I need your help.
I have been working out like a fiend for the past three months. I do a full weight circuit 3 times a week and 30 minutes of cardio 5 times a week. I have been eating between 1600-1800 calories a day. A while back I lost 7 pounds, but my inurance started to refuse to pay for my blood pressure meds. The meds I switched to not only don't work, they caused me to gain the 7 pounds back in water weight. Essentially I have been doing everything right and nothing has happened. (I am changing back to my old meds but I have to wait for the mail order system.)
I went to my doctor for my physical on Thursday and she told me she could tell I am taking care of myself by my blood test results. In the past everything had been in the normal range, but just barely. Now I am in the really good normal range. My thyroid is fine so that is not the reason I am not losing weight. My doctor told me that this is why people with PCOS stay overweight. They do everything right and nothing happens for the first three months and they give up. She told me to wait 6 months and I would see results. She also told me to look for the muscle gain. Even if the fat is going nowhere, if I feel the muscles it is working. And I do feel the muscles, but I don't look different.
Lastly she told me to cut back to 1500 calories a day. I know that is only 200-300 calories but it feels insurmountable right now. With all the stress in my life and my lack of time (partially brought on by all the working out I am doing) I want to cry everytime I think about it. Plus, Hubby hasn't been home at all the past 2 weeks due to church reponsibilities and I am really lonely here in CountryTime. It's hard to make good choices right now, especially because stress triggers my need to eat.
So here is my request: send me your favorite low-cal snack ideas (something more than cottage cheese with fruit), send me your favorite 3-400 calorie meal ideas, send me your favorite healthy frozen meal suggestion. Please just give me some options because I am really tired of eating and dieting and working out and I need some help staying on track.