I've been whining and complaining for months about how I've had all of this unexplained rapid weight gain, that I just can't lose. I've ruled out pregnancy. I haven't stopped exercising. I really think I've been eating pretty well. I've considered the possibility, that I actually AM getting older, and that maybe my naturally fast metabolism might be slowing down. But, I just can't accept that.
I was talking to my sister on the phone today, and she suggested maybe I have some kind of thyroid problem or something, and maybe I should go to the doctor.
I can just see it:
Woman in her early 30's, in relatively good shape, gets laughed at in Doctor's office for being 10 pounds more than she thinks she should be.
Yeah. That would be freakin' hilarious.
Then it dawned on me. I have made a different batch of cookies every day this week. I am typing this post, whilst munching on double chocolate chip cookie dough.
Hmmmm......coincidence? I think not.
So, here are my questions for you. Especially those of you in your 30's and beyond. Did you notice a drastic change in your ability to lose weight and/or keep weight off once you reached your 30's? What works for you? Do you have to count every calorie? (I've never really done this before--except I did Weight watchers online once. I kept track of all my exercising...then ate 2 dozen cookies, but didn't write that down, because it didn't count if I exercised)
Do you have a diet that works for you? (and by diet, I mean your eating habits, not some fad eating nothing but salami or cabbage for 8 weeks)
I want comments people! What works for you? What doesn't?
Because eating cookies all day everyday, and trying to run it off, ain't working for me anymore!