Hi there. I am a 30 year old woman and I am 6'0" tall and weight about 270 pounds. I have been diligently trying to lose weight for the last 5 months and have barely lost 10 pounds.
I eat a very clean diet of 2000 calories per day (dietician approved) and I work out 5-6 days per week. 5 days per week I do strength training for 25-30 minutes, focusing on a different large muscle group each day (1 day upper, 1 day lower body, 2 days core, and 1 day total body). I also do 45 minutes of cardio 5-6 times per week. 1 day on arc trainer, 1 day on elliptical or treadmill, 1 day of kickboxing, and 2 days of cardio circuit (10 minutes on arc trainer, 10 minutes on elliptical, 10 minutes on treadmill, and 5 minutes on rower). All workouts have been approved/created by a personal trainer. I work out pretty hard and aim to burn 600 calories with each cardio session so I am not "phoning it in".
I track all calories, fat, protein, carbohydrates, fiber, and sugar in a food diary every day. Other than being obese, I have no other health issues except for an occasional bout of constipation (although, I eat at least 35 grams of fiber per day). My blood pressure is 116/68, resting pulse is 64. According to my doctor, my thyroid, metabolism, triglyceride levels, blood sugars, etc. are all normal. I sleep 8 hours per night and drink about a gallon of water per day.
At my highest weight, I was 320 pounds and lost about 100 pounds 3 years ago through diet and exercise (none of it was monitored). Due to several factors, I gained back 50. It was so easy to lose weight the last time...now I can't seem to lose any and my health seems fine. My skin, hair, and nails are all very nice. I have no symptoms of hypothyroidism.
I am at my wits end and am not sure what else to do!
Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.