Where am I going wrong?
OK so wedding is August 2014, I know I've got plenty of time but I need to lose around 2 stone (ideally 2 and half but I'd be happy with 2) so I want to get it over and done with early before we start to get to dress fitting time.
I'm 5"3, age 26, weigh 12 stone and wear a dress size 14 (some shops 16). When I met my fiance I was 10st 5lbs and was happy at that weight, although I'd like to be 9st 7lbs but that might be a step too far as I've not been that weight since I was 18!
Currenly using myfitnesspal with 1500 cals per day, and I do some form of exercise 7 days per week. Current exercise regime as follows:
Mon - AM Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred, PM horse riding approx 30mins
Tues - AM Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred, PM horse riding approx 45mins
Weds - AM Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred
Thurs - AM Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred, PM horse riding approx 45mins
Fri - AM Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred
Sat - AM Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred, PM horse riding 1 x 30mins, 1 x 45mins
Sun - AM Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred, PM horse riding 1 x 30mins, 1 x 45mins
I'm on level 1 of 30DS and do plan to have a rest day once I've finished level one (probably another 3-5 days time).
So you'd think with all that exercise and 1500 cals per day I'd be losing weight right? Wrong. Still gaining?! A few weeks ago I was 11st 10lbs, now I've crept up to 12st. Typical day's food as follows:
Breakfast (9AM) - Branflakes with semi-skimmed milk
Morning snack (11.30AM) - ceral bar
Lunch (1PM) - soup (approx 172 cals) with 1 slice wholemeal bread and butter (trying not to eat too much processed food so going with natural butter rather than margarine)
Snack (4PM) - hummous with 4 breadsticks (to stop me snacking before going horse riding as I'm normally starving around 6pm!)
Dinner (8PM)- something like Basa fillet in tempura batter (again around 220 cals), 2-3 new potatoes roasted in a tiny amount of oil and salad. Chocolate mousse to finish (around 90 cals)
So can anyone give some insight as to why I'm still gaining weight and where I'm going wrong? I physically dont have any more hours in the day to exercise, thinking about maybe adding a run in on Weds and Fri evenings but apart from that I cant fit anything else in. So must be the food, but I'm at a loss where I'm going wrong because I'm sticking to my 1500 cals (not including the defecit from the exercise) and I'm not eating tonnes of sugar or processed foods.
Any ideas welcome - this is driving me mad!