fat that just isn't going away, especially my arms and stomach. I know you're going to ask what I eat, so I'll give you an average day.
Morning: Coffee w/ heavy cream. 2 eggs scrambled with ghee and spinach afternoon: leftover dinner....cobb salad (greens, egg, avocado, almonds, chicken, bacon) snack: piece of fruit, maybe a piece of dark chocolate, maybe decaf w/ cream, maybe an avocado or hard-boiled egg, just depends dinner: chicken and tomato soup with coconut milk (a paleo recipe)
That's pretty much an average day. For full disclosure, I do have SAD binges. Every weekend my husband and I go out to dinner or get together with friends. I will have wine and some other crap. This is about 1x a week. Lately I have also binged on wine and chocolate chips. While I know these things are crappy to eat, I wonder if they could completely stall my weight loss or inhibit me from losing this fat regardless of all my other hard work.
Two more things....I do not eat any red meat except for bacon. Long story. It might change in the future, but not anytime soon, most likely. Also, I have had my thyroid, progesterone, estrogen, and testosterone checked and I'm fine.
Any insight into this would help me! Thanks!!
Edit- I wanted to add that I did very well with paleo in the beginning. I was eating a lot of fruit in the beginning and felt great. At some point I started to feel tired a lot and it was suggested that I add more fat and cut out the fruit. I think I went a bit overboard with that advice looking back on it. I think losing the fruit made me feel deprived. Maybe dropping some of the fat and adding fruit in moderation would help...