Originally Posted by veganvampira
I am forty. I have no children. I have been a strict vegan for 17 years. I do nit drink soda, white sugar, white flour, fast food, or anything fried. I consume between 800 to 1200 calories a day and I am 50 lbs over weight and I cannot seem to lose it. I gained most of the weight after I quit smoking 7 years ago. The only time in my life that I was not significantly overweight is during the 15 years that I smoked. When I quit smoking, I immediately went back to my pre-smoking weight. I eat so healthy! It is really frustrating. I see skinny girls eat more in one meal than I eat in 2 days.
Welcome to FitDay.
Is sure sounds like you eat healthy! Are you pretty confident that your calorie intake level is accurate (weigh and measure portions)? It's pretty easy to incorrectly estimate portions.
What is your daily activity level? Exercise? Water intake? All these things will effect your weight loss.
Take some time to check out the sub forums--lots of good advice and ideas there. And don't hesitate to ask if you have specific questions--we are always happy to help.
47 M 5'8"
May 4, 2010...... 440? lbs. (Start FitDay Size 60 Jeans)
June 19, 2010.... 393 lbs. (First Weigh-in)
June 19, 2011.... 229 lbs. (164 lbs. gone in one year :-)
Current Weight... 185 lbs. (Size 36 Jeans)
Next Goal 169 lbs. (07/04/12)
Ultimate Goal 165 lbs. (12/31/12)
The best exercises for weight loss are Fork Putdowns and Table Pushaways.