TL;DR It has been 2 months and I feel like my results do not reflect the work I put in
Hi guys, I’ve been an avid lurker of this subreddit for many many months and at the beginning of the year, I decided to finally start my weight loss journey.
I had gain a significant amount of weight last year after starting my anti anxiety meds and I finally decided to make a change. My starting weight was 200.4 pounds and within a month I went down to 191.8 pounds.
This morning I weighed myself again and now I am at 194.8 pounds. This is extremely frustrating. I dont understand how I could have possibly gone UP in weight when I am working out even harder than the first month. I have begun weight training and I recently started trying to run 1 mile everyday. I have been doing both consistently for almost a month and yet I went up in weight. I realize that I have had some cheat days this month but I feel like 3 cheat days should not increase my weight so significantly. On average, I eat 1500 calories a day and eat 30% protein, 30% fat and 40% carbs.
My S/O and my parents are telling me that I have lost weight but whenever I look at myself in the mirror, I see the same fatty that started this journey 2 months ago. Even in my progress pictures I feel like I have lost nothing besides my stomach. My thighs, my waist size and my arms are still large and this has begun to make me feel so demotivated.
Does this get easier? How long did it take you guys to start seeing results and actually liking your reflection? Am I doing something wrong? Please help 🙁
submitted by /u/Akira-Inari