|2002-04-01 23:05 (UTC)
Do you feel like you've toned up, though?
When we get older, our bodies change, and it's not so easy to lose weight anymore. What worked maybe just a few years ago, might not work any longer. Also, you might want to up your cardio to 4-5 times a week. I just did that recently, and I've lost a couple more pounds...and I'm happily looking forward to losing more.
I also push myself toward 45-50 minutes of cardio now, instead of 20-30 minutes. Remember, you have to have an escalated heart rate (heavy breathing, but still able to carry on light conversation) for at LEAST 20 minutes for it to be actually considered a cardio workout. That doesn't count the warm-up (to your desired heart rate), which usually takes the 5-10 minutes at the beginning of your cardio workout.
Anyway. Maybe you should get like a chem panel done (which tells you about your cholesterol and blood pressure, etc.), as well as a body fat reading done now when you go see the doctor...and then in another couple months or so, go back and get another one done. You'll probably be pleasantly surprised that you've lowered your other body stuff, instead of being discouraged that you've not lost actual weight.
You're probably building muscle, and losing inches rather than the weight. Keep it up and you won't be disappointed...it took me like 6-8 months to lose only 30-40 pounds, and I'm STILL working on sculpting my body...except now, it's more for health reasons than anything else. (Well, okay...I want to look super hot too, but who doesn't?!)
Okay, and I know this is getting super long...but try to focus on a specific area you want to target (for me, it's my big ol' tummy and hip-area now...before it was my thighs/legs and arms), and maybe work on that specific area every other day. Work on other areas on the other days. :)
Good luck and don't be discouraged!